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deleted213891726/01/2020 09:06

Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of …Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of space for?


Video
africanspeed26/01/2020 09:49

Not SSD so not for me.....Just thinking....imagine if a drive like this …Not SSD so not for me.....Just thinking....imagine if a drive like this failed (very likely being HD) with 12TB of your files gone up in smoke. Truly Scary!


That’s why you never store your data on just one
africanspeed26/01/2020 09:49

Not SSD so not for me.....Just thinking....imagine if a drive like this …Not SSD so not for me.....Just thinking....imagine if a drive like this failed (very likely being HD) with 12TB of your files gone up in smoke. Truly Scary!


Is there any sensible person out there, that'll store 12tb of important data without a back up..??
Some people like downloading movies, TV shows and don't use Netflix.
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Cheaper than the 10Tb! Thanks OP
Was just about to post. Only £5 more than lowest
Just noticed this too. Heat added!
just bought for (used) for £170 .. ...hmmmmm... insta chat
£10 saved is £10 and its new

BTW these drives are mostly silent but do have (very) low rumble when spinning up from sleep YMMV.
Edited by: "GwanGy" 26th Jan
Cheers, ordered
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Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of space for?
Edited by: "deleted2138917" 26th Jan
deleted213891726/01/2020 09:06

Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of …Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of space for?


Video
Some people like downloading movies, TV shows and don't use Netflix.
deleted213891726/01/2020 09:06

Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of …Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of space for?


Backups, media. I have a 10tb purely for backing up a NAS. Would defo bite at this price as its dirt cheap for a 12tb external
Does anyone know which drives these currently have inside?

Thanks.
cheekster26/01/2020 09:12

Does anyone know which drives these currently have inside?Thanks.


EMAZ white drives
cheekster26/01/2020 09:12

Does anyone know which drives these currently have inside?Thanks.



They re 5400rpm emaz NOT 5900 (CDM) firmware seems a bit behind 82.xxxx on reds 81.xxxxx on this
Edited by: "GwanGy" 26th Jan
And am I correct in thinking White drives are the equivalent of Red NAS drives?
Edited by: "cheekster" 26th Jan
AFAIK they *could* be .
Not SSD so not for me.....
Just thinking....imagine if a drive like this failed (very likely being HD) with 12TB of your files gone up in smoke.
Truly Scary!
africanspeed26/01/2020 09:49

Not SSD so not for me.....Just thinking....imagine if a drive like this …Not SSD so not for me.....Just thinking....imagine if a drive like this failed (very likely being HD) with 12TB of your files gone up in smoke. Truly Scary!


That’s why you never store your data on just one
africanspeed26/01/2020 09:49

Not SSD so not for me.....Just thinking....imagine if a drive like this …Not SSD so not for me.....Just thinking....imagine if a drive like this failed (very likely being HD) with 12TB of your files gone up in smoke. Truly Scary!


Is there any sensible person out there, that'll store 12tb of important data without a back up..??
deleted213891726/01/2020 09:06

Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of …Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of space for?



One siterip coud take half of that space with one click. Get idea now ....
Edited by: "pantaiema" 26th Jan
deleted213891726/01/2020 09:06

Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of …Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of space for?


I shoot loads of 4K Video, so a great long term storage
Popped up on my camelcamelcamel earlier. Ordered one for my Unraid array.
pwel26/01/2020 09:54

Is there any sensible person out there, that'll store 12tb of important …Is there any sensible person out there, that'll store 12tb of important data without a back up..??


So you need to buy minimum 2? Expensive imo
africanspeed26/01/2020 10:01

So you need to buy minimum 2? Expensive imo


Yes, or/and get cloud space...ssds are not fail proof, the opposite, can fail any moment straight out of the box, at least hhd show some warning signs most of the times when is about to fail, and sometimes it's just the controller than fails, a specialist maybe will be able to retrieve your data...
InkZ26/01/2020 09:59

Popped up on my camelcamelcamel earlier. Ordered one for my Unraid array. …Popped up on my camelcamelcamel earlier. Ordered one for my Unraid array.



