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Slightly cheaper than the recent Prime sales. I assume shipping is free since over $49.
Don't forget Cashrewards/Shopback
Price includes GST and shipping.
Price includes GST and shipping.
Thanks, added :)
Been contemplating since price error.
This price drop finally circumvents my purchase!
Miss the Prime Deal of the Day at 5 pm, then I just order two after two minutes :)
Goodness, what a price. Thanks OP
6tb is better price per tb
how it is $242
Ah, 6TB has gone up to $242.
Still, the 6TB's were better value per TB earlier today. :)
What drives are inside?
Generally WD White label drives. Which are relabeled red drives supposedly.
These white label drives need a 3.3V tape mod on the sata connector due to the updated SATA spec on these white drives, compared to the red models.
If shucked and put into a machine, you can alternatively just use a good quality molex to sata connector, which bypasses the 3.3V updated spec *(note, not the molded ones. The good ones are the ones with the 4 silver separated connectors.)
Everything you need is in these 4 vids.
Is this also the case if used in a Synology NAS?
I don't own a NAS, but I found these articles/posts though that indicates there is probably no issue with needing to do the 3.3v mod for a synology NAS. So a little DYOR after reading these :)
7hil - "From what I've read the 3.3V pin issue is not a problem with Synology NAS, particularly newer ones."
Also this from,
Author of review - "From a hardware perspective, they look almost identical, but there seem to be at least some firmware differences between the two models. We ran into the 3.3V Pin issue with the power supply on our test bench, but not with the Synology NAS boxes we have, nor many servers we use."
HyBReD - "I actually have two white labels and they are working fine in my external dock and Synology. So I must be lucky!"
And finally, this user had issues, but that could be due a bad NAS unit.
So, YMMV. Do some additional research to make sure, but sounds like it should work without issue.
@metalslaw: Thanks, will be on the lookout for these in the future!
bought 2 earlier this year and put into synology 1817+ with no mod needed for the sata.
these do seem to run about 5 degrees hotter than my other drives WD red in the same nas, but the other drives are all 3tb so not a solid comparison.
bought 2 more in the prime day deal fml :( oh well $14 down the drain.
@881jz: Thanks. I have 4x8TB Reds in my 918+ but I'm starting to run out of space so looking to replace at least two of them with the 10TB once another deal comes up.
Two of the existing drives were shucked from a WD dual drive NAS that had non-white label Reds inside.
@lint: Hey Lint, If you still have your the enclosure, I'll buy one
@max-au: You mean just the NAS enclosure without the drives?
I still have it, it's a Western Digital MyCloud EX2 Ultra NAS.
Great resource, thanks! Unfortunately went out of stock whilst I was watching, I guess the video saved me $250? :/
Oh, I had the same thing earlier with the Jenga price drop. I thought I could pick up a 2nd for a chrisi present, and I was posting to the 'shopback $3 off for $10 spend' that a new bargain post should be done for it.
Then I spotted the new bargain post for it straight after while looking to see if there was another shopback, or cashrewards offer.
It was literally in my cart for 10mins. And by the time I came back, it was all sold out.
Oh well. I ended up getting another cheap board game instead as chrisi present. :)
You can still get the 8tb for $221, which works out to $27.63 a TB.
It was $24.31 a TB for the 6TB.
And $25.26 a TB for the 10TB (for the late drop to $252.59 price).
Or $25.85 a TB (at the $258.54 price that ran most of the prime days).
So still a decent price.
It isn't known if they are the exact same hardware as a red, however it is known that the firmware, warranty and performance does differ. They do have similar specs which is why they are always being called 'white reds'.
Should be white labeled WD RED drive
AU$ or US$?
It's Amazon.com.au so will be australian pricing. Its a US power adapter so you will need a US to AUS adapter for the power but its still heaps cheaper then the AUS power option
Just get onto WD chat, register it and they'll give you a free one.
Do they charge shipping?
@MAB: Nope, very good service (like Nvidia who did the same for US Shields purchased prior to Australian Launch), they'll express it too…
@scuderiarmani: Do you happen to have the link to the WD chat? I can't find it anywhere
@lvcyo: believe it's around here
Contact Us up there, would need to be registered I'd presume
$398 if you want it with Australian power supply
And Australian warranty
I was under the impression WD is global warranty. The RMA I went through was bought on German Amazon, sent to Australia. Warranty centre in Vietnam.
buy an AU power supply for $10
Chat to WD and get it for free
Got a 8TB my elements, shucked it and got a so called white labelled wd red. Got another 3 10tb my book, and got a different kind of white labelled wd red.
How loud do you find them?
Just alright. My NAS is in my lounge so not really care.
Hey rboy, If you still have your empty enclosure, I need one as mine is broken
8TB $221 with Prime
curious why do people need such big storage? in general for what?
1080p movie archive/backup
4K Blu-Ray movies are average 50gb each. Complete season of shows are huge! So just having a few of them you're already using up so much space. I've got around 14TB just for 4K movies and TV.
A 4K Rip is approx 50(to 100)GB or so, so storing it on a 10TB that cost $250, means it effectively costs $1.25(up to $2.50) to store it.
And thus $2.50(up to $5.00) to have a 2nd backup on a seperate drive.
It's worth it if your looking into long term storage of real 4K releases.
Isn't that what we say? :)
I use these sorta things for NAS Backup.
Does OW price beat amazon au international sales from amazon us?
Only sometimes and on identical stocked items. I doubt OW stock a version with a US power adapter.
Mine doesn’t say $252.59 mine says $473.54
Expired deal. Now at $473.54 unfortunately
Party's over lads. Back up to $473.
It was fun whilst it lasted.
Bloody hell, is that the real normal price?!? Lucky I got one while it lasted, was kinda double minded for a while there but decided to bite the bullet.
In 50 years when Amazon has eliminated all competitors there will be Amazon prime virtual™ where the Amazon brain implant will detect what you want to buy saying 'yes please lord Bezos' just by thinking it and carrier drone will deliver it to you retinal scan/electrified(theft deterrent) Amazon Perch™ within 2hours.
So that's why Super Nintendo Chalmers just arrived at my door.
I like it :)
These goes very fast
The 8TB version is $221.71 for anyone who missed out.
Love Amazon postage, came within a week from the US with other products too. Faster than some Aussie places!
So good! Got mine yesterday too, delivered in a week to Perth, only a few things I have ordered from Sydney have made it over here in that time.
Got mine. Delivered in 10 days. Now running Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics on it before I rip it apart.
Any other recommended testing tool?
Update: Have shucked the drive and put it into a HP N40L. The drive was picked up in Windows Explorer and files are copying over. So 10TB is recognised in the N40L and there was no need to tape up pin 3.