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12TB WD Elements USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive EXPIRED

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Newegg has for 12TB WD Elements External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive (WDBWLG0120HBK-NESN) for $179.99 when you follow the instructions below. Shipping is free.

Thanks to community member sr71 for finding this deal.

Instructions:
  1. Add 12TB WD Elements External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive (WDBWLG0120HBK-NESN) to cart.
  2. In cart, apply promo code 93XQL62
  3. Price will be $219.99 - $40 w/ promo code = $179.99 w/ free shipping.
  4. Proceed to checkout and complete your order.
Product Features:
  • 2-year manufacturer's limited warranty
  • USB 3.0 interface
  • Includes AC power adapter and USB Micro B-to-USB 3.0 Type A cable.
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 technology
  • Housing: Plastic
  • Inner Drive: 3.5"

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    • Our research indicates that 12TB WD Elements External Desktop USB 3.0 Hard Drive (WDBWLG0120HBK-NESN) is $40 lower (18.2% savings) than the next best available price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $219.99 at the time of this posting.
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Last Edited by StrawMan86 March 4, 2021 at 04:10 AM
alternatively you can use promo code 93XQL62 for same discount.
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Best price since BF, I think, so good deal.

Wish we knew what drive was inside (EDAZ or EMFZ), though. Seems that WD isn't consistent in what they use in the Elements and EasyStores (BB version of Elements).

And before it gets asked a dozen times:

1.) Yes, this works with the XBOX Series X.

2.) Yes, you can shuck it and use it in your PC or NAS.

3.) Yes, you will need to do the tape over pin trick unless you have a new-ish PSU that is SATA v3.3 compliant (search for SATA PWDIS for more info).

4.) Whether this is actually a 14TB drive disabled to be 12TB doesn't matter because no, you can't "unlock" an extra 2TB.
Looks like price is stabilizing. Now hopefully we can get some really good deal. Still waiting for 14tb for $190.
$ 180/12tb = $15/tb

This is the threshold for a 'good deal', if you need now this is it.

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Best price since BF, I think, so good deal.

Wish we knew what drive was inside (EDAZ or EMFZ), though. Seems that WD isn't consistent in what they use in the Elements and EasyStores (BB version of Elements).

And before it gets asked a dozen times:

1.) Yes, this works with the XBOX Series X.

2.) Yes, you can shuck it and use it in your PC or NAS.

3.) Yes, you will need to do the tape over pin trick unless you have a new-ish PSU that is SATA v3.3 compliant (search for SATA PWDIS for more info).

4.) Whether this is actually a 14TB drive disabled to be 12TB doesn't matter because no, you can't "unlock" an extra 2TB.
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With a deal nearly every week for this product it's becoming the regular price. So not so much of a deal. If you don't need it literally 'right now' you can always wait for the next deal.
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Looks like price is stabilizing. Now hopefully we can get some really good deal. Still waiting for 14tb for $190.
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Quote from rczrider :
Best price since BF, I think, so good deal.

Wish we knew what drive was inside (EDAZ or EMFZ), though. Seems that WD isn't consistent in what they use in the Elements and EasyStores (BB version of Elements).

And before it gets asked a dozen times:

1.) Yes, this works with the XBOX Series X.

2.) Yes, you can shuck it and use it in your PC or NAS.

3.) Yes, you will need to do the tape over pin trick unless you have a new-ish PSU that is SATA v3.3 compliant (search for SATA PWDIS for more info).

4.) Whether this is actually a 14TB drive disabled to be 12TB doesn't matter because no, you can't "unlock" an extra 2TB.
Great post thanks. What's the summary of difference between EDAZ or EMFZ?
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Great post thanks. What's the summary of difference between EDAZ or EMFZ?
This is what I was able to find on it.

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


EMAZ drives seem to report SMART attribute 22 as "Helium_Level" while EMFZ and EDAZ drives seem to report SMART attribute 22 as "Unknown _Attribute". All 3 report a value for attribute 22.
EDAZ drives do not have TLER enabled. Both EMFZ and EMAZ do.
EMFZ drives appear to be 14tb drives locked to 12TB.
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Quote from sr71 :
w/code EMCETEU56

https://www.newegg.com/black-wd-e...822234406&
$ 180/12tb = $15/tb

This is the threshold for a 'good deal', if you need now this is it.
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Quote from shastada :
This is what I was able to find on it.

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


EMAZ drives seem to report SMART attribute 22 as "Helium_Level" while EMFZ and EDAZ drives seem to report SMART attribute 22 as "Unknown _Attribute". All 3 report a value for attribute 22.
EDAZ drives do not have TLER enabled. Both EMFZ and EMAZ do.
EMFZ drives appear to be 14tb drives locked to 12TB.
any idea on how many hours(or days) it takes to encrypt this entire 12TB hard drive?

thanks!
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This is a slickdeal and a good drive. Shucked it and put it in my WD MyCloud EX2 Ultra NAS. No issues, quiet enough. Noticed no difference in performance from a WD Red already in the NAS. Lowest price I've seen since Prime Day.
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any idea on how many hours(or days) it takes to encrypt this entire 12TB hard drive?

thanks!
Never done it before but I would think if you turn encryption on before putting data there that it wouldn't take time. Depending on the software I think it only encrypts data that is already on there. If you turn on the encryption and start writing after it would just slow down the copying of the data as it's encrypted on the fly. Again, never done it, but that's how I'd expect it to work depending on the software being used to do the encryption.
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Thanks for posting! Got one, and combined with 10% cash back from RMN
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Quote from shastada :
This is what I was able to find on it.

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


EMAZ drives seem to report SMART attribute 22 as "Helium_Level" while EMFZ and EDAZ drives seem to report SMART attribute 22 as "Unknown _Attribute". All 3 report a value for attribute 22.
EDAZ drives do not have TLER enabled. Both EMFZ and EMAZ do.
EMFZ drives appear to be 14tb drives locked to 12TB.
Thanks for the info and repped!
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