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Best Buy via eBay has 12TB WD Easystore External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (WDBCKA0120HBK-NESN) on sale for $179.99 (price shown in cart). Shipping is free. Thanks kewlking

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Best Buy [bestbuy.com] has the 12TB WD Easystore External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (WDBCKA0120HBK-NESN) on sale again for $179.99 (save $100, $15/TB).

Alternatively, also available on Best Buy via Google Shopping [google.com] and Best Buy via eBay [ebay.com].


They also have the 14TB for $249.99 (save $60) - Best Buy [bestbuy.com], via Google Shopping [google.com]
The 14TB is not as slick as the FP from a couple of weeks back when it was $199.99 ($179.99 for business customers).
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GrilledSteak - Seems we've been going back and forth for a few weeks on these posts. Thank you for your time and information and dedication to inform folks.

You are right in your assessment of SMR vs CMR/PMR and guiding folks on the differences. For the vast vast majority of people it is not going to matter.
You are also right in that shucking the 12TB and 14TB will not give you an exact enterprise drive, that is correct. You will end up with an enterprise drive, just not exactly the HC530

Where I think you are wrong, however, is stating that the 12TB and/or 14TB drives are not CMR(PMR) and they are SMR.

Best buy response to the 12TB stating it's not SMR --> https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoar...z_not_smr/

This is also true of the 14TB. I have close to 50 12 and 14TB of these drives in production, I do have a bit more guidance than the regular internet user or forum poster over at r/datahoarder. The very initial batches of 12TB were SMR, but have long since passed. The easy store 12TB and 14TB are CMR, do not support TRIM, SED. It's possible there is some old 12TB inventory being cleared from warehouses/distribution, but the 14TB and 12TB is based off the enterprise HC530.

Based off my personal experiences of shucking dozens of these and running performance tests and running in production, in combination with research and several hundred hours of testing leads me to the same conclusion as others.

When the first 12TB or 14TB drive dies I will do a complete teardown and comparison to the enterprise HC530. I may be wrong, but I have devoted 99% more time on this than the vast vast majority of internet posters, r/datahoarders, and have a lot of money and time in this leading to MY beliefs, below: all backed by data and testing and not feelings. Again I may be wrong, but my hard money and time at this time do not point to that. In the last several months production lines have turned over for these.

Let me know if you want me to send you my performance testing metrics leading to the conclusing and proof these are NOT SMR

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12TB- 5400, no SED, Helium, no TRIM, 2 year warranty, <~100% CMR/PMR - initial 12TB were SMR and have been phased out in last 3 months.
14TB- 5400, no SED, Helium, no TRIM, 2 year warranty, 100% CMR/PMR

Conclusion - Really try to get the 12TB or 14TB. These really are great drives. 14TB can be found for $179-200, while the 12TB can be found for $179-200 as well.
Lol free shipping.. unless u r hiding purchase from your wife and needing to pick up yourself.
A lot of posts from r/DataHoarder indicate that after shucking, people are getting either a 5400 rpm WD120EMAZ or WD120EMFZ, do not support - TLER, SED, TRIM and that they are CMR(PMR) drives.

While not confirmed, some report that the 12 and 14TB drives are based off the HGST Ultrastar HC530 which are GREAT drives.

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A lot of posts from r/DataHoarder indicate that after shucking, people are getting either a 5400 rpm WD120EMAZ or WD120EMFZ, do not support - TLER, SED, TRIM and that they are CMR(PMR) drives.

While not confirmed, some report that the 12 and 14TB drives are based off the HGST Ultrastar HC530 which are GREAT drives.
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A bit far from slick for the 14tb
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Second time in a week for the 12Tb. They must have too many lol. Waiting for the 14Tb though.
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A lot of posts from r/DataHoarder indicate that after shucking, people are getting either a 5400 rpm WD120EMAZ or WD120EMFZ, do not support - TLER, SED, TRIM and that they are CMR(PMR) drives.

While not confirmed, some report that the 12 and 14TB drives are based off the HGST Ultrastar HC530 which are GREAT drives.
Im a noob. Are those good or bad?
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Not SMR. So it is good. I too am waiting for $200 or less on a 14TB drive. Hope one comes along soon.

Thanks OP. This is a good deal for someone looking for a 12TB drive.
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Not SMR. So it is good. I too am waiting for $200 or less on a 14TB drive. Hope one comes along soon.

Thanks OP. This is a good deal for someone looking for a 12TB drive.
This article suggest SMR are in all 14tb drives? So is SMR bad?

"There is a difference between the 12TB and upcoming 14TB drives, however, even though both are based on the same eight-platter design and rely on helium: The 12TB drive uses PMR (perpendicular magnetic recording) while the 14TB drive will use SMR (shingled magnetic recording)."

Source:https://www.extremetech.com/compu...ard-drives

So if im not into NAS, are these drives good for general use as internal?
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So its gotten to this point huh? Curbside Pickup?!
Lol free shipping.. unless u r hiding purchase from your wife and needing to pick up yourself.
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Any thoughts on ripping it apart and throwing it into a pc as an internal hard drive? Running low on disk space but I don't really want to take up space on my desk.
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A lot of posts from r/DataHoarder indicate that after shucking, people are getting either a 5400 rpm WD120EMAZ or WD120EMFZ, do not support - TLER, SED, TRIM and that they are CMR(PMR) drives.

While not confirmed, some report that the 12 and 14TB drives are based off the HGST Ultrastar HC530 which are GREAT drives.
Not sure about the other things, but trim is for SSD's, not hard drives. I have had no problem with shucking the 10 or 12's.
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Lol free shipping.. unless u r hiding purchase from your wife and needing to pick up yourself.
#MeToo laugh out loud
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