Western Digital (WD101KRYZ) 10 TB 3.5-Inch Hard Drive £541.08 ballicom
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Western Digital (WD101KRYZ) 10 TB 3.5-Inch Hard Drive £541.08 ballicom

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Found 13th Jan
Ballicom are selling the 10TB WD Gold around £200 cheaper than the major hardware vendors such as Scan. Ballicom are selling the same drive on Amazon but charging £584.57!!

Postage is free so £541.08 is the total price

23 Comments

Eggs, one basket jump to mind here.

stoneblade

Eggs, one basket jump to mind here.


that is true, you should really get 2 so you can back up the 1st

And as good as twice the price for 2 x 5TB drives?
Doesn't make sense to me.

Midjet76

And as good as twice the price for 2 x 5TB drives?Doesn't make sense to … And as good as twice the price for 2 x 5TB drives?Doesn't make sense to me.


im guessing the price is cause it is hard to fit 10TB in 1 drive

Yer, 10G is a lot of data to lose...... Get 2 and seriously get a proper backup solution.

How long before we have 20TB?:|

its pretty much unlimired upto 80gb with the manufacturing processes :-) get yourself a QNAP 4 bay NAS and a fast connection lol

stoneblade

Eggs, one basket jump to mind here.



Yeah you're right. You're much safer with several smaller drives. That way you only lose a portion of your important data. /sarcasm.

There's always someone who makes this silly comment.

It doesn't matter what size the drive is, if the data is important it should be backed up.

The "eggs in one basket" scenario will always be around. Drive capacities will continue to rise and before long 10TB won't seem all that massive after all. Just accept it.

Nth

The "eggs in one basket" scenario will always be around. Drive capacities … The "eggs in one basket" scenario will always be around. Drive capacities will continue to rise and before long 10TB won't seem all that massive after all. Just accept it.



Not only that, since I guess most of our important data requiring such large drives, is likely to be made up of rips of video media and photos, it's quite probably that the 1TB drive that was the largest available a few years ago, held as many photos and DVD images, as todays 5TB holds blurays and high definition digital photos. Certainly my current camera is producing images that are nearly 10x larger than my first digital camera, my oldest video files are 1.4GB in size, whereas the latest rip for my media centre is 20GB. So a loss of a 10TB drive is probably going to actually lose you around the same number of things as a 2TB 2 or 3 years ago.

At the end of the day, a backup has always been necessary since the days of the 5MB hard drive, when they first hit the home market (at a price), the big problem is not the actual data but the time to restore that much data.

mike

Gotta think harddrives have had there day....someone must be working on a bigger faster safer replacement

cburns

Gotta think harddrives have had there day....someone must be working on a … Gotta think harddrives have had there day....someone must be working on a bigger faster safer replacement



​At some point we'll move away from storing large movie files and endless amounts of mp3s, and rely soley on streamable content providing broadband connection speeds are also upgraded.

cburns

Gotta think harddrives have had there day....someone must be working on a … Gotta think harddrives have had there day....someone must be working on a bigger faster safer replacement



Er, iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive, Amazon drive and the hundreds of others.

mbuckhurst

Not only that, since I guess most of our important data requiring such … Not only that, since I guess most of our important data requiring such large drives, is likely to be made up of rips of video media and photos, it's quite probably that the 1TB drive that was the largest available a few years ago, held as many photos and DVD images, as todays 5TB holds blurays and high definition digital photos. Certainly my current camera is producing images that are nearly 10x larger than my first digital camera, my oldest video files are 1.4GB in size, whereas the latest rip for my media centre is 20GB. So a loss of a 10TB drive is probably going to actually lose you around the same number of things as a 2TB 2 or 3 years ago.At the end of the day, a backup has always been necessary since the days of the 5MB hard drive, when they first hit the home market (at a price), the big problem is not the actual data but the time to restore that much data.mike


'number of things' - yes, a nicely put description of the current state of play re our 'stuff'

I know you always pay a premium for technology at the peak of capcity / speed but this seems a bit too far to me...
You could get 4x 5TB for this money and have enough left over for a cheap micro server to put them in.

must....... stop..... backing up...... the internet...........

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BubaMan

I know you always pay a premium for technology at the peak of capcity / … I know you always pay a premium for technology at the peak of capcity / speed but this seems a bit too far to me...You could get 4x 5TB for this money and have enough left over for a cheap micro server to put them in.



That is fine if you're happy with 15TB of storage (I'm guessing/hoping you would be running RAID-5 on the 4 drives), I do 4k video editing at home and keep backups of all the footage in case a customer wants copies further down the line. Sure I could get a bigger caddy and add more drives but this gives me the option to have 30TB of space in the same caddy.

Either way, this is about the best price you can get for this drive at the moment

mrtea99

That is fine if you're happy with 15TB of storage (I'm guessing/hoping … That is fine if you're happy with 15TB of storage (I'm guessing/hoping you would be running RAID-5 on the 4 drives), I do 4k video editing at home and keep backups of all the footage in case a customer wants copies further down the line. Sure I could get a bigger caddy and add more drives but this gives me the option to have 30TB of space in the same caddy.Either way, this is about the best price you can get for this drive at the moment

It's a nice capacity if physical space is the highest premium but for most people, it's usually cost...
I'm not arguing that it's cheaper elsewhere, nor did I vote cold but it's just a bit too far past a reasonable price jump for me.

You could RAID10 the 5TB drives so that you get 10TB of high-performance storage

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Scorpion

£535.50 in the student store as per … £535.50 in the student store as per here:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cheapest-western-digital-red-hdds-for-university-college-academy-school-e-mail-holders-2377543?p=29813434



Cool, how do I (and everyone else) get a student e-mail, apart from the obvious of paying for a course somewhere
Edited by: "mrtea99" 13th Jan

mrtea99

That is fine if you're happy with 15TB of storage (I'm guessing/hoping … That is fine if you're happy with 15TB of storage (I'm guessing/hoping you would be running RAID-5 on the 4 drives), I do 4k video editing at home and keep backups of all the footage in case a customer wants copies further down the line. Sure I could get a bigger caddy and add more drives but this gives me the option to have 30TB of space in the same caddy.Either way, this is about the best price you can get for this drive at the moment



Personally I'd be concerned about the drive being priced (and if you believe it, specified) for running in datacentre configurations, if you're not going to stick it in a RAID array with loads of other disks, it's just paying for unnecessary features, especially since there are other cheaper 10TB disks out there.

If you were to stick one of these in a RAID 5 array, I wonder how long a rebuild would take if a disk failed, I found 3TB disks painful enough, and have abandoned RAID 5 for all my larger systems.

At the moment I'd be looking at 8TB drives as the sweet spot, about 1/2 the price of the lowest priced 10TB. Assuming you're happy to rip them out of the USB caddy.

mike

mrtea99

Cool, how do I (and everyone else) get a student e-mail, apart from the … Cool, how do I (and everyone else) get a student e-mail, apart from the obvious of paying for a course somewhere


Sign up to a free course and you can get one. There's lots of posts about it on here.

K1LLER HORNET

Yeah you're right. You're much safer with several smaller drives. That … Yeah you're right. You're much safer with several smaller drives. That way you only lose a portion of your important data. /sarcasm. There's always someone who makes this silly comment. It doesn't matter what size the drive is, if the data is important it should be backed up.



​dont know why the sarcasm
it's a legit point.

chances of 5 drives breaking is less than chances of one.

buffoon
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