Shucking external drives

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Hi guys,

I need a new 8tb (at least) internal drive and it appears the external kit is still the cheapest route to go... I'm not fused particularly about speed or benchmarks etc., it's soley going to be used for archive storage.

Is shucking drives still a thing or have the manufacturers realised what's going on and made it harder to open the caddies? - 5/6 years ago, it was a doddle! WD drives anyway ;)

Thanks.
 
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I'm looking around at the moment and shucking still seems to be the cheapest option.There is a particularly good Western Digital Elements 6tb deal out there if that's enough for you. Forum rules prevent me saying how much or where.

Some manufacturers such as WD have tried to make it more difficult by setting one of the pins so it doesn't work in some devices but it can be worked around (look for the WD pin mod).
 
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Thanks! I definitely need at least 8tb but I have seen the 6tb you're referring to I think.

I'm looking closely at a Seagate Expansion deal at the moment.

The Western Digital drives have a pin that you need to cover with tape, is that right?
 
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WD Elements Desktop is physically easy to chuck with minimal damage to shell.

Using Molex adapter for power also does the trick of preventing Power Disable feature.
Simply because Molex doesn't have 3.3V.
 
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Hi guys,

I need a new 8tb (at least) internal drive and it appears the external kit is still the cheapest route to go... I'm not fused particularly about speed or benchmarks etc., it's soley going to be used for archive storage.

Is shucking drives still a thing or have the manufacturers realised what's going on and made it harder to open the caddies? - 5/6 years ago, it was a doddle! WD drives anyway ;)

Thanks.
Shucking is still a thing ,,, also a known auction site !,,, i did the first , now i use the second.
 
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