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16TB WD Gold Enterprise Class SATA Hard Drive EXPIRED

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$1,099.98
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Western Digital has 16TB WD Gold Enterprise Class SATA Hard Drive (WD161KRYZ) on sale 2 for $539.98 when you follow the steps below. Slickdeals Cashback is available for this store (PC extension required, before checkout). Shipping is free.

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  1. Click here then click "Sign In" in the upper right corner and create a new account
  2. You should quickly receive an email containing a unique 10% off new customer coupon code
  3. Return to the product page, select a quantity of 2 and add to cart
  4. Apply your unique 10% off email coupon code
  5. Total should now be $539.98 + free shipping
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Westerndigital.com [westerndigital.com] is offering what I think is the best yet deal on ANY high performance and high reliability 16TB drive not only because the price is decent, but because you don't have to deal with the 5 years warranty issues when buying the non GOLD labels of this drive thru Amazon, Newegg etc 3rd party sellers (talking about the OEM versions of these drives).
$600 for both
Add 2 to cart:
https://www.westerndigital.com/pr...#WD161KRYZ

10% with new customer discount (just register with email and you will get code within minutes)
OR
15% with Student, Teacher or Senior (55+) discounts [westerndigital.com] (they use Youth/Senior_verify to verify your status)
OR 15% if you had any recent coupons from their recycle program
Shipping is free

They also charged me less tax than Amz typically does.

* Offer valid on qualifying product WD161KRYZ purchased online through the Western Digital Store. Offer limited to a maximum of 2 units per customer. Retailers, Resellers, Distributors and Western Digital Business customers are excluded from this promotion. The offer is not applicable for any prior purchases. Western Digital reserves the right to change or discontinue this offer at any time without notice. This promotion is valid in the US and Canada regions between February 3rd, 2022 and February 17th, 2022.

Drive info:
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CMR
7200 RPM
262MB/s Max Sustained Transfer Rate
512MB Cache
MTFB 2 500 000 Hours
Average Power 6.5W, Idle 5.6W (spin down unknown); Helium=low power
Built for yearly operation 24x7x365
Non recoverable errors: 1 in 10E15 (WD Red Pro for example is 1 in 10E14).
Here is good break down of what is what on the market:
https://www.anandtech.com/show/12...sumer-hdds
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#61
Quote from seahawks55 :
Gotcha, so it uses special disks inside compared to regular platters?
It's the Lexus of hard drives.
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Quote from CJ00TA :
SAS would like to have a word about Datacenter drives…
WD spec page also has a few words.

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Specifically designed for use in enterprise-class data centers and storage systems, the WD Gold SATA HDDs...
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WD spec page also has a few words.
He does have a point - SAS is the better interface.

However, the hardware that usually runs SAS is typically more power hungry produces additional heat and requires more ventilation.
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Quote from djsvetljo :
It's the Lexus of hard drives.
They're gold, lol 😂
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Will never bought nothing from Western Digital directly again, awful customer service is a nightmare for anyone who needs it.
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Deal didn't work for me..... $450 each!
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Will never bought nothing from Western Digital directly again, awful customer service is a nightmare for anyone who needs it.
Please share more details.
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Damn! This is better than shucking!(considering you know what you're getting and it comes with a long warranty)
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Quote from nashi :
Can I buy this drive and SWAP it into MyBook 6TB drive?
NO! dont do it! thermals on your Mybook drive are way lower since it spins slower. this will heat up fast in the enclosure if it doesnt have active cooling.
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Quote from djsvetljo :
He does have a point - SAS is the better interface.

However, the hardware that usually runs SAS is typically more power hungry produces additional heat and requires more ventilation.
Is it more performative? Sure. Is that the metric every datacenter uses for purchasing decisions? No. Backblaze uses 100,000 SATA drives. [backblaze.com] I cite them because their transparency reports explain why.

Back to the original point - theses are datacenter drives. Shocked anyone would try to contest that due to an interface option.
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So this requires a new account for the additional 10% off? What if you already have an account?
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Interesting, I created an account and got the 10% coupon email but during checkout it says it has already been redeemed. I created other accounts and I'm no longer getting the 10% coupon email, is anybody else seeing this?
Same, I wonder if it is an adblocker issue. I disabled mine for the site in the middle of the process.
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Quote from djsvetljo :
It's the Lexus of hard drives.
Gold is the new Black.
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Quote from djsvetljo :
He does have a point - SAS is the better interface.

However, the hardware that usually runs SAS is typically more power hungry produces additional heat and requires more ventilation.
MEH, LTT doesn't even bother with SAS.
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Capital One also offers a 5% cash back through their system.
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