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Posted 16th Sep

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Not sure why a mod changed the price I said... it's €145.47 including postage. Converting that = £128.78
deleted217260516/09/2019 19:41

Not sure why a mod changed the price I said... it's €145.47 including p …Not sure why a mod changed the price I said... it's €145.47 including postage. Converting that = £128.78


At a guess, maybe that's the price you get if Amazon convert it to GBP. Or maybe the pound has responded to Bozo's latest gaff in Europe since your post......
Edited by: "friar_chris" 16th Sep
Not a bad price at all and would have grabbed one if I hadn’t got the 10 for 141 a short while ago heat added

I assume this disk can also be shucked.
Edited by: "jouster" 16th Sep
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jouster16/09/2019 20:17

Not a bad price at all and would have grabbed one if I hadn’t got the 10 f …Not a bad price at all and would have grabbed one if I hadn’t got the 10 for 141 a short while ago heat addedI assume this disk can also be shucked.


don't see why not, even the ones that require a modification to the pins can still be shucked. It's what I plan to do with mine when I get it.
deleted217260516/09/2019 20:22

don't see why not, even the ones that require a modification to the pins …don't see why not, even the ones that require a modification to the pins can still be shucked. It's what I plan to do with mine when I get it.


Yeah I had to mod a pin on my 10Tb one.

A little tip, lots of the websites say you need to use special heatproof tape but I use electrical insulating tape on mine and it worked fine.

Most people have a roll laying around at home so far easier
Not sure why you wouldn't get the 8TB WD Elements drive from Amazon UK, since that's slightly cheaper than this - plus if there's something wrong with it it won't be as much hassle to get replaced.
I’ve shucked these before. I think it’s this capacity upwards they’re white drives. Essentially helium drives for servers so very good for a nas.
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terrestris16/09/2019 21:03

Not sure why you wouldn't get the 8TB WD Elements drive from Amazon UK, …Not sure why you wouldn't get the 8TB WD Elements drive from Amazon UK, since that's slightly cheaper than this - plus if there's something wrong with it it won't be as much hassle to get replaced.


elements has no hardware encryption and mybook has a 3 year warranty whereas elements has 2. mybook has better software if you care about that sort of thing. Maybe it's not for everyone, but it's cheaper than the UK price. Not sure how cheaper the elements is when I look at amazon.co.uk and it says £129.99 and this deal is £128.78 if you have a fee-free card.
deleted217260516/09/2019 21:10

elements has no hardware encryption and mybook has a 3 year warranty …elements has no hardware encryption and mybook has a 3 year warranty whereas elements has 2. mybook has better software if you care about that sort of thing. Maybe it's not for everyone, but it's cheaper than the UK price. Not sure how cheaper the elements is when I look at amazon.co.uk and it says £129.99 and this deal is £128.78 if you have a fee-free card.



Sorry, I was just going on the deal price - didn't see the one in the description. Hardware encryption is a double edged sword - if the enclosure dies you'll lose your data even if the drive itself is fine. Not sure what WD's warranty policy is, but it's possible WD UK won't honour the warranty on an EU drive - of course if you shuck the drives, the warranty's not really relevant anyway.
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terrestris16/09/2019 21:27

Sorry, I was just going on the deal price - didn't see the one in the …Sorry, I was just going on the deal price - didn't see the one in the description. Hardware encryption is a double edged sword - if the enclosure dies you'll lose your data even if the drive itself is fine. Not sure what WD's warranty policy is, but it's possible WD UK won't honour the warranty on an EU drive - of course if you shuck the drives, the warranty's not really relevant anyway.


ya true dat. Although postage to DE isn't that much of a biggie and as you say, if you're shucking the drive you probably dont care about warranties and encryption either. I just posted it because it was cheaper than in the UK and maybe someone wants one
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forgot to get back to you terrestris on the warranty, it's EU law that a retailer/manufacturer must honour any warranty on any EU product regardless of which member state you bought it from. So there's that at least (while we're still in the EU mind ...)
jouster16/09/2019 20:17

Not a bad price at all and would have grabbed one if I hadn’t got the 10 f …Not a bad price at all and would have grabbed one if I hadn’t got the 10 for 141 a short while ago heat addedI assume this disk can also be shucked.



Yes
jouster16/09/2019 20:26

Yeah I had to mod a pin on my 10Tb one. A little tip, lots of the websites …Yeah I had to mod a pin on my 10Tb one. A little tip, lots of the websites say you need to use special heatproof tape but I use electrical insulating tape on mine and it worked fine. Most people have a roll laying around at home so far easier


Jesus, do they actually modify the drive boards now? I shucked a 3tb my book last night but I only needed to modify the enclosure adaptor board so that it would accept another drive. The hard drive itself was stock thankfully.

EDIT: Just googled it and apparently you just need to cover a pin with kapton. Ironically that's actually easier than what I had to do last night with the enclosure.
Edited by: "Spark" 17th Sep
Spark17/09/2019 09:49

Jesus, do they actually modify the drive boards now? I shucked a 3tb my …Jesus, do they actually modify the drive boards now? I shucked a 3tb my book last night but I only needed to modify the enclosure adaptor board so that it would accept another drive. The hard drive itself was stock thankfully.


