There are a number of listings on eBay for new WD100EMAZ drives. These are what I pulled out of my BB acquisitions. The general range is $195-$200, which matches the BB Easystore deal of last week/week before. Still better than $329+ for the red label variant, but slightly less swell if you care about the extra bits (enclosure/supply/usb-sata iface board and the 32GB flash stick). Personally, that stuff isn't worth it. Shucking 4-5 drives here and there isn't so bad. Shucking 30+ drives after hooking them all up and waiting through some form of surface scan/test sucks.Still kicking myself for missing out on the whole "shucking 10TB White labels/Red's.
I don't know how I missed all those sales around black friday. Heck, I missed the sale Best Buy had like 2 weeks ago
It'll only be compounded if the backplanes in these NetApp shelves supply that pin.
Anyway, should get mine Wednesday. So I'll see then regardless.