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WD EMAZ vs EZAZ

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I've done a lot of confusing reading, and as I've got a bunch of mybooks and elements drives coming in the mail (and mybooks tend to have EZAZ vs EMAZ in the elements/easystore devices) I'm trying to figure out what drives I should actually want.

 

Some info points to one being He filled, while the other is air filled, some info points to a lower cache on EZAZ, or EMAZ being more likely to be a white labelled red, but I'm honestly confused -- what drives do I want? I plan to only shuck the ones with the drives I want.

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42 minutes ago, drumstyx said:

I've done a lot of confusing reading, and as I've got a bunch of mybooks and elements drives coming in the mail (and mybooks tend to have EZAZ vs EMAZ in the elements/easystore devices) I'm trying to figure out what drives I should actually want.

 

Some info points to one being He filled, while the other is air filled, some info points to a lower cache on EZAZ, or EMAZ being more likely to be a white labelled red, but I'm honestly confused -- what drives do I want? I plan to only shuck the ones with the drives I want.

All my shucked drives are from Easystore enclosures.  Early on they were EFZX reds.  For about two years they have all had EMAZ white drives in them.  The EMAZ drives are definitely Helium filled (at least all the ones I have) as Helium level displays as a SMART attribute on all of them.

 

AFAIK (I do not know from personal experience), I had heard/read that the Elements enclosures also contain EMAZ drives.  I have no idea what may be in the MyBook enclosures.  I try to stick to Easystore when feasible as I know what I will get with them. 

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I've shucked 3 elements drives, and all 3 had EMAZ drives, so I'm fairly certain the new ones will be the same, but I've heard the MyBook enclosures have EZAZ, and I've heard some things about them -- I thought EMAZ was air filled, but looking at SMART, you're right, they're helium -- so I guess I'll just have to see what's in the EZAZ drive when it arrives. Maybe I'll keep one for kicks to see how it compares to the EMAZ drives

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