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Last Edited by Kendosan25 April 27, 2018 at 03:34 PM
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

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

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***
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***
7SGHW*** (Confirmed WD80EFAX)
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*** (Confirmed Red WD80EFAX 2/19/18)
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***
7SGKD*** (Confirmed)
7SGKR*** (Confirmed)
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***
7SGM4***(Confirmed Red, WD80EFAX via CrystalDiskInfo 2/18/2018)
7SGM5***
7SGM6***

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)
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)
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)
7SGYD*** (Confirmed Red, WD80EFAX, 256MB Cache) (please confirm red, verified white WD80EMAZ)
VK1D8 (China)
VK1G3***(China, 128MB)
7SGZ2*** (Verified)
7SGYS*** (Verified)
7SMJS*** (Confirmed)



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**
7JKAS*** Confirmed White/256MB (80EMAZ) - BestBuy Zip 56001
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)
7JKMD*** (Verified)
7JKPR*** (Purchased/Verified Jan-29-2018 - BestBuy - Zip 60657)
7JKSZ***
7JKUS*** (verified)
7JKV7*** (Purchased/Verified Feb 21, 2018)
7JKW4*** (Purchased/Verified Jan-29-2018 - BestBuy - Zip 60657)
7JKWA*** (Purchased/Verified Feb-03-2018 - BestBuy Zip 98027)
7JKY2*** (Purchased/Verified Feb 21, 2018)
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***
7SGM7*** (Confirmed White, 256MB, WD80EMAZ, BestBuy Zip 56001)
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
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***
7SGRT*** Confirmed White/256MB (80EMAZ) BestBuy Zip 56001
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***
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
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
7SH1R*** (Confirmed) Purchased/Verified Feb-20-2018 - 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)
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***
VJH4S*** (Confirmed white, 128Mb cache, 5V, Box info. -NESN, Thailand, US7SAJ800 on the label)

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I bought 5 on the previous sale. All MAZ drives. Instead of cutting the offending wire on the SATA power cable, I covered pins 1-3 on the drive itself with kapton tape and it works great.
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Chances are you're going to get a WD White.
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All 3 of mine were white.
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If I used these with a backplane do I still need to tape the pins?
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Difference between all the colors? Red white blue?
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Difference between all the colors? Red white blue?
It's less work to google than ask. Here you go:

https://hddmag.com/western-digita...explained/
https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoar...h=069adbc3

Whites are a little harder to find info on but they are believe to be the same, or close enough to the reds in terms of features.

They do have a goofy behavior related to 3.3V on the sata connector that is mentioned in the second article.
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I bought 5 on the previous sale. All MAZ drives. Instead of cutting the offending wire on the SATA power cable, I covered pins 1-3 on the drive itself with kapton tape and it works great.
Since I have a modular PSU and the manufacturer offers replacement cables for just $5, I just cut the orange wire from the root. I cut it from the modular jack that connects to the PSU so that all the HD connectors don have the 3.3V anymore.
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Chances are you're going to get a WD White.
I've seen this thread so many times I'm wondering if this I a trolling comment.
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