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Overpriced, Sold Out Harddrives

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Anyone have any clue why NAS drives are selling at $220 per 4TB right now? I bought my Hitachi 10TB drives 4-5 years ago for $200 or so a piece and I don't see them available today; not to mention they are nearly double in price.

 

There another flooded region in Thailand or something?

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2 minutes ago, AManWithPlan said:

Anyone have any clue why NAS drives are selling at $220 per 4TB right now?

They're not? I'm seeing $105-$110 for 4TB NAS drives.
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/6MX2FT/seagate-ironwolf-4tb-35-5900rpm-internal-hard-drive-st4000vn008

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rkV48d/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd40efrx


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Forgive me for being ignorant, but what's the difference between a NAS drive an a normal drive?

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I think they're talking about SAS drives as opposed to SATA? As far as I know NASs can use regular drives @Sychic

Edit: I was too lazy to click the links and stuff, no idea what the difference is


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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, Spotty said:

I had 4 Seagate failures in 6 years, never again. They are cheap because they are awful. 

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2 minutes ago, Sychic said:

yeah that's a NAS drive but what makes that 10TB drive different from say a 10TB enterprise drive... And what makes a 2TB NAS drive different than a normal 2TB drive

Reliability and long term storage, also cache size

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Just now, AManWithPlan said:

Reliability and long term storage, also cache size

so why wouldn't companies use NAS drives rather than enterprise drives?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
5 minutes ago, Sychic said:

so why wouldn't companies use NAS drives rather than enterprise drives?

I think those are the same thing. Either way. I am here looking for hard drive tech news, anything crazy happen to cause a shortage?

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11 minutes ago, AManWithPlan said:

It was yes. HGST.

hgst is WD... not Hitachi


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3 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

hgst is WD... not Hitachi

Ugh, guys. I'm not here to argue. I am here for technews.

 

And the H in HGST stands for Hitachi. If WD acquired them, I don't care.

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HGST is Hitachi, which is bought by Western Digital.


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1 minute ago, AManWithPlan said:

Ugh, guys. I'm not here to argue. I am here for technews.

 

And the H in HGST stands for Hitachi. If WD acquired them, I don't care.

then don't post in technews

 

it isn't even technews, we have guidelines for that

 

you should have posted this is storage

 

and yes, WD sells under the HGST name


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WD has decided to slowly start selling hgst drives under the WD brand, they couldn't before (maybe due to monopoly reasons?) or didn't want to.

Prices could go up if the stocks are limited and people want specific models/series (demand goes up) ... ex one has 2 x 4TB NAS drives and wants 4-8 more to increase total capacity and stick to same model/series

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20 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

then don't post in technews

 

it isn't even technews, we have guidelines for that

I am looking for tech news on the status of the hard drive market. Prices look outlandish to me and I see good drives I am looking for unavailable.

 

I have no clue why Linus continues to say how strong and helpful these forums are.

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2 minutes ago, AManWithPlan said:

I am looking for tech news on the status of the hard drive market. Prices look outlandish to me and I see good drives I am looking for unavailable.

 

I have no clue why Linus continues to say how strong and helpful these forums are.

okay then. good luck, i'm going to help people that do want it

 

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11 minutes ago, mariushm said:

WD has decided to slowly start selling hgst drives under the WD brand, they couldn't before (maybe due to monopoly reasons?) or didn't want to.

Prices could go up if the stocks are limited and people want specific models/series (demand goes up) ... ex one has 2 x 4TB NAS drives and wants 4-8 more to increase total capacity and stick to same model/series

That sucks. I don't have any experience with WD drives but only hear bad things. Hopefully they don't white label their technology under HGST. I have some 12 year old Hitachi drives still kicking. 

 

Either way, looks like there's a market pinch and I'll have to just wait for a deal. I'm not spending $0.4 per gig, that's asinine. 

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10 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

okay then. good luck, i'm going to help people that do want it

 

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5 minutes ago, AManWithPlan said:

That sucks. I don't have any experience with WD drives but only hear bad things. 

 

59 minutes ago, AManWithPlan said:

I had 4 Seagate failures in 6 years, never again. They are cheap because they are awful. 

If you refuse to buy western Digital and Seagate, you're really only left with Toshiba.

Toshiba N300 for their NAS model drives. Available in 10tb capacity. $0.032/GB

https://pcpartpicker.com/product/jCYLrH/toshiba-n300-10-tb-35-7200rpm-internal-hard-drive-hdwg11axzsta


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