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Posted 28th Aug 2019

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Awesome price for a WD 12TB drive. £199.99 (approx £16.67/TB)

Currently out of stock (pre-order?) on Amazon but available to order still today.

"Usually dispatched within 1 to 2 months" - but in my experience Amazon usually get the product to you much quicker. (My delivery estimate is shown as 13th Sept - 2nd Oct)


Not sure what kind of drives are inside, but I would be buying to shuck and stick in a NAS (hopefully WD Reds or Whites)

Manufacturer ID: WDBWLG0120HBK-EESN (according to Amazon)
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comparison price on Span £289.20
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the 12TB is new, so it seems it's not even listed on Western Digital's own shop yet - but for a comparison, they charge £229.99 for the 10TB:
shop.westerndigital.com/en-…hdd

Will have to wait for the HotUKDeals experts to look at this deal, but *if* there was a WD Red 12TB inside these devices, as a comparison they cost £430.98 currently on Amazon:
amazon.co.uk/Red…JH/
(WD Red 10TB are £321.17)
Edited by: "kowalski" 28th Aug 2019
I think the WD Elements 10TB models normally have WD Whites inside, so I assuming these 12TB models will be Whites also.

You may need to cover the 3.3v pin with tape for it to work in a NAS.
Edited by: "kowalski" 28th Aug 2019
I did this with my ten tb but annoyingly the has won’t power down now.
Nas *
Would be interested if it was the WD Red drive...
I suspect it will have white label drives inside. I'll wait until this can be confirmed.
Anyone know if you can shuck them and if you can, do you have to do anything complicated with pins and tape or anything to get them working or you can just shuck and shove into a raid array?
musicl28/08/2019 13:50

Anyone know if you can shuck them and if you can, do you have to do …Anyone know if you can shuck them and if you can, do you have to do anything complicated with pins and tape or anything to get them working or you can just shuck and shove into a raid array?


No one knows if these contain Reds or White Labels yet, but the other WD Elements Desktop drives have contained White Labels, so it's quite likely that these will too, in which case you would need to do the 3.3v pin tape fix.
Edited by: "happyshopper2" 28th Aug 2019
happyshopper228/08/2019 13:54

No one knows if these contain Reds or White Labels yet, but the other WD …No one knows if these contain Reds or White Labels yet, but the other WD Elements Desktop drives contain White Labels, so it's quite likely that these will too, in which case you would need to do the 3.3v pin tape fix.


I got a 6TB elements a few months ago and it did not contain it a white drive, it was blue
kurushi28/08/2019 14:04

I got a 6TB elements a few months ago and it did not contain it a white …I got a 6TB elements a few months ago and it did not contain it a white drive, it was blue


Yes, sorry, I should have specified the 8TB and 10TB Elements Desktop drives.
Edited by: "happyshopper2" 28th Aug 2019
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musicl28/08/2019 13:50

Anyone know if you can shuck them and if you can, do you have to do …Anyone know if you can shuck them and if you can, do you have to do anything complicated with pins and tape or anything to get them working or you can just shuck and shove into a raid array?


Depends on intended use. I put them into Synology NAS 218j and 218+ and had no issues at all. Into an older PC is usually when the problem arises, as the older power supplies are not geared to utilise the newer format. But this is very easily sorted. Just google for the solution.

youtube.com/wat…ruc
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Just curious, what people store in this in this world of dropbox and online streaming
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deleted161223128/08/2019 17:14

Just curious, what people store in this in this world of dropbox and …Just curious, what people store in this in this world of dropbox and online streaming


Photographs, ripped music in lossless format, books, documents, learning and teaching materials, movies etc etc. 4TB and counting at present.

I wouldn't entrust any of my data to dropbox. Unless it is something that I am willing to loose or simply wanting to share or have remote access to.

Spotify is fine for the phone, but my hi-fi is fed the lossless digital copies.
Anyone know how loud these are
deleted161223128/08/2019 17:14

Just curious, what people store in this in this world of dropbox and …Just curious, what people store in this in this world of dropbox and online streaming


Quoting another HUKD here but to answer your question "4K word documents".
Great price thanks. Ordered 2!

Pleanty of space for my 4k family videos.
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Just curious, what people store in this in this world of dropbox and …Just curious, what people store in this in this world of dropbox and online streaming


Perfectly legal Linux distros.
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