There’s a pin that needs to be removed/blanked off to stop it going into power down mode. It’s a 10 second job with a bit of electrical insulating tape but if you didn’t know you’d assume you had a dead drive with a voided warranty. Thankfully the internet is great for info like this.
jouster17/09/2019 09:50

There’s a pin that needs to be removed/blanked off to stop it going into p …There’s a pin that needs to be removed/blanked off to stop it going into power down mode. It’s a 10 second job with a bit of electrical insulating tape but if you didn’t know you’d assume you had a dead drive with a voided warranty. Thankfully the internet is great for info like this.


Definitely. I have a lot of respect and appreciation for the people who take the time to figure out these solutions and share them with the world.
Spark17/09/2019 10:01

Definitely. I have a lot of respect and appreciation for the people who …Definitely. I have a lot of respect and appreciation for the people who take the time to figure out these solutions and share them with the world.


Don’t know if you use Reddit, but there is a good sub called Datahoarding and it has great info on stuff like this
jouster17/09/2019 10:02

Don’t know if you use Reddit, but there is a good sub called Datahoarding a …Don’t know if you use Reddit, but there is a good sub called Datahoarding and it has great info on stuff like this


I actually came across that during my Google search this morning. It's sad that this is really the only way to get a decent deal on a large capacity HDD these days.
Spark17/09/2019 11:22

I actually came across that during my Google search this morning. It's sad …I actually came across that during my Google search this morning. It's sad that this is really the only way to get a decent deal on a large capacity HDD these days.


Yeah kind of agree. I remember I picked up an 8TB internal HDD 2 years back for £188 new on Amazon. The current prices have gone crazy.

Luckily I’ve now got 11ish TB spare capacity in my server so I’ll not need any extra drives for a while yet. That said, if a 10TB drive drops to £140 ish again I’ll pick one up to replace a 4TB. It just makes sense
jouster17/09/2019 11:24

Yeah kind of agree. I remember I picked up an 8TB internal HDD 2 years …Yeah kind of agree. I remember I picked up an 8TB internal HDD 2 years back for £188 new on Amazon. The current prices have gone crazy. Luckily I’ve now got 11ish TB spare capacity in my server so I’ll not need any extra drives for a while yet. That said, if a 10TB drive drops to £140 ish again I’ll pick one up to replace a 4TB. It just makes sense


Tbh I tend to just buy the recertified ones from WD usually as I only really need large mechanical drives to house my steam library and stuff anyway. I don't really store anything major or important on then.
Spark17/09/2019 11:26

Tbh I tend to just buy the recertified ones from WD usually as I only …Tbh I tend to just buy the recertified ones from WD usually as I only really need large mechanical drives to house my steam library and stuff anyway. I don't really store anything major or important on then.


Ah I’ve got a rather large 24 drive bay server case which is currently at around 110TB formatted space. So I like new drives but each to their own
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so mine just arrived today. UK plug in the box. Top marks WD (there was an EU snap-in replacement for the UK 3 pin too but the default one installed was the UK one)
jouster16/09/2019 20:26

Yeah I had to mod a pin on my 10Tb one. A little tip, lots of the websites …Yeah I had to mod a pin on my 10Tb one. A little tip, lots of the websites say you need to use special heatproof tape but I use electrical insulating tape on mine and it worked fine. Most people have a roll laying around at home so far easier


Even sellotape works fine. It's only 5V and low current, plus sellotape is very thin, so if you're using it in a removable bay or similar there's less chance of it peeling off after a few swaps.
zomg04/10/2019 13:00

Even sellotape works fine. It's only 5V and low current, plus sellotape is …Even sellotape works fine. It's only 5V and low current, plus sellotape is very thin, so if you're using it in a removable bay or similar there's less chance of it peeling off after a few swaps.


I can imagine sellotape would work fine but it won’t be very heat resistant and could be an issue as the drive heats up. It’s not about the current as such. It’s more about how high the temperature of the drive can get under prolonged usage

Electrical tape has a far higher resistance to heat and certainly its thickness wasn’t an issue for my install. YMMV
Edited by: "jouster" 4th Oct
jouster17/09/2019 11:27

Ah I’ve got a rather large 24 drive bay server case which is currently at a …Ah I’ve got a rather large 24 drive bay server case which is currently at around 110TB formatted space. So I like new drives but each to their own


I'm impressed! 34Tb across 12 bays here - and I thought I had a problem
jouster04/10/2019 13:00

I can imagine sellotape would work fine but it won’t be very heat r …I can imagine sellotape would work fine but it won’t be very heat resistant and could be an issue as the drive heats up. It’s not about the current as such. It’s more about how high the temperature of the drive can get under prolonged usage Electrical tape has a far higher resistance to heat


Good point well made. I can only speak about my experience; I've had no issues in my experience in a four bay server.
Edited by: "zomg" 4th Oct
zomg04/10/2019 13:02

I'm impressed! 34Tb across 12 bays here - and I thought I had a problem


My setup is almost 10 years old now. Been slowly increasing drive sizes over the years. It’s a beast of an install but suits me well.

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zomg04/10/2019 13:03

Good point well made. I can only speak about my experience; I've had no …Good point well made. I can only speak about my experience; I've had no issues in my experience in a four bay server.


I’m sure it becomes more of an issues as the number of drives goes up. Like you say less of an issue in a small case. 24 drives obviously means a bit more heat
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