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Not quite the cheapest it has ever been (seems to have been £153.49, according to the camels), but pretty decent value.
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Take drive out of case, cover 3rd pin from left on sata connector using electrical tape and voila! Cheapest PC 10 TB drive out there
If you're going to spend £160 buying low reliability huge drives, then you might be better considering the Toshiba N300 8TB high reliability NAS drives for just £20 more.
Performance wise they spin at 7200 rpm and in some tests the data rate has been higher than the WD Black range, no wonder every retailer has sold out and waiting for stock !
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Bestr price on Amazon per TB ATM of any size. Wanted for shucking so need two, I thought the 20 TB (two x 10) might be cheaper but it's a crazy price. Seagates are much more expensive.
Doesn't get wonderful reviews
Edited by: "jasee" 4th Aug
There are mention 9f overheating and noisy. But I don't know whether that's because of the drive or the enclosure.
ned.ford04/08/2019 07:41

There are mention 9f overheating and noisy. But I don't know whether …There are mention 9f overheating and noisy. But I don't know whether that's because of the drive or the enclosure.


Both. Drives are WD whites which run hotter than reds (not the same). Not a problem outside the enclosure esp when you have a fan blowing over them. Enclosure has no fan and just a 3mm gap at the bottom where air can enter. It relies on convection currents generated by the heat of the drive to provide cooling l. Efficient but ineffective which is why there are so many poor reviews. Most of the poor Amazon reviews are a year or two old, not for 10TB and sound like they are the result of overheating in the enclosure.

I have fans blowing (low speed) on the white drives all the time which keeps them below 43 degrees Celsius.

I also needed to bypass the third sata power pin as it wouldn't spin up with my PSU (common issue when connected via sata, but not via usb or molex).

Great, cheap drive which I'll be buying again. I wouldn't describe the red or white 10TB drive as noisy.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 4th Aug
Take drive out of case, cover 3rd pin from left on sata connector using electrical tape and voila! Cheapest PC 10 TB drive out there
If you're going to spend £160 buying low reliability huge drives, then you might be better considering the Toshiba N300 8TB high reliability NAS drives for just £20 more.
Performance wise they spin at 7200 rpm and in some tests the data rate has been higher than the WD Black range, no wonder every retailer has sold out and waiting for stock !
Thoughtful04/08/2019 08:49

If you're going to spend £160 buying low reliability huge drives, then you …If you're going to spend £160 buying low reliability huge drives, then you might be better considering the Toshiba N300 8TB high reliability NAS drives for just £20 more.Performance wise they spin at 7200 rpm and in some tests the data rate has been higher than the WD Black range, no wonder every retailer has sold out and waiting for stock !


What’s the difference in between wd red pro 10tb and Toshiba N300 10tb?(y)
anuruddha04/08/2019 09:13

What’s the difference in between wd red pro 10tb and Toshiba N300 10tb?(y)



Price is perhaps the biggest difference ! The bigger question you should be asking though is the difference between 8TB and 10TB, because to gain that extra storage the drive has to be Helium filled, the technology is too new to know how this will last long term.
WD Red Pro 10TB £300
Toshiba N300 10TB £250

Is the extra 2TB over the 8TB worth £70 ? Performance wise the Toshiba outperforms the WD Red Pro on most metrics.

storagereview.com/tos…8tb
Thoughtful04/08/2019 08:49

If you're going to spend £160 buying low reliability huge drives, then you …If you're going to spend £160 buying low reliability huge drives, then you might be better considering the Toshiba N300 8TB high reliability NAS drives for just £20 more.Performance wise they spin at 7200 rpm and in some tests the data rate has been higher than the WD Black range, no wonder every retailer has sold out and waiting for stock !


I'm not into any HDDs. My setup is 1Tb NVMe + slow asf 3TB HDD which act as a landfield for all crap I barely use.
Thoughtful04/08/2019 09:26

Price is perhaps the biggest difference ! The bigger question you should …Price is perhaps the biggest difference ! The bigger question you should be asking though is the difference between 8TB and 10TB, because to gain that extra storage the drive has to be Helium filled, the technology is too new to know how this will last long term.WD Red Pro 10TB £300Toshiba N300 10TB £250Is the extra 2TB over the 8TB worth £70 ? Performance wise the Toshiba outperforms the WD Red Pro on most metrics.https://www.storagereview.com/toshiba_n300_nas_hdd_review_8tb


Thank you very much for deep info. Toshiba N300 10tb is well worth for £250. But Shucking wd elements or mybook are lots more cheaper.

Is there any different in between wd elements 10 tb and mybook 10tb drives? What drives actually they put in there?

