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My Passport Ultra 2TB Classic Black (Recertified) £41.99 @ Western Digital

£41.99 @ Western Digital
2 tb for only 41.99 is a bargain ! bought 2 :) Read More
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2 tb for only 41.99 is a bargain !
bought 2 :)
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7 Likes
Graham1979
AND ANOTHER RECERT DEAL from WD store...
This will go on for weeks now.
These broke previously and have been returned for that reason. I would rather pay full price and get 36 month warranty than 6 months which shows they have no faith in the product.

It doesn't mean it has broke it could have simply been returned. There are a lot of unfortunate people on this site. Since my first PC in the early 90s right up to today I have never had a hdd fail on me. I bought a 2tb refurbished from CCL a few months ago because I am confident in them.

You have nothing to base your comment on apart from other comments on this site that also have nothing to base it on.
7 Likes
Graham1979
AND ANOTHER RECERT DEAL from WD store...
This will go on for weeks now.
These broke previously and have been returned for that reason. I would rather pay full price and get 36 month warranty than 6 months which shows they have no faith in the product.

The great news is that you can buy one at full price, they're also available so everyone can be happy. I know, remarkable but true. :p
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AND ANOTHER RECERT DEAL from WD store...

This will go on for weeks now.

These broke previously and have been returned for that reason. I would rather pay full price and get 36 month warranty than 6 months which shows they have no faith in the product.
5 Likes
I have had mine well over a year and it is constantly plugged into my Xbox and it looked brand new when I bought it. Great deal. Don't listen to the constant negativity on this site there is always someone putting something down for one reason or another it's ridiculous.

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6 Likes #1
AND ANOTHER RECERT DEAL from WD store...

This will go on for weeks now.

These broke previously and have been returned for that reason. I would rather pay full price and get 36 month warranty than 6 months which shows they have no faith in the product.
7 Likes #2
Graham1979
AND ANOTHER RECERT DEAL from WD store...
This will go on for weeks now.
These broke previously and have been returned for that reason. I would rather pay full price and get 36 month warranty than 6 months which shows they have no faith in the product.

It doesn't mean it has broke it could have simply been returned. There are a lot of unfortunate people on this site. Since my first PC in the early 90s right up to today I have never had a hdd fail on me. I bought a 2tb refurbished from CCL a few months ago because I am confident in them.

You have nothing to base your comment on apart from other comments on this site that also have nothing to base it on.
#3
Graham1979
AND ANOTHER RECERT DEAL from WD store...
This will go on for weeks now.
These broke previously and have been returned for that reason. I would rather pay full price and get 36 month warranty than 6 months which shows they have no faith in the product.

But you dont know why they broke, everyone is assuming its the drive, when it could be anything that has been fixed.
#4
Don't want to trigger a warranty debate from armchair lawyers but would appreciate comment from somebody with solid knowledge of Euro law on the practicality of enforcing the usual 2-year warranty on a vendor based in Ireland shifting kit to UK customers where the vendor's t&c state "Terms shall be governed by English Law" http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/guarantees-returns/index_en.htm Thanks.
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I have had mine well over a year and it is constantly plugged into my Xbox and it looked brand new when I bought it. Great deal. Don't listen to the constant negativity on this site there is always someone putting something down for one reason or another it's ridiculous.
1 Like #6
Far too many people worried about their p0rn collection on here ;)
1 Like #7
All my external HDDs are bought from WD Digital River, never had a problem with any of their My Passport Recerts.
1 Like #8
can you take this apart and use in a ps4?
#9
Robinsad
can you take this apart and use in a ps4?


No
7 Likes #10
Graham1979
AND ANOTHER RECERT DEAL from WD store...
This will go on for weeks now.
These broke previously and have been returned for that reason. I would rather pay full price and get 36 month warranty than 6 months which shows they have no faith in the product.

The great news is that you can buy one at full price, they're also available so everyone can be happy. I know, remarkable but true. :p
1 Like #11
No brainier for backups of backups ! Can never be completely 100% !

