Staples has always had free shipping as long as I can recall and I've ordered from them for years now. however, it's never been quick as it's always shipped from a fulfillment center in Ontario while I live in BC, so at least 7 days out at minimum.
7 x 4tb hard drives mostly Seagate a couple of WD for the pmr which I think they are but mostly 4tb smr for drivepool on the server that's been sitting in my living room for a month. never really sure anymore since HDD companies won't tell you if its smr or pmr normally the cache size gives it away.
From what I cant tell SMR drives always need a large 256mb where the PMR drives are only 64mb cache. Still have 4-5 8tb drives I have to buy and its such a great time to buy right now lol
Ya, I have been fighting with myself if I should buy iron wolf drives or just regular Seagate which I have bought so far considering this server will only be turned on a couple of times a month I am not sure if I need them. yup not looking forward to the price hike that's comingYeah, I'm doing the same before the prices spike on PC components. Had another 2TB NAS drive shit the bed. I think they're all from that bad timeperiod for WD Reds, as they're all around 5 years old.
Replacing them with Ironwolf 4TB's. 2 of the 5 done.