WD - Easystore 8TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive - Black

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Back up important files with this black Western Digital easystore desktop hard drive. It has automatic backup software that runs efficiently in the background of your PC to preserve data while using minimal resources, and its large 8TB capacity provides plenty of storage space. This Western Digital easystore desktop hard drive has Discovery software to manage and organize your files.

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$199.99

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Overview

What's Included


  • WD Easystore WDBCKA0080HBK - hard drive
  • USB cable
  • Power adapter
  • Software

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (238 out of 244)

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Features


8TB storage capacity

Provides ample space for storing documents, photos, music and more.

USB 3.0 interface

Offers an easy-to-use connection to devices. Backward compatible with USB 2.0 for simple connection to your computer.

Data transfer rates up to 5 Gbps with USB 3.0

Enable a rapid response when updating files.

Automatic back-up software

Safeguards your data.

Compatible with Apple MacOS and PC

For flexible installation options.


Overall customer rating

4.8
98%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Shucked it and got the WD80EMAZ

    Posted
    Alva

    From what I am reading this is supposedly a Red drive, but I am not 100% sure yet. People report TLER (error recovery) is the same as the Red drives so it will not cause issues with RAID. I did not verify. However, this drive did had the same firmware as my true Red 8TB drives. My drive has the 256MB cache and was maid in Thailand. I installed this in a Synology and RAID is rebuilding. Hopefully it will work for years like all my other WD Red drives. I have never had a failure at home and I have 24 running 24/7. I even have some old 3TB drives with over 36,000 hours (4.16 years non-stop). I gave four stars because I would feel better if it were just a normal labeled Red drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots of storage

    Posted
    Macperson
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    So far, the WD 8T Easystore desktop is working well on both my old Macbook (10.6.8) and new (Sierra). I did have to spend time researching how to format it for Mac. WD website gave instructions on how to reformat to exFat, but for Macs it needs to be Extended Journaled, GUID. Use Mac Disk Utilities to accomplish this. But before you partition (wipe) this hard drive, remember to download the WD Discovery for Mac.dmg (for Mavericks OS and later ONLY). (WD Discovery doesn't work on my old laptop (10.6.8). Otherwise, Mac Disk Utility, did the job of partitioning in a few minutes. My complaint: WD could do a better job explaining what to do for Mac users. Or, just make their products useful for both Mac and Windows from the start without having to reformat the device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Huge storage capacity

    Posted
    Prysork
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    I stopped using Seagate external HD’s because they were unreliable and would fail within a couple of years right after the warranty expired. I had a couple of WD external hard drives that I bought at the same time and they are still working. I’m a fan of WD now because I am comfortable with storing my valuable information on it without fear I will have to employ a data recovery service (which is quite expensive). Uploading and down loading is super fast with the 3.0 USB connection. I caught it on sale and the price was unbelievable. The only downside is that I bought it for a Apple device and had to format it before using it. Unfortunately I can’t verify the longevity because I’ve had it less than a month. I believe you will enjoy this device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good for storage.

    Posted
    Jared
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    For those wondering, technically it is a re-badged WD red drive inside. Model WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0. I have heard some issues for those wanting to shuck and run as NAS. Crystalmark gives me a 5400 rpm and 256mb cache. Works great as a stand alone back up. If you want to run NAS you may want to look into the model number and see if it works with your system. Otherwise its a great all around back up. I haven't had any issue with heat, vibration or noise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Black Friday Price, White label requires mod

    Posted
    pinksjas
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    Would've given 5 stars but, if shucking, you may need to modify the power supply to the HDD. If you have a White label inside, which it appears most of these are, some power supplies may need to be modded for the drive to power on. The mod isn't too bad, just remove the orange lead from the plug that powers the drive, see pic below. The good is that it isn't too hard to shuck, white label is same specs as red, was a killer price on BF and mod isn't too difficult.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality Product

    Posted
    THEKINGKINDRED
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    Solid unit, actually has a WD RED drive inside, I did some research and found this to be true. I found this unit at a really low price of $129.99, I purchased it Black Friday, limited options but I got one, my reasons for buy? Xbox ONE X gaming console, you really do need a large drive if you plan on having any kind of a collection of games to play, and with the UHD 4K updates being so huge in size, this was a must have.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Working great!

    Posted
    Sclime
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    Bought 2 of these for an excellent price on Black Friday as soon as they went live and they arrived in 6 days I believe. Bought these for my NAS and heard reports that this NEBB model did not contain Red label drives but had white label drives instead. Sure enough the reports were true, but just because they don't have the red label doesn't mean they are red drives, these work the same and have the same 265mb cache and are helium filled and can only possibly be red drives. I'd say these were definitely worth the wait.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far, so good!

    Posted
    mwsnelso
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    It was a little difficult to determine how to set up this drive as the setup guide was beyond scant. However, starting with the readme.txt file on the drive itself, I was eventually able to install WD Discovery and then the backup and utilities apps. Also registration did not work for me until I installed WD Discovery, but then it worked fine. I am transferring two TB of pictures to it now. Compared to my NAS, copying pictures seems to take longer, but that would only make sense (USB compared to Ethernet connection).

    I would recommend this to a friend



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