Order thanks for the post ! :)
1 Like #12
Graham1979
AND ANOTHER RECERT DEAL from WD store...
This will go on for weeks now.
These broke previously and have been returned for that reason. I would rather pay full price and get 36 month warranty than 6 months which shows they have no faith in the product.
Yawn zzzzzzzzzzzzzz
#13
Personally I wouldn't go near these, I don't know if they good or bad but hard drives are mechanical devices and one just doesn't know what they've been through before they got recertified. That said these devices don't normally get thrashed through heavy use. Remember that this is spinning at 52 times a second.
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Jimbo123
Personally I wouldn't go near these, I don't know if they good or bad but hard drives are mechanical devices and one just doesn't know what they've been through before they got recertified. That said these devices don't normally get thrashed through heavy use. Remember that this is spinning at 52 times a second.
86 (5600 rpm) ;-)
#15
AndyRoyd
Don't want to trigger a warranty debate from armchair lawyers but would appreciate comment from somebody with solid knowledge of Euro law on the practicality of enforcing the usual 2-year warranty on a vendor based in Ireland shifting kit to UK customers where the vendor's t&c state "Terms shall be governed by English Law" http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/guarantees-returns/index_en.htm Thanks.

Armchair lawyers.. love it! haha
#16
oUkTuRkEyIII
It doesn't mean it has broke it could have simply been returned. There are a lot of unfortunate people on this site. Since my first PC in the early 90s right up to today I have never had a hdd fail on me. I bought a 2tb refurbished from CCL a few months ago because I am confident in them.
You have nothing to base your comment on apart from other comments on this site that also have nothing to base it on.
In the last year alone I've had ~3 hard drives fail on me, and I'm about to RMA a 4th due to SMART errors (although there are 6 computers in this household, plus a homeserver/NAS). All hard drives will fail, its only a matter of time, if you haven't yet experienced it then you're extremely lucky.

I wouldn't use a recertified drive in a heavy work load or always on enviroment, and always ensure you have a tried and tested backup solution in place.
1 Like #17
AndyRoyd
Don't want to trigger a warranty debate from armchair lawyers but would appreciate comment from somebody with solid knowledge of Euro law on the practicality of enforcing the usual 2-year warranty on a vendor based in Ireland shifting kit to UK customers where the vendor's t&c state "Terms shall be governed by English Law" http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/guarantees-returns/index_en.htm Thanks.

I can only assume that allie mcbee did not get the memo concerning the UK leaving the Euro trash gravy train so such laws are null and void on this bastion of Euro skepticism.
#18
Graham1979
AND ANOTHER RECERT DEAL from WD store...
This will go on for weeks now.
These broke previously and have been returned for that reason. I would rather pay full price and get 36 month warranty than 6 months which shows they have no faith in the product.

This argument could go on and on. Let's just leave it at that. Buyers choice
#19
Graham1979
AND ANOTHER RECERT DEAL from WD store...
This will go on for weeks now.
These broke previously and have been returned for that reason. I would rather pay full price and get 36 month warranty than 6 months which shows they have no faith in the product.
kotr
This argument could go on and on. Let's just leave it at that. Buyers choice
No, no, why leave something when you can keep bellyaching on about it ad nauseam? people droning on about the same thing is the reason we all use HUKD isn't it? :p
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AndyRoyd
Don't want to trigger a warranty debate from armchair lawyers but would appreciate comment from somebody with solid knowledge of Euro law on the practicality of enforcing the usual 2-year warranty on a vendor based in Ireland shifting kit to UK customers where the vendor's t&c state "Terms shall be governed by English Law" http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/guarantees-returns/index_en.htm Thanks.

Vendor is correct. There is no such thing as EU law. The EU can only pass directives that each member state is supposed to incorporate into its own legislation. In the case of the UK, the Sale Of Goods Act covers consumer sales. There is also no such thing as an "EU two year warranty". The directive from 1999 only required each member state to provide for a two year guarantee - i.e. a time limit in which claims can be raised against the seller. England and Wales allow six years, three times as long as required by the EU directive.

