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Link: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr...p_usb.html

I know we're all waiting for those 14TB drives to hit $200 again like they did back in December... but until then, here's the best deal on a 16TB to date! 16TB is just about the largest size consumer drive you can find and I believe this just came out too.

For the last several hours/days, the status of this drive has been "In stock July 1st", but I just checked and it's fully in stock now Smilie

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: B&H Photo [bhphotovideo.com]
Size: 16TB
Type: External, USB 3
Manufacture: Seagate
Shuckable: Yes
Site: B&H Photo
Shipping: Free
The boring description: Preformatted for systems running Windows 7 and later, the 16TB Expansion Desktop External Hard Drive from Seagate is automatically recognized by Windows, requires no additional software to install, and nothing to configure. Files such as photos, videos, music, and documents can be easily transferred to this drive via drag-and-drop, and fast data transfers are ensured using micro-USB 3.0 connectivity, which is also known as USB 3.1 Gen 1. This external hard drive features a 16TB storage capacity, is also compatible with USB 2.0, and includes a 4' USB 3.0 cable and a power adapter.

Also to save some of you time so you don't have to scroll for answers:
1. Is this shuckable? Yes! If you don't know, shuckable just means taking the hard drive out of the external case. Here's a video if it helps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RQv9raiPQg
2. Will shucking void the warranty? It shouldn't! Dont' take my word and do your own research, but from what I've read many times it doesn't void warranty. Here's an article on it: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/11/601582169/warranty-void-if-removed-as-it-turns-out-feds-say-those-warnings-are-illegal​ [npr.org]
3. How much of the 16TB do I actually get? 14.9TB will be available. I know, sucks but that's the nature of hard drives. For future reference, here's a HDD calculator: http://www.endmemo.com/data/diskcapacity.php
4. Will this work with Mac? Yes! You'll probably need to reformat it. Super easy, here's Apple's article on doing it (disk utility): https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208496
5. Will this work with X/Y/Z (Xbox, SmartTV, etc)? Most likely, sometimes you gotta re-format it and/or put the files in certain folders. Otherwise some devices cap out at certain sizes (8TB, 10TB, etc)... but it's rare.
6. omg LOL how much porn can this fit #ilovetiktok? A lot! But it'll probably only fit a quarter of what's out there of your mom.
7. Seagate/Western Digital/Blahblah company sucks, don't buy! it's always the same story, different year. Every manufacture has had hiccups, luckily the chance of a drive failing is slim. I've only had 1 or 2 fail out of the 100+ I've purchased.

Hopefully I saved a few pages of comments, and hope this deal stays live for everyone to take!

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/pr...l/overview

EDIT: Also want to add a #8 to my list above...
8. This deal is only $/GB, you can get a smaller drive for cheaper, etc? Generally speaking, the highest size drives available should be excluded from this "$/GB" equation, simply because you will always pay a premium for the biggest available drive... They will never be cheaper than other drives, it's been like this for 20 years. Back when the 8TB was the max size drive, it had a horrible $/GB... once 10TB came out 8TB became cheaper. Just like how the 14TB is still so expensive, I'm sure 14TB will get cheaper then it's typical $280 price now (and I'm guessing we'll see more $200 deals).
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Last Edited by pug_ster June 25, 2020 at 08:40 AM
According to Seagate, they don't make SMR drives more than 8tb.

https://www.seagate.com/internal-...-smr-list/

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Really nice of you to lean into that as the takeaway and then mention NAS several comments later.

Of course they don't make 16TB platters yet, but the capacity doesn't matter, you're just nitpicking.

ANY amount of data spread across multiple drives will always be more reliable than a single multi-platter drive. This is why RAID exists.

Do you disagree somehow or are you just being pedantic?

But data spread across multiple drives is still on multiple platters...
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move on nothing to see here
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But data spread across multiple drives is still on multiple platters...
So you only use 1tb or 2tb drives? Seriously asking. Trying to understand why, vs places like Backblaze that use drives with more then 1 platter.
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Ha! Pre-IBM PC I paid $60 for a box of 10 160k 5.25" floppy discs...

Or $1800 for my Kaypro II C/pm computer... 2.5mhz (not GHZ) dual floppy drives 64k RAM... I modded it with a new crystal to speed it up to 4.5 Mhz... it would overheat at 5mhz...

Or paid $1,100 for my first FAX machine... Yes, I'm old...
You are not old; you are ancient! If someone gives you a hard time about your age, hit them over the head with your cane and then run them over with your wheelchair! Wink Stick Out Tongue (My son gave me that on a card for my 40th birthday. Surprisingly he is still alive today.)

I loved trying to find 8 inch floppy disks. Did you ever use a hole punch to make SSDD into DSDD disks?
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wow thats farkin crazy
It means he is old. Wink Remember the first IBM 10mb disk drives were larger than today's refrigerators and cost more than a nicely equipped Lamborghini Huracan back when they first came out.
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So you only use 1tb or 2tb drives? Seriously asking. Trying to understand why, vs places like Backblaze that use drives with more then 1 platter.

I don't think that's directed at me?
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To answer someone's question, if I don't store any video files, 1 TB SSD is all I will need. That's even including 10 GB picture files and 10 GB music files, and, PDF files, eBooks.
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There is value to having a single drive vs multiple smaller, it depends on the use case.
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Don't you have to buy two of these to backup one to the other?
How else can you guarantee your 16TB of data if a drive fails?
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Don't you have to buy two of these to backup one to the other?
How else can you guarantee your 16TB of data if a drive fails?
Do you have other hard drives? You copy the content from your old hard drives to this 16TB, but don't delete your old hard drives. Now you have 2 copies of the content. That's your backup.
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When is this available, ebay amazon etc. when is it released
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Same price at Amazon and in-stock there as well, while B&H is currently listing it as "New Item - Coming Soon"
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