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BH has the 8TB Elements Drives on sale for $125 after coupon (applied at checkout).

Most of these drives are the WD Ultrastar He10 EMAZ Helium drives and can be easily shucked used in Synology or Qnap NAS. That's what I'm doing with mine.

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Before anyone asks: Yes, this is shuckable!
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Depending on the NAS, you may have to use kapton tape or otherwise cover up the 3.3V pin if it doesn't read. It's super easy to do, no worries, this video shows you how if the shucked drive doesn't show up in your NAS or PC after shucking:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W3-uOl4ruc

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Any recent confirmations that these will be EMAZ helium drives?
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Any recent confirmations that these will be EMAZ helium drives?
I got daz with no tler
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Before anyone asks: Yes, this is shuckable!
Also, B&H accepts Paypal so you can pay with Paypal using a Discover card for 5% cashback.
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I got daz with no tler
Did you need to do anything else besides shuck? I'm new to shucking looking to plug and play in a NAS.
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Did you need to do anything else besides shuck? I'm new to shucking looking to plug and play in a NAS.
Depending on the NAS, you may have to use kapton tape or otherwise cover up the 3.3V pin if it doesn't read. It's super easy to do, no worries, this video shows you how if the shucked drive doesn't show up in your NAS or PC after shucking:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W3-uOl4ruc
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Depending on the NAS, you may have to use kapton tape or otherwise cover up the 3.3V pin if it doesn't read. It's super easy to do, no worries, this video shows you how if the shucked drive doesn't show up in your NAS or PC after shucking:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W3-uOl4ruc
Awesome. Thank you!

Now I'm just hoping for some more confirms on what type of drive is likely to be in here 🤞
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Question: If the drive is used as-is (via the USB 3.0) will any gyrations be required to access the data if the drive is shucked and put into a PC?
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I updated the OP with the drive info. Most of these drives are the WD Ultrastar He10 EMAZ Helium drives. You can easily shuck them and use it in most NAS.
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Question: If the drive is used as-is (via the USB 3.0) will any gyrations be required to access the data if the drive is shucked and put into a PC?
As long as the PC's OS you are placing the drive into can read/write the file system that you were using on it, it should be fine. The only thing you are changing is the interface (USB 3.0 to SATA3) you aren't changing any characteristics of the drive by shucking it.

You just might need to do the 3.3v trick mentioned above depending on your PC.
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Awesome. Thank you!

Now I'm just hoping for some more confirms on what type of drive is likely to be in here 🤞
The one I bought ($115) and shucked about 5 months ago was White label "Red" with Helium.
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Is helium more reliable?
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Ugh, I wish they'd just switch over to USB-C already. I realize the drive itself is the speed limitation and type-C won't do anything in that regard, but it'd be nice to just start moving over.

I'm sure it costs them an extra 4 cents or something, and they probably have a billion of these boards in a warehouse.
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Is helium more reliable?
According to the WD blog [westerndigital.com]:
  • Squeezing tracks closer together means more data tracks per disk = more data per HDD.
  • Thinner disks = more disks (5 disks are now 8 disks) = more data per HDD.
  • Thinner disks require less power to spin.
  • Helium creates less drag, requiring less power to spin the disks.
  • Less drag = less noise. (Helium drives are less annoying to listen to!)
  • Sealed drives keep helium in and keep contaminants out.
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Most of these drives are the WD Ultrastar He10 EMAZ Helium drives ....................



What source are you basing this on? I'm not sure this is correct anymore.


People have been getting EDAZ air drives.

https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoar..._elements/
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