Just because it's new doesn't mean they care to adhere to the standard. This will probably take years for all the manufacturers to adopt. Right now it's just a major pain for us because WD implemented it on these externals, which providers no benefit but does work with their controllers.Using a SATA to MOLEX cable, and then a MOLEX back to SATA power cable did the trick. I'm surprised that EVGA P2 PSU's don't meet the new standard. I literally just got this one last week.
Gotta make sure it's an assembled part on the sata end, not molded. Then you'll be safer. It's always the molded sata parts that melt.FWIW, I would not do a splitter fix, tape looked to be more reliable/safer. EVERY sata power tap I have ever had has melted and made an awful plastic smell as it slowly melted away...
Price?If anyone is in need of these I have four of these 8TB drives that I shucked and ended up not needing. I will post these to the FS/T section soon. These spent maybe two weeks powered up in my Dell PowerEdge R320 and were then powered off. Three of these drives are red-label, one is white. All 256MB cache models.
I'll get photos and S.M.A.R.T. stats for anyone interested. I have excellent Heatware.
I emailed evga about this and they said it was a server feature and was not supported on consumer grade PSUs. Paraphrasing from memory. Luckily my back planes are molex.Just because it's new doesn't mean they care to adhere to the standard. This will probably take years for all the manufacturers to adopt. Right now it's just a major pain for us because WD implemented it on these externals, which providers no benefit but does work with their controllers.
i would suggest a small bit of shrink tube over the exposed connector no need to heat it just cover it up you can fold over one side and seal it.I ordered a new Dell T30 server at Christmas along with 3 of these drives. Two were White and one was Red. The White labels wouldn't spin. I had seen all of the suggestions of tape or adaptors, but the easy answer is just deplug the 3.3V wire from the harness at the source connector, not the HDD side - it's only used for this purpose so it doesn't affect anything else by being disconnected. Easy as pie - no need for a bunch of adaptors or worry of damage, etc. and you're not cutting the wire which could be an issue if you're under warranty.
Are you sure you've removed the 3.3v power? Pop it back in the enclosure and see if it still vanishes after a few mintues, if so then the drive is likely defective.I've got a weird WD80EZZX 8TB white label that turns on, is seen by OS and functions normally including proper transfer rates and clean SMART, but after 3-4min it just disappears from OS - disk keeps spinning but I guess controller dies. Power cycle resets it.
Tested it on 3 different servers and PCs and the problem follows the drive. Serial number in WD warranty check just shows "Invalid serial #".
I've dealt with thousands of hdds over the years between home and work but this one's bizarre.
are you sure EZZX if yes that is not actually a red or he8 like the emaz... or efax or efzx drivesAre you sure you've removed the 3.3v power? Pop it back in the enclosure and see if it still vanishes after a few mintues, if so then the drive is likely defective.
Yep, WD80EZZX, Aug. 2016. I can't remember if I pulled it out of a My Book or got it from ebay as a bare drive, but I'm thinking maybe it was from a time when the external enclosure and internal drive had different serial numbers.are you sure EZZX if yes that is not actually a red or he8 like the emaz... or efax or efzx drives
If memory serves ezzx was one of the first run of drives and are white label BLUE/GREENS. the Emaz is the one with the 3.3 volt reset feature and is a HE8 ultrastar hgst drive
EZZX = Blue/Green non Helium drive initial run circa 2015 june to feb 2016 High failure rating.
EFZX = Red label Made in China 128mb cache Feb 2016-nov 2016
EFAX = Red label PRO? HELIUM DRIVE Nov 2016-AUG 2017 256 MB cache Made in Thailand
EMAZ = Enterprise HGST Ultrastar HE8 256MB cache AUG 2017 - Has 3.3v reset feature enabled
I have one of these, but it came from an external drive I bought on Amazon.Yep, WD80EZZX, Aug. 2016. I can't remember if I pulled it out of a My Book or got it from ebay as a bare drive, but I'm thinking maybe it was from a time when the external enclosure and internal drive had different serial numbers.
Anyway, great info in this thread. Reminds me of the storage forum's glory days.
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so I lied.awesome, decided to pick up 2 more.
Still finding the Thailand WDBCKA0080HBK-NESN up here.
These still seem to have the EFAX drives.
Haven't shucked yet, as I prefer to run a 3-pass overwrite to validate no bad sectors, so unsure of manufacture date.
that makes little sense is one gpt the other mbr? otherwise i don't see why you could not partition them to be exactly the sameAny ideas why I can't mirror two of these drives, they are both the newer white 256mb cache WD80EMAZ drives but they show two different size in windows, one is 7452.04GB and the other is 7451.91GB. I have all my data on the smaller of the two, it tells me there is not enough space available on the disk to complete this operation.
Yeah is crazy.. .I ended up getting minitool partition software and it showed a ~1mb partition and a ~100 mb partition on the other drive that windows does not show in disk management at all. so I deleted all the partitions off the empty drive and recreated a partition and formatted it in windows disk management. I am now again (4tth time) copying all my data from the other drive to this one.. once that is done I will use minitool to delete all partitions, including that 100mb unknown one and recreate partition in windows and see if it will allow me to mirror then, hope so.. if not I am just returning these drives lol, already spent more time than I want/have on this.that makes little sense is one gpt the other mbr? otherwise i don't see why you could not partition them to be exactly the same
Did you clone one of your drives to get data on to the 8tb WD?okay, still won't mirror, it will create the mirror set but won't sync and the drive I am adding the mirror two has a ! on it.
You will be find. I was able to return one without issues that was opened.I bought two the other day.
1 white. 1 red.
Red is pre-clearing now.
So how is BB with returns?
Do they ask questions? I mean the (white) package was opened, but I didn't shuck it. I could live with the white of course but considering I don't really NEED it right now (thought I did), and I'd rather not have to deal with the hassle of the 3.3v. (I have 5x3 drive system and not so easy to remove the 3.3v... I could us tape, sure... but again don't need the space now, and if it was a red drive, I'd love to keep it)