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3TB WD My Book for Mac - £71.14 instore @ Tesco (Orpington)

£71.14 @ Tesco Direct
Just picked up one of these from the Orpington Tesco. Apparently the last one, but I think this is national. The advantages of this model over the PC version posted previously at £75 are: This is a… Read More
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Just picked up one of these from the Orpington Tesco. Apparently the last one, but I think this is national. The advantages of this model over the PC version posted previously at £75 are:

This is a bit cheaper.
It comes with a 3 year warranty rather than 2 year.
It appears to contain a WD Red drive rather than a Green (hence the difference in warranty).

Don't worry about it being for a Mac, the drive can easily be reformatted to work with Windows.

https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/products/external-storage/my-book-for-mac.html#WDBYCC0030HBK-EESN
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#1
Can anyone confirm if national?

Heated OP.
1 Like #2
Just seen these in Tesco's Shrewsbury.
#3
I can definitely use this with Windows? I mean, will a Windows 10 PC see this driver easily or is it a faff?

Edited By: tawse57 on Feb 25, 2017 15:50
#4
tawse57
I can definitely use this with Windows? I mean, will a Windows 10 PC see this driver easily or is it a faff?

Use Google and search how to format a hdd for Windows. Easy
#5
Contains a WD Red drive? brb, going to Tesco!
1 Like #6
Not in at Tesco Leyland suprise suprise
#7
kotr
tawse57
I can definitely use this with Windows? I mean, will a Windows 10 PC see this driver easily or is it a faff?
Use Google and search how to format a hdd for Windows. Easy

Formatting a drive is easy enough. My point was whether this will be easily seen by a Windows PC or not
2 Likes #8
Available in St Rollox. Was tempted, but managed to fight it. Don't need any storage at the moment. 8)
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tawse57
kotr
tawse57
I can definitely use this with Windows? I mean, will a Windows 10 PC see this driver easily or is it a faff?
Use Google and search how to format a hdd for Windows. Easy
Formatting a drive is easy enough. My point was whether this will be easily seen by a Windows PC or not
There would be no problem. WD state on the packaging that the drive is Windows compatible.
#10
Stock in Horwich not that far from Leyland.
#11
Thanks for the info Horwich you say hmm
1 Like #12
tawse57
kotr
tawse57
I can definitely use this with Windows? I mean, will a Windows 10 PC see this driver easily or is it a faff?
Use Google and search how to format a hdd for Windows. Easy
Formatting a drive is easy enough. My point was whether this will be easily seen by a Windows PC or not

It's USB. If it works in Mac it'll work in Windows no problem.
#13
Is this actually confirmed to contain a red? Previous models used greens
#14
Hooomanitarian
Is this actually confirmed to contain a red? Previous models used greens
I haven't opened it up (yet), but the drive is reported as being a WDC WD30EFRX which is a Red whilst Greens are WD30EZRX. I think.
#15
woooo orpington is famous xD
#16
multiple boxes on the shelf in Hanley, but strangely none in stock.
1 Like #17
Does this need to be plugged in? Or is it a wireless / cloud one?
#18
It is a USB3.0 device only with a plug-top power supply. Details here:

https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/products/external-storage/my-book-for-mac.html#WDBYCC0030HBK-EESN
#19
Can these still be shucked? I know the MyCloud models still can - any changes to these?
1 Like #20
the__cat
tawse57
kotr
tawse57
I can definitely use this with Windows? I mean, will a Windows 10 PC see this driver easily or is it a faff?
Use Google and search how to format a hdd for Windows. Easy
Formatting a drive is easy enough. My point was whether this will be easily seen by a Windows PC or not

It's USB. If it works in Mac it'll work in Windows no problem.


Easily seen I can confirm after format for use with windows. When connected by USB open device drive etc comes up.
#21
SlightlyFoxed
Can these still be shucked? I know the MyCloud models still can - any changes to these?
This is the best guide to non-destructive opening I could find:

http://wdmybook3tb.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/opening-drive-is-quite-simple.html
#22
merchant_ac
SlightlyFoxed
Can these still be shucked? I know the MyCloud models still can - any changes to these?
This is the best guide to non-destructive opening I could find:http://wdmybook3tb.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/opening-drive-is-quite-simple.html
Thanks. That's an old guide now - you can open them with a credit card - I've done it with several MyCloud units.

My question was in regard to the recent models and whether the drives inside them are standard - the 2.5" drives inside the passport and element units lost their standard SATA interface and I was told this was due to happen to the 3.5" models, but I've not seen or heard anything to back it up so it may just be a a BS rumour.

By the way, WD don't use Reds in their desktop boxes, well not in the strictest sense - they are black & white labelled NAS Ware drives which are believed to be the same.

Edited By: SlightlyFoxed on Feb 25, 2017 22:13
#23
28081947
multiple boxes on the shelf in Hanley, but strangely none in stock.

How can you check the stock? Also, um, why if you already have seen them on the shelf? Just curious.
#24
Are you have barcode number? Thanks
#25
tawse57
28081947
multiple boxes on the shelf in Hanley, but strangely none in stock.

How can you check the stock? Also, um, why if you already have seen them on the shelf? Just curious.


they were display boxes told to go to customer services, "sorry we don't have them* was the reply
1 Like #26
McPikul
Are you have barcode number? Thanks
0718037811901
#27
SlightlyFoxed
merchant_ac
SlightlyFoxed
Can these still be shucked? I know the MyCloud models still can - any changes to these?
This is the best guide to non-destructive opening I could find:http://wdmybook3tb.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/opening-drive-is-quite-simple.html
Thanks. That's an old guide now - you can open them with a credit card - I've done it with several MyCloud units.
My question was in regard to the recent models and whether the drives inside them are standard - the 2.5" drives inside the passport and element units lost their standard SATA interface and I was told this was due to happen to the 3.5" models, but I've not seen or heard anything to back it up so it may just be a a BS rumour.
By the way, WD don't use Reds in their desktop boxes, well not in the strictest sense - they are black & white labelled NAS Ware drives which are believed to be the same.

This guide shows the identical drive to the one I bought. There seem to be numerous versions with different ventilation slot designs (and different ways of opening). Interesting what you say about the actual drive within. All I can say is that it is being reported as a Red, but I won't know for sure until I've opened it (after I've thoroughly tested it!).



Edited By: merchant_ac on Feb 26, 2017 08:05
1 Like #28
I can confirm this is a red, opened mine just now. Nice spot OP
#29
deangreen4
I can confirm this is a red, opened mine just now. Nice spot OP
That's good. Any problems getting in?
#30
Picked one up in Banbridge, Northern Ireland. Thanks OP
#31
merchant_ac
deangreen4
I can confirm this is a red, opened mine just now. Nice spot OP
That's good. Any problems getting in?

No. Just work your way round the seam and it will click open. Some bits did take a bit of force but nothing needed past a penknife
#32
merchant_ac
McPikul
Are you have barcode number? Thanks
0718037811901


Thanks
#33
You can get 5TB Elements(no encryption nonsense) from WD with 20% coupon for £90 ish. Contains Blue though (the new green)

Edited By: zebrum on Mar 01, 2017 12:18

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