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[Amazon Canada] WD Red 8TB NAS Internal Hard Drive *$269.99*

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[Amazon Canada] WD Red 8TB NAS Internal Hard Drive *$269.99*

The hottest price I've seen on a WD 8TB Red drive. No Prime membership needed.

Edit: One per order after it's added to the cart. Shady not mentioning it upfront.
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Thanks OP! Ordered. (3Camels concurs on lowest price)

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Thanks for the share! Btw, newegg has it for the same price + $5.99 shipping. If you're lucky to only pay gst, it comes cheaper overall.
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I still prefer shucking
hammy wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 7:07 am
Limit of 1 per customer ☹️
I mean... I get it for other types of drives, but for a NAS drive?
Let me just build a 1 drive NAS said no one ever.
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If you don't mind shucking a drive
this WD My Book 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN $195.99
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/WD-My-Book-8TB- ... 1438.l2649

has a WD Red white label drive inside
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Thanks OP, bought 2 from Newegg.
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Keigotw wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 6:57 pm
If you don't mind shucking a drive
this WD My Book 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN $195.99
https://www.ebay.ca/itm/WD-My-Book-8TB- ... 1438.l2649

has a WD Red white label drive inside
Is it confirmed that it's a WD Red?

Only reason I ask is 'cause I keep hearing and reading stories about folks shucking the external, only to do some digging and feeling that it's not an actual WD Red drive (especially when comparing specs).

Some folks think it's a different WD series (maybe Purple?), or at worst, a WD Red that just barely didn't meet the QA standards to sell as internal drives, so they're tossed into shells to sell as externals.

I'd been wanting to shuck one of these drives for a while, but always became hesitant to do so the more I read about 'em... So I'd decided to wait it out for a really solid deal on a 10 or 12 TB drive while continuing to read more into the 8 TB externals and finally find out what's really inside the shell lol
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Sojoph wrote:
Apr 15th, 2019 7:29 am
Is it confirmed that it's a WD Red?

Only reason I ask is 'cause I keep hearing and reading stories about folks shucking the external, only to do some digging and feeling that it's not an actual WD Red drive (especially when comparing specs).

Some folks think it's a different WD series (maybe Purple?), or at worst, a WD Red that just barely didn't meet the QA standards to sell as internal drives, so they're tossed into shells to sell as externals.
To be fair, they were red label at one point (2017?), but everyone in 2018 has gotten white labels. But people somehow think they must be still red. I assume people think that because they can write a script which re-enables tler which is a raid/Nas feature. And don't forget you have to add tape to deal with the 3.3v power disable issue for those internal drives.
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The amazon sold deal for $269.99 is dead. That price is still available thru Canada computers directly though them or as marketplace seller on Amazon as well
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death_hawk wrote:
Apr 14th, 2019 5:29 pm
I still prefer shucking



I mean... I get it for other types of drives, but for a NAS drive?
Let me just build a 1 drive NAS said no one ever.
Why would you prefer shucking? Extra waste, as I assume you're just tossing out the case, questionable warranty, questionable make/model that you will receive.

I'd buy a standalone drive any day over playing the drive/warranty lotto.

1 red/customer is silly though, as you said.

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