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MY CLOUD EX4 RECERTIFIED 12TB £349.99 @ WD

£349.99 @ Western Digital
I set up stock info notification on these got email today. Went for the 12TB only £10 more than the 8TB (£339.99) Read More
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2m, 4w agoFound 2 months, 4 weeks ago
I set up stock info notification on these got email today.
Went for the 12TB only £10 more than the 8TB (£339.99)
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4 Likes #1
Use code WDSTORECPN to get it for £339 :). Now to justify it to the better half...
#2
What do they mean by recertified?
#3
Nice looking piece of kit this.
2 Likes #4
Use code 3wotma2bd for more money off :p £70 worth !!!
#5
chriss5471
What do they mean by recertified?
Tested and determined to meet WD’s stringent quality standards. Six month limited warranty.
1 Like #6
I assume this won't transcode Plex?
#7
turbomonkey911
Use code 3wotma2bd for more money off :p £70 worth !!!

Invalid promo code
#8
mk3
turbomonkey911
Use code 3wotma2bd for more money off :p £70 worth !!!
Invalid promo code
Try now. might be a single use code. I had the item in my basket, but have removed it now.

Edited By: turbomonkey911 on Jan 24, 2017 16:17
6 Likes #9
Silver47
chriss5471
What do they mean by recertified?
Tested and determined to meet WD’s stringent quality standards. Six month limited warranty.

Stringent quality standards and yet they only warranty it for 6 months...
1 Like #10
Ross87
Use code WDSTORECPN to get it for £339 :). Now to justify it to the better half...
That's a lot of copies of the bible, or wait, no it is po...
#11
Hot!
#12
pipehippy
I assume this won't transcode Plex?

It would but not very well.

Really need a My Cloud Pro PR2100 or My Cloud Pro PR4100 as a minimum

Plex Media Server Western Digital NAS Support.
My Cloud Mirror
My Cloud EX2
My Cloud EX4
My Cloud EX2100
My Cloud EX4100
My Cloud DL2100
My Cloud DL4100

https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201373823

NAS plex compatibility guide https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MfYoJkiwSqCXg8cm5-Ac4oOLPRtCkgUxU0jdj3tmMPc/edit#gid=314388488
#13
poison3k
pipehippy
I assume this won't transcode Plex?
It would but not very well.
Really need a My Cloud Pro PR2100 or My Cloud Pro PR4100 as a minimum
Plex Media Server Western Digital NAS Support.
My Cloud Mirror
My Cloud EX2
My Cloud EX4
My Cloud EX2100
My Cloud EX4100
My Cloud DL2100
My Cloud DL4100https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201373823
NAS plex compatibility guide https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MfYoJkiwSqCXg8cm5-Ac4oOLPRtCkgUxU0jdj3tmMPc/edit#gid=314388488
Thanks for the info, presumed as much. I almost exclusively watch at home on an LG app which seems to leave the transcoding to my PC, presumably the client doesn't have enough grunt.
#14
I used to smack talk these WD deals because I had a string of failed drives and data loss, however it seems they are working hard to improve.
FYI if you want to know more https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-stats-q1-2016/
1 Like #15
pipehippy
poison3k
pipehippy
I assume this won't transcode Plex?
It would but not very well.
Really need a My Cloud Pro PR2100 or My Cloud Pro PR4100 as a minimum
Plex Media Server Western Digital NAS Support.
My Cloud Mirror
My Cloud EX2
My Cloud EX4
My Cloud EX2100
My Cloud EX4100
My Cloud DL2100
My Cloud DL4100https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201373823
NAS plex compatibility guide https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MfYoJkiwSqCXg8cm5-Ac4oOLPRtCkgUxU0jdj3tmMPc/edit#gid=314388488
Thanks for the info, presumed as much. I almost exclusively watch at home on an LG app which seems to leave the transcoding to my PC, presumably the client doesn't have enough grunt.

Correct.

If you don't want to use your PC and want a cheap set up, get a small form factor device with a decent cpu and attach a DAS to it.

