BestBuy-WD 8TB External-Limit 1 per order-$130

Discussion in 'Great Deals' started by Peanuthead, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. mackle

    mackle Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2013
    Messages:
    200
    Likes Received:
    34
    Got mine in the post today. I’m going to use it as an external, so no shucking here unfortunately.

    Anyone know why it has a sticker on the packing box, and on a slip inside the box, stating it has a lithium battery in it?
     
    #21
  2. BLinux

    BLinux cat lover server enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2016
    Messages:
    2,371
    Likes Received:
    842
    yes, someone was really confused.
     
    #22
    Cybertron, K D and Son of Homer like this.
  3. aij

    aij Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2017
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    13
    #23
  4. pmo

    pmo Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    11
    I can't speak for all stores, but I know some stores will have them. You could get the SKU off the website and go to your local store and have them lookup that SKU and check inventory. Stores might have BF inventory already.
     
    #24
  5. Joel

    Joel Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2015
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    157
    I've heard the WD 2.5 drives now have the USB controller integrated into the daughterboard instead of having the USB->SATA adapters. Makes shucking pointless.

    And the Seagate 4tb portable is SMR. I have two of those and while I haven't actually checked, they definitely behave like it (single digit sustained writes once cache is filled).
     
    #25
  6. Evan

    Evan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2016
    Messages:
    2,915
    Likes Received:
    452
    Applicable to the normal WD my passport range if drives, yes the USB is on the drive controller board.
     
    #26
  7. trumee

    trumee Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    9
    Are these confirmed to be WD Red?
     
    #27
  8. apnar

    apnar Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2011
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    17
    They are white labels that seem to be identical in every way with the exception of having the 3v feature (which means depending on your situation you may need to tape a pin or use adapter to power them).
     
    #28
  9. Harry P. Nyce

    Harry P. Nyce Harry P. Nyce

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2017
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    3
    Would be very curious to find your results. Not really certain how to best go about adding more (cheap) 2.5" bulk storage to my LSI 9266-8i controller. Older used SAS drives seem most reasonable, however i've painted myself into a corner with the Cisco C-series rack mount server i acquired and am too cheap to spend a bundle on the $15 drive trays/caddies for a dozen and a half SAS disks. Just beginning the process of searching for options. Thanks! Good luck with yer NAS build, sir.
     
    #29
  10. pmo

    pmo Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    11
    Back in stock at 130.
     
    #30
  11. mmo

    mmo Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2016
    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    193
    got one, and trying to get one more, site just not responding/crash ...
     
    #31
  12. pmo

    pmo Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    11
    yep...made it all the way to check out and site errored out
     
    #32
  13. pmo

    pmo Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2017
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    11
    used the mobile app and it worked
     
    #33
  14. fossxplorer

    fossxplorer Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2016
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    49
    Now it's back to $160. I guess they need to keep it there for the "Amazing black friday sale" tomorrow..
     
    #34
  15. Kneelbeforezod

    Kneelbeforezod Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    461
    Likes Received:
    101
    Says It's Sold Out now.
     
    #35
  16. Joel

    Joel Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2015
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    157
    I thought this deal was supposed to be in store only? They open at 5pm today.
     
    #36
  17. Kneelbeforezod

    Kneelbeforezod Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    461
    Likes Received:
    101
    It appears a lot of the BF deals are also online too. Some are very specficially in sore only like the $179 TV that one says in store but others are online and i suspect in store too.
     
    #37
  18. Son of Homer

    Son of Homer Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2016
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    15
    They still have one for $160, but the model number shows WDBCKA0080HBK-NESN, and the one for $130 shows NEBB. What is the difference between NESN and NEBB?
     
    #38
  19. Stankyjawnz

    Stankyjawnz New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2017
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    3
    I have heard on Reddit there is a higher chance that the NEBB has a white label rather than red label. No practical difference, unless you have a problem with the 3v pin as discussed earlier.
     
    #39
    Son of Homer likes this.
  20. Son of Homer

    Son of Homer Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2016
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    15
    I wonder what the new norm for pricing will be in a few months. $160 still seems pretty good.
     
    #40

Share This Page