all over this forum one can find recommendations for (shucked) external hard drives, especially the WD My Book (Easystore, etc.). I’ve been asking myself if anyone here had bad experience with these drives with regard to the firmware they come shipped with? I shucked a 8TB WD My Book myself recently, which contains a WD80EZAZ that seems to be physically equivalent to an Ultrastar DC HC510 (He10). However, the firmware or rather firmware parameters of this drive obviously differ from the specs of a “raw” Ultrastar drive - TLER is deactivated, the rotation rate is lower at 5400 rpm, and I honestly don’t know what else is different.
Has anybody more detailed information or experience in this regard?