There is no obligation (either from Parliament or directed by the EU) for the manufacturer to offer a warranty (i.e. service agreement) to the consumer, with whom there is rarely a direct contractual relationship. Most however offer a limited one year warranty in addition to your statutory (up to) six year guarantee. Warranties are service agreements between the manufacturer and the seller and are governed by the law of contract.

As for your link, as the vendor is in Ireland, usually sales should be governed by Irish Law. The courts in England and Wales do not have the jurisdiction to pursue companies based abroad based on UK legislation unless there is some legal set up that does not contravene the laws in both countries.
1 Like #21
AndyRoyd
Don't want to trigger a warranty debate from armchair lawyers but would appreciate comment from somebody with solid knowledge of Euro law on the practicality of enforcing the usual 2-year warranty on a vendor based in Ireland shifting kit to UK customers where the vendor's t&c state "Terms shall be governed by English Law" http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/guarantees-returns/index_en.htm Thanks.
dheydl
Vendor is correct. There is no such thing as EU law. The EU can only pass directives that each member state is supposed to incorporate into its own legislation. In the case of the UK, the Sale Of Goods Act covers consumer sales. There is also no such thing as an "EU two year warranty". The directive from 1999 only required each member state to provide for a two year guarantee - i.e. a time limit in which claims can be raised against the seller. England and Wales allow six years, three times as long as required by the EU directive.
There is no obligation (either from Parliament or directed by the EU) for the manufacturer to offer a warranty (i.e. service agreement) to the consumer, with whom there is rarely a direct contractual relationship. Most however offer a limited one year warranty in addition to your statutory (up to) six year guarantee. Warranties are service agreements between the manufacturer and the seller and are governed by the law of contract.
As for your link, as the vendor is in Ireland, usually sales should be governed by Irish Law. The courts in England and Wales do not have the jurisdiction to pursue companies based abroad based on UK legislation unless there is some legal set up that does not contravene the laws in both countries.

Please can you be available to quote for everytime someone innacurately quotes that everything now has a 2 year EU guarantee :D

Edited By: spannerzone on Aug 15, 2016 13:30
#22
garyhawes1
Robinsad
can you take this apart and use in a ps4?
No

Mind if I ask why? Is the drive encrypted, or soldered?

Edited By: r2mahara on Aug 15, 2016 14:51
1 Like #23
r2mahara
garyhawes1
Robinsad
can you take this apart and use in a ps4?
No

Mind if I ask why? Is the drive encrypted, or soldered?


There are no SATA connectors on the drive. The USB port is soldered directly to the hard drive.
1 Like #24
Graham1979
AND ANOTHER RECERT DEAL from WD store...
This will go on for weeks now.
These broke previously and have been returned for that reason. I would rather pay full price and get 36 month warranty than 6 months which shows they have no faith in the product.

How do you know they "broke"? Distance selling act allows people to return goods up to 14 days without reason. I am assuming that these returns are then sold on after testing, so personally I don't see the problem. I have a recertified drive which I picked up a couple of years ago, which is being used for backup. Never had a problem with it. And if I do, I will replace it. I have had many drives fail on me over the years, all of which were "brand new" when I got them, so this I think is a cracking deal. Heatt from me!
#25
no one getting the hint yet? they have SO MANY REFURB HDDS theres obv something wrong with them, yet the foolish people buy them thinking its a deal, my mind is boggled...
#26
dheydl
AndyRoyd
Don't want to trigger a warranty debate from armchair lawyers but would appreciate comment from somebody with solid knowledge of Euro law on the practicality of enforcing the usual 2-year warranty on a vendor based in Ireland shifting kit to UK customers where the vendor's t&c state "Terms shall be governed by English Law" http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/guarantees-returns/index_en.htm Thanks.
Vendor is correct. There is no such thing as EU law. The EU can only pass directives that each member state is supposed to incorporate into its own legislation. In the case of the UK, the Sale Of Goods Act covers consumer sales. There is also no such thing as an "EU two year warranty". The directive from 1999 only required each member state to provide for a two year guarantee - i.e. a time limit in which claims can be raised against the seller. England and Wales allow six years, three times as long as required by the EU directive.
There is no obligation (either from Parliament or directed by the EU) for the manufacturer to offer a warranty (i.e. service agreement) to the consumer, with whom there is rarely a direct contractual relationship. Most however offer a limited one year warranty in addition to your statutory (up to) six year guarantee. Warranties are service agreements between the manufacturer and the seller and are governed by the law of contract.
As for your link, as the vendor is in Ireland, usually sales should be governed by Irish Law. The courts in England and Wales do not have the jurisdiction to pursue companies based abroad based on UK legislation unless there is some legal set up that does not contravene the laws in both countries.


