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Old May 18, 2013, 03:08 PM
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do these still exist? Where can I get them?
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Old May 18, 2013, 04:44 PM
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WD say all drives made after Feb 2005 are RoHS drives. I guess you will be looking for drives made before that as it is a mfg mandate applied to everyone.

RoHS compliancy and Western Digital hard drives
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Old May 18, 2013, 05:45 PM
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do these still exist? Where can I get them?
Why does it matter is more of my curiosity,

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Old May 19, 2013, 07:06 AM
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Why does it matter is more of my curiosity,

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I would like to know too.There's a reason why the Restriction of Hazardous Substance exists.
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Old May 19, 2013, 07:20 AM
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RoHS is often referred to as the lead-free directive, but it restricts the use of the following six substances:
  1. Lead (Pb)
  2. Mercury (Hg)
  3. Cadmium (Cd)
  4. Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)
  5. Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
  6. Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)
what substance you looking for in non RoHS drives?
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Old May 20, 2013, 07:10 AM
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he might have something against non usage of bad chemicals and substances or maybe is trying to buy them all up to get them off the market for good? It is an interesting question and notion
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Old May 20, 2013, 08:36 AM
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testing a theory on longevity.
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Old May 20, 2013, 09:07 AM
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testing a theory on longevity.

it's gotta be bad to be good lol

more lead shielding
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