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Seagate 12TB enterprise drives cheaper than desktop versions.

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by zimano, May 13, 2018.

  1. zimano

    Associate

    Joined: Jun 18, 2009

    Posts: 54

    Anyone know why the enterprise drive ST12000NM0027 (around £370) is significantly cheaper than the desktop version ST12000DM0007 (around £420). I'm aware you'd have to buy a SAS interface to use the enterprise drive and may need better cooling but I thought the biggest disadvantage with enterprise drives was their price.
     
  2. Hotwired

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 17, 2009

    Posts: 5,863

    You mean the one example that has no stock and is showing a price £100 below everyone else.

    Pricing error I expect.
     
  3. zimano

    Associate

    Joined: Jun 18, 2009

    Posts: 54

    I emailed them and got the following response:

    "Yes, this pricing is correct as we have a good supplier feed from Seagate on the Enterprise class drives."

    I'm getting a free LTO-6 based tape drive coming my way soonish so will need to buy a SAS controller regardless so tempted to go with the above rather than the desktop version.