What kind of hard drive is inside MY BOOK & WD ELEMENTS DESKTOP 8TB?


#1

What kind of hard drive is inside MY BOOK & WD ELEMENTS DESKTOP 8TB?
Model No.: WDBWLG0080HBK
Model No.: WDBBGB0080HBK

Тell me what drive inside? WD Red? or some other?

What is the difference between these two models?
Task: create a backup home archive.


#2

Usually either Green or Blue.

Reds are mostly used for a Network Accessed Storage (NAS) eg. My Clouds

Major Difference between My Books and WD Elements is …

My Books have Password Protection and Hardware Encryption and Software.

WD Elements don’t. (Which is why they are usually cheaper. … they are basic no frills storage.)

Something to consider before purchase: if a My Book enclosure fails you can’t remove the hard drive and place it in a different enclosure to access your data … as it’s Hardware Encrypted.

if a WD Elements enclosure fails … you can remove the hard drive and place it in a different enclosure to access your data.


#3

thanks for the answer!


#4

I Have a related question:
I upgraded from a “My book 8TB” ( https://www.wd.com/products/external-storage/my-book-new.html#WDBBGB0080HBK-NESN) to a “My cloud pro series” (https://www.wd.com/products/network-attached-storage/my-cloud-pr4100.html).
Now my question : Can I clone the “My Book 8 Tb” to a Clean drive ? Format the "My book "-drive , open up the encloser and intstal that drive in to my new toy the “My cloud” ?
( I would like to be sure I don’t lose data and after reading “My book” drives use some kind of encryption this looks the safest procedure…) Can someone confirm if I understand this correct ?

Hope to not lose my data in upgrading my storage system …

Kind regards ,