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    • it seems the drive inside is WD120EMFZ R/N: US7SAP140, which is a firmware-locked 14TB Ultrastar DC HC350. They have a matching 'R/N of US7ASP140
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    • Nice, let's hope we start seeing prices continue to drop. $22.50/TB is the best I've seen in a while (aside from the BH Photo deal from the other day)
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    • i bought their older and better looking 12tb my book duo 5 years ago for 2x the price. has 2x 6tb reds in it. use it as raid 1 backup. turned on maybe 3-4x a year. no issues. but looking to replace because the enclosure itself is encrypted, meaning if the enclosure dies, the data becomes worthless.
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    • RosalynG779926 wrote: Is the actual space is atually 10.9 TB ?

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      I'm pretty sure it's just someone who is tech illiterate and read the measurement in the wrong units (Windows also sometimes displays stuff in the wrong units). Storage is often displayed in Tebibytes. In this case I would presume they read 10.9 TiB, not 10.9 TB. You can see that when you convert 10.9 TiB to TB, it comes out to 11.98 TB which is really close to 12TB.
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    • I bought it at $279.99 in August and bought another Element 12TB during the prime day deal. The drive model in the My book is WD120EDAZ and in the Element is WD120EMFZ. Comparing those 2 drives, I would recommend the Element. It's noisy for My book when I run surface test. The read/write speed: 220MB/s for WD120EMFZ and ~212MB/s for WD120EDAZ
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    • linuxfan wrote: it seems the drive inside is WD120EMFZ R/N: US7SAP140, which is a firmware-locked 14TB Ultrastar DC HC350. They have a matching 'R/N of US7ASP140
      Can it be taken out for NAS?
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    • The 12TB Elements was $258 on prime day, and was also $175 USD on B&H (B&H actually worked out to be cheaper all-in, just had a couple come in from fedex today). I would expect similar prices around Black Friday if you can wait.
      RosalynG779926 wrote:
      Is the actual space is atually 10.9 TB ?
      Yes, that's just how drive manufacturers (all of them) calculate space. For example a 1TB drive is actually about 930GB. It's more noticeable on larger drives. Brief explanation here: http://www.ussscctv.com/hdccalc.html
      AlphaGo0 wrote: I bought it at $279.99 in August and bought another Element 12TB during the prime day deal. The drive model in the My book is WD120EDAZ and in the Element is WD120EMFZ. Comparing those 2 drives, I would recommend the Element. It's noisy for My book when I run surface test. The read/write speed: 220MB/s for WD120EMFZ and ~212MB/s for WD120EDAZ
      I gathered the same info from other posts on reddit. EMFZ quieter and slightly faster than EDAZ. Doesn't mean EDAZ is bad, just different relabelled drives. MyBook seems to always be EDAZ. Elements seems to always be EMFZ. Easystore (BB only) seem to be a random chance at EMFZ or EDAZ.
      BlackXstar wrote:
      Can it be taken out for NAS?
      Indeed. All the WD external drives 8TB and up are well suited for NAS use.
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    • bendak wrote: The 12TB Elements was $258 on prime day, and was also $175 USD on B&H (B&H actually worked out to be cheaper all-in, just had a couple come in from fedex today). I would expect similar prices around Black Friday if you can wait.



      Yes, that's just how drive manufacturers (all of them) calculate space. For example a 1TB drive is actually about 930GB. It's more noticeable on larger drives. Brief explanation here: http://www.ussscctv.com/hdccalc.html



      I gathered the same info from other posts on reddit. EMFZ quieter and slightly faster than EDAZ. Doesn't mean EDAZ is bad, just different relabelled drives. MyBook seems to always be EDAZ. Elements seems to always be EMFZ. Easystore (BB only) seem to be a random chance at EMFZ or EDAZ.



      Indeed. All the WD external drives 8TB and up are well suited for NAS use.
      Thanks. I will wait for BF.
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    • ya... my 8tb drive is 7.27
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    • Is there any way to access the unused 2TB the firmware blocks?
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    • linuxfan wrote: it seems the drive inside is WD120EMFZ R/N: US7SAP140, which is a firmware-locked 14TB Ultrastar DC HC350. They have a matching 'R/N of US7ASP140
      wont work out of the box when shucked. have to block the third power pin.
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    • BlackXstar wrote: Can it be taken out for NAS?
      Can? Yes. Should? No. Backup disks and NAS disks have different firmware because they're for different purposes. To oversimplify: Backup disks expect to run solo and be idle or off most of the time, and have re-read routines for read errors. NAS disks expect to be running full-time and be part of a RAID with an external system for handling read errors.
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    • OakAged wrote: Can? Yes. Should? No. Backup disks and NAS disks have different firmware because they're for different purposes. To oversimplify: Backup disks expect to run solo and be idle or off most of the time, and have re-read routines for read errors. NAS disks expect to be running full-time and be part of a RAID with an external system for handling read errors.
      I only use for hot data. I think I am fine. Thanks.
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    • OakAged wrote: Can? Yes. Should? No.
      Numerous people shuck drives and few report problems.

      Since shucked drives can be about half the price of official NAS drives, it's actually safer to run shucked drives than official NAS drives on a cost per TB basis (ie at the same prices, it's better to run 4 shucked drives in a RAID-6 than 2 official NAS drives with no fault tolerance. )
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    • Is there a way to regain access to the extra 2TB the firmware prevents you from seeing?
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    • 8 TB is also on sale
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    • konig1 wrote: i bought their older and better looking 12tb my book duo 5 years ago for 2x the price. has 2x 6tb reds in it. use it as raid 1 backup. turned on maybe 3-4x a year. no issues. but looking to replace because the enclosure itself is encrypted, meaning if the enclosure dies, the data becomes worthless.
      Apples and frogs...

      1. Drives inside could not be even compared for quality and/or performance.

      2. EVERY "My Book" model external drive WILL encrypt data (so this one will too!!). It is, supposedly, a "feature".. Only way around encryption is to shuck the drive. Or buy "WD Elements" external drives [usually the same type drives inside, but no encryption and a few bucks cheaper. And shorter warranty, if it's important at all]
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