- Sep 29, 2001
Just hooked up another 14TB Element drive and it shows as 7200 Rpm vs 5400 Rpm of the one I got earlier this year.
The older one is completely full so probably can't get a reliable speed test.
It's the Elements model sold by everyone else, Easystore is the Best Buy exclusive model, same drive inside, just slightly different external enclosure.223MB on a non-high performance spinner....it is impressive.
This is one of the Best Buy black friday drives? I bought one last weekend but have not taken out of the box yet.
Noob to "shucking" a drive...never done it.
So are you guys pulling these drives and using in a NAS or other multi-drive storage scenarios?
I need (ok, more want) to upgrade my 2x10TB WD Reds in my PC to a 4 or 5 bay Synology filled with 14TB Drives and ran across this thread after browsing the FS section.
This is what WD says if you send in a shucked drive,I'm putting mine into my massive computer case, but you can easily shuck to a NAS if you want.
The short version is that large 10+TB drives are always cheaper to buy as externals than they are to buy as internal drives. However, they are the literally same drives and disconnecting them from the external enclosure is pretty damn easy.
There are some drives to avoid (SMR vs CMR, etc.) But at this size they're pretty much all solid.
Still, shucking usually voids warranty so it depends on what you're trying to get out of them. I actually just had my first drive failure in the last decade, an 8 year old shucked drive. So it was out of warranty anyways
pretty much, but if the drive doesn't show up in BIOS then you need to do the 3.3v mod.
Not sure if the older ones that report 5400 are spinning at 5400 or 7200 but it looks like the current ones people are getting are showing 7200.So are the BestBuy Easy Store 14TB drives 5400 or 7200? Or are they 7200, but operate at 5400 due to firmware.
Separately, has anyone noticed a 64 drive limit for ChrystalDiskInfo? I can't find info on that anywhere!