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Newegg - 2x WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Disk Drive WD30EFRX - $194.99

suihuamo 101 50 June 22, 2016 at 08:56 AM in Hard Drives (4) More Newegg Deals
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Last Edited by mlacey3 June 22, 2016 at 09:21 AM
Been looking for WD Red 3tb for a while and this is actually not bad for $97.5 per drive.

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#2
Was about to post this deal too.. Its a very good deal and I was waiting for a 3TB Red's.
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This is $97.5/drive which makes the deal meh. Also $92.5*2 = $185 unless I am missing something here?
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Quote from 12danny21 View Post :
This is $97.5/drive which makes the deal meh. Also $92.5*2 = $185 unless I am missing something here?
thx for the correct price, i think my math is getting worse and worse lol. price is fixed for $97.5.
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The previous newegg price was $110, so I'm happy it's under $100 ... I've needed another one for a few weeks, but wouldn't bite until the price was under $100.

It's not ideal to pay so much, but it did save me $20 overall, which I'm grateful for.
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I think the problem become space versus cost of use sometimes. just picked up two 8 TB Seaagate VN NAS drives new for $285 on Ebay with 5 year warranty. When I pay for 2 3TB drives (6TB) for $185-195 I have to worry about powering them and also running out of space in my home NAS server. $285 for 8 TB works out to be a better deal in my case anyway.
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Why do all the NAS drives run 5400 RPM? Does the extra speed not help? It's significant in a desktop but why not NAS?
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http://www.lifehacker.com.au/2015...3-tb-ones/

Just something to consider.
Failure rate on the 3gb is around 8% for WD - just keep in mind there was a HGST 5tb for $180 the other day, the failure rates for these are around 1-2%.
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Why do all the NAS drives run 5400 RPM? Does the extra speed not help? It's significant in a desktop but why not NAS?
Generally lower wear/power use/noise since these are meant to be on 24/7
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Why do all the NAS drives run 5400 RPM? Does the extra speed not help? It's significant in a desktop but why not NAS?
The lower speed reduces heat, power draw, noise, and vibration for drives that are on 24/7 in a NAS.
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#11
These are great storage drives, despite WD stuff lasting around half as long as everything else.

Newegg is going to complete crap these days though, not sure I want to wait the extra 2-3 days they now sit around before shipping stuff. This same deal from anyone but Newegg and I'd be in.
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Why do all the NAS drives run 5400 RPM? Does the extra speed not help? It's significant in a desktop but why not NAS?

In a NAS your limiting factor is almost always going to be the network. In a perfect world, where you have a perfect gigabit connection, your theoretical maximum data transfer speed can not exceed 125 Mb/s.

In real world, gigabit network can be as slow as 800 mbps or 100 Mb/s. Throw in the slow NAS controller, or slow RAID, and you can have transfer speeds of 80 Mb/s.

If you are using wireless, then your sustained transfer speeds are going to be even slower.

It just does not make sense to put really fast, hot and energy inefficient drives in NAS.
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The only reason WD created this line of drives, is because their Green line has been getting bad rep due to failures..

HOWEVER,, these drives are the EXACT same drives, only the controller has more power management options enabled..

Warranty is longer but meaningless if you've lost data.. IGNORE drive warranties.. they protect you from nothing..
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Why do all the NAS drives run 5400 RPM? Does the extra speed not help? It's significant in a desktop but why not NAS?

They don't all run at 5,400. The HGST 4TB "DeskStar NAS" I picked up last week is 7,200... Big Grin
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Jumping in, was postponing a NAS build waiting for at least SOME deal. This is good enough.
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