Something like a mac mini with a DAS would have low power draw and be powerful enough to transcode (its the cpu that does all the work for plex).
#16
What drives does it come with? 4x4TB in RAID5 or something?
#17
whiteface
What drives does it come with? 4x4TB in RAID5 or something?


4х3tb red drives
#18
Choose RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 or select from spanning and JBOD modes
So RAID 0 striped gives you all 12 TB (One big disk across all 4 or JBOD)
RAID 1 gives you 6TB (same data duplicated across 2 volumes)
RAID 5 gives you 9TB (you loose 1 disk to parity)
RAID 10 Gives you 6TB but a bit faster (mirroring and striping)

This seems good value for a NAS drive of that capacity.

Edited By: ICTHUS on Jan 24, 2017 17:21
#19
All gone by the looks of it :(
#20
AND NO STOCK NOW!!
#21
Nice wish I seen it sooner need more TB

Edited By: Dizy on Jan 24, 2017 17:33
#22
Would've liked one of these. Are all the drives OEM inside?
1 Like #23
I'm a videographer and always running out of space. I ordered one.
1 Like #24
8TB still available
1 Like #25
chriss5471
What do they mean by recertified?


second hand
#26
I ordered this when I received the email at around 7.30am, just didn't get the time to post the deal up on here. How simple is it to have additional 3tb red drives and swap them over when you need more storage space?
#27
poison3k
pipehippy
poison3k
pipehippy
I assume this won't transcode Plex?
It would but not very well.
Really need a My Cloud Pro PR2100 or My Cloud Pro PR4100 as a minimum
Plex Media Server Western Digital NAS Support.
My Cloud Mirror
My Cloud EX2
My Cloud EX4
My Cloud EX2100
My Cloud EX4100
My Cloud DL2100
My Cloud DL4100https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/201373823
NAS plex compatibility guide https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MfYoJkiwSqCXg8cm5-Ac4oOLPRtCkgUxU0jdj3tmMPc/edit#gid=314388488
Thanks for the info, presumed as much. I almost exclusively watch at home on an LG app which seems to leave the transcoding to my PC, presumably the client doesn't have enough grunt.

Correct.

If you don't want to use your PC and want a cheap set up, get a small form factor device with a decent cpu and attach a DAS to it.

Something like a mac mini with a DAS would have low power draw and be powerful enough to transcode (its the cpu that does all the work for plex).


reliable & cheep das are like hen's teeth, tough to find.
#28
Hassann
I ordered this when I received the email at around 7.30am, just didn't get the time to post the deal up on here. How simple is it to have additional 3tb red drives and swap them over when you need more storage space?

This would be cool to know.
#29
Cattle
I used to smack talk these WD deals because I had a string of failed drives and data loss, however it seems they are working hard to improve.
FYI if you want to know more https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-stats-q1-2016/
Those are new drives though and not recertified/used.
The rates are still worrying. I try to stick to HGST ultras if at all possible even though I haven't seen any deals on them for a while now.
#30
splender
Ross87
Use code WDSTORECPN to get it for £339 :). Now to justify it to the better half...
That's a lot of copies of the bible, or wait, no it is po...

Pottery tutorials...:p
#31
I just received mine today. the drives don't have a red label, they have black and white recertified labels on them that state '3TB Recertified SATA / 64MB CACHE - WD30EFRX - NASware 3.0'. What drives are these?
1 Like #32
They are red drives. just different label because they been recertified. so people can't sell them on as new.
#33
mikeuk2004
They are red drives. just different label because they been recertified. so people can't sell them on as new.


Ah okay that clarifies it. Thank you mate
#34
Registration Date January 28, 2017
Warranty Date August 26, 2018

That was unexpected thought 6 months was mentioned

Edited By: mk3 on Jan 29, 2017 03:39
#35
mk3
Registration Date January 28, 2017
Warranty Date August 26, 2018

That was unexpected thought 6 months was mentioned


How did you obtain your warranty date mate?
#36
Hassann
mk3
Registration Date January 28, 2017
Warranty Date August 26, 2018
That was unexpected thought 6 months was mentioned
How did you obtain your warranty date mate?
In the email WD Product Registration

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