ShuckStop ➝

A price comparison site for external hard drives, aimed toward buyers that plan to disassemble the enclosure to use the bare drives. This isn’t something I’ve ever done before, but I think I’m going to soon.

External drives are typically much cheaper for the same amount of storage than internal drives. There doesn’t seem to be a clear explanation as to why that is. And while the price difference wasn’t too bad when I was buying drives around 4TB in size, I’m planning to buy a couple in the 12–16TB range where the price difference is a bit more substantial.

If you’ve never heard of hard drive shucking, Pete Matheson published a great overview video late last year.

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