[Official] WD External Shuckables - Price Tracking

Single Drive Enclosures

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Notes:

  • Expected Price = the expected price for the capacity.
    Do not purchase if the price is higher than the Expected Price!
  • Easystore drives are a Best Buy exclusive.
  • My Books rarely offer a better price than Easystore or Elements.
WD Model Capacity Expected Price Expected Price/TB Lowest Price Lowest Price/TB Last Lowest Date, Source Amazon Ebay Best Buy B&H Newegg
Easystore 8 TB $134.99 $16.87 $119.99 $15.00 7/23/20 BB@ebay link link
Easystore 10 TB $169.99 $17.00 $159.99 $16.00 2/13/20 BB@ebay link link
Easystore 12 TB $199.99 $16.67 $179.99 $15.00 4/2/20 BB@ebay link link
Easystore 14 TB $224.99 $16.07 $199.99 $14.29 3/16/20 BB@ebay link link
Elements 8 TB $134.99 $16.87 $124.99 $15.62 12/6/19 Amazon link link link link
Elements 10 TB $169.99 $17.00 $159.99 $16.00 12/31/19 Amazon link link link link
Elements 12 TB $199.99 $16.67 $174.99 $14.58 7/15/20 Amazon link link link link
Elements 14 TB $224.99 $16.07 $279.99 $20.00 11/19/19 Amazon link link link link
My Book 8 TB $134.99 $16.87 $124.99 $15.62 11/28/19 Amazon link link link link link
My Book 10 TB $169.99 $17.00 $159.99 $16.00 11/30/19 Amazon link link link link link
My Book 12 TB $199.99 $16.67 $199.99 $16.67 3/24/20 Amazon link link link link
My Book 14 TB $224.99 $16.07 $249.99 $17.86 3/24/20 Amazon link link link
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Dual Drive Enclosures

Note:

  • It’s extremely rare that these models provide a good deal, but if you want to check, here they are.
WD Model Capacity Expected Price Expected Price/TB Lowest Price Lowest Price/TB Last Lowest Date, Source Amazon Ebay Best Buy B&H Newegg
My Book Duo 2 x 8 TB $269.98 $16.87 $396.54 $24.78 2/3/20 Amazon link link
My Book Duo 2 x 10 TB $339.98 $17.00 $599.99 $30.00 3/3/20 Amazon link link
My Book Duo 2 x 12 TB $399.98 $16.67 $699.00 $29.13 4/20/20 Amazon link link

The lowest price is higher than the expected price.

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Expected price has nothing to do with the drive’s lowest price.

If you could expand on what the Expected Price is, beyond “the expected price for the capacity. Do not purchase if the price is higher than the Expected Price!”, that’d be great.

Thanks

Basically, the expected price is where the drive normally drops down to in price on sales. It’s not the historical low price, but the drives reach the “expected price” extremely often. So it’s worth waiting for those price tiers.

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Ah, I think some (myself included) confused expected price with MSRP.

EU Deals

Using GBP for pricing data

WD Model Capacity Expected Price Expected Price/TB Lowest Price Lowest Price/TB Last Lowest Date, Source Amazon UK Amazon DE
Elements 8 TB £139.99 £17.50 £111.83 £13.97 Sep 3 2020 Amazon DE link link
Elements 12 TB £185.99 £15.50 £154.99 £12.92 Dec 19 2019 Amazon UK link link
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12TB Easystore $199.99 (at expected price)

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Its available directly from bestbuy as well. I picked another one up.

Thanks, so did I.

The 8TB are back in stock at the Western Digital Store and the 6, 10 and 12TB are on sale. While the 8TB is not on sale, it has been going out of stock regularly on their store. If you are able to take advantage of the Youth Program, you get 15% off making them. The 15% off is the only reason I would choose to buy directly from WD rather than a normal retailer. Don’t forget to take advantage of a cashback website like Rakuten (formerly ebates) which is offering 5% cashback. I ordered 2 more 8TB yesterday and will get $12 cashback from Rakuten which helps offset most of the tax.

Here’s a breakdown of the current discounts for 6TB-12TB (pretax)

Current Price / Youth Discount Price
6TB - $119 / $102
8TB - $144 / $124
10TB - $189 / $162
12TB - $219 / $187

Western Digital Store

Youth Discount Program

I have bought 2 of the 8TB from them so far and both have been the white label WD80EMAZ which smartmontools identifies as a 5400 HGST Ultrastar He10 (Helium drive).

Model family:WDC HGST Ultrastar He10
Device model:WDC WD80EMAZ-00WJTA0
Firmware version:83.H0A83
User capacity:8,001,563,222,016 bytes [8.00 TB]
Sector sizes:512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical
Rotation rate:5400 rpm

If you have a plex pass you also get 15% off at the Western Digital store. You can combine the discounts for even better savings.

@Hexa How so?

Plex Pass Perks

It changes from time to time, currently looks like 10% off things we would want to shuck, but it’ll stack with a # of other discounts available.

10TB Easystore $169.99 (at expected price)

Ebay (Best Buy):

Best Buy

Link

Ebay Best Buy AND Bestbuy.com also have the 8TB at $139.

WD 12TB Elements at lowest price $174.99

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My most recent Elements were WDC101, non-helium and ran hot because of it. Fair warning.

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