i gotta say i think you are wrong about everything you've posted.
1 Like #27
krisosbornenet
How do you know they "broke"? Distance selling act allows people to return goods up to 14 days without reason. I am assuming that these returns are then sold on after testing, so personally I don't see the problem. I have a recertified drive which I picked up a couple of years ago, which is being used for backup. Never had a problem with it. And if I do, I will replace it. I have had many drives fail on me over the years, all of which were "brand new" when I got them, so this I think is a cracking deal. Heatt from me!

DSR is only if the items are unused.

In most cases recertified means the hard drives have been factory refurbished and passed QC after either being RMA'd by a customer, or brand new but failed performance or reliability tests. They typically keep some of the recertified drives as replacements for RMAs and sell the excess. Some drives will be made up of customer returns, but likely a minority.

However, this is definitely still a good deal, people just need to know what they're buying.

Edited By: sam0 on Aug 15, 2016 15:59
#28
oceanic
dheydl
AndyRoyd
Don't want to trigger a warranty debate from armchair lawyers but would appreciate comment from somebody with solid knowledge of Euro law on the practicality of enforcing the usual 2-year warranty on a vendor based in Ireland shifting kit to UK customers where the vendor's t&c state "Terms shall be governed by English Law" http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/guarantees-returns/index_en.htm Thanks.
Vendor is correct. There is no such thing as EU law. The EU can only pass directives that each member state is supposed to incorporate into its own legislation. In the case of the UK, the Sale Of Goods Act covers consumer sales. There is also no such thing as an "EU two year warranty". The directive from 1999 only required each member state to provide for a two year guarantee - i.e. a time limit in which claims can be raised against the seller. England and Wales allow six years, three times as long as required by the EU directive.
There is no obligation (either from Parliament or directed by the EU) for the manufacturer to offer a warranty (i.e. service agreement) to the consumer, with whom there is rarely a direct contractual relationship. Most however offer a limited one year warranty in addition to your statutory (up to) six year guarantee. Warranties are service agreements between the manufacturer and the seller and are governed by the law of contract.
As for your link, as the vendor is in Ireland, usually sales should be governed by Irish Law. The courts in England and Wales do not have the jurisdiction to pursue companies based abroad based on UK legislation unless there is some legal set up that does not contravene the laws in both countries.


i gotta say i think you are wrong about everything you've posted.


Really? Prove it.
2 Likes #29
seanmorris100
no one getting the hint yet? they have SO MANY REFURB HDDS theres obv something wrong with them, yet the foolish people buy them thinking its a deal, my mind is boggled...

Since there is "obviously" something still wrong with them and we are foolish for buying them, please kindly point us in the direction of people having issues with these refurb hdds.

Where are the replies from people that have bought these in the past when they've been advertised on HUKD saying theirs failed already and to stay away from refurbs? I don't see them, do you?

I wonder why that is.
#30
dheydl
AndyRoyd
Don't want to trigger a warranty debate from armchair lawyers but would appreciate comment from somebody with solid knowledge of Euro law on the practicality of enforcing the usual 2-year warranty on a vendor based in Ireland shifting kit to UK customers where the vendor's t&c state "Terms shall be governed by English Law" http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/guarantees-returns/index_en.htm Thanks.

