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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 6572 reviews

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    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    8TB Red Drives. Woot! Runs Hot :(

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    I bought a few of these 8TB externals. It's common knowledge now that these externals have 8TB Western Digital Red drives inside of them. It's the reason why I went with Western Digital, and specifically not Seagate (with their shingle technology). They are very easy to "shuck," allowing you to run them internally using SATA. However, the reason for the 4-star rating is that most consumers will not shuck them, and they do run hot inside of their casing. Temperatures exceed 45c at idle, and do reach 50c with use. Given they are WD Red drives, I'm confident they will survive those temperatures within the warranty period (2 years), but it's been tested and proven that hard drives do not do so well in terms of longevity with temperatures in excess of 40c. If you do shuck them, they run very cool; and you don't even have to install them internally. Just popping off the outer casing, and running a small fan on top keeps temperatures within 32-36c. I personally have 140mm fans blowing on top of mine still running on USB. My internal 8TB actually runs hotter due to less ventilation in my computer. Just keep in mind that if you shuck them and break the case, it will void the warranty. So outweigh the pros and cons before, and do your research on "proper shucking" :) Overall very satisfied with these 8TB Red NAS 256MB Cache drives.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek & Effective Storage,w/ just one exception.

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    A bit slow for nowadays thought the capacity is the contemporary one. It's not the 7200 rpm certainly. Forget it. It's the 5700 rpm one(still not the fastest experienced in this class writing speed). The primary reason I deducted stars from the rating however is due to the units poor heat management. This drive runs much hotter than other units I have previously used and consistently sits at or above 50C even when idol, and well over 60C when writing any medium to large data transfer or tasking which if not addressed has been found to directly lead to higher instances of drive failure as well as significantly reduced drive. Personally I addressed this by 3D printing a custom fan shroud which fits an 80mm computer fan to the top of the unit , fully circulating air throughout the drive as pictured below. Overall great functionality and aesthetic compared to others I have previously used & would plan on purchasing more in the future/ recommending to a friend for increased storage needs.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Tower External Hard Drive

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    Great storage. This tower does not take up much space. Easy to use. Great for backing up files.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Storage

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Is amazing in the ps5 but he do a little noise but is acceptable

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Holds a lot! quiet! Cable ??

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Holds a lot of stuff. Xbox storage works great untill it starts to not power connect to the xbox. Now it starts my cable need to be plugged in to a different usb port. So now i cant access my gamessssssssssss.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Buy for some storage

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    Owned for 7 months when reviewed.

    Great still holding up.it powers on when u need to use Storage space. Speed is OK no you’re fastest storage drive works well with 4K footage/ photos

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    This is my second one!

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    This is my second 8TB Easy Store. I have 0 complaints. Cheap, quiet and they help me increase my media collection. Best bargain around.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Shuck

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    Bought 6 to shuck for a RAID10 for $180 each. Bought a 7th one for $160 on Black Friday to add as hot spare. The drive inside retails for $250 at the moment.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I don't know what I'd do without it.

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    Owned for 11 months when reviewed.

    I've had no problems with this storage drive. this is my second "easystore" and I'm ready for a second larger one. Nice having all my movies at a cords reach!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Tons of space for the price

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I got this on sale, and I use it to store all my old school games

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Hard Drive

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    So far the WD Hard Drive is working out great for all my Gam8ng Storage needs

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Backup, Speed

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Hot, Loud, and Fast. It may be a 7200 rpm drive.

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    I got this drive because I needed a bigger and faster drive to do backups but it might get shucked for a NAS in the future. So shuckers may want to take note. This drive is purchased and tested in February 2021. Some say that the WD80EDAZ inside this enclosure is actually spinning at 7200 rpm, which it might be since the sequential performance of this drive closely matches that of my Seagate Barracuda 7200 rpm. https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/ikk0rv/psa_multiple_wd_5400rpm_drives_are_actually/ On one hand this is WD and their screwed up, misleading marketing (See: SMR drives sold as CMR drives). The other comments complaining that the drives run hot and loud are warranted. This drive is air "filled" instead of helium filled like the old ones which adds to the heat this generates. 59 C under heavy load in a 21 C ambient is HOT. It also gets even louder once the head starts moving. On the other hand, I can live with its compromises for a drive that only needs to run around once a week. The 200 MBps sequential dramatically increased the speed of my backups. But the high temperatures this generates is still a concern. 60 C is usually the maximum operating temperature for mechanical hard drives so if you plan to run this under extended periods of time like in a NAS, it may need active cooling. If you're keeping this drive in its enclosure, keep it vertical so it can passively exhaust its heat through the top vents.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Bought new drive, received used one.

