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WD Elements Desktop Hard Drive 10TB $285.03 + Delivery or Free with Prime @ Amazon US via AU

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the WD Elements Desktop Hard Drive 10TB are on sale again not as good deal as last time but still a decent price for anyone looking for 10tb to store their Linux ISO's, from what i have read they are WD100EMAZ white label drives inside, also shopback gets you 4.5% back from amazon if i read it right

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  • +2 votes

    Wonder what happened to the newer styling models? Seems a shortage when I looked last week.

  • +5 votes

    I got one of these and can confirm the internal hard drive is indeed a WD100EMAZ YMMV. You will need a molex to sata power adapter or a 3.3v mod if you're planning to use it internally.

  • +6 votes

    too expensive… :( will wait for black friday in Nov

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    This style is much better, IMHO.
    I have several 8TB of both styles and really dislike the lack of an activity indicator light on the new style.
    You cannot even tell they are on.

  • +1 vote

    Recently shucked two of these, very very easy

    Taped the the 3 pins and boom, quick cheap storage

  • +7 votes

    I miss the days when I could just buy a HDD that does not require shucking

    • +5 votes

      You still can. Drives without external enclosures still exist for sale.

      • +4 votes

        Yeah. If you want to pay more money for a drive.

        • +3 votes

          I never did understand why or how these external drives are cheaper than their internal cousins. We get taxed for doing the right now, my next NAS upgrade will be shucked HDDs all the way.

          • +1 vote

            @Click_It: Not all drives are created equal, don't just look at the size. There's differences in technology types, MTBF, warranty periods etc. Also consider economies of scale, different factories/countries and corporate strategies.

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              @Hybroid: I know, and true, but come on there is still some funny business going on at times. FWIW I've never put a shucked HDD in my NAS's for the reasons you pointed out but with $/TB not coming down at the speed it once did I'll be looking for creative alternatives next time. I backup my backups on backups anyway not counting redundancies.

  • +1 vote

    wow. I have been watching those drives climb in capacity, but man, 10TB. Wouldn't this hold like whole internet 20 years ago?

  • +3 votes

    Looking at all the previous deals on this HDD, am I wrong in saying this one doesn't seem that great?

    • +2 votes

      It's a good price, just not a historically best price.

      Me personally see it being cheaper on Black Friday sales next month so if you're in no rush it would pay to hold out a little longer. I actually feel 12TB will be the sweet spot but that's because I have a stack of 4TB drives so triple capacity just feels nicer than 2.5X but whichever is the next big bargain will win me.

  • +1 vote

    The recent 8TB deal is only $204, I'll go with 8TB

    • +2 votes

      The 8TB External Western Digital on sale on Amazon several weeks ago were EMAZ as well ( slowed down Hitachi Helium filled ones, quality non-shingled drives). The casing seems to have changed in the past 6 months though; the credit card sliding method didn't work and I ended up pulling the top and bottom off with a screw driver blade them popping the back off.

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    Linux ISOs? Need 10TB to store all my recordings ;d

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    out of curiosity, what do you use all this storage for? I bought a 3TB drive 5 years ago, and it still has 75% of capacity free.

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    Am I good to use a 12V power adapter (from an old HP hard drive) in the interim while I wait for WD to send me an AU plug?

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      Am I good to use a 12V power adapter (from an old HP hard drive) in the interim while I wait for WD to send me an AU plug?

      Why don't you just use a travel adapter for under $10?

      If the connector is the same as well as the voltage and amperage it should be ok but if you're asking the safest method is the travel adapter.

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      Over the years I've accumulated so many Seagate and WD 12V HDD power supplies, they are interchangeable

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    so tempted to get a couple but I think my 8x8TB array is more than I really need right now. lol

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      I thought that to, now I'm up to 10x8tb 4x4tb and 2x14tb on an unraid server and now waiting for the 2x10tb mostly for plex mostly 720p+1080p web-dl shows

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        Whoaa!! I just upgraded from 7x3TB in RAID6 to 8x8TB in SHR2. I only have about 13TB of, uh, Linux ISOs. It might take me a while to fill up! lol

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    How's the performance if you just hook it up to the USB port a Synology NAS?
    I've got a bunch of DVD backups, no need for RAID of backup, just wanna play them from Synology.

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    I dont even want to imagine the drive dying and taking 10tb with it.

    • +1 vote

      Well i bought one of these mainly to act as a snapraid parity drive… 10TB is bigger than all of my others (largest 8TB) so it can easily parity everything in my system and help safeguard me from a single drive failure. Also have a backup drive for the most critical stuff and am considering some form of online backup too just as an extra safeguard.

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