Question New WD SN850 at Best Buy but different part number

MrBillium

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Just noticed that Best Buy is now selling another variant of the 1TB WD SN850 for $10 less. i.e they are selling two 1TB versions that look identical ( both without heatsinks) but one is $10 less.
WDBAPY0010BNC-WRSN
WDBAUY0010BNC-WRSN

This could be BB just using a different number to avoid price matching, but given the 'promise' by WD after being caught to not change parts again without a model number change I wonder if the cheaper version really is the same as a normal ( & well tested) model or is using lower quality chips.
Is there a non published way to look up the models on the WD site perhaps?
 

kschendel

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This has come up before. BestBuy claims that one includes bundled software and the other doesn't. There are almost certainly no hardware differences. I suspect it's mostly a price matching thing myself.
 

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