HGST 4TB NAS 109.99 After Code [Newegg]

WANg

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The same drives were $119 last year (I should know, I bought 4 of the exact drives for Black Friday). Decent pricing, but I am more disappointed that areal density/pricing didn't improve as quickly as they did on the solid state side of things.
 

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The same drives were $119 last year (I should know, I bought 4 of the exact drives for Black Friday). Decent pricing, but I am more disappointed that areal density/pricing didn't improve as quickly as they did on the solid state side of things.
i Remember when i was stoked these drive were like 140 or 150 and i though that was a good deal
 

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I bought 10 x 3TB HGST Deskstars 5-7 years ago for this price (whenever it was on sale I'd pick up 1 or 2 at a time as budget permitted). Over the course of 5-7 years the same price for a drive that's just ~33% larger isn't really that good of a deal.... on its own (compared to similar drives' pricing right now) it is, just not if you look at historical pricing on drives.
 

muhfugen

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Yeah its not the best, especially when you can get used 4TB UltraStars for half that.
 

WANg

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Costco has the 5TB portables for 95$ right now.... I just picked up 6 to add to my existing 6x4TB z2 array. Limit 3 so it requires 2 trips.
I think those are 3.5" drives within the shell.
 

Biznatch

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I think those are 3.5" drives within the shell.
It's the STDR5000404. They are the external 5tb 2.5" drives that I've been waiting for almost a year for a sale like this. Now I get the costco warranty as well. Will probably pick up 1 or 2 more as a hot spare at this price.
 
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Serhan

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It's the STDR5000404. They are the external 5tb 2.5" drives that I've been waiting for almost a year for a sale like this. Now I get the costco warranty as well. Will probably pick up 1 or 2 more as a hot spare at this price.
They would not have TLER would they?
 

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It's the STDR5000404. They are the external 5tb 2.5" drives that I've been waiting for almost a year for a sale like this. Now I get the costco warranty as well. Will probably pick up 1 or 2 more as a hot spare at this price.
They would not have TLER would they?
Probably worth noting that in comparison to this drive deal, the STDR5000404 is a density-focused 2.5" drive using SMR. Yes it's a lot of Storage space, but they are not useful in any meaningful capacity aside from single-disk jbods. Making 2 or more SMR drives work together in a pool is a recipe for pain given the wild swings in latency.
 

Serhan

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Probably worth noting that in comparison to this drive deal, the STDR5000404 is a density-focused 2.5" drive using SMR. Yes it's a lot of Storage space, but they are not useful in any meaningful capacity aside from single-disk jbods. Making 2 or more SMR drives work together in a pool is a recipe for pain given the wild swings in latency.
Thank you for the clarification, now clear.