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Posted 24th Nov 2019

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Apologies if already posted. 8tb WD hard drive for £114.99, seems like a good price to me!
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omendata24/11/2019 22:57

Too small for my ahem....special video collection!


Just imagine how much hard drive space you'd save if you got yourself a girlfriend
fswings24/11/2019 23:31

Thanks for this but later reviews suggest avoid due to a solder board. I …Thanks for this but later reviews suggest avoid due to a solder board. I just remembered that I bought Seagate to avoid this.


You bought a Seagate to avoid a WD?
lol
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Too small for my ahem....special video collection!
omendata24/11/2019 22:57

Too small for my ahem....special video collection!


The drive or something else?
fryster24/11/2019 22:58

The drive or something else?


Cheeky git i just gave ya 38 heat!
Edited by: "omendata" 24th Nov 2019
omendata24/11/2019 22:57

Too small for my ahem....special video collection!


They do 8k now?
Is this a good drive to pick apart and use for internal PC use of does it have that funny connector that's solder on or something?
fswings24/11/2019 23:07

Is this a good drive to pick apart and use for internal PC use of does it …Is this a good drive to pick apart and use for internal PC use of does it have that funny connector that's solder on or something?


Not an expert, but seems like it can be shucked according to reddit
fswings24/11/2019 23:07

Is this a good drive to pick apart and use for internal PC use of does it …Is this a good drive to pick apart and use for internal PC use of does it have that funny connector that's solder on or something?



errrm a funny connector ..... what are funny connectors
omendata24/11/2019 22:57

Too small for my ahem....special video collection!


Just imagine how much hard drive space you'd save if you got yourself a girlfriend
cb-uk24/11/2019 23:20

Just imagine how much hard drive space you'd save if you got yourself a …Just imagine how much hard drive space you'd save if you got yourself a girlfriend


I have one 12 years now far too long its now permanent TOTM!
I have now decided to join the Manosphere and become an MGTOW!
fryster24/11/2019 23:09

Not an expert, but seems like it can be shucked according to reddit


Thanks for this but later reviews suggest avoid due to a solder board. I just remembered that I bought Seagate to avoid this.
anewman24/11/2019 23:05

They do 8k now?


You ever used speedripper to rip an entire movie website like Mkvcage;;;;;;;; R.I.P?
We are talking 20tb min!
Edited by: "omendata" 24th Nov 2019
fswings24/11/2019 23:31

Thanks for this but later reviews suggest avoid due to a solder board. I …Thanks for this but later reviews suggest avoid due to a solder board. I just remembered that I bought Seagate to avoid this.


You bought a Seagate to avoid a WD?
lol
fswings24/11/2019 23:31

Thanks for this but later reviews suggest avoid due to a solder board. I …Thanks for this but later reviews suggest avoid due to a solder board. I just remembered that I bought Seagate to avoid this.


Can't see any info on this, pretty sure that these are fine to shuck
omendata24/11/2019 23:34

You bought a Seagate to avoid a WD?lol


Been good for 18 months without issues. Was a second-hand one from eBay as well.
fswings24/11/2019 23:51

Been good for 18 months without issues. Was a second-hand one from eBay …Been good for 18 months without issues. Was a second-hand one from eBay as well.


Well done you got the one that works lol
Tivo and Youview Boxes all use WD they are the best and after the dreaded firmware lockup that Seagatwe denied then admitted then told us it was fixed and subsequently appeared in later drives i will never trust em again!
There is a drive test somewhere i posted it a while back Seagate get bad results almost top of the drive failure rate whilst WD are not bad at all hence why they are used in PVRS that are on 24 hours a day!

Well let me rephrase my fave are Tosh and IBM except for the Deathstar drive of course!

Got two 2tb at the mo both with that annoying headparking squeak and click pain in the a!!!!!
Edited by: "omendata" 24th Nov 2019
fryster24/11/2019 23:39

Can't see any info on this, pretty sure that these are fine to shuck


I found a Reddit thread that's recent enough but talks about Easy store. Is that the American branding for the Elements Desktop drives here?

Edit: corrected name to Easy Store.
Edited by: "fswings" 25th Nov 2019
omendata24/11/2019 23:53

Well done you got the one that works lolTivo and Youview Boxes all use WD …Well done you got the one that works lolTivo and Youview Boxes all use WD they are the best and after the dreaded firmware lockup that Seagatwe denied then admitted then told us it was fixed and subsequently appeared in later drives i will never trust em again!There is a drive test somewhere i posted it a while back Seagate get bad results almost top of the drive failure rate whilst WD are not bad at all hence why they are used in PVRS that are on 24 hours a day!Well let me rephrase my fave are Tosh and IBM except for the Deathstar drive of course!Got two 2tb at the mo both with that annoying headparking squeak and click pain in the a!!!!!


I'm a user of WD drives and satisfied with them. I chose the Seagate to avoid the custom PCB they put in to stop people shucking the drives on some models.

