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There is also a 3 pack combo that nets out to $299.99 each. Saves a few extra bucks if buying a few for a NAS. If filling an 8 bay like me, that's an extra $80 off and no tax or shipping...

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Co...bo.3608322
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I really want this drive, but when a 8TB seagate barracuda(which I just bought) is $139 shucked, it just don't make no sense.

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I really want this drive, but when a 8TB seagate barracuda(which I just bought) is $129 shucked, it just don't make no sense.
where did you buy it?
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I really want this drive, but when a 8TB seagate barracuda(which I just bought) is $129 shucked, it just don't make no sense.
Where are you seeing $129 8TB Seagate drives? Plenty around $189, and even 6TB struggles to get below $150 (offbrands, etc.). Sub $25 per TB seems to be a decent going rate.
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Where are you seeing $129 8TB Seagate drives? Plenty around $189, and even 6TB struggles to get below $150 (offbrands, etc.). Sub $25 per TB seems to be a decent going rate.
Probably from a recent external HDD deal, in which he got it and disassembled the enclosure for the drive only(shucked). Althought I don't see any recent 8TB external's for $129 on SlickDeals
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I am using these drive x 4 with the Synology RS818+ Rackstation for our business. The total space after raid 5 is about 27TB. This should last us for about 2 years tops.

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Probably from a recent external HDD deal, in which he got it and disassembled the enclosure for the drive only(shucked). Althought I don't see any recent 8TB external's for $129 on SlickDeals
Got it - thanks. Found a Seagate external 8TB for $149 on Amazon that I can "shuck", which fits my needs. Not a drive for regular daily use, but for long term archive it seems like it'll be fine.
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Got it - thanks. Found a Seagate external 8TB for $149 on Amazon that I can "shuck", which fits my needs. Not a drive for regular daily use, but for long term archive it seems like it'll be fine.
In my experience, if you can wait anyway, it's better to watch for Best Buy to put their WD EasyStore 8TB on sale for $149. In some cases, they'll contain an actual WD RED. In many instances, they'll have a white label which is running identical firmware to the reds. See this page for more information:

https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoar...ompendium/

The page details some commands you can issue to determine the drive type prior to shucking. Being BestBuy, you can then return it if it's not one of the specific subtypes you want. I've done it with 5 drives so far, resulting in 1 red label and 4 white labels. All have had the expected firmware on them, and I have had zero complaints or issues. The only other consideration is that the warranty is only 2 years rather than the normal 3 that comes with a WD RED.
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Where are you seeing $129 8TB Seagate drives? Plenty around $189, and even 6TB struggles to get below $150 (offbrands, etc.). Sub $25 per TB seems to be a decent going rate.
My bad. It's $139, not $129.

I bought this with a promo code.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Pr...6822178951

And it's not really shucking the drive. It's just in some snapped together plastic. You pop it out and remove a screw with that cheap crap sata board. The drive is a Seagate Barracuda ST8000DM004.

https://youtu.be/G0DevtBXP6A

In fact if you don't remove that sata board, the thing has serious transfer issues. No usb 3, no smart, etc. It kneecaps it..

In any case, they have the seagate and WD external drives popping up in this price range from bestbuy, newegg, and you can 110% pricematch with Staples depending on if it's a code or not.

The issue is the warranty, but paying $150 for an extra 2 year warranty doesn't make sense. I can get another drive for the price of that warranty and still have 10 bucks left. That's assuming the price won't drop in a year, which it clearly will because nobody is buying spinning rust for anything but slow ass NAS drives.

And according the US law, if you live in the US, shucking isn't going to void your warranty as long as you put it back together as you bought it.

So apologies for the wrong price. I was 10 dollars off. Not 150 dollars off, but 10 dollars off.
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Not trolling here BUT
If you have a friend or family member who works for WD. You can get 10TB NAS drive for $150 a piece through the employee discount.
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10TB for $300? That's a solid HELL NO! Not when 8TB's are frequently available in the $140-160 range.
Exactly. Thats a high premium to pay just to have the "latest". Those extra 2TB really arent worth almost double the price.
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$300 for 10TB is not a good price. HGST sell for $269 quite often now. Ironwolf also goes $269 during sale.
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I am using these drive x 4 with the Synology RS818+ Rackstation for our business. The total space after raid 5 is about 27TB. This should last us for about 2 years tops.
You're running 4x10TB in RAID5? do you realize the chance of a successful array rebuild for you is basically a fraction of a fraction percentage?
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