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 Post subject: These are the new drives!!!
PostPosted: January 12th, 2014, 13:55 
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Hi

Today I was browsing Ebay and found this item:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lot-of-7-2TB- ... 27dd3d7e21

After I run the serial numbers on WD website, the drives are 320GB ehehehe

He must bought that on the chinese place.

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 Post subject: Re: These are the new drives!!!
PostPosted: January 12th, 2014, 14:31 
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Outch and they not look like WD one on pcb side lol

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 Post subject: Re: These are the new drives!!!
PostPosted: January 13th, 2014, 4:31 
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They could have at least made a label that fits the drive cover! At least the serial numbers are not just all the same. 4/10 for effort.


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 Post subject: Re: These are the new drives!!!
PostPosted: January 13th, 2014, 4:36 
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2TB Denali. LOL.

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 Post subject: Re: These are the new drives!!!
PostPosted: January 13th, 2014, 5:36 
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From the PN at the PCB 6 of them are HTS542516K9SA00 Hitachi drives, not quite the 2TB stated :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: These are the new drives!!!
PostPosted: January 13th, 2014, 10:07 
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Did you report it to E-Bay? How can this seller have such high review numbers? Actually, it looks like the seller might have been the one who got scammed...hard to day. I'm curious to know what he has to say about it.

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 Post subject: Re: These are the new drives!!!
PostPosted: January 13th, 2014, 16:05 
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PCB #100349359 belongs to a Seagate Momentus 5400.2.

ST9120821AS
ST9100824AS
ST98823AS
ST96812AS
ST94813AS
ST93811AS

The actual capacity could be anything from 30GB to 120GB.

BTW, WD have said they will look into it.

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 Post subject: Re: These are the new drives!!!
PostPosted: January 14th, 2014, 9:20 
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I contacted the seller and he said that he bought them on Ebay and was flipping them, but thought things were strange. After further exploration, he has confirmed that they are fakes and that explains why none of the 2TB drives detected on his system. So, he is going back to EBay about the original seller.

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 Post subject: Re: These are the new drives!!!
PostPosted: January 31st, 2014, 3:22 
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should start ring bells the pn number xxxxxxxx :lol:

now the main issue is that if this goes crazy with all these clone fake drives

what will they do next the manufacturers will they start to do the encryption of there firmware drives
hence u wont be repairing the firmwares


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