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Consumer helium drives from WDC

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Aetherone, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. Aetherone

    Aetherone Member

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    Just noticed it on the front page as a review

    Western Digital RED 8TB WD80EFZX

    Product Highlights
    • 8TB Storage Capacity
    • 3.5" Form Factor
    • SATA III 6 Gb/s Interface
    • 128MB Cache
    • 5400 rpm
    • 600,000 Load/Unload Cycles
    • 1,000,000 Hours MTBF
    • Error Recovery Controls
    • NASware 3.0 Technology

    Not much stock around ATM, but currently priced in the mid-low $500's. Not bad.
     
  2. EvilGenius

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    That's a fantastic price seeing the seagate 8tb NAS drives just showed up at $619.
     
  3. Smoke87

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    $519 AUD for an 8tb NAS rated, speedy-ish drive. Saving hours and having a drive for reliable array sue sounds far better than the 8tb archive drives ($330ish).
     
  4. DrFrag

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    AU$488 shipped from B&H.
     
  5. passivekid

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    What's the go with warranty if I buy from B&H? Do they have to go back via USA?
     
  6. DrFrag

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    Not sure about WD, but I had a Hitachi drive from B&H that needed replacing. I went through the manufacturer's web site for RMA, and shipping was to Sydney. I haven't heard of any region lock.
     
  7. ipv6ready

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    Unless something has changed for WD drives direct RMA will mean you ship to Malaysia.

    If bought locally, where you bought it, though some try to shirk your consumer rights. ie the first twelve month return the shop after that go direct to manufacturer
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2016

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