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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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Overheated before you shucked it? I'm asking because the OEM enclosures are hot (literally) garbage and I definitely would not do a long format or long test while it is in the enclosure. That's part of why failure rates for external drives tend to be high.

I use one of the shucked 8TB drives (I'm pretty sure EDAZ) inside my very well ventilated PC and it runs on the cool side of optimal (running too cold increases failure rates as well). The drive is in the "basement" of my case towards the PSU but still stays plenty cool with what airflow it gets.
Yeah, I didn't shuck it as I didn't want to void the warranty. I wanted to replace an older external WD drive that is actually an WD80EFAX. I read somewhere it is a good test for hard drives to execute all of them SMART tests (short, long, conveyor) and do a long format. I want to make sure the drive is in good order before I dump data on there.

As an example, my external 16TB Seagate just finished the long SMART test successfully. Still in it's external enclosure, it is warm to the touch, but operating within normal parameters. It also survived a long format. So, I am confident this drive will last me a few years.
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Anyone know if it's safe to order multiple times (same address/payment) since it's limited to 2. Is it best to order with different payment option/address?
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Any benefit of this WD over this Seagate?


https://www.staples.com/webapp/wc...wQodFeQJbg
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Any benefit of this WD over this Seagate?


https://www.staples.com/webapp/wc...wQodFeQJbg
Link didn't open a product. But any Seagate 8tb external is likely going to be an SMR drive versus this is likely CMR so it depends on your use case. If you're purely using it for backup as a USB, no significant difference. If you're using it in a multi device NAS with RAID, get a CMR. If this is all foreign to you, get whichever is cheaper!
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Wow! these are price dropping every day.
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This drives been holding steady at $140 for over 18 months.
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I shucked one two months ago, got edaz air drive. They will overheat inside the enclosure, 60c during stress test is common. If you shuck, make sure there is a fan blowing on it and it is fine. I get low 40c for load temps with a 140mm low rpm fan blowing on it. It performs slightly better than helium emaz drives. And if your paranoid never have to worry about helium leaks after 5 plus yrs use.
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Wow! these are price dropping every day.
And what's crazier is that it's been happening for decades!
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Not a bad price...but i usually get them @ $115...wait and these 8TB will drop under $100 by year's end...
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Yeah, I didn't shuck it as I didn't want to void the warranty. I wanted to replace an older external WD drive that is actually an WD80EFAX. I read somewhere it is a good test for hard drives to execute all of them SMART tests (short, long, conveyor) and do a long format. I want to make sure the drive is in good order before I dump data on there.

As an example, my external 16TB Seagate just finished the long SMART test successfully. Still in it's external enclosure, it is warm to the touch, but operating within normal parameters. It also survived a long format. So, I am confident this drive will last me a few years.
Shucking doesn't void the warranty.
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I thought B&H didn't charge sales tax? Showing up as $136.55 total for $17.07/TB. CA here.
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I thought B&H didn't charge sales tax? Showing up as $136.55 total for $17.07/TB. CA here.
From their website:
"If your order is shipping to an address in a state which requires local sales tax collection on remote purchases, or is being picked up in our Manhattan SuperStore, local sales tax will be automatically collected unless the account is registered as tax-exempt. In some cases, we may provide an estimated sales tax amount until your exact location is finalized prior to order completion."
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I'm not seeing the coupon.

EDIT: never mind. I got somehow onto a different drive and not the one that was linked.
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Any recent confirmations that these will be EMAZ helium drives?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QApvLyorr3g

This shucking video shows EMAZ.

Does WD put EMAZ or EDAZ depending on what they have on inventory or does it always remain same?
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These don't hold up very well to falls. I've had 2 fail on me when they were knocked over and fell about 2 feet onto a hardwood floor. Make sure to use an online backup service as well
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