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  1. I PMed you a link to the my source for this, a very popular Canadian deals (non-tech) forum. There are no guarantees you'll get the one you're looking for, but the accumulated intelligence is rather compelling, especially with returns allowed for unopened drives until January 16th, 2021. As those reports stand now, and discounting any shills:

    Barracuda Pro
    2

    Ironwolf Pro
    -> 07/20 (7 reports) - S/N Prefix: NAABAY* / NAABAZ*, Silver Sticker
    -> 08/20 (11 reports) - S/N Prefix: NAABAC* / NAABC*, Hologram Seal
    -> 09/20 (6 reports) - S/N Prefix: NAABE7*, Clear Seal
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    Exos X16
    -> 09/20 (13 reports) - S/N Prefix: NAABDR* / NAABDS* / NAABD*, Clear Sticker
    13

    Unknown So Far
    -> 09/20 (2 reports - Post #220, Post #223) - S/N Prefix: NAABF*, Clear Sticker
    2 (presumably unopened awaiting info)
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  2. Following up on this because $20/TB is finally back in Canada after something like 3 years (edit: and briefly in 2019). $200.19 for a Seagate Expansion 10TB Desktop External (STEB10000400) Best ever pricing on these drives.

    https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/seagate-expansion-10tb-desktop-external-hard-drive-steb10000400/13873749

    Buyers who shucked these are still reporting mostly Ironwolf Pros and EXOS X16 drives which is a phenomenal upgrade on the Barracuda Pros found at first in these and in the 8TB models.

    That said this sale ends Nov. 26 and it is to wonder what the Black Friday pricing will be if there were stock left. WD usually will follow with not-quite-as-good pricing but their fans tend to be more loyal and WD drives are reputed quieter.

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  3. Is there anything better than roast beast? Actually the roast beef sandwich the next day is pretty awesome as well. Like a bunch of things I don't make often enough because I live alone, but your pic reminded me it's been much too long!

    Edit: Don't feel sorry for me though, I'm making pizza later!

  4. On 3/27/2020 at 1:13 PM, Soullessone21 said:

    What do you do for a living if you do not mind me asking?

    I suppose it's OK to say since I technically no longer work there. It was a donation center for used clothes and household goods.

    When I posted I thought it might last about 6 weeks, which was more than anyone else was guessing, but now it's looking like a LOT more that that. Stay safe, try to get some exercise, and plant a garden as soon as the spring finally arrives is my advice.

  5. Mine and I are doing fine, thanks for asking. Passing the time watching a ton of movies. Because of the nature of my work, it's still piling up while I'm laid off, in fact much more than ever. My war will start when this one ends. Eating too much junk food but trying to stay strong. Hang in there everyone!

  6. I still love XFX! Way back in 2010 a 6850 with their then "double lifetime" warranty was a no brainer. Mining actual bitcoin, dominating the island of Panau, suicide overclocks to 1012MHz from a stock 775MHz...those were the good old days for the little guy.

    Fast forward 10 years and the market has changed radically. Double lifetime warranties like XFX's are long gone. Mining crypto became a convenient foil for manufacturers to justify ridiculous GPU prices. AAA games are graphics intensive because they can be, but the gameplay isn't any more compelling. Any hidden overclocking potential has been taken off the table and/or priced accordingly. 

    Kudos for taking a look at these RX580s. I suspect there's still a market for a serious GPU that costs less than a console and offers a bit of "future proofing" (always in quotes, I know. 😄 ) I'm fairly skeptical about buying a used AMD card because of the potential of it having run 24/7 in a poorly maintained crypto mining rig, even though the aforementioned 6850 mined actual bitcoin in 2010 and is still running great!

     

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