WD 10TB shuckable - Amazon $170

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Wow, 18 TB in one drive. Reminds of the 1gb quantum bigfoots. Probably cost just as much 25 years ago.
The difference being those had a weird form factor and were notoriously unreliable. HP and Compaq used them in their pre-builts. I can't tell you how many of those fucking things I had to replace due to failures. Hundreds and hundreds of them at the very least. We got dozens of them in the shop weekly. I did factory refurbs for Compaq at the time as well. I replaced a great many of those drives as well.
 

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The difference being those had a weird form factor and were notoriously unreliable. HP and Compaq used them in their pre-builts. I can't tell you how many of those fucking things I had to replace due to failures. Hundreds and hundreds of them at the very least. We got dozens of them in the shop weekly. I did factory refurbs for Compaq at the time as well. I replaced a great many of those drives as well.

It was a great time.
 

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18TB Toshiba or WD enterprise drive with 5yr warranty for just $335/349 shipped respectively ($18.61/TB and $19.39/TB):
https://eshop.macsales.com/item/Toshiba/MG09ACA18TE/
https://eshop.macsales.com/item/Western Digital/0F38459/

I bought the WD back during the holiday sales for the same price.
Are those new drives? That is a pretty good price.
I am not sure what the deal is with the 18TB drive I bought on Amazon. There were a few 3rd party vendors listing the drive for $239 or so, I bought one from chaste and got my shipping notification yesterday.
The drive is coming from Newegg. I am wondering if these 3rd party sellers got hacked and ordered the drives from Newegg to be drop shipped to the customers using stolen credit cards and then pocketing the cash
that we paid via Amazon.
$239 is nearly half off of what they normally sell for.
 

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Got a 14TB last month for $170 and an 18TB WD Red Pro for $239 the other day.
Costco has 8TB Seagates for $130 right now.
I bought the Bestbuy 8 of the 10TB drives a while back for $140 I need 16 new ones for a server just sitting in my rack. Any thoughts on when 18TB drives will be $200 or should I just go ahead and buy the 18TB drives at $239?
 

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I bought the Bestbuy 8 of the 10TB drives a while back for $140 I need 16 new ones for a server just sitting in my rack. Any thoughts on when 18TB drives will be $200 or should I just go ahead and buy the 18TB drives at $239?
The 18 at $239 (if you can find it at that price again) is the same $/TB as the 14 at $185. the 14's are more likely to be down in that price range in the near future while the 18TB Red Pro should be in the 400 range till the end of the year..
The 18TB drives that SamirD posted are great prices for the size.

https://www.newegg.com/red-pro-wd181kfgx-18tb/p/N82E16822234430
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08K3TFM92?ref=ppx_pt2_dt_b_prod_image
 

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Are those new drives? That is a pretty good price.
I am not sure what the deal is with the 18TB drive I bought on Amazon. There were a few 3rd party vendors listing the drive for $239 or so, I bought one from chaste and got my shipping notification yesterday.
The drive is coming from Newegg. I am wondering if these 3rd party sellers got hacked and ordered the drives from Newegg to be drop shipped to the customers using stolen credit cards and then pocketing the cash
that we paid via Amazon.
$239 is nearly half off of what they normally sell for.
Yep, brand new and full warranty. Mine came with 0 poh and it took overnight to run a smart long test on it which came back clean. The Toshiba was only 16TB before (and was cheaper per/TB), and now I'm tempted to get one of those too--especially since it can be changed to 4kn from 512e according to the site.

Amazon/Newegg marketplaces--scammers galore. I'd be surprised if you don't get drives hacked to show higher capacity but are really like 4TB or something. This is why I only buy from places that are fully legit and don't have marketplaces--it's not safe anymore.
 

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I bought the Bestbuy 8 of the 10TB drives a while back for $140 I need 16 new ones for a server just sitting in my rack. Any thoughts on when 18TB drives will be $200 or should I just go ahead and buy the 18TB drives at $239?
I don't see 18TB drives dropping to $200 even used until at least a year after the pandemic ends. The cheapest I've ever seen larger drives is maybe $8-9/TB, but that was for well used sas drives from an individual and not a retailer. There's a web site that tracks all the easystore prices and price history that would be a good reference to answer your question. (y)
 

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I don't see 18TB drives dropping to $200 even used until at least a year after the pandemic ends. The cheapest I've ever seen larger drives is maybe $8-9/TB, but that was for well used sas drives from an individual and not a retailer. There's a web site that tracks all the easystore prices and price history that would be a good reference to answer your question. (y)
Do you have a link?
 

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It's going to be a nightmare when people can't read these monster sized drives at the end of the decade because all the helium has leaked out since the atoms are so tiny and slip through everything else

Are older drives like 4TB blues still "air" ? Are 6TB still air?
 

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I see a couple reviews stating that the validity of the warranty is a bit sketchy on those WD's. The Toshiba has no reviews, so I can't say
I checked the warranty on my 18TB WD as soon as I got it. It says valid even though it's out of region. The only reason this didn't scare me is because OWC caters to mac people who would have a fit if they had warranty issues, so they're going to make sure there's no issues or self-warranty.
 

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Where did you get the 18TB for 239?
It was on Amazon the other day from a 3rd party seller. Drive was shipped from Newegg.
I figured it was going to get canceled or I would receive something else so I only ordered one.

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It was on Amazon the other day from a 3rd party seller. Drive was shipped from Newegg.
I figured it was going to get canceled or I would receive something else so I only ordered one.

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Have you done a full smart long test on this drive? It seems like a legit pricing mistake, but could also just be a fake drive. I'd also run the serial number in WD's warranty checker and see what it says.
 

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Have you done a full smart long test on this drive? It seems like a legit pricing mistake, but could also just be a fake drive. I'd also run the serial number in WD's warranty checker and see what it says.
Warranty is good till January 2027, I checked it the day I got the drive.
 
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