Review of White Label 4TB drives

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  1. awdrifter

    awdrifter New Member

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    I just received a WL4000GSA6472E. The drive has 4 bad sectors, should I send it back? Will they pay for the shipping?
     
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  2. RyC

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    Yes they should take it back and should pay for return shipping
     
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  3. awdrifter

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    I emailed them requesting an RMA, let's see if they will respond.
     
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  4. Dajinn

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    So what's the verdict on these? Is it basically just a toss up or are these confirmed RE/SE re-brands?
     
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  5. RyC

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    Seems like it's a toss up which firmware you'll get, this spreadsheet by @wak seems to have most of the possible firmware versions and associated performance/original drive: White Label 4TB - Google Sheets

    I haven't had any reliability issues outside of 1 DOA (their packaging is pretty good though)
     
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  6. awdrifter

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    So my replacement drive arrived today, I'm doing a write and read test to it right now, so far so good, no bad sectors detected yet. The fw version I got is HPG1, does anyone have this fw version? Thanks.

    Edit: The replacement drive seems to be fine, no errors detected. Is there any way to find out when the drive was manufactured?
     
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  7. Fritz

    Fritz Well-Known Member

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    I just had a 5TB WL drive fail on me. I'm through with them. Never again. In the long run, they're just not worth it.
     
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  8. awdrifter

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    Do you know what the actual brand of the drive? Is it a WD or Seagate?
     
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  9. Fritz

    Fritz Well-Known Member

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    I suspect it may be a HGST 5.6TB Helium filled drive as per

    5.6T WD - $169 - Do Not Buy

    Unformatted capacity is reported as 5341861 MB
     
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  10. Dariss

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    Just plugged in some 4TB drives I ordered awhile back and had an unexpected firmware on BOTH drives I ordered.

    I have another 4TB drive from another order that is running badblocks on the first pass at over 140 hours still. I'm considering it an RMA. Firmware was HPG1.

    Fourth 4TB drive was 01.01K02 and ran through badblocks and smart long tests without any problems.

    Still have two more to go through, but they are at the colo.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Fritz

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    I have one with the DONTSHIP firmware. So far so good but I'm keeping an eye on it.
     
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  12. RyC

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    I just got another one of these, but it seems to be a Red drive...

    HDTune reports a rotation speed of 5400 and the firmware is 80.00A80, which Google says is a Red drive firmware, possibly WD40EFRX. Also, the physical drive casing matches a Red drive, instead of the RE drive, which is what my other White Label drives have. The cheaper WL4000GSA6472 (no E at the end of the model string) (WL 4000GB 4TB 64MB Cache 7200RPM SATA 3 0Gb s 3 5" Hard Drive Free Shipping | eBay) seems to match the drive I have, but the label on the one I just got definitely has the E at the end (along with my other ones).

    I'll shoot them an email and see what's up...
     
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  13. RyC

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    Well they essentially admitted it's a WL4000GSA6472, I didn't press on why it's labeled WL4000GSA6472E...shady shady :eek:

    They said they didn't have any more WL4000GSA6472E in stock for now and changed the eBay listing to out of stock when I asked for a real WL4000GSA6472E. They did offer a full refund, but I asked to just wait until they have the WL4000GSA6472E back in stock to just exchange it and they said sure.
     
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  14. smccloud

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    Anyone know what their 6TB drives are like? My 2TB drives are going to be getting full soon so I need to upgrade and White Label 6TB drives are $10 more than 4TB WD Reds.
    http://****/1SgxHa8
     
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  15. dpsi

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    Hi, long time reader but I've made an account to report my drive that I just got. It's firmware is 80.00A80 which isn't on the spreadsheet.
    Code:
    Hard Disk Model ID,WL4000GSA6472
    Firmware Revision,80.00A80
    Hard Disk Serial Number,WOL240334637
    Total Size,3814809 MB
    
    ATA Information
    Hard Disk Cylinders,7750836
    Hard Disk Heads,16
    Hard Disk Sectors,63
    ATA Revision,ATA8-ACS
    Transport Version,SATA Rev 2.6
    Total Sectors,976605336
    Bytes Per Sector,4096 [Advanced Format]
    Multiple Sectors,16
    Error Correction Bytes,0
    Unformatted Capacity,3814865 MB
    Maximum PIO Mode,4
    Active PIO Mode,4
    Maximum Multiword DMA Mode,2
    Maximum UDMA Mode,6 Gbps (6)
    Minimum multiword DMA Transfer Time,120 ns
    Recommended Multiword DMA Transfer Time,120 ns
    Minimum PIO Transfer Time Without IORDY,120 ns
    Minimum PIO Transfer Time With IORDY,120 ns
    ATA Control Byte,Valid
    ATA Checksum Value,Valid
    
    Acoustic Management Configuration
    Acoustic Management,Not supported
    Acoustic Management,Disabled
    Current Acoustic Level,Default (00h)
    Recommended Acoustic Level,Default (00h)
    
