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I just received a WD HD back from RMA and I cannot tell if it's a caviar black or not as the sticker doesn't indicate it... I was wondering if there was a way to tell without opening the package...

http://imgur.com/FSgGk.jpg
post #2 of 11
Maybe they replaced a brand new one for you?
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I'll just say it doesn't look like a caviar black from here, but I'm not too familiar with WD and their rma policies.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dudenell View Post
I just received a WD HD back from RMA and I cannot tell if it's a caviar black or not as the sticker doesn't indicate it... I was wondering if there was a way to tell without opening the package...

http://imgur.com/FSgGk.jpg
search for the exact model, or call them and ask
it seems to be a WD7501AALS

it's a caviar black:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136283
http://diskcompare.com/item/1472/


Edited by EduFurtado - 12/23/10 at 12:11pm
post #5 of 11
I cant really tell because of the blurry picture but I would say its the same drive. The model numbers look the same from the picture.
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post #6 of 11
It's a black it's just a generic sticker.
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Rhe AALS/AAKS are Blacks. If thats the model on the pic (bit blurry lol)
    
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post #8 of 11
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yeah the model numbers look the same. Hard to tell because there are a few numbers on here.

Thanks everyone for the help
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...Couldn't you just look at the model number???

It's the same drive. I RMAed by 750GB with 'Black' sticker and came back a regular sticker one.
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Originally Posted by PinkPenguin View Post
Rhe AALS/AAKS are Blacks. If thats the model on the pic (bit blurry lol)
I have two 500GB AAKS (WD5000AAKS) drives and they are not Black edition, they are Caviar Blue.

Blues: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=110

Blacks: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=100
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