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WD Red 8TB Helium-Filled WD80EFZX NAS HDD Review

By: Tyler Bernath | HDDs in Storage | Posted: Apr 26, 2016 1:08 am
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TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Western Digital

WD Red 8TB HDD

 

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The 8TB Red ushers in with a new sticker design, still with the Red branding at the bottom but a cleaner more organized look. Capacity is listed in bold print while the cache and model number are off to the right.

 

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The backside of the drive doesn't appear to be much different than any other 3.5" drive.

 

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Looking at the PCB, we see everything is in order for drive trays and sleds.

 

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Pulling off the PCB, we find a new layout for the PCB that includes an LSI controller, Etrontech DRAM, and Smooth motor driver.

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