8TB WD easystore - $149.99

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  1. Technocrat

    Technocrat Golden Member

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    Got a NEBB on accident and meant to buy a NESN. Debating on what to do.
     
  2. VirtualLarry

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    Crack it open, and find out what your cracker-jack prize is?
     
  3. Technocrat

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    Yeah I'm guessing it's a white which I'd prefer a Red. I may just wait and buy another red when on sale. I don't know of many people who got Red with the NEBB and with the SN of 7SGY.
     
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  5. lingyi

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    $139.99 right now (12:01am CST) - Best Buy Doorbuster for 12/7/17

    Edit: Limit is two (2) per customer.
     
  6. snoopy7548

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    Just bought one! Not a bad deal. They're the NESN models too, which is almost definitely a Red-label drive.
     
  7. Polar2002

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    Just bought one. Now, a total of eight and so far seven are WD Reds 256mb.
     
  8. Alamat

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    Sweet that it came back! Got one now for my movie rips! Thanks guys!
     
  9. Nashemon

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    This is starting to feel too good to be true. I mean, I bought all I could afford at the unbelievable price of $179 a few months ago. Then they went down to an unheard of $159 a few weeks ago, I couldn't pass that up so I bought two more.

    Now they're $139?!?! Now I'm starting to worry. There's gotta be a catch here, right? Something the matter with these things that their practically giving them away? Maybe they didn't sell as they hoped so they just repackaged them into an external home backup solution? If that's the case, take advantage while we can, but I'm curious of the story behind these.
     
  10. snoopy7548

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    Supply and demand? I doubt nearly as many people were buying these at >$200 vs. everybody going insane at $140.
     
  11. Ichinisan

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    It's today's doorbuster in the "20 days of doorbusters" sale thing. They had it for $10 cheaper on Black Friday.
     
  12. ElFenix

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    dangit when did it get to be after midnight? should have done this first, the amazon boardgame sale is on until 2 am
     
  13. 13Gigatons

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    These are pretty slow drives and some have failed. They are really only good in a RAID array. It is pretty cheap storage though for 8TB....so there is that.
     
  14. lupi

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    Went in yesterday to do 2 more (as separate) for pick up orders. to also trigger the $10 off coupons for later. Store I went to had created a separate online order storage area on the floor and I could see at least a dozen others waiting to be picked up. One of the guys in front of me in line has 2 orders of 2. Picked up my 2 and also did price adjust on the last 2 I bought. Makes 8 total now ~160 each. First 4 already in my WD 4 bay. About to start running test on the next 4. Have the same details as mentioned in this https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=109123099&postcount=431 on the 4 unopened so expect them to also all be reds.
     
  15. 13Gigatons

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    Do you really need 64TB of storage?
     
  16. lupi

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    Have 9 homerun tuners that enjoy it ;)
     
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    You know there are a few people here with more than that in storage right?
     
  18. BenJeremy

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    Just got my two drives... NESN.
     
  19. lingyi

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    Great instructions!

    I was able to use three credit / gift cards instead of the multiple picks on the two drives I opened. The card is just long enough to keep the two clips on the side open. I swapped the third card back and forth across the top and bottom to open the case.
     
  20. lingyi

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    These drives are still $149.99 at Best Buy. To sweeten the deal, BB is is offering an additional $15 GC (Edit:Not a GC, Savings Code sent $1/21/18) when you buy a $150 GC. Offer is valid until Christmas Day.. Net $135+tax on the $150 sale price.

    There's a limit of three GCs per customer.
     
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  21. Linflas

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    So my luck finally ran out. I bought 2 last Saturday and 1 was a red, the other was a plain white label model WD80EMAZ. When you shuck these and put them in a workstation they do not spin up. I ended up after researching a bit and found out that using a molex to SATA power adapter gets around this. Evidently a standard SATA power connector from the PS supplies voltages on a couple of pins that are not supplied when using the adapters.
     
  22. Ichinisan

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    Need to know: Did the package say "Product of Thailand?"

    I've seen one drive that was "Product of China." I did not open that one, I just exchanged it for another Thailand drive. Also, that was back in July or August.
     
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  23. VirtualLarry

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    Would it have been SO hard to put a jumper on the drive to control that behavior? Jumpers aren't evil.

    Edit: Especially for things like power-up strap options. Those should normally always be jumper settings, rather than some sort of soft-config.
     
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  24. Linflas

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    Yes they were both Thailand. Absolutely no difference in any of the numbers on the label on the box and I even checked them against the 4 that had reds in them I bought back during the summer sale and the numbers are identical on them as well, all made in Thailand.
     
  25. cbn

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    Are you sure these have TLER enabled?

    The Hitachi He8 in the WD My book did not have TLER enabled:

    https://forums.anandtech.com/thread...-retail-8tb-wd-my-book.2468222/#post-38134053