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WD My Book Duo Desktop Hard Drive, USB 3.0, 8TB - £189.97 @ John Lewis

£189.97 @ John Lewis
This is the cheapest i've seen this external hard drive. They also have a 6TB and 4TB models for sale. http://www.johnlewis.com/wd-my-book-duo-desktop-hard-drive-usb-3-0-4tb-black/p1819287 - £11… Read More
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#1
What's the configuration on the Duo range, e.g. would an 8tb include 2x4tb Reds?
#2
The 4 tb and 6 tb oos
#3
4TB and 6TB now out of stock :(
#4
8TB now out of stock as well
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Just a quick heads up for people deciding this, I believe the hidden encryption issue (to consumers) still has not been addressed:

https://community.wd.com/t/wd-my-book-duo-data-forever-lost-if-drive-enclosure-dies/6496
https://community.wd.com/t/is-there-hardware-encryption-in-wd-my-book-external-hard-drives-for-pcs/143369
https://community.wd.com/t/how-to-decrypt-a-wd-mybook-drive-after-its-removed-from-the-enclosure/146588

In short, of the unit (enclosure) fails at all for whatever reason, your data is lost as well. When data is transferred onto the device, regardless if a password is set to protect it or not, the enclosure encrypts the data while it's on its way in. Therefore, if the enclosure fails, it's not as simple as popping the hard drive out and sticking it elsewhere, that will not work.

Failure rate is unlikely (of enclosure), but you'll never know.

But, for purchasing this to get me 2x4TB (I believe RED) drives to use elsewhere, it's not a bad idea...
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But the red drives inside only have a warranty length the same as the unit, not the 3 years if bought separate!

I got a £20 pound voucher the other day from WD as I am on their mailing list, so I bought a 4 TB Red drive for £111 with shipping there is a slight pricing error on the web site. Just a heads up:-)

But this is a great deal if you take the drives out. But Out of Stock:-()



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Just a quick heads up for people deciding this, I believe the hidden encryption issue (to consumers) still has not been addressed:https://community.wd.com/t/wd-my-book-duo-data-forever-lost-if-drive-enclosure-dies/6496https://community.wd.com/t/is-there-hardware-encryption-in-wd-my-book-external-hard-drives-for-pcs/143369https://community.wd.com/t/how-to-decrypt-a-wd-mybook-drive-after-its-removed-from-the-enclosure/146588
In short, of the unit (enclosure) fails at all for whatever reason, your data is lost as well. When data is transferred onto the device, regardless if a password is set to protect it or not, the enclosure encrypts the data while it's on its way in. Therefore, if the enclosure fails, it's not as simple as popping the hard drive out and sticking it elsewhere, that will not work.
Failure rate is unlikely (of enclosure), but you'll never know.
But, for purchasing this to get me 2x4TB (I believe RED) drives to use elsewhere, it's not a bad idea...





Edited By: Yaradabbadoo on Dec 24, 2016 18:17
#7
I bought one of these a while back just to get the 2 4tb reds. Used them in my HP Microserver. Be aware if you want to reuse the enclosure it will only accept WD drives and only specific (greens and reds I think).
#8
OOS
#9
Gutted I've just seen this now and oos

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