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[Amazon Canada] Western Digital Elements 8TB USB 3.0 - $189.99

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[Amazon Canada] Western Digital Elements 8TB USB 3.0 - $189.99

$10 more than lowest price. $40 cheaper then Bestbuy
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Thanks, bought.
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Matrixvibe wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 1:59 pm
Does it shuck?
Probably needs the 3.7V if you do

EDIT: 3.3V
Forgot my voltages...
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May as well get at Amazon instead of BB due to the ~15 bucks back in cash back through eBates.
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Matrixvibe wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 1:59 pm
Does it shuck?
Yes it does, just recieved one last week using the ebates 8%. White label WD drive.

On a side note, installed this in an older Drobo b800fs and it recognized the 8tb which was a bonus. Originally was going to install into my Drobo 5N.
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I think so. Note that this deal is for the NESN type:

From: https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?th ... maz.59671/ Post 12

Best Buy has 2 different models: WDBCKA0080HBK-NESN and WDBCKA0080HBK-NEBB. The NESN is on sale very frequently at different amounts (anywhere from $149 to $199). The NEBB appears to be an online model that I first saw on Black Friday. I just bought 6 more (NESN). There appear to be 2 different actual drive models in the NESN (I have not bought any of the NEBB models). There is a WD80EFAX model, a Red Label NAS drive. The other is WD80EMAZ which is a White Label drive, but appears in every way to be a red drive (TLER enabled, same firmware...) just a different label. All of mine were made in Thailand and have 256 MB cache. Running the badblocks scan now and the EMAZ white label is running a tad slower than the reds (5% or so) but that may be unrelated. These also all appear to be Helium drives from the smartctl extract:

22 Helium_Level 0x0023 100 100 025 Pre-fail Always - 100

My warranty status also shows WD easystore Desktop expiring in 2 years not the 3 that a Red would typically have. I did take care in removing the drives and saving the enclosures if needed. You can easily test to see which model it is by running CrystalDiskInfo with the drive attached USB to a Windows workstation and it will provide the model number of the drive in the enclosure.

I have been happy with mine so far. I have 18 total now purchased over the last 3-6 months. I look at it as a way to buy Red Drives at about half price.
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Matrixvibe wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 1:59 pm
Does it shuck?
Hoard them and put into the Felicia
Koodo customer $40/8GB
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Bought one of these during Black Friday sale.
Shucked the white drive out, which people claim to be a re-labeled WD Red.
Shoved it right into my NAS. Feels good.
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There appears to be a max purchase limit of 1 drive.

Anyone know how to get a 2nd with the ebates discount?
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cgdsaver wrote:
Jan 16th, 2019 3:54 pm
There appears to be a max purchase limit of 1 drive.

Anyone know how to get a 2nd with the ebates discount?
Its not a "Prime-only" deal - just create another amazon account?
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WD 8TB MyBook is also on sale at Newegg Ebay site for $5 more. You get 3years warranty on MyBook compared to 2years on Elements. You can also get 8% ebay bucks if you are qualified and lower tax depending on your province.

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