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WD Elements Desktop 6TB External Hard Drive $189 @ JB Hi-Fi

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Same as previous deal

Good price for 6tb - not sure what dive is inside.

Enjoy people.

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  • +1 vote

    not sure what dive is inside

    Probably not a tdrive. Maybe the blue?

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      HA!

  • +2 votes

    These seem to have 3 years warranty for the same price.

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      Lol, Seagate. Might as well store your files in the Trash and empty it everyday. Unlimited storage!

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        I have to agree with that!

        My first ReadyNAS (NV+) came with 4 Seagate drives… within 2 months of use, 3 of the 4 drives had unreadable blocks.
        I originally replace them all with WD Greens but now use WD Reds in all newer NAS systems

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        The wd come with 90 day warranty. Seagate vome with 3 year warranty.

        You are saying still go with wd?

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          Even if you have warranty.. how much is your data worth? They can give you a new drive but your data would most likely be gone. Having used both I've only really had issues with Seagate. Some people haven't had an issue though so hit and miss I guess.

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          You are saying still go with wd?

          Without question.

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          @Kaiserkid7:

          I backup all my data twice so i have total of 3 copies of every file. The issue is the inconvenience of having to ask for a replacement and send the drive in.

          So im still leaning towards a 3 year warranty vs a 90 day warranty.

          Does anyone have some reputatable source showing wd fundamental hdd is much more reliable than seagate equivalent

        • +2 votes

          @Kaiserkid7: seriously, I’ve got a 13 year old wd drive that still works fine. Every single drive that I’ve ever had the only ones that have gone bad were seagate drives. Never lost a wd drive, ever. Replaced a dead seagate drive with new wd two weeks ago.

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          Where does it say 90 days? It says 2 years on jbhifi website.

  • +3 votes

    I've shucked a few of these (4 / 5TB ones) and they've been green drives, easily transplantable to a nas.
    Take it from me though, do the WD Idle mod if you're going to run them as nas drives.
    https://forums.freenas.org/index.php?threads/hacking-wd-gree...

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      I read somewhere that the greens are not available in larger capacities.

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      There's some reason Greens are a bad choice for NAS - I know that's vague lel but there is actually a reason to buy drives with a certain feature that NAS uses and Green doesn't have it.

      Hopefully someone else can enlighten the situation more.

      • +2 votes

        The Reds are recommended for NAS.

        Some advantages of using Red over Green are:
        - Time-limited error recovery (TLER)
        - Better reliability/data integrity checking
        - Extra 12 months warranty
        - Vibration protection
        - Lower power consumption
        - 5 degree higher acceptable operating temperature (good for non-cooled environments)
        - Higher head parking delay

        So in summary, the main reasons to NOT use Greens for NAS would be no TLER, no vibration protection and a head parking delay of only 8 seconds (vs 5 minutes for the Reds)
        (For those who don't understand the head parking significance, you basically can degrade the life of the mechanical "heads" of the discs by them stopping (parking) when not in use and starting again too many times)

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      so these are sata connector drives yeah?

  • +1 vote

    Pity these are not reds!

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      How do you know this?

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        Actually I don't for sure, but by the sounds of the above comments they aren't "likely" to be RED's. Be happily proven wrong off course!

        • +1 vote

          I my past experience of pulling apart a wide range of WD portable desktop drives, USUALLY:

          • Elements drives use GREEN
          • MyBook standard drives use BLUE
          • MyBook Pro/thunderbolt drives use BLACK

          • EDIT *
            Looks like WD have discontinued Greens and only use Blue or better in their newer external storage, but this could possibly be an old/discontinued model

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          @KJA: Thats some good insight thanks. I got the WD Easystore 8TB from America, all of them contain reds and when they are on special they aren't too much more expensive than the price of the 6TB in this thread.

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    Bought the 4tb version a week ago for about $155 (which I thought was a pretty decent price), so this is a good deal.

  • +1 vote

    Just FYI, went and harvested two of these drives from JB Pitt st near Hunter connection (Sydney). They didn't have any on the shelf, but had them in the locked storage. Have shucked one drive and its quite easy to shuck (good), and its a Blue HDD. Not sure if this is good or not, but thought I'd mention.