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WD My Cloud 2TB Recertified Hard Drive - £69.99 delivered for the WD Store

£69.99 @ Western Digital
This comes with the WD Red drives and is over £130 when new. Free delivery and as I ordered two I got them for £65 each because you get £10 off a £100 spend with the code WDSTORECPN Read More
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3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago
This comes with the WD Red drives and is over £130 when new.

Free delivery and as I ordered two I got them for £65 each because you get £10 off a £100 spend with the code WDSTORECPN
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3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago
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2 Likes #1
Good deal. The 6TB one is only £125 so you should get this for only £115 with the code :)

Edited By: ChrissyBoy on Mar 03, 2017 13:00
2 Likes #2
I really hope that these recertified ones havent had the updated firmware installed - it removes the ability to actually safely shut down the device! It's been like that for about 12 months and hasnt been rectified. So the only relatively straight forward way to do it is using ssh.

Personally if I had the money I'd buy a dedicated NAS drive, ideally with 2 bays. The software on these isn't great but not being able to safely power them down is crazy! (I'm not talking about shutting them down every evening)
#3
ChrissyBoy
Good deal. The 6TB one is only £125 so you should get this for only £115 with the code :)


Yeah but anything bigger than two is out of stock
#4
Need a bit of advice on these.

Can you use these like a normal external HDD and plug in a device (such as a phone) and save the images ?

Also are you able to copy photo/videos back off the hard drive ? as I want to dump all our family photos and videos that are currants store on a PlayStation 3 onto some sort of HDD and edit them at a later date,but I don't have a PC or MAC
1 Like #5
Biggunspaul
Need a bit of advice on these.
Can you use these like a normal external HDD and plug in a device (such as a phone) and save the images ?
Also are you able to copy photo/videos back off the hard drive ? as I want to dump all our family photos and videos that are currants store on a PlayStation 3 onto some sort of HDD and edit them at a later date,but I don't have a PC or MAC

yes to all of that :)

i had one of these and they'll have various apps that you can install on mobile devices to access your content.

go to the app store relevant to your phone and search for western digital and check them out to see if they'll be suitable first though
#6
HankHandsome
Biggunspaul
Need a bit of advice on these.
Can you use these like a normal external HDD and plug in a device (such as a phone) and save the images ?
Also are you able to copy photo/videos back off the hard drive ? as I want to dump all our family photos and videos that are currants store on a PlayStation 3 onto some sort of HDD and edit them at a later date,but I don't have a PC or MAC
yes to all of that :)
i had one of these and they'll have various apps that you can install on mobile devices to access your content.
go to the app store relevant to your phone and search for western digital and check them out to see if they'll be suitable first though

Thanks

So I could plug in my phone to the HDD and copy stuff from the HDD to my phone ?
#7
Biggunspaul
Need a bit of advice on these.
Can you use these like a normal external HDD and plug in a device (such as a phone) and save the images ?
Also are you able to copy photo/videos back off the hard drive ? as I want to dump all our family photos and videos that are currants store on a PlayStation 3 onto some sort of HDD and edit them at a later date,but I don't have a PC or MAC

One thing to note is that data must be transferred via Network/Ethernet. You can not transfer anything via USB like a normal hard drive.
#8
These definitely have WD Red drives? These are cheaper than buying the drives by themselves. Can you just on n the enclosure and use the drive in an existing computer/NAS?

How would find which NAS models come with which drives?
#9
Biggunspaul
HankHandsome
Biggunspaul
Need a bit of advice on these.
Can you use these like a normal external HDD and plug in a device (such as a phone) and save the images ?
Also are you able to copy photo/videos back off the hard drive ? as I want to dump all our family photos and videos that are currants store on a PlayStation 3 onto some sort of HDD and edit them at a later date,but I don't have a PC or MAC
yes to all of that :)
i had one of these and they'll have various apps that you can install on mobile devices to access your content.
go to the app store relevant to your phone and search for western digital and check them out to see if they'll be suitable first though
Thanks
So I could plug in my phone to the HDD and copy stuff from the HDD to my phone ?

You can't literally plug your phone in, no. If you don't have a desktop, I'd say the most likely solution is that once you've set up the drive and you've registered the mobile app with the drive, you'd have to upload everything over wifi through the app.

As a comparison, i've got a synology nas drive and i've got the photo station app on my iphone. if i'm out and take any pictures, it'll automatically dump them to the nas when i get back home - no desktop needed as it'll be done over wifi.
#10
HankHandsome
Biggunspaul
HankHandsome
Biggunspaul
Need a bit of advice on these.
Can you use these like a normal external HDD and plug in a device (such as a phone) and save the images ?
Also are you able to copy photo/videos back off the hard drive ? as I want to dump all our family photos and videos that are currants store on a PlayStation 3 onto some sort of HDD and edit them at a later date,but I don't have a PC or MAC
yes to all of that :)
i had one of these and they'll have various apps that you can install on mobile devices to access your content.
go to the app store relevant to your phone and search for western digital and check them out to see if they'll be suitable first though
Thanks
So I could plug in my phone to the HDD and copy stuff from the HDD to my phone ?
You can't literally plug your phone in, no. If you don't have a desktop, I'd say the most likely solution is that once you've set up the drive and you've registered the mobile app with the drive, you'd have to upload everything over wifi through the app.
As a comparison, i've got a synology nas drive and i've got the photo station app on my iphone. if i'm out and take any pictures, it'll automatically dump them to the nas when i get back home - no desktop needed as it'll be done over wifi.

That's a shame.

