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Cross Compatible WD Families

Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:20 pm
by Jared
So I'm starting this sticky to keep track of families which can be used as cross-compatible heads donors if matched correctly.

Here's what I've confirmed so far:
Dolphin & Mercury
Mariner & Marn5 4K
Tahoe 2D & Vulcan RE
Sabre 53 and Sabre 58

Confirmed by Luke:
Shrek and Shrek LT

Confirmed by Amarbir:
Firebird and FBLite

Confirmed by AJ2008 (on Ace forum)
Diablo 3D & Diablo 3S

Confirmed by Blizzard:
Hubble & Hubble LT
Tornado & Pinclite
Helios & Shasta-3D
Venus & McKinley

Confirmed by FreekinGeeks:
Tahoe LT & Tahoe PL

Confirmed by Boerge
Aries and Lynx

Please add any you know below, and I'll update the list.

List last updated: 5/28/2019

Cross Compatible WD Families

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:50 pm
by Jared
Has anyone ever tested if Tahoe 2D and Vulcan RE are cross-compatible for heads? They look exactly the same, built during the same time frame, and have the same aerial density as each other.

Cross Compatible WD Families

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:33 am
by Jared
Tahoe 2D and Vulcan RE are confirmed as cross compatible for heads!

Cross Compatible WD Families

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:47 am
by Amarbir[CDR-Labs]
Hi Everyone ,
I Have a Case Of Shrek 2TB But No Donor ,But i Have Ample Donors For Shrek LT .Anyone Crossed This Two Families .The MCU And Motor Controller Is Different And Hence i Think Not Compatible

Cross Compatible WD Families

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:24 pm
by Jared
Well, Shrek uses aerial density of 1437 and Shrek LT uses 1480 so that is different. Not very far off, so I suppose it's possible that it could still work. I've never tried it personally.

Cross Compatible WD Families

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:43 am
by Amarbir[CDR-Labs]
Jared ,
Let Me Try This And REport Back

Cross Compatible WD Families

Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:59 pm
by Jared
Anyone know if Diablo 3D & Diablo 3S are cross compatible? Seems there's a lot more 3S drives available than 3D...

Cross Compatible WD Families

Posted: Sat Mar 11, 2017 1:39 pm
by Amarbir[CDR-Labs]
Jared wrote:Anyone know if Diablo 3D & Diablo 3S are cross compatible? Seems there's a lot more 3S drives available than 3D...



Hi Jared ,
3D Is Indeed Rare to get even in india

Cross Compatible WD Families

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:53 pm
by Jared
Amarbir[CDR-Labs] wrote:Jared ,
Let Me Try This And REport Back


Did you ever figure out if Shrek and Shrek LT were cross compatible?

Cross Compatible WD Families

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 2:07 pm
by Amarbir[CDR-Labs]
Jared wrote:
Amarbir[CDR-Labs] wrote:Jared ,
Let Me Try This And REport Back


Did you ever figure out if Shrek and Shrek LT were cross compatible?


Hi,
i still have to try it ,might be this week