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16TB WD Gold Enterprise Class SATA Hard Drive EXPIRED

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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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Just signed up. Got an email that I am registered but no 10% off coupon. Tried another email address and that worked. Maybe I had an old registration there.
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Just signed up. Got an email that I am registered but no 10% off coupon.
...same here, nothing yet. For those who received it how long did it take?
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...same here, nothing yet. For those who received it how long did it take?
Try another email address. I did that and it worked.
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Signed up for senior discount! 8)
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In for 2 cancellations
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...same here, nothing yet. For those who received it how long did it take?
1 minute
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In for 2 cancellations
Mine shipped already but I made sure I posted the deal after UPS had the item LOL.

The only reason I can see them canceling is if they run out of stock but doubtful.
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I guess the deal will only let you get 1 bundle of 2 drives? If I try to add quantities more than 2 to the cart there is no additional discount. I would like to get 4 of these for a Synology DS920+ enclosure I have. Do I need to make 2 separate orders to get the discount and use 2 separate email addresses to get the 10% off?
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$/TB (14.85) after coupon and 12% PP seems the best value for any size HDD anywhere right now according to:

https://edwardbetts.com/price_per_tb/

I have a 4x4TB Plex server right now, but am balking at spending over a grand for 4 of these golds though.

Most of my video I store at 1080p X265 and bitrate of 1-2Mbps. Most of my files serve 55" or smaller TV screens.

I could obviously start doing 4k and/or higher 1080p bitrate files.

But barring a larger screen, will I even notice? Honestly, I've avoided 4k because while I can display it, I don't see the difference.

Larger HDDs will definitely cut down my curating time since I review and archive media fairly regularly to ensure I maintain adequate storage space.

I have room for two more HDDs so I could just slap a pair of the 16TBs in with an expectation to upgrade the remainder down the road. That seems a waste though as they will just serve as 4TB ones in the interim. Maybe I should just throw 2 more 4TBs in and leave it be.

Just talking it through in my head (and post).

Should I expect HDD prices to drop this year?
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Quote from fishbomb :
In for 2 cancellations
This isn't a hidden deal or price mistake. It's explicitly listed on the top of their Weekly Sales page.
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...same here, nothing yet. For those who received it how long did it take?
I didn't get the 10% off email until I confirmed my email address through the 1st confirmation email, and then it came right away.
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Can I buy this drive and SWAP it into MyBook 6TB drive?
Yes and no. WD normally prevents you from doing this by pairing the drive that comes with the enclosure with the SATA-to-USB adapter board that gets screwed onto the drive. If you try to use any other drive with that board/enclosure, it will fail. Luckily, hackers have figured out how to get around this limitation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qpdQQgWKvQ

That being said, since this is a 7200 rpm drive, it will run warmer than the 6TB drive that you're replacing so I would keep an eye on the temps until you're satisfied that things are okay. Theoretically, it should be okay because the 18TB WD external drives also come with 7200 rpm drives but better safe than sorry.
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Quote from Slee_Stack :
$/TB (14.85) after coupon and 12% PP seems the best value for any size HDD anywhere right now according to:

https://edwardbetts.com/price_per_tb/

I have a 4x4TB Plex server right now, but am balking at spending over a grand for 4 of these golds though.

Most of my video I store at 1080p X265 and bitrate of 1-2Mbps. Most of my files serve 55" or smaller TV screens.

I could obviously start doing 4k and/or higher 1080p bitrate files.

But barring a larger screen, will I even notice? Honestly, I've avoided 4k because while I can display it, I don't see the difference.

Larger HDDs will definitely cut down my curating time since I review and archive media fairly regularly to ensure I maintain adequate storage space.

I have room for two more HDDs so I could just slap a pair of the 16TBs in with an expectation to upgrade the remainder down the road. That seems a waste though as they will just serve as 4TB ones in the interim. Maybe I should just throw 2 more 4TBs in and leave it be.

Just talking it through in my head (and post).

Should I expect HDD prices to drop this year?
If you are viewing the 55" from more than 8ft - now way you will notice 1080p to 4k BluRay disk different. HDR may be noticible.

However, ask yourself- will you always have 55" TV and will you regred that your media is 1080p when you get 75"+ one day?
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I have these drives and they are fantastic. A little loud of first but after a couple of weeks it simmers down. Highly recommend these for NAS but especially DAS applications where you need fast read/write for professional multimedia creation in raids.
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A warning to anyone buying from the Western digital store. Support is nearly non-existent. I ordered some 4 TB SSDs when they were on sale just after Black Friday. They only arrived a week ago. There's no phone number to call and the only way to get support is to file a ticket through their support system. Even then, I've only gotten three total replies despite numerous inquiries over the more than 2 month period.
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