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WD 10TB Elements Desktop Hard Drive $234.80 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

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Pretty good price at $23.48/TB. Will come with a US power plug if you're not planning on shucking it.

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    heard a lot of people saying about shucking? will the hdd prone to damage after shucking? or maybe shorten the life of the disk itself?

    any advise from the experienced? Thank you :)

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      I've shucked my 8tb HDD 3years ago and it's still going strong. Watch some videos on youtube and you will be good to go. You might damage the enclosure which you're not going to use anyway but that's about it

      The life of the disk won't shorten

    • +2 votes

      Won't affect the HDD at all, picture the HDD sitting within a plastic shell. You'll damage the plastic shell but the HDD itself will be untouched.

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        And the warranty will be void.

      • +4 votes

        If you're damaging it, you're doing it wrong.

        I use four old credit card sized pieces of plastic, wedge them in where the retaining clips are and gently pry the middle from the outside, it takes a little bit of effort but I've now done it 12 times without any visible marks.

        • +1 vote

          what's the point of not damaging it? You're not going to use the enclosure anyway hence why you're shucking it in the first place.

          • +2 votes

            @Homr: It can be restored to it's as purchased condition for either warranty, sale or reused as an external device.

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            @Homr: So you can throw in a 120GB drive in it and sell it on marketplace as 12TB!

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              @Dagwood-Dog: Even better put the 120gb drive in and return it to Amazon 😂

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              @Dagwood-Dog: Why not just send a box of sand instead of going through that much trouble

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    first time i’ve heard of shucking, i thought that was an oyster thing

    • +4 votes

      same concept

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        Delicious bytes :P

    • +2 votes

      i thought it meant "sucking" being read in Sean Connery's voice

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    What is the RPM of this?

    • +1 vote

      The ones I bought a little over a year ago contain WD100EMAZ, the ones I bought few months ago contain WD101EMAZ.

      Googling them for the most part says they are 5400rpm drives.
      But these are mass storage devices, they're built for storage not speed.
      Personally I prefer them being 5400rpm, less heat and noise.

      • +1 vote

        I plan on putting 4 of them in a raid10 NAS

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          I believe they're design for backup, not raid.

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        I browse the net, it says 101 is air filled and getting hotter compare to helium WD100

        Does it matter if i install this into a desktop PC or a NAS in the future?

        Any advise, sorry, i am a newbie

        • +2 votes

          Wait for the 12tb or higher model to go on special again. 12tb and up currently are helium filled and run cooler (as far as I know). They go on special regularly.

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            @flagger: Thanks for the info :)

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              @langitbiru: If you install into a PC you may have to do a tape mod on the power connector. If installing into a NAS you should be ok to plug in to the backplane, but do some googling on your NAS model to make sure. I have a 12TB plugging into a HP Gen8 Microserver and didn't need to tape mod.

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            @flagger: I bought a 10tb and 14tb recently. 14tb was helium filled while the 10tb was air. Noticeably hotter with the 10tb. If it’s a 24/7 drive, better to dish out a helium one

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    why shuck?

    • +5 votes

      So you can install it into a NAS or PC

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        thank you for the reply. so means only because it is cheaper than buying a HDD this way $/tb ? or the quality is better whatever inside the enclosure?

        • +2 votes

          The drives inside can be a bit of a lottery sometimes, it's rare but often the shucked hard drives can be better and cheaper than standard bare drives.

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            @tamckinnon:

            it's rare but often

            I don't think you know what these words mean.

            Also, nobody really knows how these compare to bare drives. There's a lot of speculation the drives that failed quality checks are used in externals.

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    You shuck me all night long

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    Will come with a US power plug if you're not planning on shucking it.

    I am planning on shucking it. Will it come with a US plug? /shitstir

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      Having trouble remembering fully, I know the Seagates definitely do but they should come with one of those plugs that you can change the tips in and out. Comes with like 3 or 4 tips for different countries.

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    Has anyone ever used these to run a MAME arcade cabinet or for PS4 games on their PS5. Just wondering performance for 8+ TB. Im assuming they would be more than sufficient for MAME but i want it for my PS5.

    Currently have a 4TB WD external drive on the PS5 and while sometimes i see issues if i scan immediately after boot up if i give it 30 seconds ive never had a real issue… well only that i bought too many games on PSN store hence no more storage.

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      The biggest external drive the ps5 will accept is a 8tb drive, I'm currently using a 8tb drive with my ps5

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        @GoonSack69 Thanks for the info great to know i cant use it for PS. What drive are you using WD Black?

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          I'm using a 8TB Elements Drive for my PS4 games, works fine for me.

  • +1 vote

    Price showing 275.72 AUD for me

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      Me too.