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Newegg has 8TB WD Elements Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (WDBWLG0080HBK-NESN) on sale for $139.99 - an extra $10 w/ promo code 43DPC7 = $129.99. Shipping is free w/ ShopRunner (free 1-Year Membership for new members or free 2-Year Membership for PayPal members). Otherwise, shipping is $6.99. Thanks RajK9446

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Run a low level reformat (not a quick format). That will write every storage location on the drive. For a 8Tb drive, this will take many hours.

Then run CrystalDiskInfo to look at the SATA drive info, and make sure you aren't seeing any reallocations or other issues that would suggest problems with the drive.

Western Digital may also have utilities, but I haven't used them.
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I think it's a good price. I'm just sick of the concept of shucking in general though, why are bare internal drives more expensive when they don't come in an enclosure with extra parts? Really doesn't make sense. Used to be the opposite, if you wanted a cheap external drive you BOUGHT a desktop drive and an enclosure for it and made it yourself.
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Probably just price fatigue. It has been hitting this price fairly regularly. Everyone is waiting for it to get lower.
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I bought a Synology DS218j from an earlier deal last week for around $130. Was looking for a hard drive for it.
Saw this fdeal. I am just planning on backing up my photos. 8 gb is enough for right now. Also thinking about storing my music and videos in there. No need for any transcoding.
However I was looking for some advice on if this is a good deal or not. I saw some videos and looks like it is easy to shuck the drives out of these. Looking at the reviews many were saying these are whites and not reds. I really don't have a need for 24/7 operation. Just for home use. What do all recommend? I also saw 4tb red on amazon for 109.99 today. Sometime they go on deal for 99.
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Why the down votes? Is this a bad drive?
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White are reds, labeled for use in these external enclosures and with a different warranty.
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I bought a Synology DS218j from an earlier deal last week for around $130. Was looking for a hard drive for it.
Saw this fdeal. I am just planning on backing up my photos. 8 gb is enough for right now. Also thinking about storing my music and videos in there. No need for any transcoding.
However I was looking for some advice on if this is a good deal or not. I saw some videos and looks like it is easy to shuck the drives out of these. Looking at the reviews many were saying these are whites and not reds. I really don't have a need for 24/7 operation. Just for home use. What do all recommend? I also saw 4tb red on amazon for 109.99 today. Sometime they go on deal for 99.
Yes - Buy 2 now or how ever many your DS218J holds (which I think is 2-bay)

I have 6 of these drives and about to buy 2 more so I can fill out my 4-bay NAS (filled) and TR-004 Extension enclosure for 8x8TB. I would like 4x10's though so maybe I will hold out for those, but these 8TBs are super easy to shuck and I have had no issues at all
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Shucking is trivial. Shucking without breaking the clips is a lot harder--particularly on the Easy Store that BestBuy sells (in fact, shucking that without breaking any clips is extremely difficult).

But except for warranty returns, you won't ever need the case anyway. And unless the drive is bad out of the package (always fully test drive before shucking), chances are good that these last more than the 2 years they are warrantied for.
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This or the 5gig frys deal for camera system hard drive. Those were $89 plus tax. Need to pick up from frys

I did the same nas deal and am looking for harddrivers


So this raid 1 or the toshiba
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Why the down votes? Is this a bad drive?
Probably just price fatigue. It has been hitting this price fairly regularly. Everyone is waiting for it to get lower.
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Can you throw enclosure away after you shuck for warranty or do you have to keep enclosure in tact?
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Shucking is trivial. Shucking without breaking the clips is a lot harder--particularly on the Easy Store that BestBuy sells (in fact, shucking that without breaking any clips is extremely difficult).

But except for warranty returns, you won't ever need the case anyway. And unless the drive is bad out of the package (always fully test drive before shucking), chances are good that these last more than the 2 years they are warrantied for.
So you test them before shucking? Do you do a basic short or long test with WD Utilities? Or do you stress test them?
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So you test them before shucking? Do you do a basic short or long test with WD Utilities? Or do you stress test them?
Run a low level reformat (not a quick format). That will write every storage location on the drive. For a 8Tb drive, this will take many hours.

Then run CrystalDiskInfo to look at the SATA drive info, and make sure you aren't seeing any reallocations or other issues that would suggest problems with the drive.

Western Digital may also have utilities, but I haven't used them.
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Run a low level reformat (not a quick format). That will write every storage location on the drive. For a 8Tb drive, this will take many hours.

Then run CrystalDiskInfo to look at the SATA drive info, and make sure you aren't seeing any reallocations or other issues that would suggest problems with the drive.

Western Digital may also have utilities, but I haven't used them.
Do you use CrystalDiskInfo to run the low level format or a different program?
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Do you use CrystalDiskInfo to run the low level format or a different program?

CrystalDiskInfo is just a simple program to read the SMARTS records on the drive.

You use your operating system's tools to do the low level format.
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have not followed these recently, which one can be shucked? Or all of them.

WD Easystore
WD Elements
WD My Book

Will both 8TB and 10TB be shuck-able?

I am quite sure both EasyStore and Elements 8TB can be shucked. Not sure about 10TB and MyBook.

Of course, those white one may have 3.3v pin issue. But I believe both Synology and QNAP can handle them without mod.
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