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Has anyone used the WD4000F4YZ HDD before the only place I could find this part number was on Newegg.ca I could not find it on WD website no matter how long or hard I looked???

On the Newegg.ca site it is labeled like this
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Western Digital RE WD4000FYYZ 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

I know this are suppose to be some of the best drives WD makes and that they are made for 24/7 heavy database usage. But it does worry me I can not find these on WD's website.

I am thinking of buying 3 at a real good deal what do you guys think??
post #2 of 9
I found it on the WD site. the 4 in the part number is now a Y
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/catalog/Default.aspx


Edited by jlhawn - 2/26/16 at 7:06pm
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I found it on the WD site. the 4 in the part number is now a Y
http://www.wdc.com/en/products/catalog/Default.aspx


Thanks for this and I did find this list but How do you know that the 4 is now a Y did you find something that said this or you just think this??
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Hey I have one of these. They are similar to a NAS storage drive and you can't use them as a boot drive. But there is a way to mod the firmware to allow the drive to be used as a boot drive.

I have had mine FOREVER now. I can't even remember when I bought mine.
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Hey I have one of these. They are similar to a NAS storage drive and you can't use them as a boot drive. But there is a way to mod the firmware to allow the drive to be used as a boot drive.

I have had mine FOREVER now. I can't even remember when I bought mine.

Thanks for this and I am looking to put them in a raid in my home file server... so these should be perfect for that?
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Thanks for this and I am looking to put them in a raid in my home file server... so these should be perfect for that?

Yeah absolutely. I have mine in a Rosewill HDD Case plugged into the Xfinity router on USB 3.0 and it works every time. It's always fast and always there. I even installed a few programs on there from the HTPC and you can't even really tell it is reading from that drive. They are pretty good. I don't see them being an issue.
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Thanks for this and I did find this list but How do you know that the 4 is now a Y did you find something that said this or you just think this??

my wife is a buyer with intel corp (19 years) and she asked her WD rep for me,
my wife is working from home at the moment so she was able to ask.
they change part numbers once in awhile (which I find annoying)
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Not only them. It's pretty much standard practice in every imaginable brand in the world.

Take Bosch as a prime example. Product physical number is xyz, but on package there is different number. If you do search by either of them it will lead you to same product (or not! depend on tiering). Not to mention when original product A gets one number, everything that is used as a replacement (same part) always come with different set of numbers. That's totally mental way of doing things, but I work with that for past 20+ years and seriously most corporations couldn't care less about resellers/retailers/workshops and generally folks down the 'food chain'. Need a lot of practice and good software to keep up with some brands.
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Thanks for this and I did find this list but How do you know that the 4 is now a Y did you find something that said this or you just think this??

from the quote you quoted from newegg.ca in first post smile.gif
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