Inb4 TLDR, click here for cliffs. These are my opinions. Just doing some comparison with NAS hard drives. What is the best bang buck $ per gb and $ per tb. I am comparing Australian price where I live. It is quite pricey here, especially the West Side. I am comparing Western Digital Red NAS hard drives and Seagate Ironwolf NAS hard drives. Checked prices from staticice.com.au, a good comparison pc parts price checker to check prices in Australia.
By comparing $/gb, out of both, WD has it cheaper for 2tb drives at $15.75/gb. I have removed 1tb out of the equations because who buys 1tb drives nowadays?? As for $/tb, it seems like Seagate have it cheaper for 4tb at $48.5/tb. For this test, I would go for $/tb as the drives are in tb. The stores I have compared these prices are from MSY, PLE, Austin and Netplus. Prices last checked from 11th April 2017.
For me, I personally would choose 3tb WD NAS drives. Better for power efficiency and lower consumption with great reliability.
- $/gb (Lowest & Best) = 2tb WD @ 15.75/gb
- $/tb (Lowest & Best) = 4tb Seagate @ 48.50/tb
- OP would buy 3tb WD, prices just right in the middle for bang buck
Thanks for reading.