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Cheapest its been? Guess so.
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Awesome deal. Is it shuckable? Can I buy two and make a raid 1 without taking it apart (with usb)?
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Get them while you can folks. WD is shutting down HDD manufacturing.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13...on-of-ssds

This is going to hit the home data nerds very hard. I just hope SSDs improve on their logetivity scores. It will be a nervous transition for many. Reading between the lines, SSDs have shorter planned product obsolescence cycles (10 years for a HDD to 6 years for a SSD), so will make them more money.
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Get them while you can folks. WD is shutting down HDD manufacturing.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13...on-of-ssds [anandtech.com]

This is going to hit the home data nerds very hard. I just hope SSDs improve on their logetivity scores. It will be a nervous transition for many. Reading between the lines, SSDs have shorter planned product obsolescence cycles (10 years for a HDD to 6 years for a SSD), so will make them more money.
They're shutting down one of the HDD manufacturing facilities - they still have two additional HDD manufacturing plants according to the article (both sites in Thailand).
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Get them while you can folks. WD is shutting down HDD manufacturing.
https://www.anandtech.com/show/13...on-of-ssds

This is going to hit the home data nerds very hard. I just hope SSDs improve on their logetivity scores. It will be a nervous transition for many. Reading between the lines, SSDs have shorter planned product obsolescence cycles (10 years for a HDD to 6 years for a SSD), so will make them more money.
Context bro...They are shutting down 1 of their 3 sites, Kuala Lumpur is the middle sized property. Based on me guessing because I couldn't find any output metrics; lets say site 1 is 50% of WD's output, site 2 is 35% and site 3 is 15%. They will still have 65% of their original HDD manufacturing capacity. They stated they no longer need the extra capacity that KL provided so they are shutting ONLY that site down. There is still a demand for HDDs, it's just not as strong as it used to be.
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Shuckable??
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Shuckable??
this: https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoar...shuckable/ says yes.
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Thanks, this will be perfect for those Linux ISOs that keep piling up.
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Amazon

4TB Western Digital Elements USB 3.0 External Hard Drive [amazon.com] (WDBWLG0040HBK-NESN)

$79.99

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Looks like
Newegg: product link [newegg.com]
and
B&H: product link [bhphotovideo.com]
have same price with free shipping too may be better for sales tax reasons.
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Looks like
Newegg: product link [newegg.com]
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B&H: product link [bhphotovideo.com]
have same price with free shipping too may be better for sales tax reasons.
Thanks SlickTex Smilie
I'll add the Newegg option. Looks like there is already a deal thread for B&H
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Cheapest its been? Guess so.
It's a good deal. I like $20 per TB but the best deals have been between $15 and $17 per TB.
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They're shutting down one of the HDD manufacturing facilities - they still have two additional HDD manufacturing plants according to the article (both sites in Thailand).
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Context bro...They are shutting down 1 of their 3 sites, Kuala Lumpur is the middle sized property. Based on me guessing because I couldn't find any output metrics; lets say site 1 is 50% of WD's output, site 2 is 35% and site 3 is 15%. They will still have 65% of their original HDD manufacturing capacity. They stated they no longer need the extra capacity that KL provided so they are shutting ONLY that site down. There is still a demand for HDDs, it's just not as strong as it used to be.
In the last quarters earnings call, they mentioned the long term vision is for migration to all SSDs.
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In the last quarters earnings call, they mentioned the long term vision is for migration to all SSDs.
That is a valid long-term goal, but you really have to go to the price parity point where it no longer makes fiscal sense to make/sell HDDs. That is still several years off. When consumers can buy an 8TB SSD for <$200, then you know we are at that point. We are nowhere near that yet.
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Shows $89.99 now.
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