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Any Black Friday HDD's?

I'm not sure if this is an appropriate thread as a search for Black Friday didn't produce many relevant hits, leaving me to wonder why.

Is anybody aware of a decent deal on either a 4 or 5tb drive? To be used in a home server running WHS 2011 and Drivepool. Mostly used to stream movies and TV shows to Fire TV boxes. I'm hoping to avoid lemons like the infamous Seagate 3tb (which Drivescan tells me is preparing to die). Thanks.
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StableBit Scanner will be right, too. I lost two of those 3TB drives not long after Scanner started telling me they had issues.

I'm hoping to find a good deal on a 5-6TB drive. I may try the HGST 6TB NAS drive this time.
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StableBit Scanner will be right, too. I lost two of those 3TB drives not long after Scanner started telling me they had issues.

I'm hoping to find a good deal on a 5-6TB drive. I may try the HGST 6TB NAS drive this time.
I recently bought 7 of the HGST 5TB drives from NewEgg when they had a special at the end of September. They are always running deals and I monitor the site because I still need 2 more WD Red 4TB drives to fill another NAS.

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$220 for the 6TB is pretty good - Amazon, but I'd like a hell of a deal if I can find one. Mine don't all have to match sizes because I also use DrivePool.
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Is anybody aware of a decent deal on either a 4 or 5tb drive?
Bring a few friends and you should be all set. I saw a ton of them lying around the other day... Fry's


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5TB Toshiba X300 Boxed Hard Drive $130AC
w/code 1121BFWK205
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...rebbr=1&cm_sp=

5TB HGST NAS $164.99
w/ code 1121BFWK229 ends 11/26
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2145972&cm_sp=

6TB HGST NAS Hard Drive $219.99
w/code 1121BFWK204
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StableBit Scanner will be right, too. I lost two of those 3TB drives not long after Scanner started telling me they had issues.

I'm hoping to find a good deal on a 5-6TB drive. I may try the HGST 6TB NAS drive this time.
Yes, SB Scanner. I forgot the exact name.

Thank you everyone who replied!
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Most of the electronic houses will have external drives which are vastly more popular with the general population.

You'll have to wait for Fry's Black Friday sale which applies to online purchases as well. Beyond that you'll have to wait for Amazon and New Egg's Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals.

5TB for $99?

I might be in for that, I really need to add another drive to my WHS 2011 server, which will be upgraded finally and I will talk more about that in the future.

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Bring a few friends and you should be all set. I saw a ton of them lying around the other day... Fry's

That's just the deal I need, and Fry's is just down the road from me. But, I'll be out of town. I need a Cyber Monday deal I guess.
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That's just the deal I need, and Fry's is just down the road from me. But, I'll be out of town. I need a Cyber Monday deal I guess.
Looks like they are sold out on line...
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Looks like they are sold out on line...
Figured they would be. I need Amazon, NewEgg, or MicroCenter to drop something similar.
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Looks like they are sold out on line...
They will be until the promo kicks in. Like the UHD movies for 16.99 you can't order them even for in store pickup yet they sit in the store waiting...

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Looks like they are sold out on line...
I assumed it actually started on Friday. Silly me 😕

I know stores want to maximize sales, but by now we shouldn't be calling it Black Friday anymore.
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I assumed it actually started on Friday. Silly me 😕

I know stores want to maximize sales, but by now we shouldn't be calling it Black Friday anymore.
When I pull it up in the ad I received, it says "Coming on 2016-11-25 06:00 AM PST"

I think that's Friday.
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Think I replied b4 getting to the end of the thread, so I didn't see Charles R's comment.

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It's too bad that 5TB drive for $99 at Frys is 7200 rpm and not 5400/5900 rpm. The slower drives are usually quieter/cooler.

Edit: Reviews are decent, and it's a NAS drive. Am I likely to notice a difference in load times for gaming between a 5400 and 7200 drive? I have a Define R4 with the sound-proofing panels, so not sure if I would be able to hear it anyways. I can't hear my WD Greens from a few feet away.

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It's too bad that 5TB drive for $99 at Frys is 7200 rpm and not 5400/5900 rpm. The slower drives are usually quieter/cooler.

Edit: Reviews are decent, and it's a NAS drive. Am I likely to notice a difference in load times for gaming between a 5400 and 7200 drive? I have a Define R4 with the sound-proofing panels, so not sure if I would be able to hear it anyways. I can't hear my WD Greens from a few feet away.
I have WD 5400rpm drives in one NAS and these HGST 7200rpm drives in another and there is a small difference in noise as you predicted but, in my case, it is irrelevant as both are used remotely from the music room. My son-in-law has a NAS with the HGSTs in his music room but they are in a large wooden cabinet and are not audible. I have no knowledge of gaming.

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They sold out before I could get to them.
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Amazon send me a coupon. 10% on a 8 TB HDD Archive. What do you think?
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They sold out before I could get to them.
I picked up a couple at the store and they have still had close to a hundred sitting around in cart(s) at noon.

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I picked up a couple at the store and they have still had close to a hundred sitting around in cart(s) at noon.
Yeah, but I was out of town on Friday. Hundreds of miles from any Fry's. I had to do mail order.

Regarding the Archive drives - they write REALLY slowly. As long as you know that, I haven't heard of any issues with them.
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