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WDBMMA0030HNC-NRSN (Retail boxed)

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Thanks! I've been watching this on Amazon for a while and it has not dipped below $100. One of the drives in my NAS is starting to show signs of failure so it's time for a replacement.
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Meh.... these things should be $75 and two for $120. A 3TB drive is not worth buying IMO...
And why is that? That its not worth buying
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Also available through their eBay store for the same price: https://m.ebay.com/itm/WD-3TB-Int...2469156074
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Thanks for the post! It may not be the best deal of all time or as low as some would hope, but it's the best deal right now and I needed one today.
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Too small to be of any value except to those that just use browsers/email and create small docs. Anyone trying to do anything will soon run out of space (photo/video/development/illustration/etc.).

The price ration is also ridiculous. $90 on sale for that??? No thanks...
This drive is intended for a NAS and has firmware written to it to operate best in RAID. There are cheaper desktop drives, but for people looking to replace a failing drive or expand their array this is a great deal.

edit: I do agree they should be cheaper by now though... these have been around for some time and barely go down in price.
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Can this drive be used as an external portable?
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Yup, not sure why this one has thumbs up. I bought this drive a year ago for $80. It's time for bigger drive (at least 6TB).
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4TB NAS drive a couple days ago for $100.
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i'm not using this as NAS -- just as regular OS drive.. is that ok?
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i'm not using this as NAS -- just as regular OS drive.. is that ok?
While it's possible to use this as an OS drive, it will be slower because of the 5400 RPM spin speed (a plus in a NAS, where heat build-up is a concern). Consider buying an SSD for speed, or a hybrid drive if you need more space.
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This drive is intended for a NAS and has firmware written to it to operate best in RAID. There are cheaper desktop drives, but for people looking to replace a failing drive or expand their array this is a great deal.

edit: I do agree they should be cheaper by now though... these have been around for some time and barely go down in price.
Nope. Still not impressed at this sale price and consider it poor.

I know exactly what these are. I bought four of them several years ago (2012 or early 2013) to put in a Synolgy NAS. I've been using home nas drives for over 10 years, and still have multiple 4TB Reds and 5TB HGST drives in Synology boxes. I was not impressed with their (3TB Reds) 24-hour failure. While WD rewrote the firmware (now up to NASWare 3.0) no one should forget that these drives are simply modified green drives - which were discontinued so WD could jack the prices and pretend they were offering something new.. They weren't, and the only thing that has really changed is minimal hardware mods and mostly firmware.

Industry consolidation meant it was open season on consumers and prices still have not returned to the pre-flood (2011) level. The cost pricing structure has decreased, but we're in a controlled market where we can't get better pricing - this is exactly how and why collusion occurs.

OT, but we're now being screwed by the memory/nand mfgs through overt, or at best tacit, collusion have decided to limit supply and insure the prices remain high. Samsung, Micron, et. al. all have record profits and WD is taking advantage of people on both sides - HD/SSd - with their leaching on to Sandisk.
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OT, but we're now being screwed by the memory/nand mfgs through overt, or at best tacit, collusion have decided to limit supply and insure the prices remain high. Samsung, Micron, et. al. all have record profits and WD is taking advantage of people on both sides - HD/SSd - with their leaching on to Sandisk.
Holy misinformed Batman! Nand is expensive due to supply shocks from trasitioning from 2D to 3D production processes. Has nothing to do with HDDs or collusion.

I also think you just made up the stuff about record profits too? Western Digital net income (TTM) is $400b relative to over $1B pre 2014.

Good price don't mind the keyboard warrior. I hate disinformation!

Source: work in semico manufacturing industry (not for Samsung) and also know how to look up basic financial info 😁.
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