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Last Edited by UGAdawg2k7 July 4, 2018 at 04:34 AM
Everything you need to know about these drives (White vs Red): https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoar...ompendium/

How to shuck: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6VCQ64DkfM
Another take on shucking with guitar picks: https://youtu.be/7XyUHcaJLLE

If you get a WHITE drive with 256MB and your PC doesn't see it (internally). CUT THE ORANGE lead to the power adapter. Or follow this guide for an easy nondestructive method: https://imgur.com/a/BFdmB

Here's a video guide on using Kapton tape or a SATA-to-Molex adapter on your WHITE drive: https://youtu.be/9W3-uOl4ruc

Information taken from all of the posts. Please add your findings if not already here. Verified serial numbers only please.

It appears that some serial numbers are showing up as both Red and White.

RED (WD80EFAX / WD80EFZX):

7SGAE***
7SGAX*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX 2-3-2018 BB)
7SGBP*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX 2-3-2018 BB)
7SGBT*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX 2-3-2018 BB)
7SGBX***
7SGD1***
7SGD2***
7SGD3***
7SGD4*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX 2-3-2018 BB)
7SGEP*** (Confirmed Red WD80 EFAX Feb 3, 2018)
7SGEV*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX 2/4/18)
7SGEW***
7SGG3***
7SGG5***
7SGG6***
7SGG9***
7SGGG*** (Confirmed WD80EFAX - 68LHPN0)
7SGGBY** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX) (please confirm red, verified 7SGGBL** white WD80EMAZ)
7SGGH***
7SGGK***
7SGGL***
7SGGM*** (verified red WD80EFAX)
7SGGP***
7SGGR3** (verified red WD80EFAX)
7SGGRR** (verified red WD80EFAX)
7SGGZ***
7SGH5*** (verified red WD80EFAX)
7SGH9***
7SGHD***
7SGHE*** (verified red WD80EFAX, 2/10/2018)
7SGHJ***
7SGHK*** (2 red found)
7SGHL***
7SGHS***
7SGHV***
7SGHX***
7SGHY***
7SGJ0*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX 1/30/18)
7SGJ1***
7SGJ2*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX 2/3/18)
7SGJ3*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX 2/4/18)
7SGJ4***
7SGJ6*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX, Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX 2/4/18)
7SGJ9*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX)
7SGJE***
7SGJG*** (Confirmed WD80EFAX, purchased 12/7/18 bestbuy)
7SGJK***
7SGJL***
7SGJN***
7SGJP***
7SGJR***
7SGJS*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX 2/3/18)
7SGJT***
7SGJV***
7SGJX***
7SGJY***
7SGJZ***(confirmed red)
7SGK0***(Confirmed Red, Verified WD80EFAX)
7SGK2*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGK3*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGK9*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGKA*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGKN*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX 2/3/18)
7SGKP***
7SGKY***
7SGKZ***
7SGL0*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGL1*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX 1/30/18)
