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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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Price is pretty high... guess you pay a premium for the storage density. Much better to get 2x8TB if you have the space.
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That does not make this a slick deal.
It just means for early adopters this may be a "better" price but hardly slick.
Like getting a $150K automobile for $148K. Slick for rich idiots perhaps.
I agree it's not slick but it's at least hot. I expect the manufacture to lose money on a slick deal. That's my threshold for slick.

But.

People in the market to build their own personal NAS, which judging by your response, you greatly underestimate the numbers of, need deals like this. Regular people like you and me build NAS systems, not wealthy people. Wealthy people just buy prebuild truenas or something.
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Maybe for 1-4TB range $20/TB is a good deal.

Larger size HDD is <$20/TB for it to be a good deal.
1-4TB are a dead end of the hard drives. The SSD will take their place.

Because 1-4TB is the same size of a 16TB hard drive. Yes, they are the same 3.5" size. 16TB has higher capacity for the same physical size.
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Putting 16GB of data o n a single hard drive is INSANE.
Why? 16GB is just one stick of RAM.

I put non-critical data and copies of critical data on the 16TB. If I lose them, I'll get them from somewhere else, again.

16TB is four 4TB hard drives, or five refurbished 3TB hard drives that they were peddling. The space saving is golden.
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2 of your examples are extremely smaller drives. Like multiple generations older. When people buy the biggest drives available, physical space for disks is a premium.
I agree, but how much a premium is different to different people. I think $200 for one 14TB WD drive is what I'll pay and NOW. More than that, I'll wait. Electronics are not antiques. The only way is down.
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$19.69 per terabyte? No.
Can we use these in 2 bay NAS and effectively decrease $/tb effective NAS price. It might be more effective to add these in a cheaper 2 bay Synology NAS than 4 cheaper drives in a 4 bay Synology
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In for 4 to properly memorialize Mom.
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I got WD 8TB for $124 back in December... Not an equal comparison but depending on your setup with multiple bays this deal doesn't seem so great.

So I got 16TB for $250
That's not the same 16TB. What you have are two 8TB hard drives. They take up 2 drive bays in the case. If your case only has 2 drive bays, you don't have any expansion left.
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I agree, but how much a premium is different to different people. I think $200 for one 14TB WD drive is what I'll pay and NOW. More than that, I'll wait. Electronics are not antiques. The only way is down.
Yeah but you can't wait forever. If you wait 6 months for these drives to go down, 20 TB drives will be out. If I buy 16TB drives instead of 10TB, my NAS will last me a few more years, actually saving money in the long run. You also have to remember that NAS systems use a lot of power, it's significantly cheaper to power 10 16 TB drives compared to 80 2 TB drives
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Ha, I remember when $1 a megabyte was a good price.
I remembered when $1 per floppy disc was a good price
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I laugh when I read this because I remember not too long ago when $1/gb was considered a good price.
$1 per GB? For my first HDD, I paid $369 for 40 MB! - or $9 per MB.

I think we've seen too many 12TB for $179 type deals at BBY - I was excited when I saw 16 for $319 - less so when I saw it was an Expansion Drive. 5400rpm is not as compelling.as 7200rpm with a decent cache.
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Can we use these in 2 bay NAS and effectively decrease $/tb effective NAS price. It might be more effective to add these in a cheaper 2 bay Synology NAS than 4 cheaper drives in a 4 bay Synology
You're still paying the same price with two drives. Adding to a NAS does not change the price
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But where is the HDMI port
its right there, next to the ignition. cant you see it?
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Price is pretty high... guess you pay a premium for the storage density. Much better to get 2x8TB if you have the space.
Same point I made and people are down voting.... I get its not equal with 8TB but if you have 4 bays or more going with multiple 8TBs is cheaper.
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