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This is the lowest price for these monster drives according to the camel

Few notable features:
- 5 year warranty
- 2.5 million hours MTBF
- These are very likely HGST drives that WD just relabeled. 
 

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$ per TB is pretty good when compared with the lower capacity equivalent.

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A Single drive with 10TB? OMG

Remember when a 40mb Seagate ST251-1 was the shiznit.

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I just received a hard drive from Amazon. They put it unprotected in a brown envelope. Who wants a hard drive that has been thrown around by the post office with no protection?

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Excellent product quality.

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GatorLex said:   I just received a hard drive from Amazon. They put it unprotected in a brown envelope. Who wants a hard drive that has been thrown around by the post office with no protection?
  No shock protection?  Was it an outlet or something?  The box should have it.

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Good product.

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forbin4040 said:   A Single drive with 10TB? OMG

Remember when a 40mb Seagate ST251-1 was the shiznit.

Even have a 20 MB Seagate - the platters actually wore out (from use or head crash). It was a big deal, compared to 360 KB floppies or tapes. Ah the days of the PC, XT and AT!
And to think I also got to work in the late '90s on bit-slice processors (AMD 2901, IDT 49C402), instruction sequencers etc. where you could "assemble" your own "micro"processor! 
 

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Beware, no western digital warranty. from Amazon: "Placing my order, it was supplied by Platinum Micro and fulfilled by Amazon. After installing the drive and attempting to register it online on Western Digitals website, I was informed that it was an OEM drive and that it will not accept my warranty information."

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dynooingo said:   Beware, no western digital warranty. from Amazon : "Placing my order, it was supplied by Platinum Micro and fulfilled by Amazon. After installing the drive and attempting to register it online on Western Digitals website, I was informed that it was an OEM drive and that it will not accept my warranty information."
  

That was their bad for not buying from Amazon. This deal currently shows "Ships from and sold by Amazon.com."

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ganjagadget beat me to it - In general, always make sure you buy items that are "ships from and sold by Amazon.com".

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ganjagadget said:   
dynooingo said:   Beware, no western digital warranty. from Amazon : "Placing my order, it was supplied by Platinum Micro and fulfilled by Amazon. After installing the drive and attempting to register it online on Western Digitals website, I was informed that it was an OEM drive and that it will not accept my warranty information."
  

That was their bad for not buying from Amazon. This deal currently shows "Ships from and sold by Amazon. com."

  Doesn't matter, welcome to commingled stock.
Some will have  it, and some won't.

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amhidogha said:   
forbin4040 said:   A Single drive with 10TB? OMG

Remember when a 40mb Seagate ST251-1 was the shiznit.

Even have a 20 MB Seagate - the platters actually wore out (from use or head crash). It was a big deal, compared to 360 KB floppies or tapes. Ah the days of the PC, XT and AT!
And to think I also got to work in the late '90s on bit-slice processors (AMD 2901, IDT 49C402), instruction sequencers etc. where you could "assemble" your own "micro"processor! 

  You guys definitely beat me with the 20 and 40mb  Seagates. I started around the 120mb times... It's not just storage though. Look at how powerful WATCHES! have become

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forbin4040 said:   
GatorLex said:   I just received a hard drive from Amazon. They put it unprotected in a brown envelope. Who wants a hard drive that has been thrown around by the post office with no protection?
  No shock protection?  Was it an outlet or something?  The box should have it.

  No. It was a brand new WD Blue 4TB hard drive shipped with no protection in a brown envelope. I could not believe it. They could have at least wrapped it in some bubble wrap or something. I can't believe someone is stupid enough to ship a HD in an envelope.

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TeraHz said:   
amhidogha said:   
forbin4040 said:   A Single drive with 10TB? OMG

Remember when a 40mb Seagate ST251-1 was the shiznit.

Even have a 20 MB Seagate - the platters actually wore out (from use or head crash). It was a big deal, compared to 360 KB floppies or tapes. Ah the days of the PC, XT and AT!
And to think I also got to work in the late '90s on bit-slice processors (AMD 2901, IDT 49C402), instruction sequencers etc. where you could "assemble" your own "micro"processor! 