Vendor is correct. There is no such thing as EU law. The EU can only pass directives that each member state is supposed to incorporate into its own legislation. In the case of the UK, the Sale Of Goods Act covers consumer sales. There is also no such thing as an "EU two year warranty". The directive from 1999 only required each member state to provide for a two year guarantee - i.e. a time limit in which claims can be raised against the seller. England and Wales allow six years, three times as long as required by the EU directive.

There is no obligation (either from Parliament or directed by the EU) for the manufacturer to offer a warranty (i.e. service agreement) to the consumer, with whom there is rarely a direct contractual relationship. Most however offer a limited one year warranty in addition to your statutory (up to) six year guarantee. Warranties are service agreements between the manufacturer and the seller and are governed by the law of contract.

As for your link, as the vendor is in Ireland, usually sales should be governed by Irish Law. The courts in England and Wales do not have the jurisdiction to pursue companies based abroad based on UK legislation unless there is some legal set up that does not contravene the laws in both countries.



The Sale of Goods Act has been superseded by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 for consumers, Sale of Goods Act only applies for B2B now.
1 Like #31
Here is my thoughts on refurb drives: if its storing data which I am happy to lose - no problem. If its data I care about - I'd rather pay more and get a brand new high quality drive. When a large drive starts to turn faulty, it is a right pain to retrieve data off it as you need the same amount free to copy back on to.
#32
Only a couple of quid more on Amazon new plus use Flubit for upto 15% discount
#33
AndyRoyd
Don't want to trigger a warranty debate from armchair lawyers but would appreciate comment from somebody with solid knowledge of Euro law on the practicality of enforcing the usual 2-year warranty on a vendor based in Ireland shifting kit to UK customers where the vendor's t&c state "Terms shall be governed by English Law" http://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/guarantees-returns/index_en.htm Thanks.


It's a refurb so not covered by the same 6 year merchantable quality clause of the sale of goods act.
1 Like #34
RealBargainHunter
Only a couple of quid more on Amazon new plus use Flubit for upto 15% discount
Thanks OP, I've had 'Recertified' before & they've served me well, I've gone for this at a great price. Similar 'My Passport Ultra 2TB' priced at £74.99 on Amazon, more than 'a couple of quid more...'(_;)
#35
EDraven
RealBargainHunter
Only a couple of quid more on Amazon new plus use Flubit for upto 15% discount
Thanks OP, I've had 'Recertified' before & they've served me well, I've gone for this at a great price. Similar 'My Passport Ultra 2TB' priced at £74.99 on Amazon, more than 'a couple of quid more...'(_;)

Couple of quid more New (£26.26) using Amazon link via Flubit!
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Edited By: RealBargainHunter on Aug 16, 2016 01:16
#36
I am using a 1TB version of this for the last 2 years, no problems faced. Too many points of argument in this thread -

1. Seller is in Ireland for the same reason every other technology company like Microsoft and Apple sell from Ireland - lower tax
2. Basis the last few orders I have placed, the shipment actually happens from the Netherlands which is probably where the dropship warehouse is located.
3. Would I use this drive as a backup for data I just cannot afford to lose? No. But for those requirements, my solution is a new portable hard drive that is synced with 2 different cloud storage sites every time there is any change.
4. Why there are so many of these available? That is because out of the millions sold every year, there will always be a some that get returned for whatever reason. This is still a very small percentage of the total getting sold.
#37
will this work with an xbox one?
thanks
#38
Another deal for another faulty repaired hard drive that is highly likely to fail again.
Cold.
#39
Or maybe the seller is selling new stock as re certified as they don't want their big customers to complain about the low prices ???? or maybe a lot of new overstock to get rid off quickly???

Edited By: noeltech2000 on Aug 18, 2016 20:30
#40
Thanks OP - perfect as a media drive connected to my WDTV (which is also the backup of my main PC which runs as a plex server to multiple NowTV boxes). If it does go belly up early, no harm no foul...

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