Great price, still, despite the greater-than-2Tb compatibility issues. We avoid externals for that reason - we prefer compatibility across any system rather than remembering certain drives can only function on certain systems, and I don’t want to install the limit-bypass drivers.
One of our wholesalers sent out a survey to see what price-level we “needed” to kickstart our server sales again, and considering that we’re selling 5 or 6 drive RAID5s or 10s, we used those total price-points as a target. I hope they come thru.
I saw Toshiba had their 3Tb for $124 a few weekends ago, then some $129 Seagate and Hitachi prices followed. These are the first pre-Flood improvements - albeit for only a few days.
This market-segment doesn’t need a few cutesy sales, though - they need a solid price-drop - 3Tb in the $110-130 range, 4Tb in the $150-170 range. And push those 2Tb well under some $90 ceiling. For folks that ponder “having their own storage”, those prices will start HDD sales, I think.
With these prices, we can afford our own tethering lines, too… for those helium units, I mean.
I understand “Lakehurst” was not the name-of-choice for Cloud Servers, by the way. Odd, huh?