WD 4TB Red Amazon Prime Now, $109

Zepher

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This is the cheapest I have seen this drive for sale, it's even cheaper than the 3TB Red.
Since it is Amazon Prime Now, stock and price varies by your location.
https://primenow.amazon.com/dp/B00E...9Q2SNHTV6Z&ref_=pn_sr_sg_1_img_A1O29Q2SNHTV6Z

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NickJames

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Damn nothing in my area. I need to snag 4 of these next time I see them at this price range.
 

ShepsCrook

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Seems overpriced now after the Best Buy 8TB deal.

Sure... But we're also talking a drive that has a warranty. The 8TB when gutted technically breaks the warranty. So sort of different. And if you already have 4TB Red drives ( I have 14x) this is great to be able to maybe stock up on a few replacements.

Thanks op!
 

NickJames

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Sure... But we're also talking a drive that has a warranty. The 8TB when gutted technically breaks the warranty. So sort of different. And if you already have 4TB Red drives ( I have 14x) this is great to be able to maybe stock up on a few replacements.

Thanks op!

That's one of the reasons I haven't gone through the effort of deshelling an external, I prefer to keep the warranty intact. I know it's possible to open it without voiding but the few times I tried I ended up just snapping the clips and messing up the housing anyway.
 

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I leave the drives as externals as long as there is a warranty. After that it does not matter..
 

ShepsCrook

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That's one of the reasons I haven't gone through the effort of deshelling an external, I prefer to keep the warranty intact. I know it's possible to open it without voiding but the few times I tried I ended up just snapping the clips and messing up the housing anyway.

I mean, for me... I trust WD and if I had the money, I'd upgrade to those 8TB drives in a heartbeat and gut them to replace my 4TB drives. But... There's always that thought in the back of my head that if it fails... I just have to throw that drive out... (Because I might have botched one little clip taking it apart or WD is able to tell I opened it.)
 

NickJames

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I mean, for me... I trust WD and if I had the money, I'd upgrade to those 8TB drives in a heartbeat and gut them to replace my 4TB drives. But... There's always that thought in the back of my head that if it fails... I just have to throw that drive out... (Because I might have botched one little clip taking it apart or WD is able to tell I opened it.)

I have had 2 bad WD drives in my lifetime and funny enough they were purchased within in the last 3 years. I still hold on my trust in WD since the Seagate firmware debacle but you never know. Peace of mind and all that.
 

etekberg

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my last drive to fail was a WD red pro 6TB due to recurring ATA errors. Drive was 1 year into the 5 year warranty. I RMA'd it, got a refurb, same model. Within a month it was having the same ATA errors. RMA'd again. This time got a new drive as the replacement, and a newer model number. So far so good.
 

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Sure... But we're also talking a drive that has a warranty. The 8TB when gutted technically breaks the warranty. So sort of different. And if you already have 4TB Red drives ( I have 14x) this is great to be able to maybe stock up on a few replacements.

Thanks op!
Exactly! Because these are bare drives, there's no need to jump through any hoops for warranty if one does fail later down the road.
 

Zepher

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price went back up to $134 on Amazon Prime Now and $137 on the best buy link above.
 
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