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WD Elements Desktop Hard Drive 10TB $277.95 + Delivery (Free w/ Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

Back at it again with the 10TB Elements. A bit cheaper than the last deal, but far from the best we've seen.

WDBWLG0100HBK-NESN - older shell, easier to shuck. Also has an activity LED.

US version, contact WD support to be shipped a free AU plug. However, this means the part number is different, so you will struggle to pricematch this at Officeworks.

WD100EMAZ internally; according to previous deals - a White labeled, Helium filled Red drive.
May require 3.3v pin mod with Kapton tape, if not installed in a rack or NAS.

  • 4 per customer limit
  • 2-year manufacturer's limited warranty
  • Cashback appears to work

This is my first deal, apologies for any errors.

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  • +5 votes

    8TB seems to be an alternative: $204.37

    • +10 votes

      25.5 $/TB vs 27.8 $/TB for this one.

      Absolutely depends on your use case, but if you're buying these with the intention of adding more space as you go, I'd encourage people to pay the tiny premium now, as they'll only get cheaper and bigger.

      There are people that started 4TB arrays years ago because 6TB was too expensive, that are now having to retire their pile of disks, and start again with larger ones. This is the age-old future proofing debate, but I think you'll come out better off on the long run.

      Hopefully someone more experienced than me will chime in. I opted to start my array on 10TB's last year, and I'm hoping I made the right decision in the world of 8TB's.

      • +1 vote

        If you're a PC person then you always know that components get cheaper, and FOMO versus waiting for deals is the ongoing struggle.

        If you're a data hoarder then there's no reason not to just add another array to your drives with the ~10% you're saving per Tb here. Also 4Tb to 6Tb is 50% jump compared to the 20% jump from 8Tb to 10Tb.

        We've all got to get hooked at some point - either of these seems a good choice regardless!

        • +1 vote

          Agree with where you're coming from but I don't know if this is a tiny premium… it's nearly 50% price increase for a 25% increase in capacity. Whilst 10TB for <$300 is a great deal, when compared in relativity to 8TB's price, it just feels like it's not good bang for buck. But then hey neither is a 2080Ti and that doesn't stop people buying that!

          • +1 vote

            @jace88: One of the things that factors in if you're buying a lot of these is the cost of provisioning an additional hard drive bay. Eg, it may be much cheaper to find a computer case to stick 8x10 TB drives in compared with 10x8 TB drives. The ~$160 extra you're paying for drives might actually be a net saving.

            But sure, if you only have 8-16 GB of raw storage needs and don't expect this to expand massively in the lifetime of the drives then buy the ones that are cheaper per TB.


              @jkart: I actually reflected on what you said a bit and whilst I see where you're coming from, I guess I can't even fathom using up that much space when I currently have 2x3TB in my 2 bay NAS… even moving up to a 4 bay, I'd probably go 2x8TB and lave two bays free for the future as hard drive prices fall (and give my old NAS to my parents to use and also create an offsite backup!). Realistically though I think by the time I get anywhere near that storage need, like you point out, it's probably outside the lifetime of the drive.

              That being said, you raise a good point about the cost of an extra hard drive bay. Whilst Synology does sell an expansion unit for more bays (Synology DX517), it costs $700+ (so about the same as the DS918+ but with less retailers stocking it). Suddenly buying the DS1019+ to get an extra bay from the get go for an extra $300 seems not entirely unreasonable!


      An out of stock alternative.

  • +1 vote

    Good price


    Wish I brought two of these https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/457688

    Good times.

  • +1 vote

    Does not appear to be limited amount per customer.

    Limits to 4 per account.


      Hm, apologies. I'll edit. I was able to add 3 to my cart, so I figured it wasn't the usual '2 per customer' limit.

      I'll edit my post, thanks.

  • +3 votes

    These work great in a NAS (no 3.3v mod required). Have 3 in my DS918+


    Is this specifically a NAS compatible drive?

    • +1 vote

      It's just a SATA drive internally, the only noteworthy thing is it will require a piece of Kapton tape to be put over one of the power pins.

      I think this is only relevant for desktop PC usage - most NAS and server systems can account for this.


        As above, they may not need a mod?


        The only reason you'll need the mod is because of your power supply. 4 pins for the SATA plug is good as it doesn't have the 3.3V wire which keeps resetting the drive when connected. 5 pins includes the 3.3V.


    That's not a bad to the door price, gotta say. I paid $250 AUD in full each for 7 last year (had ti split into 2 orders to avoid the stupid tax)

    It's annoying though because that disk recently went on sale in the US for IIRC $180

  • +1 vote

    I'm surprised this has dropped so early, I was expecting it to drop for Black Friday - I'm in the market for a few, now the problem is… do I wait and see if it drops some more, or pull the trigger

    • +2 votes

      Not really much of a discount over what they are normally.

      Needs to drop to <$220 to be a good deal compared to general US deals.

    • +2 votes

      They're testing out prices before Black Friday. All stores do this. If nobody buys it, you'll see a better deal then.


    Thanks OP. Ordered one.

  • -2 votes

    WD100EMAZ, is this a red or is Easystore another version of red/blue etc?

  • +4 votes

    They're testing prices out before Black Friday. Don't buy it and you'll see a better price on Black Friday.


    How to get a free AU plug?

  • +2 votes

    Coming up as $294.30 for me.

  • +2 votes

    We will likely get deals on 12TB drive soon as they are discounting them in the US Allready..
    however not on amazon
    Prediction is $180 US for Black Friday Cyber Monday


    I ordered two from ozb posts. Both times the HD didn't have any padding between the two boxes and the courier just dropped it onto the concrete floor. The second time I even put a chair outside with a sign to leave it on the chair, but no help. I also contacted WD to get the power adapter but it never arrived.


    bugger i missed this - hopefully black friday :( :)
    thanks OP


    What’s the best device for a. NVR

    B. Home multimedia? Downloading newsgroups to a home server which I can see off my laptop/tv?

    Would plex be it? Or is there a certain modem I’d need as well?


      This is a little difficult to understand mate.

      But yes, I think you want a home server filled with these drives internally in some kind of array, probably an SSD for caching/transcoding, and software like Plex/Emby/Jellyfin - Kodi is just fine if you only want it inside your network.

      Modemwise, I don't think you need anything special. You will need to do a little port forwarding to access your server externally.


    These will get cheaper still as WD have released a new kid on the block with a 12GB model. now the sweet spot for shuck-able drives (you still need to modify the 3rd pin for a 3.3v pin mod with tape if you intend to shuck and use them in a RAID or PC elsewhere. Plenty of YouTube content creators with clips on how to do this.

    They are already being discounted by Amazon US, B&H, BestBuy and NewEgg so I can imagine some fine price-cutting with the Black Friday sales deals gfor both the 12 & 10 TB models.

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