If you could play a waiting game. You might het it for £5 cheaper ...
Nice one OP
Can you leave these plugged permanently or are they not really designed to be on 24/7?
got one, thanks. missed it by minutes the last few times it was up. hopefully it's this price at the end of the week when i'm paid as i need a second one for backup
uni26/01/2020 10:58

got one, thanks. missed it by minutes the last few times it was up. …got one, thanks. missed it by minutes the last few times it was up. hopefully it's this price at the end of the week when i'm paid as i need a second one for backup


It probably won't be. These sold out in no time when they were just slightly cheaper than this.
Edited by: "happyshopper2" 26th Jan
deleted213891726/01/2020 09:06

Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of …Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of space for?


Strip the drive out and put it in a NAS for storage. 4K films etc.
can these be taken out the enclosure and used on sata?
WD My Book Duo 12TB has just dropped down from £368.58 to £280.99 (not quite the lowest it has been in the past - £243.99 about two months ago). Two 6TB Red drives inside and can be used in RAID 0 (striped) or RAID 1 (mirrored) configuration.
Edited by: "cheekster" 26th Jan
What happened to 7200rpm drives, are they still available?
jimbouk326/01/2020 10:55

Can you leave these plugged permanently or are they not really designed to …Can you leave these plugged permanently or are they not really designed to be on 24/7?


Yes you can. They'll go to sleep after a while and spin up when necessary.

Kartnet26/01/2020 11:42

What happened to 7200rpm drives, are they still available?


They're unnecessary and therefore becoming uncommon in the marketplace.
If you want to store data rpm is largely unimportant.
If you want speed you get an SSD.
ollie200126/01/2020 09:52

That’s why you never store your data on just one


But where does it end? Backups of backups of backups of... Or there's The Cloud you can backup to, of course. But, what if that service ended? Best make a backup!
cheekster26/01/2020 11:39

WD My Book Duo 12TB has just dropped down from £368.58 to £280.99 (not q …WD My Book Duo 12TB has just dropped down from £368.58 to £280.99 (not quite the lowest it has been in the past - £243.99 about two months ago). Two 6TB Red drives inside and can be used in RAID 0 (striped) or RAID 1 (mirrored) configuration.


That's £120 more for the same storage but with 2 smaller disks. Are red worth that much more?
its426/01/2020 12:12

But where does it end? Backups of backups of backups of... Or there's … But where does it end? Backups of backups of backups of... Or there's The Cloud you can backup to, of course. But, what if that service ended? Best make a backup!


I hear people sometimes mentioning cloud backups? What cloud service would people use to back terabytes of media.
jg21326/01/2020 12:18

I hear people sometimes mentioning cloud backups? What cloud service would …I hear people sometimes mentioning cloud backups? What cloud service would people use to back terabytes of media.


Google Drive Business unlimited storage plan.
Edited by: "cheekster" 26th Jan
deleted213891726/01/2020 09:06

Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of …Wow, call me ignorant but what on earth would anybody truly need 12tb of space for?


I remember thinking exactly the same thing about 250gb drives a few years ago.
africanspeed26/01/2020 10:01

So you need to buy minimum 2? Expensive imo


Expensive relative to what? If you need 12gb of space, and need a backup, then this is the cheapest way of going about it.

It's cheaper than paying somebody to recover data.
cheekster26/01/2020 11:39

WD My Book Duo 12TB has just dropped down from £368.58 to £280.99 (not q …WD My Book Duo 12TB has just dropped down from £368.58 to £280.99 (not quite the lowest it has been in the past - £243.99 about two months ago). Two 6TB Red drives inside and can be used in RAID 0 (striped) or RAID 1 (mirrored) configuration.


I'm hanging on for a repeat of the 20tb for £333 deal. I could be waiting a while
its426/01/2020 12:12

But where does it end? Backups of backups of backups of... Or there's … But where does it end? Backups of backups of backups of... Or there's The Cloud you can backup to, of course. But, what if that service ended? Best make a backup!


It ends where you feel your appetite for risk ends.
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