  You guys definitely beat me with the 20 and 40mb  Seagates. I started around the 120mb times... It's not just storage though. Look at how powerful WATCHES! have become

  
Man, I'm jealous.  I can't remember the hard drive specs on my first desktop.  I do recall it was before IDE..  Hmm, what was that called?  Something with an m, I think..
 

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dam 10 tb that can hold a lot of txt files..

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gremln007 said:   
TeraHz said:   
amhidogha said:   
forbin4040 said:   A Single drive with 10TB? OMG

Remember when a 40mb Seagate ST251-1 was the shiznit.

Even have a 20 MB Seagate - the platters actually wore out (from use or head crash). It was a big deal, compared to 360 KB floppies or tapes. Ah the days of the PC, XT and AT!
And to think I also got to work in the late '90s on bit-slice processors (AMD 2901, IDT 49C402), instruction sequencers etc. where you could "assemble" your own "micro"processor! 

  You guys definitely beat me with the 20 and 40mb  Seagates. I started around the 120mb times... It's not just storage though. Look at how powerful WATCHES! have become

  
Man, I'm jealous.  I can't remember the hard drive specs on my first desktop.  I do recall it was before IDE..  Hmm, what was that called?  Something with an m, I think..

. Yes, it was before IDE, had a split bus for data and control. I think you may be referring to MFM (Modified Frequency Modulation). SCSI was available but not standardized and expensive. Winchester disks followed shortly. Seagate used to be Shugart and later acquired Conner. Still have the old stuff, including a 286 board with discrete chips, including DIP cache chips and single-sided memory modules (SIMMs) with sharp pins, 5.25" floppy drive etc. A friend still has his Sinclair ZX Spectrum with tape drive! Another friend has an 8 inch floppy disk drive.

Apologies for diverging from the deal topic.

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amhidogha said:   
gremln007 said:   
TeraHz said:   
amhidogha said:   
forbin4040 said:   A Single drive with 10TB? OMG

Remember when a 40mb Seagate ST251-1 was the shiznit.

Even have a 20 MB Seagate - the platters actually wore out (from use or head crash). It was a big deal, compared to 360 KB floppies or tapes. Ah the days of the PC, XT and AT!
And to think I also got to work in the late '90s on bit-slice processors (AMD 2901, IDT 49C402), instruction sequencers etc. where you could "assemble" your own "micro"processor! 

  You guys definitely beat me with the 20 and 40mb  Seagates. I started around the 120mb times... It's not just storage though. Look at how powerful WATCHES! have become

  
Man, I'm jealous.  I can't remember the hard drive specs on my first desktop.  I do recall it was before IDE..  Hmm, what was that called?  Something with an m, I think..

. Yes, it was before IDE, had a split bus for data and control. Trying to remember the bus name. SCSI was available but not standardized and expensive. Winchester disks followed shortly. Seagate used to be Shugart and later acquired Conner. Still have the old stuff, including a 286 board with discrete chips, including DIP cache chips and single-sided memory modules (SIMMs) with sharp pins, 5.25" floppy drive etc. A friend still has his Sinclair ZX Spectrum with tape drive! Another friend has an 8 inch floppy disk drive.

Apologies for diverging from the deal topic.

  As the OP, I allow it

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dynooingo said:   Beware, no western digital warranty. from Amazon : "Placing my order, it was supplied by Platinum Micro and fulfilled by Amazon. After installing the drive and attempting to register it online on Western Digitals website, I was informed that it was an OEM drive and that it will not accept my warranty information."
Said reviewer from 11 months ago.

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guardianx said:   dam 10 tb that can hold a lot of porn files..
  Fixed that for you.

BTW the formats before IDE were
MFM and RLL.
Then IDE came in and no one cared if it was a MFM or RLL underneath.  Sorta a precursor to what we have now.  

