Best Buy WD 10TB w Flash Drive $169.99, now $159.99

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  1. jcl333

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    Hey folks, here is what I brought home this past weekend:
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    I had no trouble "shucking" them, the first one took a few minutes, but by the 7th one I did in in about 30 seconds.
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    And here we are running the extended check on 5 of them:
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    - Looks like it will take about 14 hours to run the surface scan
    - I threw together a "server" to do this on, a computer I had around that has lots of fans and drive slots
    - But, the MB only has 6 SATA ports, so will have to do it in two rounds to test all 7
    - With the fans I setup, each drive has a fan blowing right over it, you can see the temps are approx. 30C or so, I was pretty proud of it all things considered ;-)

    Any other tests or things I should do?

    -JCL
     
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  2. svtkobra7

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    lookin good man ... lookin good

    The ever important "enclosure integrity check"?

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    Mine failed under load ...
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    (you know they are getting old when you can build a wall of 24 easystores around them without waking up LMAO - love that guy, he is 14)

    Better than me for sure ...
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    Approaching 100 hours in ...
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    Needed a break from work (yes - i know my humor sux)
     
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  3. jcl333

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    Nice, looks like you got about 24? You got them all on this last sale?

    Wow, you burn them in for 100+ hours?

    Your temps look fine to me, maybe you have a higher ambient where you have them.

    -JCL
     
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  4. svtkobra7

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    • 12 in November / 12 this past sale.
    • They work for me - run much cooler than the HGST Deskstar NAS - 6TB drives (7200 RPM, non-He) they replaced.
    • Yes sir.
    • smart extended+ four badblocks patterns [0xaa (10101010), 0x55 (01010101), 0xff (11111111), 0x00 (00000000)] + smart extended
    • takes the better part of a week ... heck smart extended takes a day itself, right (19 hours if I recall)?
    • He is an excellent pen tester too - managed to defeat physical security measures ... he is 2/2 tonight ...
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    • ... oh and to your question too, yes, higher ambient now maybe ? (76F), during summer definitely (78F), but they are working a bit, eh? Also, less than optimal airflow in the "server closet".
    • The other chassis is a bit cooler, average @ 30C.
    • Code:
      Feb 26 19 00:54:00 | Tmin,avg,max = 29,30,31°C | FAN MODE: [02]OPTIMAL NOT CHANGED
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  5. Serhan

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    This is now 159.99 on Amzn. I wonder if the price will drop any further
     
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    Amazon said I purchased the 10TB elements on Dec 2, 2018. They were the same helium drives I got in the Best Buy drives, but no 32GB flash drive.
     
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    Dropped to $145 on B&H for a few hours a couple nights ago, but Slickdeals effect killed it fast. Then jumped up to $159.99 with backorder.
     
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    • Good lookin' out ... I bought a batch of 12 @ $170 ...
    • I just had BB process a price match of $10/drive x 12 = almost enough for another ;)
     
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  12. polar101

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    Thanks svtkobra7 for reminder of price match. I got mine credited for my previous purchases, too.
     
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    • Good to hear!
    • My pleasure o/c, but the real credit is owed @mmo :)
     
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  14. MortenB

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    Why oh why cant I order these shipped to Norway without getting ripped off :( Anyone reliable that can relay them? :)
     
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  15. svtkobra7

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    Buy an extra one for me and I will export no prob! You haven't been talking to @Rand__ have you? (inside joke)

    EDIT: In all honesty I have helped fellow STH members in this manner before, for free o/c, but I would nearly rather have my fingernails pulled out than deal with requisite customs docs.
     
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  16. MortenB

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    Hehe :) Do you need to fill out something like that if you ship it as a regular package overseas? I guess one needs to make sure its packaged appropriately.
     
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  17. svtkobra7

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    • There isn't a simple answer to your question, unfortunately, as it depends on service used / value.
    • But speaking to shipping the subject parcel via USPS Priority International (only in scope):
      • The only required form = CP72 - Customs Declaration (USPS Form 2976-A)
        • Slight PITA there as it requires a trip to the post office as each form has a unique barcode on it (otherwise an electronically produced 2976-A is OK as generated from online shipping service).
      • USPS states a Commercial Invoice isn't required; however, I would think that on the receiving end, it would be beneficial from a tax perspective (and I chose to include).
        • IMO those are more of a PITA to produce.
    NB: I'm far from an expert on this topic.
     
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  18. MortenB

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    Ok, guess its a bit too much hassle. About time europeans get anywhere close to these kind of offers :p 179 Euros from Amazon is the best so far from what I know.
     
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    It's not too bad with myus, I can get 10 of these with shipping at ~80$ to Iceland, and it seems like it's about the same price to Norway. :)
     
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    1. How often do sales come up?
    2. Are these still a good value at $199?
    3. Does the SMART Long test work in the enclosure?

    I will be in the US soon for an industry conference and I am thinking to buy 2 drives.

    It would be nice to stress test the drives after purchasing, but I will be there only a few days and don't have a Windows device to dedicate to testing them. I'm looking for the best way to ensure they are good before flying back.
     
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