    ATA Features
    Read Ahead Buffer,"Supported, Enabled"
    DMA,Supported
    Ultra DMA,Supported
    S.M.A.R.T.,Supported
    Power Management,Supported
    Write Cache,Supported
    Host Protected Area,Supported
    Advanced Power Management,Not supported
    Extended Power Management,Not supported
    Power Up In Standby,Supported
    48-bit LBA Addressing,Supported
    Device Configuration Overlay,Supported
    IORDY Support,Supported
    Read/Write DMA Queue,Not supported
    NOP Command,Supported
    Trusted Computing,Not supported
    64-bit World Wide ID,0150E24E2C61A1A8
    Streaming,Not supported
    Media Card Pass Through,Not supported
    General Purpose Logging,Supported
    Error Logging,Supported
    CFA Feature Set,Not supported
    CFast Device,Not supported
    Long Physical Sectors (8),Supported
    Long Logical Sectors,Not supported
    Write-Read-Verify,Not supported
    NV Cache Feature,Not supported
    NV Cache Power Mode,Not supported
    NV Cache Size,Not supported
    Free-fall Control,Not supported
    Free-fall Control Sensitivity,Not supported
    Nominal Media Rotation Rate,5400 RPM
    
    SSD Features
    Data Set Management,Not supported
    TRIM Command,Not supported
    Deterministic Read After TRIM,Not supported
    
    S.M.A.R.T. Details
    Off-line Data Collection Status,Never Started
    Self Test Execution Status,Successfully Completed
    Total Time To Complete Off-line Data Collection,52560 seconds
    Execute Off-line Immediate,Supported
    Abort/restart Off-line By Host,Not supported
    Off-line Read Scanning,Supported
    Short Self-test,Supported
    Extended Self-test,Supported
    Conveyance Self-test,Supported
    Selective Self-Test,Supported
    Save Data Before/After Power Saving Mode,Supported
    Enable/Disable Attribute Autosave,Supported
    Error Logging Capability,Supported
    Short Self-test Estimated Time,2 minutes
    Extended Self-test Estimated Time,526 minutes
    Conveyance self-test estimated time,5 minutes
    Last Short Self-test Result,Successfully Completed
    Last Short Self-test Date,2015-12-14 11:40:41 PM
    Last Short Self-test Duration,2 minutes
    Last Extended Self-test Result,Never Started
    Last Extended Self-test Date,Never Started
    Last Conveyance Self-test Result,Never Started
    Last Conveyance Self-test Date,Never Started
    
    Security Mode
    Security Mode,Supported
    Security Erase,Supported
    Security Erase Time,510 minutes
    Security Enhanced Erase Feature,Supported
    Security Enhanced Erase Time,510 minutes
    Security Enabled,No
    Security Locked,No
    Security Frozen,No
    Security Counter Expired,No
    Security Level,High
    
    Serial ATA Features
    S-ATA Compliance,Yes
    S-ATA I Signaling Speed (1.5 Gps),Supported
    S-ATA II Signaling Speed (3 Gps),Supported
    S-ATA Gen3 Signaling Speed (6 Gps),Supported
    Receipt Of Power Management Requests From Host,Supported
    PHY Event Counters,Supported
    Non-Zero Buffer Offsets In DMA Setup FIS,Not supported
    DMA Setup Auto-Activate Optimization,"Supported, Disabled"
    Device Initiating Interface Power Management,"Supported, Disabled"
    In-Order Data Delivery,Not supported
    Asynchronous Notification,Not supported
    Software Settings Preservation,"Supported, Enabled"
    Native Command Queuing (NCQ),Supported
    Queue Length,32
    
    Disk Information
    Disk Family,Information not yet available
    Form Factor,Information not yet available
    Capacity,Information not yet available
    Number Of Disks,Information not yet available
    Number Of Heads,Information not yet available
    Rotational Speed,Information not yet available
    Rotation Time,Information not yet available
    Average Rotational Latency,Information not yet available
    Disk Interface,Information not yet available
    Buffer-Host Max. Rate,Information not yet available
    Buffer Size,Information not yet available
    Drive Ready Time (typical),Information not yet available
    Average Seek Time,Information not yet available
    Track To Track Seek Time,Information not yet available
    Full Stroke Seek Time,Information not yet available
    Width,Information not yet available
    Depth,Information not yet available
    Height,Information not yet available
    Weight,Information not yet available
    Acoustic (Idle),Information not yet available
    Acoustic (Min performance and volume),Information not yet available
    Acoustic (Max performance and volume),Information not yet available
    Required power for spinup,Information not yet available
    Power required (seek),Information not yet available
    Power required (idle),Information not yet available
    Power required (standby),Information not yet available
    
     
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  16. RyC

    RyC Active Member

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    You have a Red version since the model number is missing an E at the end, and
    80.00A80 is a Red drive firmware
     
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  17. dpsi

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    What's odd is I bought a drive marked as 3GB/s but the drive reports as 6GB/s
     
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  18. awdrifter

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    Has anyone bought one recently? I'm thinking about getting a second one. Are they out of the RE drives and now just rebadgin Red drives as Enterprise drives? Thanks.
     
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  19. modder man

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    Do those of you running these in numbers purchase the enterprise drives or the desktop drives?
     
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  20. Chuckleb

    Chuckleb Moderator

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    I did the enterprise drives
     
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