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Not quite but close. WD gets an order for 5000 drives. They start the product line and produce 7000 drives because they know that there will be some drives that do not test properly or meet spec. The "overages" that met spec are given a white label. The other drives are either used at a lower standard with different firmware or fixed and used as refurbished or for RMA purposes. How do I know this? I used to work for a HD manufacturer as a line manager.
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For WD drives:

Blue - general consumer drive
Green - low power usage, slower version of blue.
Black - Performance consumer drive
Red (&White) - NAS optimized drive
Purple - 24/7 heavy write, typically for security camera systems
Gold - Datacenter. High performance & durability. expensive.

***You DON'T want to buy a blue or green drive for NAS or other RAID config. Since WD release the red, they changed the firmware on the blue and green so you can't use them in RAID. They will randomly drop out of the array. They basically crippled the drive to force you to buy the more expensive one. Old blue & green before the red came out work just fine in RAID. I dunno about the blacks, but they cost as much as or more than the reds. Deals like this are a cheap way to get (essentially) reds for your NAS.

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I think one theory is that people were buying these, shucking them, and then selling the drives inside as Reds. White labeling them is like marking them "NOT FOR SALE"
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Finally, the 10TB is available on sale from a retailer that doesn't charge tax in Texas! In for 1, thanks OP!
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Reds or white inside?
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Hopefully, they start doing these sales with 12tb drives. Would like to see 12tb for 180-200 this Black Friday
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Reds or white inside?
White
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I picked up one of these from Warehouse Deals last week for $140. It said there was cosmetic damage (didn't care because I'm going to shuck it), but it didn't have a scratch. Run time was only 59 hours so NBD. Keep your eyes peeled there for a steal. I'm going for two more to replace my ancient LG NAS in the near future. Not going to pull the trigger today though. Repped anyway, thanks OP.
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Does anyone know if these are shingled? I have the 8TB Seagate Expansion, which I hear are shingled, so I can expect reduced write performance in the future.
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In for 1, my first almost full. Thanks
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Did I hear something about Whites are relabeled Reds? Anyone else hear that?
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Did I hear something about Whites are relabeled Reds? Anyone else hear that?
Yes. Theyre just relabelled RED's. This has been confirmed over and over mates.
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Thanks OP. Finally used up my Newegg gift cards.
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Did I hear something about Whites are relabeled Reds? Anyone else hear that?
More or less, same specs as far as what's available out there.
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Red, white, black, what the heck? What difference does a color make? All I know is that SSD > 7200RPM > 5400RPM.
The specs, if it will do good in a nas. Ssd's although faster suck at capacity.
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