Is it really white labelled helium filled red drive inside?
Edited by: "anuruddha" 4th Aug
Link showing £210.00 + £4.65 delivery now

10tb is an awful lot of storage, (perhaps not so much if you're heavily into 4k home movies) the words "egg" and "basket" spring to mind, so to be safe, better buy two : one for using, and a
The 8TB is 155.99 at the moment. Old misprice?
Note if hooking this to a HDD Dock, you don't need to cover any pins.
Just take it off enclosure and it's good to go
jasee04/08/2019 04:53

Bestr price on Amazon per TB ATM of any size. Wanted for shucking so need …Bestr price on Amazon per TB ATM of any size. Wanted for shucking so need two, I thought the 20 TB (two x 10) might be cheaper but it's a crazy price. Seagates are much more expensive.Doesn't get wonderful reviews


Most bad reviews are enclosures dying/overheating, the drives inside are fine if you gonna pull them out
ned.ford04/08/2019 07:41

There are mention 9f overheating and noisy. But I don't know whether …There are mention 9f overheating and noisy. But I don't know whether that's because of the drive or the enclosure.


Enclosure. Drives are fine
ukhotdeals104/08/2019 10:42

Link showing £210.00 + £4.65 delivery now10tb is an awful lot of s …Link showing £210.00 + £4.65 delivery now10tb is an awful lot of storage, (perhaps not so much if you're heavily into 4k home movies) the words "egg" and "basket" spring to mind, so to be safe, better buy two : one for using, and a


spare?
ukhotdeals104/08/2019 10:42

Link showing £210.00 + £4.65 delivery now10tb is an awful lot of s …Link showing £210.00 + £4.65 delivery now10tb is an awful lot of storage, (perhaps not so much if you're heavily into 4k home movies) the words "egg" and "basket" spring to mind, so to be safe, better buy two : one for using, and a


I store and backup over 20tb of new data every year (I do photography and video for a living).
anuruddha04/08/2019 10:29

Thank you very much for deep info. Toshiba N300 10tb is well worth for …Thank you very much for deep info. Toshiba N300 10tb is well worth for £250. But Shucking wd elements or mybook are lots more cheaper.Is there any different in between wd elements 10 tb and mybook 10tb drives? What drives actually they put in there?Is it really white labelled helium filled red drive inside?


Main difference is software. Same white drives. Not red.
It’s still available. Look under new and used, it’s on back order.
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Admittedly the above is 2 plus years old, but how come HGST's drives are that much more reliable than WD's, is it still the case?
They're both brands of Western Digital. Is HGST seen as their premium or experimental brand?

Last time I read up on HDDs was when I had to decide whether 2 x WD Raptors in a RAID 0 array to boot from was worth it.
(That's well over a decade old now, still works, but in comparison to my SSD, it feels like you've got enough time to make a cup of coffee. Booting off a standard SATA HDD, you'd have enough time to have a shower, shave, make a cup of coffee and go get some croissants from the local bakery then you could start your day.)
Edited by: "TopTrump" 4th Aug
I ordered it for £154.99 with amazon prime videos £5 off voucher code.(y)
friar_chris04/08/2019 11:05

spare?


Single drives of any capacity can fail, and if you have only one, you are goosed when it happens (for planning purposes you need to assume it *will* rather than it *might*) -10tb is a huge amount of data to lose, to avoid such an issue, you should do generational copies

Not specific to this drive in particular, but a lot of people seem to think backing up once on an individual drive is enough!
Edited by: "ukhotdeals1" 4th Aug
I'm still shying away from helium filled drives. You know what happens to helium balloons after just a few days, the manufacturers 'think' they have the sealing sorted, but helium really is impossible to contain long term and without it the Hard Drive fails. With an air filled drive it doesn't matter if there's a leak.
This is as yet untested technology, data centre 'drive days' is not a good metric to use, and the data centres wear out drives rather than them aging out. Unless you are prepared to replace your drives every three years or so to avoid age related failure then you might be better waiting to see and sacrificing a couple of TB for security.
TopTrump04/08/2019 11:15

[Image] Admittedly the above is 2 plus years old, but how come HGST's …[Image] Admittedly the above is 2 plus years old, but how come HGST's drives are that much more reliable than WD's, is it still the case?They're both brands of Western Digital. Is HGST seen as their premium or experimental brand?Last time I read up on HDDs was when I had to decide whether 2 x WD Raptors in a RAID 0 array to boot from was worth it.(That's well over a decade old now, still works, but in comparison to my SSD, it feels like you've got enough time to make a cup of coffee. Booting off a standard SATA HDD, you'd have enough time to have a shower, shave, make a cup of coffee and go get some croissants from the local bakery then you could start your day.)


HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) is acquired by western digital in 2012. Wd is still keep manufacturing HGST hdds. If you buy a HGST drive it’s a pure HGST drive without interference of wd technologies
Edited by: "anuruddha" 4th Aug
anuruddha04/08/2019 11:44

HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) is acquired by western digital …HGST (Hitachi Global Storage Technologies) is acquired by western digital in 2012. Wd is still keep manufacturing HGST hdds. If you buy a HGST drive it’s a pure HGST drive without interference of wd technologies


Right, so it was bail-out/buy out by WD to prevent Hitachi from overtaking them or to have access in to markets that WD never penetrated.

But don't the two brands exchange ideas, parts or assembly plants, you know, economies of scale etc?
If some sort of breakthrough is made by either side, why wouldn't they want to share them, unless the two brands exist to address specific price points and use up stock of yesterday tech parts bins?

WD always came across as a pioneer in mass market HDD's. With what I've read about the +ves of their RED drives, they're still making enterprise grade drives.
Edited by: "TopTrump" 4th Aug
zabique04/08/2019 08:23

Take drive out of case, cover 3rd pin from left on sata connector using …Take drive out of case, cover 3rd pin from left on sata connector using electrical tape and voila! Cheapest PC 10 TB drive out there[Video]


That's the wrong device
Why is this expired? still available to back order from amazon.co.uk/gp/…new
Andy_Duffield04/08/2019 12:54

That's the wrong device


Method is correct. Easiest solution if the issue is experienced.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 4th Aug
How does warranty work if you take it out the enclosure and then it fails?
TopTrump04/08/2019 11:15

[Image] Admittedly the above is 2 plus years old, but how come HGST's …[Image] Admittedly the above is 2 plus years old, but how come HGST's drives are that much more reliable than WD's, is it still the case?They're both brands of Western Digital. Is HGST seen as their premium or experimental brand?Last time I read up on HDDs was when I had to decide whether 2 x WD Raptors in a RAID 0 array to boot from was worth it.(That's well over a decade old now, still works, but in comparison to my SSD, it feels like you've got enough time to make a cup of coffee. Booting off a standard SATA HDD, you'd have enough time to have a shower, shave, make a cup of coffee and go get some croissants from the local bakery then you could start your day.)



Updated info..

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mark77704/08/2019 14:53

Updated info..[Image]



Much more relevant reporting period.

But look at the sample size difference!
A statistician could conjure up any reliability 'statement' they were $encouraged$ to promote.
Most would just focus on the last column and assume jobzagoodun.

Useful to know that these details are being captured though.
Edited by: "TopTrump" 4th Aug
Correct shuck method


Not powering up fix


TopTrump04/08/2019 15:57

Much more relevant reporting period.But look at the sample size …Much more relevant reporting period.But look at the sample size difference!A statistician could conjure up any reliability 'statement' they were $encouraged$ to promote. Most would just focus on the last column and assume jobzagoodun.Useful to know that these details are being captured though.


Stats can be skewed, this reminds me of the old saying if you put your head in the oven and your feet in the fridge, stats show your doing fine.

I've wiped 1000's of HDD's in the last decade and I've hardly ever come across any HGST 3.5" Sata HDD's, sure I've had a large number of 2.5" HGST Sata drvies and some HGST SAS but most 3.5 " Sata drives have been either WD or Seagates and a smaller number of Toshiba and Fujitsu ones.

but in the table I've posted about 21,000 out of 104,000 are HGST. 1 out of 5 drives in the table was a HGST, that figure amazes me because I've seen so few.
I bought this last time it was on offer and it's still in the enclosure it's temps have not been a problem, it's at 33c just now. granted I've only put a few hundred gigabytes on it.
Personally waiting for the 20tb my book duo to come back on offer again for as close to the £333 price it was previously.
ukhotdeals104/08/2019 11:26

Single drives of any capacity can fail, and if you have only one, you are …Single drives of any capacity can fail, and if you have only one, you are goosed when it happens (for planning purposes you need to assume it *will* rather than it *might*) -10tb is a huge amount of data to lose, to avoid such an issue, you should do generational copiesNot specific to this drive in particular, but a lot of people seem to think backing up once on an individual drive is enough!


I don't understand why people haven't learned this yet, because someone always has to say it in every hard drive thread. It's often me, so thanks for saving me the bother this time.

I'm amazed I haven't seen anyone say 'Wow, that's a lot of data to lose in one go!' yet. It certainly would be, but if you have 10tb of data you don't want to lose, you need two of these.
Nice size drive!
Dam missed this again! £210 now
elbobo04/08/2019 20:23

Dam missed this again! £210 now


One used very good from amazon at around £148 - could be worth trying as you can smart check the disk and see how used it really is.
elbobo04/08/2019 20:23

Dam missed this again! £210 now


As same like how I missed the prime day’s wd elements for £145
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