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[Best Buy] WD easystore 8TB External HD $160

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[Best Buy] WD easystore 8TB External HD $160

WD easystore 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $159.99

Edit: changed link to https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/wd ... y/14936768
as WDBAMA0080HBK-NESN seems to be sold out but WDBAMA0080HBK-NESE is still in stock and appears to be the same thing.

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Thanks OP - been waiting for this price !
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Let me be the first one to ask..... is it shuckable ?
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mackey2001 wrote: Let me be the first one to ask..... is it shuckable ?
Yes. IIRC they're the WD white label air filled drives.
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Better off just getting an internal and cheap enclosure (if you need one) for that price.
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These have always been shuckable... used to have helium drives but within the last year or two they switched to air cooled drives at the 8TB size.

I'm sure people with recent experience will weigh in with exact drive specs, etc. soon.
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Tiberius wrote: These have always been shuckable... used to have helium drives but within the last year or two they switched to air cooled drives at the 8TB size.

I'm sure people with recent experience will weigh in with exact drive specs, etc. soon.
Its not just the 8TBs that are air filled now. Ive seen a few cases of 14TBs being air filled white labels as well.
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Do they give free cloud service with this purchase?
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iamdman wrote: I also see what looks to be very similar at same price but model ending in NESE , anyone know the diff?

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/wd ... y/14936768
The link you posted has pictures of both the Easystore and the Elements drive. Title says Easystore so maybe some of the pictures are incorrect. Elements has data encryption Easystore doesn't.
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iamdman wrote: I also see what looks to be very similar at same price but model ending in NESE , anyone know the diff?

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/wd ... y/14936768
Is the same thing. No difference. Same hard drives inside.
Is just a Bestbuy exclusive model #
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almasyseifer wrote: if you were waiting for a good price, this is it. rarely gets better than 20$/TB
It did. The 14TB @ $259.99 was the one.
$18.57/TB
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Keigotw wrote: It did. The 14TB @ $259.99 was the one.
$18.57/TB
He said rarely gets better, that's the one time Boxing Day price that was offered. Unless you are looking to buy hard drives one time per year, $20/TB is a great price.
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Keigotw wrote: It did. The 14TB @ $259.99 was the one.
$18.57/TB
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Yeah $20/TB is the typical good sale price I would say. So Warm. Anything lower is usually HOT.

I was going to buy ... but I think I'll wait for helium filled and maybe 10TB atleast... I'll have to replace my parity though so I will need to buy 2x 10TB... I'm all 8TB at the moment... and a couple of 4TB drives...
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Shuckable for sure but might need to cover the 3.3v pin if not being used in a NAS like Synology. See:


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Bought 4 of these a couple of weeks ago (and got them to price protect today, thanks OP). Shucked them all - 2 were EZAZ helium-filled and 2 were EDAZ air-filled if you needed some points of data.
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zordonlx wrote: Bought 4 of these a couple of weeks ago (and got them to price protect today, thanks OP). Shucked them all - 2 were EZAZ helium-filled and 2 were EDAZ air-filled if you needed some points of data.
Did you need to cover the pin with any of these?
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xwingman72 wrote: Did you need to cover the pin with any of these?
curious about this too, just want to use these on my computer

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