I recently just shucked my first WD 8TB Easystore and despite what I have read on the internet, I don't believe my 'White label' 8TB drive is a WD Red drive.
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I got mine from Best Buy on sale for $169.99, which seems like a good deal when compared to other WD Red 8TB hard drives and the $299.99 shelf price.
Apr 20, 2018 I recently picked up a WD MyBook 8TB external USB drive with the intention of extracting the drive from the enclosure for use in our server and, not having found much about this model online, wanted to report the results here. I waited all week for a non SMR drive to go on sale. Not sure how I missed this as x3camel says it's been this price since Black Friday, which is the. May 10, 2013 WD 8TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBWLG0080HBK-NESN $149.99. Posted by 2 years ago. Help Reddit App Reddit coins Reddit premium Reddit gifts. At the moment on Amazon UK, WD Gold 12tb drives are £283.98 and 8tb are £197.99. Red 12tbs are £320. Red 10tb are £269. So you can get a WD Gold 12tb for £15 more than a Red 10tb.
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WD 8TB Easystore
Drive Model: WD80EMAZ
Drive: 8TB 'White Label' 5400RPM 256MB Cache
While I can’t say with 100% certainty, they do appear to be helium filled drives. It also turns out that these drives are actually 7200RPM drives as speculation from this forum points out. There are also some pictures analyzing rotational speed that seem to indicate that these drives are in fact 7200RPM and Western Digital has purposefully made the drives report that they are running at 5400RPM instead.
Well, because I am a bit scared to integrate it in with my WD Reds, I think I will use it for back ups. Not the 24/7 always on back ups either, just a, plug it into my hot-swap backplane and use a script to back up files to it sort of use. None-the-less I really do need a drive for back ups. I am currently banking on dual parity to save me from data loss, I have been doing this for 4 years now and it's only a matter of time before something goes wrong. I've come really close to losing data in the past and the only thing that saved me was my Google Drive backups (think pictures and 'important' documents).
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Slickdeals.com has a page that has pretty much all the information you need about what model of Easystore comes with what kind of drive. This will include information on 'How to Shuck' your hard drive from your Easystore, which is EZ.
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Don't feel like navigating 30 links, here are is a list for all the information you could possible need.
Everything about these drives: https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoar...ompendium/
How to shuck: https://youtu.be/7XyUHcaJLLE
Video guide for White Drive issues 3.3v issue should your PC not recognize the drive, using Kapton tape or a SATA-to-Molex adapter on your WHITE drive: https://youtu.be/9W3-uOl4ruc