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8TB WD Easystore External USB 3.0 Hard Drive EXPIRED

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eBay via Best Buy has 8TB WD Easystore External USB 3.0 Hard Drive (WDBAMA0080HBK-NESN) on sale for $129.99. Shipping is free.

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  • Interfaces: USB 2.0, USB 3.0
  • System Requirements: macOS, Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 operating systems; reformatting required for macOS
  • Product Height: 6.7"
  • Product Width: 2"
  • Product Weight: 33.9oz

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"Easily shuckable "

= It's easy to remove the internal SATA drive for use without the USB enclosure

"in a non-destructible way "

= You can remove it without destroying the enclosure, so if you wanted or needed to, you could put it back the way it was and it would be difficult or impossible to tell that you had ever taken it apart

"for NAS or other use"

= Many people take the internal drives from these and put them in a NAS because these are typically good drives and much cheaper than buying the bare drive would be

"using a cut-up gift card or other plastic."

= The enclosure can be removed using anything similar to a plastic gift card, hotel room key, etc. YouTube has a ton of how-to videos for "Shucking" drives

"If you are susceptible to the 3.3v pin problem, it's easy enough to circumvent. "

= Some people (typically with older power supplies or older NAS units) may encounter a problem where the SATA power plug doesn't comply with the newer SATA spec that the drives expect. This is easily worked-around by using a small piece of Kapton tape or using a SATA power extension cable. Google if you need to do this.

"Last time I got essentially an Ultrastar Data Center drive in it."

= Many people get higher end drives inside these Easystore enclosures, the bare drives sometimes would cost 2x to >3x the cost of the Easystore drives.
Unless it is relevant to them and they don't know it yet. Dude's trying to learn.
Easily shuckable in a non-destructible way for NAS or other use using a cut-up gift card or other plastic. If you are susceptible to the 3.3v pin problem, it's easy enough to circumvent. Last time I got essentially an Ultrastar Data Center drive in it.

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Hope these are better than their last model. That thing ran horribly slow.
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Easily shuckable in a non-destructible way for NAS or other use using a cut-up gift card or other plastic. If you are susceptible to the 3.3v pin problem, it's easy enough to circumvent. Last time I got essentially an Ultrastar Data Center drive in it.
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Please elaborate what you are trying to communicate.
If you don't understand what he's saying then most likely you don't need to know.
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Quote from SuperMario640 :
Please elaborate what you are trying to communicate.
Shuckable means removing the harddrive from an external drive enclosure, and using the drive in a NAS (Network attached storage) or as a regular slotted harddrive in a desktop/laptop.

So this external can be opened, harddrive removed easily enough, and then used for another purpose.
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Quote from aggiejohn :
Easily shuckable in a non-destructible way for NAS or other use using a cut-up gift card or other plastic. If you are susceptible to the 3.3v pin problem, it's easy enough to circumvent. Last time I got essentially an Ultrastar Data Center drive in it.
Quote from SuperMario640 :
Please elaborate what you are trying to communicate.
"Easily shuckable "

= It's easy to remove the internal SATA drive for use without the USB enclosure

"in a non-destructible way "

= You can remove it without destroying the enclosure, so if you wanted or needed to, you could put it back the way it was and it would be difficult or impossible to tell that you had ever taken it apart

"for NAS or other use"

= Many people take the internal drives from these and put them in a NAS because these are typically good drives and much cheaper than buying the bare drive would be

"using a cut-up gift card or other plastic."

= The enclosure can be removed using anything similar to a plastic gift card, hotel room key, etc. YouTube has a ton of how-to videos for "Shucking" drives

"If you are susceptible to the 3.3v pin problem, it's easy enough to circumvent. "

= Some people (typically with older power supplies or older NAS units) may encounter a problem where the SATA power plug doesn't comply with the newer SATA spec that the drives expect. This is easily worked-around by using a small piece of Kapton tape or using a SATA power extension cable. Google if you need to do this.

"Last time I got essentially an Ultrastar Data Center drive in it."

= Many people get higher end drives inside these Easystore enclosures, the bare drives sometimes would cost 2x to >3x the cost of the Easystore drives.
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Please elaborate what you are trying to communicate.
If you have to ask this isn't for you.
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If you have to ask this isn't for you.
Unless it is relevant to them and they don't know it yet. Dude's trying to learn.
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It would be really nice of someone who can report back what kind of drive inside this BB unit.
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It would be really nice of someone who can report back what kind of drive inside this BB unit.
Hold on let me just wait for bb to open so I can splice open one of these
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Last time I got these hdd. They were white label

few years ago it was red drives but they started to put white label drives in them starting last year

edit put more info in
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i have the same one and the damn thing is always running hot over 60c buyer beware.
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