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Posted 6th Feb

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Edited by: "MrJinxy" 6th Feb
Shuck a bigger Elements for less.
Roger_Irrelevant06/02/2020 14:30

Shuck a bigger Elements for less.


Would it be red inside? I need mine for a NAS, I’m a bit weary of getting a blue and it not being up to the job.
Cybirea06/02/2020 14:56

Would it be red inside? I need mine for a NAS, I’m a bit weary of getting a …Would it be red inside? I need mine for a NAS, I’m a bit weary of getting a blue and it not being up to the job.


It wont be a red, or at least 99% chance it wont be. It will be a blue or some white label drive. If you are going to use it for a NAS, pay a bit more and get reds. They have better firmware designed for that use. Blues/whitelabels arent designed to be on 24x7 and will fail a lot sooner.
deangreen406/02/2020 15:09

It wont be a red, or at least 99% chance it wont be. It will be a blue or …It wont be a red, or at least 99% chance it wont be. It will be a blue or some white label drive. If you are going to use it for a NAS, pay a bit more and get reds. They have better firmware designed for that use. Blues/whitelabels arent designed to be on 24x7 and will fail a lot sooner.



Do you have a citation to back up your claim that whites will fail a lot sooner? The only place I know that releases meaningful statistics is backblaze and they don't shuck white drives. White drives appear to be nothing more than rebadged Red drives.
Edited by: "sxowsubtzv" 6th Feb
sxowsubtzv06/02/2020 15:30

Do you have a citation to back up your claim that whites will fail a lot …Do you have a citation to back up your claim that whites will fail a lot sooner? The only place I know that releases meaningful statistics is backblaze and they don't shuck white drives. White drives appear to be nothing more than rebadged Red drives.


Loads of comments on here on Amost every WD thread about what you get when shucking drives. At the end of the day, you pay what you want, for what you want and accept the risk. Last I saw was that 8tb and above were "probably" using rebadged red but under 8tb, now we're all rebadged blues. 8tb cased drive is about £140 so it's a worth while risk for some. I have a 6tb raid setup and wanted to replace a disk. This makes more sense to me, probably not to others.
If it has a HGST code on the label then that is an enterprise class drive with either 1^10(14) or 1 times 10 to the 15 (1000000000000000) error rate (non-recoverable, bits read). Nothing is more reliable according to backblaze.
alcheyne06/02/2020 15:43

Loads of comments on here on Amost every WD thread about what you get when …Loads of comments on here on Amost every WD thread about what you get when shucking drives. At the end of the day, you pay what you want, for what you want and accept the risk. Last I saw was that 8tb and above were "probably" using rebadged red but under 8tb, now we're all rebadged blues. 8tb cased drive is about £140 so it's a worth while risk for some. I have a 6tb raid setup and wanted to replace a disk. This makes more sense to me, probably not to others.


If you wanted guaranteed Red's then the My Book Duo's have been on offer recently for around £16-£17 per TB. A 6TB Red for £26.66/TB isn't a deal in my opinion. The general trend for hard drives in recent years is much better reliability on newer, higher capacity drives. A couple of weeks ago for the same money as this you could get a 12TB elements drive, which contains a high quality White label helium drive that in all likelihood will be more reliable than an old 6TB Red branded model.
Edited by: "sxowsubtzv" 6th Feb
masteratarms06/02/2020 15:51

If it has a HGST code on the label then that is an enterprise class drive …If it has a HGST code on the label then that is an enterprise class drive with either 1^10(14) or 1 times 10 to the 15 (1000000000000000) error rate (non-recoverable, bits read). Nothing is more reliable according to backblaze.


That would be typical WD selling HGST under the WD brand. So we endup having to take a guess if we are going to get lucky (HGST) or unlucky (WD)!
deangreen406/02/2020 15:09

It wont be a red, or at least 99% chance it wont be. It will be a blue or …It wont be a red, or at least 99% chance it wont be. It will be a blue or some white label drive. If you are going to use it for a NAS, pay a bit more and get reds. They have better firmware designed for that use. Blues/whitelabels arent designed to be on 24x7 and will fail a lot sooner.


That’s what I thought, I’ve already got two reds, I’ll just stick with a certainty. Thanks. ^_^
Cold! Not SSD
sxowsubtzv06/02/2020 15:30

Do you have a citation to back up your claim that whites will fail a lot …Do you have a citation to back up your claim that whites will fail a lot sooner? The only place I know that releases meaningful statistics is backblaze and they don't shuck white drives. White drives appear to be nothing more than rebadged Red drives.


Reds have different firmware that handles bad sectors in a different way. The white and other consumer drives handle them in a way that if used in RAID, as in a NAS, causes major problems. No citation other than personal experience from my own servers/storage sorry.
deangreen406/02/2020 15:09

It wont be a red, or at least 99% chance it wont be. It will be a blue or …It wont be a red, or at least 99% chance it wont be. It will be a blue or some white label drive. If you are going to use it for a NAS, pay a bit more and get reds. They have better firmware designed for that use. Blues/whitelabels arent designed to be on 24x7 and will fail a lot sooner.


Whites are the HGST (Hitachi) UltraStar data centre drives, you can't get a much harsher environment than that (constant I/O 24/7).
Ultrastars were 7200rpm while WD white are 5400rpm so they can't be the exact same drives.
africanspeed06/02/2020 19:43

Cold! Not SSD


I was surprised it took you that long, you're slipping.

Oh and:

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I've had two 12tb drives in quick succession ... both Elements ... one was 5900rpm (possibly RED) the next was 5400RPM (possibly blue) ...make of that what you will
With these (6tb NAS) drives you may not get thje three year warranty offered by WD *going by the amz replys
Edited by: "GwanGy" 7th Feb
GwanGy07/02/2020 08:27

I've had two 12tb drives in quick succession ... both Elements ... one was …I've had two 12tb drives in quick succession ... both Elements ... one was 5900rpm (possibly RED) the next was 5400RPM (possibly blue) ...make of that what you will With these (6tb NAS) drives you may not get thje three year warranty offered by WD *going by the amz replys


Blues only go up to 6TB at the moment.
smr107/02/2020 04:51

Ultrastars were 7200rpm while WD white are 5400rpm so they can't be the …Ultrastars were 7200rpm while WD white are 5400rpm so they can't be the exact same drives.


They are, if you Google it there's the exact FCC ID on them.

For some reason they modded the firmware to spin these at 5400, possibly they were B grade or something but all 5 of mine seem happy.
Just use snapraid. Nas issues are non existant
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