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WD 8TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 for £129.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK
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WD 8TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 for £129.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK

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You forgot to add 60 for the expert installation, very difficult to use these without that
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Its 8TB "shucking" time

Bargain!
bitcoin515/09/2019 00:08

Its 8TB "shucking" time Bargain!



I got a couple of these for this price from a post here a few weeks ago, maybe more.
Whatever anyone says, to me these were a nightmare to shuck, they just didn't almost fall out they way they seem to on youtube and I ended up leaving very obvious signs on the cases.
The drives have been idling nice and slowly and quiety since, no need in my case for tape on some of the sata connections
This was posted last week wasn't it?
Is the drive shuckable without mods? Some need a SATA power pin mod dont they?
You forgot to add 60 for the expert installation, very difficult to use these without that
Use the £80 gift card top up to get an extra 6 quid off too.
Minstadave15/09/2019 07:28

Is the drive shuckable without mods? Some need a SATA power pin mod dont …Is the drive shuckable without mods? Some need a SATA power pin mod dont they?



The PWDIS issue. Some drives require pin 3 to be at 0 V or they enter a reset mode and won't work. It seems not all of the drives are PWDIS it's a lottery.
Minstadave15/09/2019 07:28

Is the drive shuckable without mods? Some need a SATA power pin mod dont …Is the drive shuckable without mods? Some need a SATA power pin mod dont they?


I'm using my 2 with a molex to dual SATA adapter. Not ideal as I know the adapters are usually low quality, but it works for now until I do the pin cover up.
Does this drive have the problem where if you have data on it, but then try to remove drive later, can no longer access it? (due to the hardware encryption I believe?) Trying to avoid them ones
MentalFloss15/09/2019 07:38

You forgot to add 60 for the expert installation, very difficult to use …You forgot to add 60 for the expert installation, very difficult to use these without that


phatman5515/09/2019 07:14

This was posted last week wasn't it?


That was a different drive? Ones in my basket that went back to normal price.
Midnight.Tboy15/09/2019 10:58

Does this drive have the problem where if you have data on it, but then …Does this drive have the problem where if you have data on it, but then try to remove drive later, can no longer access it? (due to the hardware encryption I believe?) Trying to avoid them ones


I don't think so, I think that's the My Book ones where you get cloud backup etc. These are just basic USB to SATA devices.
Thoughtful15/09/2019 09:30

The PWDIS issue. Some drives require pin 3 to be at 0 V or they enter a …The PWDIS issue. Some drives require pin 3 to be at 0 V or they enter a reset mode and won't work. It seems not all of the drives are PWDIS it's a lottery.


Shouldn't be an issue on any systems newer than 2016 that'll likely have a power supply equipped with SATA connectors that follow the SATA 3.3 specification.

Midnight.Tboy15/09/2019 10:58

Does this drive have the problem where if you have data on it, but then …Does this drive have the problem where if you have data on it, but then try to remove drive later, can no longer access it? (due to the hardware encryption I believe?) Trying to avoid them ones



That's the My Book range that has encryption in the SATA to USB controller.. The Elements range doesn't have it.
malhal15/09/2019 16:14

Shouldn't be an issue on any systems newer than 2016 that'll likely have a …Shouldn't be an issue on any systems newer than 2016 that'll likely have a power supply equipped with SATA connectors that follow the SATA 3.3 specification.That's the My Book range that has encryption in the SATA to USB controller.. The Elements range doesn't have it.



This is dangerously misleading info!

likely have? Most likely won't have because PWDIS is a feature for data centres and remote servers, it's a feature which isn't needed on home PCs and so most PSU don't support it.

Here is a list of those which do and some which don't, there aren't that many:

docs.google.com/spr…dit
I have 4 TB running still since 2017. Faster speed than Seagate External.
Does this require to be plugged to the electricity socket?
fab49ers15/09/2019 19:07

Does this require to be plugged to the electricity socket?


yes
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