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WD Black 6TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD6002FZWX for $239.99 + Free Shipping

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So I didn't see this posted yet, so I figured I would share. Newegg has this WD Black 6TB Hard Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 128MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD6002FZWX on sale for $239.99 after promo code EMCRJRD43. This has free shipping and also qualifies for 2 day shoprunner if you have it.

Have looked on multiple sites for the price history and this appears to be a historic low. This deal also beats the education discount of buying direct from WD.

Warning: Promo Code Expires at 11:59 PM PT on 8/6/17

Note: This deal has no tax unless shipped toCalifornia, Indiana, New Jersey or Tennessee.

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FYI, I tried to price match this on B&H, they consulted with their pricing department. They said they won't price match to $239.99.
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Is it better to get an external HDD and convert it to an internal. Rather than buying an internal? Ty
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Is it better to get an external HDD and convert it to an internal. Rather than buying an internal? Ty
Technically speaking, there is no difference. An external drive with the exact same specs (capacity, RPM, size, interface, etc) would likely be more expensive to account for cost of the enclosure itself.
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Technically the second you take the hard drive out of the case you void the warranty. At least this drive you get a 5 year warranty
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Technically speaking, there is no difference. An external drive with the exact same specs (capacity, RPM, size, interface, etc) would likely be more expensive to account for cost of the enclosure itself.
Actually, external drives tend to be cheaper. An 8TB WD Easy Store, with a WD Red inside, often goes on sale for $160 - $180 at Best Buy.

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Technically the second you take the hard drive out of the case you void the warranty. At least this drive you get a 5 year warranty
That's true, but supposedly a lot of people have had success just putting the drives back into their enclosures and getting them replaced under warranty. Some enclosures don't have "warranty void" stickers, and some companies, if you just explain to them what you've been using the drive for, will allow it even with a broken warranty sticker.
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Actually, external drives tend to be cheaper. An 8TB WD Easy Store, with a WD Red inside, often goes on sale for $160 - $180 at Best Buy.



That's true, but supposedly a lot of people have had success just putting the drives back into their enclosures and getting them replaced under warranty. Some enclosures don't have "warranty void" stickers, and some companies, if you just explain to them what you've been using the drive for, will allow it even with a broken warranty sticker.
You really going to take that chance? I wouldn't
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You really going to take that chance? I wouldn't
In general, I wouldn't spend that much on a drive (either $240 for this 6TB or $180 for the 8TB external), so I'm probably not the right person to ask.

A lot of people who run home servers, though, will buy 4 or 8 of the 8TB externals, because that means you're saving $400+ or $800+ versus buying the internal WD Red.
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In general, I wouldn't spend that much on a drive (either $240 for this 6TB or $180 for the 8TB external), so I'm probably not the right person to ask.

A lot of people who run home servers, though, will buy 4 or 8 of the 8TB externals, because that means you're saving $400+ or $800+ versus buying the internal WD Red.
I guess me being a network engineer forces me to take the mindset of having a valid warranty saves your ass
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We really don't need overpriced "performance" hard drives any longer.

WD needs to bring back the Raptor.
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I guess me being a network engineer forces me to take the mindset of having a valid warranty saves your ass
In general I agree with you, though it's damned tempting when you can buy two new external drives for only slightly more than one internal one. The proper, bare drive 8TB Reds are just under $300, and the external ones go on sale for $160.

Backblaze bought a bunch of external drives to fill their racks during the hard drive shortage [backblaze.com], because it was just so damn much cheaper.
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You really going to take that chance? I wouldn't
8 TB has to be WD Reds or equivalent. They must be helium drives to be 8 TB.
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Actually, external drives tend to be cheaper. An 8TB WD Easy Store, with a WD Red inside, often goes on sale for $160 - $180 at Best Buy.



That's true, but supposedly a lot of people have had success just putting the drives back into their enclosures and getting them replaced under warranty. Some enclosures don't have "warranty void" stickers, and some companies, if you just explain to them what you've been using the drive for, will allow it even with a broken warranty sticker.
Do u know of a lot of ppl who have had good luck getting warranty after putting the drive back in enclosure and sending it in? I hear this all the time but can't confirm.

The easy way would be to go through your CC who give u 1 extra yr warranty once the regular warranty expires. I doubt they will check what u did drive.
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We really don't need overpriced "performance" hard drives any longer.
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We really don't need overpriced "performance" hard drives any longer.
Could you explain this? It seems that people doing things like audio and video editing need these sorts of drives? Correct?
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