Edited January 27, 2021
at 10:05 AM
Extremely popular drives for shucking, and this is a pretty decent price if are running tight on space can't hold out a few months for another crazy sale. $16.5/TB is the best I have spotted in *weeks and this one of the most reliable drives to shuck.
They were last $175 on Black Friday, and I bought two then. They're good drives. I ended up with two different white labels models, the slighter better EMFZ and the other was EDAZ. I did
get "+3.3V pin" power issue, solved in about 60 seconds with tiny piece of black vinyl tape. Except this if you are shucking.
The EMFZ is actually a 14TB drive firmware-locked to 12. It got about 215MB/s speeds, the EDAZ was only 191MB/s. Both are helium-filled CMR drives that WD sells for a lot more money bare box with red label.
If you can hold out a few months you can probably snag some at $175 price. According to price trackers, they tend to have had a ~$175 sale about once a quarter.
*There is also another deal for a slightly cheaper Seagate 12TB going for $190 on today's NewEgg Shell Shocker
list. Meaning that sale runs until midnight PST, I think. No idea how long the Amazon's price will last, and I have no experience with Seagate drives to recommend it (or not), so caveat emptor
Slickeals post for the Seagate offer is here:
WD deal is on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X4V2M3B In stock on February 13, 2021.