I risked for a NEW external WD drive, and i got a WD40EDAZ inside an external ELEMENTS enclosure!!!
I feel ripped off!
I just hate that consumers don’t have a clue about the drive inside external enclosures, and need to open the package to check the hard drive info. Now it’s gonna be a HASSLE to return it! I just REFUSE to buy SMR drives! Period! Have contacted WD support to ask for “permission” to return this to the reseller.
I wish there was a way to buy external hard drives without falling into this russian roulette…
I thought the only possibility to get a 4TB SMR drive would be the WD40EFAX!!! https://www.tomshardware.com/news/wd-lists-all-drives-slower-smr-techNOLOGY
I guess not!!! There are a LOT of new models! https://rml527.blogspot.com/2010/10/hdd-platter-database-western-digital-35_9883.html