7SGL3*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGL4*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGL5*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGL6*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGL7*** (please confirm red, verified WD80EMAZ)
7SGL8*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX 2/3/18)
7SGL9*** (WD80EFAX, 2 red found)
7SGLA*** (Confirmed WD80EFAX-68LHPN0)
7SGLB***
7SGLD***
7SGLH*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGLJ***
7SGLN*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX 2/3/18)
7SGLR*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX) MGBJRCK
7SGLV*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX 2/3/18)
7SGLW*** (Confirmed WD80EFAX-68LHPN0)
7SGLX***
7SGLY*** (Confirmed Red)
7SGLZ*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGM0***
7SGM5***
7SGM6***
7SGM7***
7SGM9***(Confirmed Red, WD80EFAX via CrystalDiskInfo)
7SGME***(confirmed Red, WD80EFAX via CrystalDiskInfo 2/4/2018)
7SGMN***
7SGMP***
7SGMT***
7SGMU*** (2/2 Confirmed Red 256, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGMX*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGN2*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX)
7SGN3*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX, reconfirmed 5/30/2018 at Best Buy) ** White on 7/4/2018**
7SGN7***
7SGN8*** (please confirm red, verified WD80EMAZ)
7SGND***
7SGNE*** (please confirm red, verified WD80EMAZ) (7SGNE(R|B)** verified red)
7SGNJ*** (2/2 red 256mb, WD80EFAX)
7SGNM*** (please confirm red, verified white WD80EMAZ)
7SGNN***
7SGNR*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX)
7SGNS***
7SGNU***
7SGNZ***
7SGP8***
7SGPA***
7SGPH*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX)
7SGPL*** (Confirmed Red 256MB WD80EFAX)
7SGPU*** (Confirmed Red 256MB WD80EFAX) purchase 2/10/18
7SGPW***
7SGPX*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX)
7SGPY*** (WD80EFAX)
7SGR0*** (WD80EFAX)
7SGR1*** (Confirmed WD80EFAX) (Got a WD80EMAZ on 03/11/2018)
7SGR2*** (Confirmed WD80EFAX)
7SGR3*** (Confirmed WD80EMAZ, 256MB cache. Purchased 02/06/2018. Made in Thailand)
7SGR9***(Got a WHITE as well)
7SGRR*** (Confirmed WD80EFAX, 256MB cache. Purchased 02/06/2018. Made in Thailand) (Confirmed WD80EMAZ, 256MB cache. Made in Thailand)
7SGRU***
7SGRZ*** (Red, WD80EFAX , 256MB cache Purchased 1/29/2018)
7SGS5*** (Red, WD80EFAX, 256MB Cache, Purchased 2/10/2018 in North Carolina)
7SGS6***
7SGS7***
7SGT0*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX)
7SGT6***
7SGT8***
7SGTB***
7SGTE***
7SGTG*** (Red, WD80EFAX , 256MB cache)
7SGTH*** (Red, WD80EFAX , 256MB cache)
7SGTP*** (verified red WD80EFAX, 2/10/2018)
7SGTS*** (Confirmed Red, verified WD80EFAX)
7SGU7*** (Red WD80EFAX - Confirmed from Best Buy)7SGY1*** (Red WD80EFAX, purchased 4/25/18 in Northern Virginia)
7SGX2*** (Red WD80EFAX - Confirmed from Best Buy 5/25/2018)
7SGX3*** (Red WD80EFAX - Confirmed from Best Buy 5/25/2018)
7SGX5*** (Red WD80EFAX - Confirmed from Best Buy 5/30/2018)
7SGXY*** (Red WD80EFAX - Confirmed from Best Buy 5/30/2018)
7SGYD*** (Confirmed Red, WD80EFAX, 256MB Cache) (please confirm red, verified white WD80EMAZ)
VK1D8 (China)
VK1G3***(China, 128MB)
7SGZ2*** (Verified)
7SGYS*** (Verified)