I thought that was for all WD external drives but looks like I could be wrong.
Edited by: "fswings" 25th Nov 2019
Is this better for shucking or the WD mybook 8tb drive? I was thinking this as it doesn't have the encryption malarky if I wanted to use the encloser with a different drive
fswings25/11/2019 00:02

I'm a user of WD drives and satisfied with them. I chose the Seagate to …I'm a user of WD drives and satisfied with them. I chose the Seagate to avoid the custom PCB they put in to stop people shucking the drives on some models.I thought that was for all WD external drives but looks like I could be wrong.


Yeah that was naughty just as bad as Epson and the ink cart chip nonsense!



"These days, however, there is a significantly increased emphasis on external drive reliability and longevity, as many of the products on the market are meant to be left on 24/7, come with backup software, and are used much more heavily than the external drives of yesterday. To deliver on the promise of reliability and performance under such conditions, many manufactures have quietly switched to using premium drives in their external enclosures to avoid premature failure.

Here’s the weird part: those external drives are sometimes less expensive than the bare version of the same drive. That means if you keep your eye on sales, you can easily score a batch of hard drives for 50% off the retail price if you’re willing to get your hands dirty and shuck those drives out of their enclosures."

howtogeek.com/324…es/
Edited by: "omendata" 25th Nov 2019
tan15925/11/2019 00:06

Is this better for shucking or the WD mybook 8tb drive? I was thinking …Is this better for shucking or the WD mybook 8tb drive? I was thinking this as it doesn't have the encryption malarky if I wanted to use the encloser with a different drive


Which Drives Should You Shuck?At the moment (and throughout 2017, for that matter), the best value in drive shucking has consistently been the example we used in the previous section: the 8TB Western Digital Easystore external USB 3.0 hard drive. Practically every other week the drive is on sale at Best Buy for ~$170 and contains a Western Digital Red drive.

Anecdotally, we heard many reports that the warranty period for the enclosure drive is shorter than the warranty period for a bare drive. Off the shelf Western Digital Red Drives have a 3 year warranty, for example, but the same Red drive in an external enclosure apparently has a 2 year warranty.
Edited by: "omendata" 25th Nov 2019
No problem shucking these. I shucked a 6TB WD Elements and a 6TB WD My Book last week.

(I tried putting a spare drive in the My Book shell but it wouldn't work. Haven't tried the Elements case yet.)
fswings24/11/2019 23:07

Is this a good drive to pick apart and use for internal PC use of does it …Is this a good drive to pick apart and use for internal PC use of does it have that funny connector that's solder on or something?


Yes it's good for shucking. I've done it myself to this exact model.

£14.38 per Tb is pretty good at the moment. Heat.
Also worth keeping an eye out for the 10tb drive, comes in stock now and again at £144.99. Just grabbed one myself
Sparco25/11/2019 00:37

No problem shucking these. I shucked a 6TB WD Elements and a 6TB WD My …No problem shucking these. I shucked a 6TB WD Elements and a 6TB WD My Book last week.(I tried putting a spare drive in the My Book shell but it wouldn't work. Haven't tried the Elements case yet.)


The Elements enclosures work fine with different drives inside them. It's the My Books that require some soldering to get them up and running
zomg25/11/2019 07:49

The Elements enclosures work fine with different drives inside them. It's …The Elements enclosures work fine with different drives inside them. It's the My Books that require some soldering to get them up and running


Just tried the spare HDD in the Elements enclosure and it works.
fswings24/11/2019 23:31

Thanks for this but later reviews suggest avoid due to a solder board. I …Thanks for this but later reviews suggest avoid due to a solder board. I just remembered that I bought Seagate to avoid this.


They are easily shucked.
MyBook version is £112.99 right now but might have an air drive WD80EMAZ-00M9AA0 rather than helium WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0 in it so the Elements is def the better choice (until we hear otherwise).
Edited by: "malhal" 2nd Dec 2019
Which type of drive is inside? WD Red or White Enterprise edition?
Hot! Just ordered 4 mybooks to shuck. Now i need a nas enclosure. I'm praying the ds918+ gets a discount in the next few days.
My 8TB Elements arrived this morning and for those wondering it's a WD80EMAZ White Label.
tm_simpson25/11/2019 21:59

Which type of drive is inside? WD Red or White Enterprise edition?

Can these drives go in a NVR?
spong_miester27/11/2019 14:08

My 8TB Elements arrived this morning and for those wondering it's a …My 8TB Elements arrived this morning and for those wondering it's a WD80EMAZ White Label.


There should be more model numbers after a dash, can you tell us those too? e.g.
WD80EMAZ-00M9AA0 is air filled, runs hot.
WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0 helium filled, runs cool.
ordered one at last minitue, hope you got one too, £154.99 now
Edited by: "malhal" 3rd Dec 2019
How do I get this to work on Mac?
I can’t see the drive under disk utility (inc view > show all devices)
Tried finder >preferences and external HD is checked.

Any help be useful?
Mine was a WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0 worked fine in a Synology DS218Play which I got for £181.45 from CCL via Ebay using a 15% code.

Sadly these helium disks are incredibly noisy at seeking and the vibrations go through desks and even walls this will need some kind of sound proofing.
Edited by: "malhal" 24th Dec 2019
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