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Packaging and everything looked fine. Opened up Speccy to check the SMART values, saw that the drive had been powered on 510 times and was on for 107.4 days. Let's put that in perspective. If the average computer is on for 8 hours a day, that is nearly a year of use. This was supposed to be a new drive.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Speed
    Cons mentioned:
    Noise

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fast storage drive, but beware heat and noise

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    The new WD easystore 8TB version changed the case front and drive inside. 7.27 TB actual usable space. Made in Thailand. The box it came in was not shrink wrapped. The old, discontinued 8TB version contained a helium filled drive, while these new ones are air filled WD80EDAZ-11TA3A0. The new drive runs hot and loud. Older helium 8TB easystore idles around mid-30C and mid-40C under load. This new version reaches 59C under heavy use. Even though it reports itself as a 5400rpm drive, it might actually be 7200rpm, which explains the heat and loudness. Benchmarks via USB 3.0: 205 MB/s sequential read and 206 MB/s sequential write when empty. Great speeds for a hard drive, but worried about longevity due to excess heat.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Ease of use, Speed

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought it to use with my PS4 PRO

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    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

    works the way I thought it would and the way it's supposed to. Load times are pretty quick (depending on the game) and it makes almost no noise (not that I can tell since I wear a headset, although compared to my PS4 it might as well make no noise. I've got 65 games downloaded and still have a little more than 5 TB left. It's easy to use, just plug in the power supply then connect it to your PS4 via USB, format as extended storage and you're ready to go. (Controller is for size reference)

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Value
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    Backup, Set up

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Won't hibernate on Synology's Linux based NAS.

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Not a good choice if you have a Synology NAS that you want to backup once a day. I bought it with the expectation that I would use the "Hibernation" function to spin up/down the WD drive, rather then let it needlessly run 24/7. With Snology's Hyper Backup program, the process is easy to set up. However, WD does NOT provide any tools or configuration tips to manage the easystore with a NAS running a Linux OS. Instead, I'm using a Cable Matters USB HDD/SSD drive adapter attached and configured on the NAS. A 6TB WD Red HDD is installed and works GREAT. The drive spins down after 20 minutes of no activity, then spins up when the scheduled Hyper Backup kicks off. The backups are saved flawlessly every day. Now, I will say that the easystore does work fine for those backups IF and ONLY IF the drive is formatted for Linux and left spinning 24/7. Unfortunately, for me, that just won't do. A single USB drive that is constantly running outside of a raid, seems foolish to me and makes the easystore a bad choice for my NAS's data protection needs. See the attached photo of the Cable Matters USB adapter with a WD Red drive. This is my working solution for my backups of the NAS.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Value
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    Pros mentioned:
    Backup, Price

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    It's big and a good value (on sale)

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    I bought this at an attractive sale price. I'm happily using the drive with an iMac for Time Machine backup and media storage. Performance is good, but not as high as some more expensive drives from other manufacturers. The Blackmagic 1 GB Disk Speed Test shows numbers around 110 MB/s write and 180 MB/s read speed (photo attached). The has a nice looking glossy finish that adores fingerprints. It seems well-made and well-ventilated. It seems to go on sale often, so it could be worth waiting for a good price.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Speed

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great, quite, Hold loads game. Just not new ones.

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I just purchased this tonuse qith my xbox. I own 2 8Tb already and they have served me well the store a lot of game in my case and they use to be performing well until the New SPEED of gaming consoles increase. So if you notnin to 4k or high speed requirements it works great. I can still use it for my older game which is great i womt have to use up space on the new one. I had to turn it back in when it told my games requirements would not run this storage.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Failed , Dead on Arrival

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    When i plugged in, nothing showed up. For Easystore 8TB Drive only shows 465.75GB Unallocated in Disk Management !!! I checked with different computers , still the same. CrystalDiskInfo showed "Caution" in Health Status.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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    Pros mentioned:
    Price, Speed

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    the best HDD External

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    very good hard drive, quality, speed and price. I recommend it 100%. I have used WD for over 15 years

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    I would recommend this to a friend