WD WDBBGB0080HBK-EESN My Book Desktop Hard Drive - 8TB - Black £155.98 @ Amazon
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WD WDBBGB0080HBK-EESN My Book Desktop Hard Drive - 8TB - Black £155.98 @ Amazon

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  • Equipped with WD Backup software for Windows and Apple Time Machine compatibility for Mac
  • Works with acronis true image WD edition software to schedule full system backups
  • Password protection with built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security software, just set your own personalised password to help keep your content private and safe
  • Millions of people around the world trust their data to My Book desktop storage; designed to meet WD's demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability, we back up (pun intended!) the trusted My Book desktop storage with a 3-year limited warranty
  • The My Book desktop hard drive can back up your photos, videos, music and documents
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Looks like a lightening or special deal. Heat from from me and one ordered!!
tatoo11 h, 4 m ago

Looks like a lightening or special deal. Heat from from me and one …Looks like a lightening or special deal. Heat from from me and one ordered!!



It is (a) "Deal of the Day", apparently.
Wonder what drives are inside, wouldn't mind buying 2 of these sticking them on my NAS.
Have a search of previous deal posts. This should give all the info you need and how to remove the drives.
Believe these are highly likely to be wd reds in these. BytemyBits YouTube did a video on ‘shucking’ the drive
foordy081 h, 37 m ago

Believe these are highly likely to be wd reds in these. BytemyBits YouTube …Believe these are highly likely to be wd reds in these. BytemyBits YouTube did a video on ‘shucking’ the drive


I just grabbed 2 couldn't resist with the saving. Do you really think they are WD Reds? I will shuck 1 and if not return the other.
Even if it is a red or has a generic white label its the same helium drive by HGST whom WD acquired. White obviously has lower resell value and can have enterprise power connector which needs a pin disconnected to work with some power supplies. The cache can also very. You can use DriveDX to see the model without shucking. If it is made in Thailand rather than CHina it is your best chance at a 256MB cache WD Red (vs 128MB in others).

Still too expensive tho, cheaper in USA at $130 at Best Buy.

These drives are extremely noisy so not suitable for inside a desktop
Edited by: "malhal" 11th Jun
malhal4 m ago

Even if it is a red or has a generic white label its the same helium drive …Even if it is a red or has a generic white label its the same helium drive by HGST whom WD acquired. White obviously has lower resell value and can have enterprise power connector which needs a pin disconnected to work with some power supplies. The cache can also very. You can use DriveDX to see the model without shucking. If it is made in Thailand rather than CHina it is your best chance at a 8MB cache WD Red. Still too expensive tho, cheaper in USA at $130 at Best Buy.These drives are extremely noisy so not suitable for inside a desktop


Ah thanks that's good to know I will run that tool to see what it is without shucking. Luckily these are for a NAS so all good. We always pay over the odds so I am happy to save with these at least. Cheers.
reddit.com/r/D…55/

I have received two "my book 8TB" today from a german electronic market and have taken them apart:

2x WD80EZAZ (White label with metal strips) = US7SAL080 = Ultrastar He10-8 SATA (3.3v reset, source WDBBGB0080HBK-EESN) MADE IN THAILAND, 5400 rpm, 256MB Cache, Date: AUG 2017

TLER / SCT Error Recovery Control: Disabled BUT enableable with "smartctl -l scterc,70,70 <disk>"

reddit.com/r/D…on/
My "solution" was to pull the 3.3V (orange) wire from that particular sata connector and cap/tape it off (shown in linked pics). Look at that, immediately spun up and working. I've seen other people say use a molex to sata adapter as that also ignores the 3.3V line, but I've also seen a lot of posts about these melting, so do with that what you will.
Edited by: "malhal" 11th Jun
malhal1 h, 11 m ago

Even if it is a red or has a generic white label its the same helium drive …Even if it is a red or has a generic white label its the same helium drive by HGST whom WD acquired. White obviously has lower resell value and can have enterprise power connector which needs a pin disconnected to work with some power supplies. The cache can also very. You can use DriveDX to see the model without shucking. If it is made in Thailand rather than CHina it is your best chance at a 256MB cache WD Red (vs 128MB in others).Still too expensive tho, cheaper in USA at $130 at Best Buy.These drives are extremely noisy so not suitable for inside a desktop


I just checked the US best buy site and it's currently discounted to $169 (plus taxes depending on state). Still a better deal, but not as big a price difference.

I only checked because I'm going to be in the USA soon and would jump at the chance to get this stuff so cheap!

This is a good deal, considering the price it usually goes for in the UK.
Check out Slickdeals and maybe use the alert and it might drop to the special $135 while you are there. If you go in best buy make sure to get the made in Thailand version of the Easystore rather than China. Usually these drives are in 2 sections of the store.
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