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Deal: 15% Off Sitewide
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Expiration: 7/15/2016
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This is a great deal for RED drives. The 6TB RED comes out to $212 shipped. That's the lowest I've seen for these.
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Does anyone know why internal 8TB is more expensive than External 8TB though they both are same drives?
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Does anyone know why internal 8TB is more expensive than External 8TB though they both are same drives?
Internal drives are always more expensive for some reason. Honestly not sure why. I usually buy externals and then harvest the drives.

Quote from NewTown View Post :
This is a great deal for RED drives. The 6TB RED comes out to $212 shipped. That's the lowest I've seen for these.
I've been holding out forever for the price of 6tb drives to drop, but they have been pretty stubborn about coming down.
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Last edited by portezbie June 15, 2016 at 02:15 PM
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$97 for a 3TB red, or $131 for a 4TB?? Which looks like the better deal?
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$97 for a 3TB red, or $131 for a 4TB?? Which looks like the better deal?
Math is hard.

They both work out about the same price per TB. $32.3 TB versus $32.75 per TB respectively.

Edit: I have no idea which drive your talking about but it's worth checking prices before you buy.
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Last edited by balloonshark June 15, 2016 at 03:00 PM
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Quote from Wand View Post :
Does anyone know why internal 8TB is more expensive than External 8TB though they both are same drives?
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Internal drives are always more expensive for some reason. Honestly not sure why. I usually buy externals and then harvest the drives.
External drives typically use 5400rpm drives. Internal drives often (but not always) are 7200rpm. That's why it's usually cheaper. I haven't looked if that's the case for the specific drives you're talking about.
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Quote from portezbie View Post :
Internal drives are always more expensive for some reason. Honestly not sure why. I usually buy externals and then harvest the drives.


I've been holding out forever for the price of 6tb drives to drop, but they have been pretty stubborn about coming down.
But you lose out on the warranty though ! or is there a way to retain it even after breaking open the enclosure ?
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Does anyone know why internal 8TB is more expensive than External 8TB though they both are same drives?
There are differences in warranty that can be very significant; e.g., 1 year for externals vs. 2-3 years for internals. If model numbers are identical, they should be the same and you're basically increasing your risk by agreeing to pay less. For some folks this is irrelevant. And, of course, only the manufacturer knows if the drives are truly the same hardware-wise. I haven't seen anyone disassemble both types and compare all parts to see if they are identical, which may not even be possible if parts are not marked.
I've also read reports about external drives coming with crippled firmware tuned for use in external enclosures.
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Last edited by slammdunkk June 15, 2016 at 03:38 PM
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External drives typically use 5400rpm drives. Internal drives often (but not always) are 7200rpm. That's why it's usually cheaper. I haven't looked if that's the case for the specific drives you're talking about.

This internal drive 8TB is 5400 RPM, but's ~$330
https://www.neweggbusiness.com/Pr...22-235-063

This is external 8TB, from what I heard it uses the above drive, it's priced at ~$250:
https://www.neweggbusiness.com/pr...22-235-061

In fact in some earlier versions of 8TB external drive when 8TB external was first introduced, they put an HGST Helium drive which now retails for around $550.

http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=83475146&postcount=17
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Last edited by Wand June 15, 2016 at 03:47 PM
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Internal drives are always more expensive for some reason. Honestly not sure why. I usually buy externals and then harvest the drives.

Large businesses are the majority of the buyers for internal drives, so they can afford to pay more. They generally won't shuck drives either. Large businesses that buy in huge quantities get large discounts direct, as well.

Home users and very small businesses buy most of the external drives. They are more cost focused.
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Sweet, it works on their recertified drives too. Just got a 4tb for $76.
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Math is hard.

They both work out about the same price per TB. $32.3 TB versus $32.75 per TB respectively.

Edit: I have no idea which drive your talking about but it's worth checking prices before you buy.
Reading is hard.

I had mentioned I'm looking at the red drives in my post. For my QNAP NAS. I have four 3TB's now but I may as well move on to a 4TB for the future
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