Updated bunch of specs on various drives
Updated prices on a bunch of drives
HGST has been merged into WD. I will leave HGST drive/specs around for a while, but will remove in future. (6months - 12 months)
Added WD Ultrastar (HGST replacement) drives
I am thinking about adding SD drives of 1 TB or higher. It will skew data, but it is becoming the future, today.
Still not fixed:
Tried to attach the file named: Disk Price analysis.xlsx and it would not allow the file because the type is not an allowed.
Updated more prices, as usual. You might see some drive prices show up as "=349.99/2", as a formula in a cost cell. This just means that you have to buy 2 drives (combo) to get the drive price listed.
I have added a new column which should be the end to all, in this spreadsheet, for cost per TB per year including electricity cost. This causes some drives that appeared to not be as cost efficient, to possibly edge out ones with higher electricity costs.
You can choose which column you prefer to use, but the option is there to see the "total" cost, as best as I can portray it.
Sorry for not updating more frequently. Just been busy!
Added some new drives
Updated prices on various NAS, DT drives
Prices have been holding pretty steady for last 2-3 months. Some ups and downs, but nothing major. I am seeing some odd drives (i.e. 5TB) are much harder to find and I will probably purge them in another 6-12 months.
If you are looking for deals, you will have a longer lead time than normal, from what I seen. Be patient. I saw 4 HGST 4TB Deskstar 7200 RPM NAS drives on special $399.99. Did not last long, though.
Right now, patience is the key. I would expect some competition to start occurring in the Fall/Winter time frame.