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    HP OEM WD1002FBYS 1TB WD RE3 DRIVES

    Anyone using these have seen them priced about $80ish which come with a HP caddy which you can remove to mount in others..

    Are they safe to use or do they have other firmware loaded on them??

    Have also seen the same OEM drives for DELL

    part number: WD1002FBYS-704AB0

    can easily be found on amazon, ebay etc..

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    I dont see why not..
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    They have worked great for me so far.

    Make sure you have a T10 Torx so you can remove the caddy's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPG View Post
    They have worked great for me so far.

    Make sure you have a T10 Torx so you can remove the caddy's.
    was just reading that on geeks.

    HP caddy tray can be removed but requires a Torx (T-10) screwdriver

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    I tried one of those drives. One problem is that it does not have WD firmware and is not recognized as a WD drive. This is how adaptec (arcconf) shows it:

    Vendor :
    Model : MB1000HBLMB
    Firmware : HPG0
    Serial number : WMATV7533651
    Size : 953869 MB
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    Change my mind with these.. will buy re4's instead.

    I will sleep better

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