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04-07-2019, 00:18   #16
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Seagate 8TB like in the OP available on Amazon US for $140 or €125
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Deskto.../dp/B07CQJBSQL

I'm not sure about delivery or customs charges though?

Just an fyi, that the model I got from Germany is different to the one in the unboxing video I posted earlier.
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04-07-2019, 00:34   #17
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Seagate 8TB like in the OP available on Amazon US for $140 or €125
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Deskto.../dp/B07CQJBSQL

I'm not sure about delivery or customs charges though?

Just an fyi, that the model I got from Germany is different to the one in the unboxing video I posted earlier.
Price $139.99
AmazonGlobal Shipping + $11.16
Estimated Import Fees Deposit + $34.76
Total $185.91

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04-07-2019, 09:14   #18
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Price $139.99
AmazonGlobal Shipping + $11.16
Estimated Import Fees Deposit + $34.76
Total $185.91

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I wonder would using the addresspal service and the US address help with the customs fees?
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Just an fyi, that the model I got from Germany is different to the one in the unboxing video I posted earlier.
Different in what way? No power adapter?
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I wonder would using the addresspal service and the US address help with the customs fees?
There is still the chance of them being processed by customs when they hit Ireland, so kinda a gamble
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Different in what way? No power adapter
No, she does come with a power adapter. I'm confusing myself here though. I just meant different, as in the plastic case. So it's not the same cannibalisation method to the one in the video.

Mind you, if I had actually looked at the pictures on amazon I would have realised that it is actually the right case that they gave me. It's the videos that are probably the older cases and they are throwing me.

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There is still the chance of them being processed by customs when they hit Ireland, so kinda a gamble
I took a look at the addresspal FAQs and they do actually admit that your delivery will be subject to customs checks and charges if necessary.

With that said, if we take seimiks maths as gospel, that still gives you an 8TB HDD for approx €165 versus new price of €195 on Amazon Germany.
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With that said, if we take seimiks maths as gospel, that still gives you an 8TB HDD for approx €165 versus new price of €195 on Amazon Germany.
But then you could get the WD wdbwlg0080hbk-eesn 8TB Elements Desktop for €139 from Amazon.de - I think the shipping is 8~12euro
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07FNK6QMT/
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With that said, if we take seimiks maths as gospel, that still gives you an 8TB HDD for approx €165 versus new price of €195 on Amazon Germany.
But then you could get the WD wdbwlg0080hbk-eesn 8TB Elements Desktop for €139 from Amazon.de - I think the shipping is 8~12euro
https://www.amazon.de/dp/B07FNK6QMT/
This is €153 at checkout with shipping.
Got this other one for €163 which is in stock: WD My Book Desktop 8 TB - WDBBGB0080HBK-EESN https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01LWVT81X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_gGVhDbKVXGJAG

Bought two of them and plan to shuck them to put it in a new DS218+ NAS I bought (from Amazon.co.uk).
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Just saw this, something about its 3.3V pin not being compatible with that persons PSU in their machine. Doubt it would be a problem for most but something to keep in mind should it not appear when shuck and plugged into a machine directly.

Umm seems to be a common issue around the WD drives - link.

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Mine looked quite different to the one in the dismantling vid.

Some guitar plecs and a screwdriver got the top off. Removed rubber spacing blocks and drive subassembly popped out. 4 screws on the sides and two holding the pcb to the drive to remove 9easy to miss those). Then used screwdriver as a lever to pry out drive gently.
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The HDD that the OP flagged has now dropped in price to €151.
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This drive (STGY8000400) is available on Amazon.co.uk (Prime day deal) for £109.
Seems like a good deal to me!
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