This was posted 3 years 7 days ago, and might be an out-dated deal.

  • out of stock

WD Elements 8TB External HDD $229 Inc GST Delivered @Newegg


$2 more expensive than last post.
Don't know when the deal end

Just wondering Office Works price match with Newegg, anyone know ?

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  • What coloured WD drives are inside does anybody know?

  • So can you crack them open and use the HDD like a normal one?

    • +1


  • OK never mind I found this guide….

  • Didn’t the last newegg deal end in tears with lots of things going missing and/or not being sent?

  • Does it comes with a us adapter or au adaptor of anybody knows? Thanks

    • +2

      i’ve bought both previously mentioned newegg specials, fyi they include us voltage adaptors.

      • so it means only require a AU plug but voltage is 100-240v worldwide voltage? thanks!

    • WD usually ship US models with the North American ac adapter plug only.
      The versions they sell in AU, UK & the EU usually come with multi ac adapters/cables.

      You can do the following if you purchase the US versions.

      1. Just go to Bunnings and buy a 'Korjo" brand US to AU/NZ adapter plug (They have a nice slim unit which won't over-crowd a multi-point ac wall plate or power board. Other sources include Jaycar, etc.
      2. Contact WD Support (AU 1800 # but call centre offshore) and have the product model & serial number ready at hand when you make the call. They will ship you the appropriate cable and/or plug free of charge. I have done this twice now for US model NAS devices and I have received the cables from their WD OEM supplier in Vietnam within the week.

      I hope this assists.

  • +2

    If my sums are right the same one at Amazon Au works out at 221.35 after cashrewards. Presume they are still doing 5% cachback

    • Have you included delivery fee?

      • FREE international delivery on Prime International orders over $49

        • Yeah, I just realised that after posting and tried to edit my comment.

    • I was going to post "Nice, beats Amazon by a few dollars" and totally forgot about CR.

    • +2

      Which means better price than this deal if using Shopback at 6% = ~ $219.

  • Are these still using hardware encryption? (if the usb-sata board fails you can't just crack it open and copy the data)

    • I believe these don't have the encryption, only the more expensive My book?

      Otherwise drives should be same between the two

  • Just wondering Office Works price match with Newegg, anyone know ?

    They should price match it, however I can't see the 8TB on their site so doubt stores have any stock… only 4TB of the Elements.

  • This is a great price if it's a RED. I'm assuming that warranty will be an issue when trying to claim or we should be good?

    • You'd have to be able to put it back into the case with nothing broken.

      • Pretty sure you could say that you shacked the drives to try to recover the data. At least that's what Seagate allowed me to do when their 3tb drives failed.

  • Have any of you drive shuckers noticed a difference between the drives you find in the 8TB WD My Book and the 8TB WD Elements?

    • Generally the same.

      HGST 5400rpm helium drives. 3.3v pin and TLER disabled.

      I'd go the elements because it's cheaper and no encryption.

    • Most th these drives employ a "White Lable" OEM vesion of the WD REDs. Sometime hard to check the specs unless you do some thorough research.

      If compating with the WD REDs, older model WD REDs have 128m cache, current models have 256mb cache. Make sure you check specs before comparing. There are a lot of 'NOS' (New, Old Stock) of WD HDDS on eBay & I notice that they are being sold off at the new stock price… the easiest ones to spot are those without an actual model number quoted. Best to confirm first.

  • Do you have to do the 3.3v pin fix for these drives if shucking?

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