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[Canada Computers] WD RED 8TB (WD80EFAX) - $299

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[Canada Computers] WD RED 8TB (WD80EFAX) - $299

If you are in need for bigger TB, it is not a bad deal to me. It seems to have bigger cache but also use more power it seems. If you own a NAS, be sure to check the hdd compatibility. Older nas like DS213+ does not support it probably of the power requirement.
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Does the obsession about colour of WD drive still have merit? I understood the original logic but I am wondering if the company has since moved on to the relative flaws of the other colors
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OP, Please add price on title.
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BestBuy USA has WD Easystores 8TB and 10TB that you can shuck for $140/$180 USD but more work to pickup/proxy ship/import. They are white label Red drives with shorter warranty.
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bchow05 wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 9:08 pm
OP, Please add price on title.
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Pingalino wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 9:05 pm
Does the obsession about colour of WD drive still have merit? I understood the original logic but I am wondering if the company has since moved on to the relative flaws of the other colors
I would not use any WD drive in a NAS unless it was a red.
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tmpz wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 9:25 pm
BestBuy USA has WD Easystores 8TB and 10TB that you can shuck for $140/$180 USD but more work to pickup/proxy ship/import. They are white label Red drives with shorter warranty.
Yup, picked up two 8 TB Easystore drives last BF for $150 USD each.
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tmpz wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 9:25 pm
BestBuy USA has WD Easystores 8TB and 10TB that you can shuck for $140/$180 USD but more work to pickup/proxy ship/import. They are white label Red drives with shorter warranty.
Won't this void the warranty once you remove it from the case?
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ratudio wrote:
Nov 13th, 2018 9:01 pm
If you are in need for bigger TB, it is not a bad deal to me. It seems to have bigger cache but also use more power it seems. If you own a NAS, be sure to check the hdd compatibility. Older nas like DS213+ does not support it probably of the power requirement.
Also:
https://www.cnet.com/products/synology- ... -tb/specs/
Max Supported Capacity 8 TB
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ratudio wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 11:40 am
Won't this void the warranty once you remove it from the case?
Grey area. Some people reported RMA success either putting it back into the enclosure or a few have RMA'd the bare drive (probably Red labels only).

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