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BANGKOK 18 February 2019 07:23
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8TB External Hard drive - 7,040 baht!

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Wow! An 8 terabyte Western Digital external hard drive for just $7,040 including the shipping on LAZADA1008458640_8TBHDDorder.JPG.99ed76e39e9f9378574e278129b4b5ef.JPGWD-Western-Digital-8TB-MY-BOOK-Desktop-External.jpg.07207ed0e8449cc3958baeb49e416e2c.jpg !

It should be here in a couple of days. I'll update this post with a complete review which will include delivery times, packaging and performance speeds.

 

Stay tuned!

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Whatever you do don't stand it up like in the picture....if it falls over while platter is spinning /read/write then it can very easily be rendered useless....how do I know ? ? ?

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What could you possibly need 7 Terabytes pf data for.  One of the largest supercenter stores in the USA with over 300 locations, over 60,000 employees, $18 billion in annual sales and hundreds of thousands of product runs the entire company on 1 Terabyte.  Unless you are downloading and keeping the entire library on Netflix I think you have overkill. 

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I seem to remember reading that those My Book units can contain bare drives that were RMA'd under warranty and refurbished. But who knows?

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54 minutes ago, Thomas J said:

What could you possibly need 7 Terabytes pf data for.  One of the largest supercenter stores in the USA with over 300 locations, over 60,000 employees, $18 billion in annual sales and hundreds of thousands of product runs the entire company on 1 Terabyte.  Unless you are downloading and keeping the entire library on Netflix I think you have overkill. 

Entirely different type of data genius. Multimedia vs Unix servers mmmmkay

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I have a 3TB 3.5" USB 3.0 Seagate Expansion External HD that I bought on clearance from Wal-Mart last year for $35. Now that's a bargain at less than $12 a TB. It is connected to my PS4 console and I use it to store and play all digital content downloaded from the PS Store.  The 8TB WD MyBook you post is priced at $169.99 from the WD online store. 

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Always a bit strange...

 

these enclosures often cost less, by 15% or more, than the bare drive

 

drives manufactured in Thailand are still less expensive, by 35%++ at the high end, in the U.S. than in Thailand

 

I've been looking for a Seagate 8TB HDD (ST8000DM0004)...

 

$200 all in in the U.S.

10,950 THB (~ $350) here

 

 

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16 hours ago, Thomas J said:

What could you possibly need 7 Terabytes pf data for.  One of the largest supercenter stores in the USA with over 300 locations, over 60,000 employees, $18 billion in annual sales and hundreds of thousands of product runs the entire company on 1 Terabyte.  Unless you are downloading and keeping the entire library on Netflix I think you have overkill. 

A bulging Jav collection maybe🤔

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15 hours ago, ozmeldo said:

It's just 2 4gb drives slapped together.

I don't think so.

This category of WD is just one-disk: https://www.wd.com/products/external-storage/my-book-new.html#WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN

The day your 8TB disk dies... you can cry :sad:

 

I by far would prefer (for my own usage) a small NAS with RAID 2x4TB

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16 hours ago, Thomas J said:

What could you possibly need 7 Terabytes pf data for.  One of the largest supercenter stores in the USA with over 300 locations, over 60,000 employees, $18 billion in annual sales and hundreds of thousands of product runs the entire company on 1 Terabyte.  Unless you are downloading and keeping the entire library on Netflix I think you have overkill. 

Just storing the photos of 60,000 employees would take a couple of terabytes. Website, product catalogues etc. 

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I prefer to have 4 x 2 TB or 2 x 4TB. What happens if you load all your data on a 8TB and it fails?

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