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Storage So WD my cloud external drives have WD Reds in?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by neocleous, 10 May 2016.

  1. neocleous

    neocleous Member

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    Hi all,

    As the title are there Red drives in the my cloud external drives? Also do you get any warranty if you remove it from the chassis?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    A few reviews seem to suggest that they're reds, but there's no warranty for the standalone drive once it's removed in theory. In practice, the only way you can know is to whip it out and check the SN
     
  3. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Can you do SMART over USB? You might be able to get the serial that way.
     
  4. noizdaemon666

    noizdaemon666 I'm Od, Therefore I Pwn

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    No WD myCloud internal drives are only warranted when left in the original enclosure (with all warranty seals intact naturally). It just tells you it's an OEM drive.

    Or at least that's what happened when I stripped some down at work.
     
  5. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    You can on Linux; don't know about any other OS.
     

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