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amhidogha said:   
gremln007 said:   
TeraHz said:   
amhidogha said:   
forbin4040 said:   A Single drive with 10TB? OMG

Remember when a 40mb Seagate ST251-1 was the shiznit.

Even have a 20 MB Seagate - the platters actually wore out (from use or head crash). It was a big deal, compared to 360 KB floppies or tapes. Ah the days of the PC, XT and AT!
And to think I also got to work in the late '90s on bit-slice processors (AMD 2901, IDT 49C402), instruction sequencers etc. where you could "assemble" your own "micro"processor! 

  You guys definitely beat me with the 20 and 40mb  Seagates. I started around the 120mb times... It's not just storage though. Look at how powerful WATCHES! have become

  
Man, I'm jealous.  I can't remember the hard drive specs on my first desktop.  I do recall it was before IDE..  Hmm, what was that called?  Something with an m, I think..

. Yes, it was before IDE, had a split bus for data and control. I think you may be referring to MFM (Modified Frequency Modulation). SCSI was available but not standardized and expensive. Winchester disks followed shortly. Seagate used to be Shugart and later acquired Conner. Still have the old stuff, including a 286 board with discrete chips, including DIP cache chips and single-sided memory modules (SIMMs) with sharp pins, 5.25" floppy drive etc. A friend still has his Sinclair ZX Spectrum with tape drive! Another friend has an 8 inch floppy disk drive.

Apologies for diverging from the deal topic.

  
Back then I worked in HDD development. I had (free) SCSI on my home systems. I was that shit hot I couldn't keep the ladies away

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I had to replace a  IBM 3370 Direct Access Storage Device in IBM System/36. It was YUGGGE! It required 2 guys to pick it up.

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TeraHz said:   
amhidogha said:   
forbin4040 said:   A Single drive with 10TB? OMG

Remember when a 40mb Seagate ST251-1 was the shiznit.

Even have a 20 MB Seagate - the platters actually wore out (from use or head crash). It was a big deal, compared to 360 KB floppies or tapes. Ah the days of the PC, XT and AT!
And to think I also got to work in the late '90s on bit-slice processors (AMD 2901, IDT 49C402), instruction sequencers etc. where you could "assemble" your own "micro"processor! 

  You guys definitely beat me with the 20 and 40mb  Seagates. I started around the 120mb times... It's not just storage though. Look at how powerful WATCHES! have become

  I still remember when my Dad picked up our first hard drive.  10MB SCSI drive, about the size of a shoe box.  Connected to our Macintosh+.  Good times!

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ganda said:   Back then I worked in HDD development. I had (free) SCSI on my home systems. I was that shit hot I couldn't keep the ladies away
 

  Hey baby, can I actively terminate your chain?

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kstraka said:   
ganda said:   Back then I worked in HDD development. I had (free) SCSI on my home systems. I was that shit hot I couldn't keep the ladies away
  Hey baby, can I actively terminate your chain?

  Gadz now that's an old geek joke.

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amhidogha said:   
forbin4040 said:   A Single drive with 10TB? OMG

Remember when a 40mb Seagate ST251-1 was the shiznit.

Even have a 20 MB Seagate - the platters actually wore out (from use or head crash). It was a big deal, compared to 360 KB floppies or tapes. Ah the days of the PC, XT and AT!
And to think I also got to work in the late '90s on bit-slice processors (AMD 2901, IDT 49C402), instruction sequencers etc. where you could "assemble" your own "micro"processor! 

  I remember having a Plus Development 20mb Hard Card in my Compaq luggable.  Hard to believe that so much has changed

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Maxtor probably or Miniscribe.

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I've got most of you beat. A friend back in high school had this huge 5mb hard drive.

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LorenPechtel said:   I've got most of you beat. A friend back in high school had this huge 5mb hard drive.
  That was the size of my first one on a CP/M system.  $2500.  Don't even ask what 64MB of static RAM cost!

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What is the actual usable space after partitioning? Like 8TB?

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9.18TB

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