WHITE (WD80EMAZ): New

1SG0Z*** (Purchased/Verified Feb-2-2018 - BestBuy - Zip 95961)
1SG19*** (Purchased/Verified Feb-6-2018 - BestBuy - Zip 97301)
1SG1W*** (Purchased/Verified Feb-6-2018 - BestBuy - Zip 06111)
1SG2N*** (Purchased/Verified Jan-29-2018 - BestBuy - Zip 60657)
1SG74*** (Purchased/Verified WD80EMAZ Feb-6-2018, bestbuy)
1SH6U*** (Purchased/Verified Feb 2, 2018)
1SHBY*** (Purchased?Verified WD80EMAZ Feb 10, 2018 BB)
1SHJA*** (Purchased/Verified Feb 6, 2018)
1SHPT*** (Purchased?Verified WD80EMAZ Feb 10, 2018 BB)
7JG10*** (Purchased/Verified Feb-03-2018 - BestBuy Zip 98027)
7JGZ9***
7JHZA***
7JJ22***
7JJVS**
7JKAW***(Confirmed white 256MB)
7JK35** (Purchased/Verified Feb-08-2018 - BestBuy Zip 91915)
7JK9Z*** (Purchased/Verified Feb-03-2018 - BestBuy Zip 98027)
7JKE9*** (Purchased/Verified Feb-03-2018 - BestBuy Zip 98027)
7JKG5***
7JKH15** (verified)
7JKKH***
7JKLE*** (Purchased/Verified Feb 2,2018)
7JKLN*** (Confirmed) Purchased/Verified Dec-07-2018, Best Buy shipped - 256MB Cache 3/5 Centered White Label - Sep 14, 2017
7JKMA*** (Purchased/Verified Feb-03-2018 - BestBuy Zip 98027)
7JKPR*** (Purchased/Verified Jan-29-2018 - BestBuy - Zip 60657)
7JKSZ***
7JKUS*** (verified)
7JKW4*** (Purchased/Verified Jan-29-2018 - BestBuy - Zip 60657)
7JKWA*** (Purchased/Verified Feb-03-2018 - BestBuy Zip 98027)
7PGE8***(Purchased/Verified Feb-03-2018 - BestBuy Zip 98027)
7PGEH***(Purchased/Verified Feb-03-2018 - BestBuy Zip 98027)
7PGKN*** (Purchased/Verified Feb-03-2018 - BestBuy Zip 98027)
7SG7E*** (Purchase/Verified Feb-3-2018)
7SGD7*** (Confirmed EMAZ Feb 3, 2018)
7SGNL***
7SGGG***
7SGGN***
7SGHE*** (Confirmed) Purchased/Verified Jan-30-2018, Best Buy shipped - 256MB
7SGJ2***
7SGL7***
7SGLA***
7SGLO***
7SGLS***7SGMB*** (Confirmed White/256MB)
7SGMP***
7SGMR***
7SGMZ*** (Confirmed 2/4/2018)
7SGN5***
7SGN6*** (Confirmed White/256MB)
7SGN8***
7SGNE***
7SGNN***
7SGNM***
7SGNV***
7SGNX***
7SGNY***
7SGP6***
7SGPV***
7SGPZ***(Confirmed Red 256MB WD80EFAX) purchase 2/10/18
7SGR1*** (Confirmed WD80EMAZ, 256MB cache. Purchased 03/11/2018. Made in Thailand)
7SGR3*** (Confirmed WD80EMAZ, 256MB cache. Purchased 02/06/2018. Made in Thailand)
7SGR7***
7SGR8***
7SGR9***
7SGRA*** (Purchased/Verified Jan-28-2018 - BestBuy - Zip 27707, 256MB Cache)
7SGRB***
7SGRD***
7SGRG***
7SGRJ***
7SGRN***
7SGRN***
7SGRP***
7SGRU*** White/256MB(80EMAZ)
7SGRV***
7SGS4*** (Verified 2nd time)
7SGSA***
7SGSJ***
7SGTJ***
7SGU9***
7SGUH*** (Verified - 80EMAZ bought 2-2-18)
7SGUL***
7SGUM *** (Verified) Purchased/Verified 11-Jan-18, Best Buy - Zip 56001)
7SGUS*** (verified)
7SGVH*** EMAZ
7SGWE***
7SGWK***
7SGX4*** (Purchased BB 1/28/18)
7SGXH** (Verified 2/2/18)
7SGXJ***
7SGY4*** (Confirmed White/256MB)
7SGY5***
7SGY6***
7SGYP***
7SGYU***
7SGZB***
7SGZD *** (verified)
7SGZT *** (verified 80EMAZ)
7SGZW***
7SH0K*** (Confirmed) Purchased/Verified Dec-07-2018, Best Buy shipped - 256MB Cache 3/5 Centered White Label - Sep 11, 2017
7SH0M***
7SH0N*** (Confirmed) Purchased/Verified Jan-30-2018, Best Buy shipped - 256MB Cache
7SH0V*** (Confirmed White/256MB)
7SH10*** (Confirmed White/256MB)
7SH11*** (Confirmed) Purchased/Verified Jan-11-2018, Best Buy shipped - 256MB Cache 3/5 Centered White Label - Sep 11, 2017
7SH17*** (Confirmed) Purchased/Verified Jan-11-2018, Best Buy shipped - 256MB Cache 3/5 Centered White Label - Sep 14, 2017
7SH19*** (Purchased/Verified Jan-29-2018 - BestBuy - Zip 60657)
7SH1A***
7SH1B*** White - 256MB
7SH20*** (Confirmed) Purchased/Verified Jan-12-2018, Best Buy shipped - 256MB Cache 3/5 Centered White Label - Sep 21, 2017
7SH27*** (Confirmed) Purchased/Verified Jan-12-2018, Best Buy shipped - 256MB Cache 3/5 Centered White Label - Oct 07, 2017
7SH30*** (Purchased/Verified Jan-29-2018 - BestBuy - Zip 60657)
7SH3K*** (Purchased/Verified Jan-29-2018 - BestBuy - Zip 60657)
7SH218** (Purchased Feb-06-2018 - BB Zip 92868)
7SGXPM** (Purchased Feb-06-2018 - BB Zip 92868)
E4G21*** (Confirmed EMAZ 2/6/2018)
E4G1Z*** (Purchased/ Verified Feb-6-2018 BB Zip 97301)
E4G2M*** (Verified)
7JKMD*** (Verified)
7SGU3V** (Purchased Feb-10-2018 - BB Zip 92683)
ISH52K** (Purchased Feb-10-2018 - BB Zip 92683)
7SH27G** (Purchased Feb-10-2018 - BB Zip 92683)


