Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by Madengineer, Oct 23, 2011.
Nice. All the other drives of that series can be shucked. I might buy one and find out
If you do, would you mind coming back in here and letting us know what make/model drive/s you find in them please?
Any expectation for these to contain a 6TB Ironwolf drive is wishful thinking but you never know! Just like the WD Mybook externals with the dice roll between a red or green drive inside.
Googled the model number STEB6000403 for reviews and an Amazon user here from May 2017 mentions the HDD inside is a Seagate ST6000AS0002 archive model, one of the slow SMR drives
in anycase if anyone Just wants a big 8tb external WD regardless of shuckabitly this Might just Hit the Spot
gotta ask is it one of those ones you cant remove and shove in your pc?
The 8TB WD can't be shucked. The 6TB Seagate most likely can. WD use proprietary connections on all external drives now, the Seagates are still commonly using USB adapters on a standard SATA drive.
so if i snap the cable off im fucked? So tempted to blow all of my centerlink tendies on it.
hey all, I notice that at the present time ebay is having a but of a crack. both futu_online and pc.byte are having a go with 15-20% off their wares.
so a pair of 8TB Ironwolfs it'd be $631 not a huge saving but might help someone out of a bind.
there's also a straight 20% off in 106 stores as per the details here
Bit the bullet and grabbed one of these. Just finished checking the drive stats and have just shucked it. Quick hint: multiple guitar picks help wonders!!! Also don't expect to be able to open the top of the case without breaking at least a few of the locking tabs. Inside my case was an ST6000DM003 Barracuda drive. Could be well worth it if you need bulk storage drives at a goodish price
Edit: also, as usual for the Seagate externals, start opening from the end where the cable connectors are. And the USB/SATA adapter plate is attached to the base of the drive with a single screw too.