At the moment I'm using a WD my passport drive that has a female USB cable,I then use a micro USB to USB to connect my phone to it and then copy the photos/videos directly.

Ideally I want something with a large capacity that will allow me to transfer data back and forth how I mentioned above,but also has cloud capabilities for when the wifi in my house is faster,as at the moment it will take weeks to move all the data over wifi.
#11
Biggunspaul
HankHandsome
Biggunspaul
HankHandsome
Biggunspaul
Need a bit of advice on these.
Can you use these like a normal external HDD and plug in a device (such as a phone) and save the images ?
Also are you able to copy photo/videos back off the hard drive ? as I want to dump all our family photos and videos that are currants store on a PlayStation 3 onto some sort of HDD and edit them at a later date,but I don't have a PC or MAC
yes to all of that :)
i had one of these and they'll have various apps that you can install on mobile devices to access your content.
go to the app store relevant to your phone and search for western digital and check them out to see if they'll be suitable first though
Thanks
So I could plug in my phone to the HDD and copy stuff from the HDD to my phone ?
You can't literally plug your phone in, no. If you don't have a desktop, I'd say the most likely solution is that once you've set up the drive and you've registered the mobile app with the drive, you'd have to upload everything over wifi through the app.
As a comparison, i've got a synology nas drive and i've got the photo station app on my iphone. if i'm out and take any pictures, it'll automatically dump them to the nas when i get back home - no desktop needed as it'll be done over wifi.
That's a shame.
At the moment I'm using a WD my passport drive that has a female USB cable,I then use a micro USB to USB to connect my phone to it and then copy the photos/videos directly.
Ideally I want something with a large capacity that will allow me to transfer data back and forth how I mentioned above,but also has cloud capabilities for when the wifi in my house is faster,as at the moment it will take weeks to move all the data over wifi.

i didn't know that it worked with a passport drive. with that in mind, i suppose i can't see why it wouldn't work with this nas then - it'll definitely have a usb port.
#12
it removes the ability to actually safely shut down the device! It's been like that for about 12 months and hasnt been rectified. So the only relatively straight forward way to do it is using ssh
Do you have any more info on this? , as my box shuts down fine atm, no drama. yup.

Edited By: GwanGy on Mar 03, 2017 19:13
#13
HankHandsome
Biggunspaul
HankHandsome
Biggunspaul
HankHandsome
Biggunspaul
Need a bit of advice on these.
Can you use these like a normal external HDD and plug in a device (such as a phone) and save the images ?
Also are you able to copy photo/videos back off the hard drive ? as I want to dump all our family photos and videos that are currants store on a PlayStation 3 onto some sort of HDD and edit them at a later date,but I don't have a PC or MAC
yes to all of that :)
i had one of these and they'll have various apps that you can install on mobile devices to access your content.
go to the app store relevant to your phone and search for western digital and check them out to see if they'll be suitable first though
Thanks
So I could plug in my phone to the HDD and copy stuff from the HDD to my phone ?
You can't literally plug your phone in, no. If you don't have a desktop, I'd say the most likely solution is that once you've set up the drive and you've registered the mobile app with the drive, you'd have to upload everything over wifi through the app.
As a comparison, i've got a synology nas drive and i've got the photo station app on my iphone. if i'm out and take any pictures, it'll automatically dump them to the nas when i get back home - no desktop needed as it'll be done over wifi.
That's a shame.
At the moment I'm using a WD my passport drive that has a female USB cable,I then use a micro USB to USB to connect my phone to it and then copy the photos/videos directly.
Ideally I want something with a large capacity that will allow me to transfer data back and forth how I mentioned above,but also has cloud capabilities for when the wifi in my house is faster,as at the moment it will take weeks to move all the data over wifi.
i didn't know that it worked with a passport drive. with that in mind, i suppose i can't see why it wouldn't work with this nas then - it'll definitely have a usb port.


not the same but you can usually plug a usb drive into your router and get access over wifi
#14
woldranger
I really hope that these recertified ones havent had the updated firmware installed - it removes the ability to actually safely shut down the device! It's been like that for about 12 months and hasnt been rectified. So the only relatively straight forward way to do it is using ssh.

Personally if I had the money I'd buy a dedicated NAS drive, ideally with 2 bays. The software on these isn't great but not being able to safely power them down is crazy! (I'm not talking about shutting them down every evening)


there is an app for that. the 2 key apps on their support website, one of them give you the ability to shut down.
#15
Got a 3TB one of these from Tesco the otherday was 71 quid (Black). Saw a White 3TB in Tesco few days ago for 80 quid. A extra TB is a better deal I think than this.
#16
mro2011
Got a 3TB one of these from Tesco the otherday was 71 quid (Black). Saw a White 3TB in Tesco few days ago for 80 quid. A extra TB is a better deal I think than this.


The black one would have been the WD My Book not the My Cloud. That doesn't have any cloud function
#17
You can downgrade firmware on this. Also you can install torrent software. Communication is only via WiFi or lan. Ios support is poor, android on the other hand has got loads of apps to back up your stuff to this device.
Already got few of these drives. Will be looking to sell them all and getting 6tb x2.
#18
Can you use this with an xbox one please? cheers
#19
Why is it If I transfer a file to the WD cloud from my PC, when I try to retrieve it back it comes back as a compressed file?
1 Like #20
welshgirl1
Can you use this with an xbox one please? cheers
No, not without some geeky setup. You better buy the USB3 HDD without cloud.
#21
sprite127594
Why is it If I transfer a file to the WD cloud from my PC, when I try to retrieve it back it comes back as a compressed file?
Not sure how you retrieve it but I don't get it in compressed file :)

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