[DEAD] WD reds 4/8TB $90/$200 via shucking - update, 8TB reds now $180, 4TB deal looks dead.

dragonme

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I have 2 EZZx drives in my esxi machine... they park like crazy.. I have over 20000 load cycles on them in just a couple months.. I have to have a write workload on them so they dont...

ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x000b 100 100 016 Pre-fail Always - 0
2 Throughput_Performance 0x0005 132 132 054 Pre-fail Offline - 112
3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0007 151 151 024 Pre-fail Always - 412 (Average 456)
4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0012 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 82
5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 100 100 005 Pre-fail Always - 0
7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x000b 100 100 067 Pre-fail Always - 0
8 Seek_Time_Performance 0x0005 128 128 020 Pre-fail Offline - 18
9 Power_On_Hours 0x0012 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 7029
10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0013 100 100 060 Pre-fail Always - 0
12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 81
22 Unknown_Attribute 0x0023 100 100 025 Pre-fail Always - 100
192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 091 091 000 Old_age Always - 11330
193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0012 091 091 000 Old_age Always - 11330
194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0002 171 171 000 Old_age Always - 35 (Min/Max 23/56)
196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0022 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 0
198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0008 100 100 000 Old_age Offline - 0
199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x000a 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0


I started a full time workload on them at about 3k hours to stop the constant load cycles.. they have not gone up for 4000 hours now since I have workload on them

the first 3000 hours they were plex data drives and had smb attachments from my plex server and they still racked up 20000 cycles..
 

woodshop2300

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SD is showing the 4TB again for $90 however need to be Best Buy elite.
As reports are showing up that these are now coming with Blues in then, but not all. No word on a way to tell in advance.
 

RyC

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SD is showing the 4TB again for $90 however need to be Best Buy elite.
As reports are showing up that these are now coming with Blues in then, but not all. No word on a way to tell in advance.
Where are you seeing reports the easystore drives are now coming with Blues?
 

Gene

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And there goes my money. 8tb wd easystore for $160 at bestbuy. Shakes fist at bestbuy while adding to cart
 

BlueFox

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In for a dozen. Store opens in 15 minutes and my local pickup orders are ready. Anyone want some 6TB Ultrastar He6 that are under warranty?
 

Geran

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In for a dozen. Store opens in 15 minutes and my local pickup orders are ready. Anyone want some 6TB Ultrastar He6 that are under warranty?
How did you purchase a dozen? My local BB only allowed me to order three.
 

mmo

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now this is really tempting, with amex $30 back from $300, it's like $145 each for 2 .....
 

BlueFox

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How did you purchase a dozen? My local BB only allowed me to order three.
You can do multiple orders online (so 4 total for me). I actually cancelled my orders when I got to the store and had them put it all on one transaction. Didn't mention anything about quantity limits or give me a hard time.