WHITE (WD80EMZZ): New

2/2/2018-Update on the WHITE (WD80EMZZ) model. It shows a type #US7SAJ800 on the label which associates to an HGST Ultrastar He8 (4k sector model) In the specs doc. it indicates Helium for this model. Not sure which sub-model SE or ISE though. Specs... [hgst.com]

Also aligns to this retail model: HGST He8...on NE [newegg.com] $235 at time of this post. Retail model has 2M hours MTBF rating & 5-year limited warranty. So if you got a WD80EMZZ you probably did ok as well, maybe even better than WD Red?!? Please post your observations and confirmation of this too in thread, thanks!

VJGA2***
R5G4N***
R6G3U***
R6G6W*** (confirmed white, 128Mb cache, Box info. -NESN, Thailand)
R6GAW*** (confirmed white, 128Mb cache, Box info. -NESN, Thailand)
R6GEW***
VJG9B*** (confirmed white, 128Mb cache, 5V, Box info. -NESN, Thailand)
VJGEH*** (confirmed white, 128Mb cache, 5V, Box info. -NESN, Thailand)
VJGTR*** (confirmed white, 128Mb cache, 5V, Box info. -NESN, Thailand)
VJGV3*** (confirmed white, 128Mb cache, 5V, Box info. -NESN, Thailand)
VJGV4***
VJGW0*** (Confirmed) Purchased/Verified Dec-07-2018, Best Buy shipped - 128MB Cache FULL White Label - Sep 5, 2017
VJGYJ*** (Confirmed) Purchased/Verified Dec-07-2018, Best Buy shipped - 128MB Cache FULL White Label - Sep 6, 2017
VJH43***
VLK3B*** (confirmed white, 128Mb cache, 5V, Box info. -NESN, Thailand)

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This question has been answered a gazillion times, and the forum has a fantastic search feature. There's a wealth of information available & ready to be revisited.

Let's cut straight to the chase anyways. All Thailand manufactured are 256MB cached. White labels are reds, and are not helium drives. If having a red sticker on your harddrive instead of a white one helps you sleep better at night, by all means worry about it. If you're only concerned about getting the same `quality` drive, then you have nothing to worry about because you will have a `red` drive no matter what color the sticker is.
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Wow.... I swear you guys could shuck a HD and find 526 million XEM on it...

...and you'd still just gripe and moan that it was a white label drive!

I never thought I'd see HDJWs (Hard Drive Justice Warriors), 'til I found these Best Buy 8TB WD Externals threads...

At least with Seagate threads, everyone can just agree their drives are crap and not argue about anything...
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I believe it's because that person also posted the deal and so its merged with this thread now.
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BestBuy.com has 8TB WD Easystore External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (WDBCKA0080HBK-NESN) on sale for $159.99. Shipping is free, otherwise select free store pickup.

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-e...Id=5792401
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Hasn't this been $130?
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Hasn't this been $130?
Black Friday week I believe. Never happened again.
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Great deal on great drives, most on sale are white label but still 50/50 shot it's a 256mb. I just got 5 of them, 1 red, 4 white (all 256mb buffer)
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Thanks!! I've been waiting all month for these to go back on sale. Need one for my NAS badly atm.
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How do I tell which ones have reds?
This question has been answered a gazillion times, and the forum has a fantastic search feature. There's a wealth of information available & ready to be revisited.

Let's cut straight to the chase anyways. All Thailand manufactured are 256MB cached. White labels are reds, and are not helium drives. If having a red sticker on your harddrive instead of a white one helps you sleep better at night, by all means worry about it. If you're only concerned about getting the same `quality` drive, then you have nothing to worry about because you will have a `red` drive no matter what color the sticker is.
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Okay so what is the point of you saying this?
I believe it's because that person also posted the deal and so its merged with this thread now.
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You can all thank me for this.. I've been calling this deal with my mind ever since my server filled up...
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