<$400 HGST Ultrastar He8 8TB too good to be true?

Notice: Page may contain affiliate links for which we may earn a small commission through services like Amazon Affiliates or Skimlinks.


Apr 16, 2016
The 8TB He8 SATA drive has gone as low as $345 from Amazon sellers.

HGST Ultrastar He8 HUH728080ALE600 0F23267 8TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Helium Platform Enterprise Hard Disk Drives (B00SA3N4TI)

$43/TB is a good value on He8 drives. I bought some from Amazon seller 2CRSI. They are an HGST OEM in France selling drives through Amazon. They have an office in California which participates in FBA (Fulfillment by Amazon). Apparently HGST OEMs in Europe are allowed to transfer the HGST 5 year warranty. When 2CRSI sells to customers in the US they transfer the HGST warranty. After the transfer (which may take a few weeks), you do get 5 year HGST warranty in the US. Don't know if that's the case from BuyVPC.
Last edited: