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Western Digital My Book 8TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive @ Newegg for $229.99 after couon code through 08/29/2016 - Limit 5

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Last Edited by jersharocks September 2, 2016 at 05:26 AM
NewEgg has the Western Digital WDBFJK0080HBK-NESN 8TB USB 3.0 external hard drive for $249.99 minus $20 per drive with coupon code EMCEMGH98 through 08/29/2016 with a limit of 5.

The deal is found inside the case where WD is using a WD80EZZX HGST designed 5400 RPM Helium PMT based drive with a 2 year warranty. This drive is a much higher quality drive versus the Seagate 8TB SMR archive drive we often see on sale for $199.99.The equilivalent WD red internal drive goes for $330 on Amazon so you can save $100 just by pulling the drive out of its housing.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6822235061

Comparable drive at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Red-8TB-Ha...wd+red+8tb
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MyBooks are no longer guaranteed Reds.
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MyBooks are no longer guaranteed Reds.
The ones I've been getting with June manufacturing dates still have been. What other ones are they subbing in now?

In any case you can always carefully open the case with a credit card and snap it back shut, with no evidence of tampering, for return if you don't like what you see inside.
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I need 6 of the 5400rpm Red NAS drives, what are my chances of getting Red drives?
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The ones I've been getting with June manufacturing dates still have been. What other ones are they subbing in now?

In any case you can always carefully open the case with a credit card and snap it back shut, with no evidence of tampering, for return if you don't like what you see inside.
I have opened one and its white label drive. It's probably red drive with reduced warranty because as of now there are only red drives in 8TB capacity by WD.
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Quote from dkcs View Post :
The ones I've been getting with June manufacturing dates still have been. What other ones are they subbing in now?

In any case you can always carefully open the case with a credit card and snap it back shut, with no evidence of tampering, for return if you don't like what you see inside.
Not an 8TB, but I just discovered a blue drive in a MyBook 6TB that I purchased maybe six months ago. Thing fell to the floor and out popped the drive.
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Not an 8TB, but I just discovered a blue drive in a MyBook 6TB that I purchased maybe six months ago. Thing fell to the floor and out popped the drive.
Yes, on the 6TB you will find a blue label drive almost always. This is for the 8TB drive.
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I need 6 of the 5400rpm Red NAS drives, what are my chances of getting Red drives?
I'm going to say 100%. The actual drives inside will be white label drives that are HGST (Hitachi) drives that run at 5400 RPM spindle speeds. These are pretty much a WD red label drive based on the HGST Helium filled chassis.

The ONLY valid reports we've seen of the drives used in this external enclosure were initially in the December 2015 run WD was using actual HGST 7200RPM drives which were replaced by the current HGST 5400RPM drives which bear Western Digital's name but are a white label version of their red drive based on the HGST chassis.

This article will show you what is currently shipping in these enclosures:

http://www.servethehome.com/wd-bo...enchmarks/
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I have opened one and its white label drive. It's probably red drive with reduced warranty because as of now there are only red drives in 8TB capacity by WD.
2 year warranty vs the 3 year warranty on the WD true red label drive. The serial number on the drive matches the serial on the external enclosure so it will come up on the WD warranty check page.
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I'm going to say 100%. The actual drives inside will be white label drives that are HGST (Hitachi) drives that run at 5400 RPM spindle speeds. These are pretty much a WD red label drive based on the HGST Helium filled chassis.

The ONLY valid reports we've seen of the drives used in this external enclosure were initially in the December 2015 run WD was using actual HGST 7200RPM drives which were replaced by the current HGST 5400RPM drives which bear Western Digital's name but are a white label version of their red drive based on the HGST chassis.

This article will show you what is currently shipping in these enclosures:

http://www.servethehome.com/wd-bo...enchmarks/ [servethehome.com]
The only issue I see is that the white label drives have TLER disabled. Frown
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The only issue I see is that the white label drives have TLER disabled. Frown
If you need TLER for use in a RAID then you can enable it. These drives are using the HGST firmware which allows one to toggle the TLER setting. Off course since WD is selling these in a single drive enclosure you can see why they would want to leave TLER set to off.
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If you need TLER for use in a RAID then you can enable it. These drives are using the HGST firmware which allows one to toggle the TLER setting. Off course since WD is selling these in a single drive enclosure you can see why they would want to leave TLER set to off.
I read up more on this and it's inconclusive as whether after you enable TLER, if it can maintain its setting after a reboot. I only saw a few posts delve into this and one user on reddit stated that TLER ON got reset after a reboot.
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