WD My Cloud (Recertified) 2TB £49.50 / 3TB £71.40 / 4TB £89.40 - free delivery @ Western Digital - HotUKDeals
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This was posted a week ago but has now dropped by £20 to £30 depending on size. Always a debate if recertified drives are a good idea or not, but the price looks pretty good. There is 6 month warranty.

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WD Recertified
- WD Recertified drives have the same quality you would expect from all WD products.
- Tested and determined to meet WD's stringent quality standards
- Returned to like-new condition
- 6 month limited warranty
- WD recertified products may consist of customer return units and may be repaired. Recertified products may have minor cosmetic blemishes that do not impact their performance.
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lucyferror
I'm totally against drives like that. New is new. Warranty doesn't help much when you lose your data.

Which is why you never have a singular backup method. Cloud (encrypted) + locally (encrypted). If the data is worth a lot to you the extra time taken to do it is minimal these days.

I use Crashplan personally, it does both in the background.

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#1
I'm totally against drives like that. New is new. Warranty doesn't help much when you lose your data.
#2
I have the 3TB version, this is an excellent drive and can be hacked/modded a bit http://community.wd.com/t5/My-Book-Live/bd-p/mb_live
1 Like #3
dwl99
I have the 3TB version, this is an excellent drive and can be hacked/modded a bit http://community.wd.com/t5/My-Book-Live/bd-p/mb_live

Sounded like a good deal until I clicked your link and all I could see was post after post about problems with it :-(
#4
I've got one of these, perfect drives
#5
thanks, ordered one.......as cheap as buying a hard drive ....great
8 Likes #6
lucyferror
I'm totally against drives like that. New is new. Warranty doesn't help much when you lose your data.

Which is why you never have a singular backup method. Cloud (encrypted) + locally (encrypted). If the data is worth a lot to you the extra time taken to do it is minimal these days.

I use Crashplan personally, it does both in the background.
#7
ordered one :-)
1 Like #8
I have had 2 wd nas drives right from the blue light.. both only lasted about 18 months.. not the disks it was the nas hardware itself..
too much data lost already WD are not reliable enough for this amount of data to be lost..
#9
4tb oos
#10
I've had my WD World Edition 1TB Whitelight since July
2009 and it's rock solid.
a friend bought same one after me and it failed after 2 years, so guess I'm just lucky.
Was about to jump on this and get 4TB but out of stock.
#11
2tb oos
#12
Are these better then the seagate Central
1 Like #13
Halfmad
lucyferror
I'm totally against drives like that. New is new. Warranty doesn't help much when you lose your data.

Which is why you never have a singular backup method. Cloud (encrypted) + locally (encrypted). If the data is worth a lot to you the extra time taken to do it is minimal these days.

I use Crashplan personally, it does both in the background.

Quite right...

If your data exists in only one place it doesn't really exist at all. Ideally you'll have two local copies and one cloud copy of anything you couldn't be without.

Also most people buy external drives as backup storage so even if it does fail all you are losing is your backup copy.
#14
I have all Samsung drives in my pc - 8x2TB running 24/7 for years. No fails and no pproblems.
#15
I have a 1tb and a 2tb my book live, I have never had any major problem in 3 years or so of owning them
#16
Great price..... only 3TB ones left, but worth a go especially if you can back up easily. Thanks OP... have ordered.

Has anyone got experience with he cloud functionality? How well it works? Is it as easy as Dropbox?
#17
Couldn't resist the 3TB. Been looking for one to back up My Book Live, was about to get it for almost £50 more.

For ease of back up from your PC (especially iTunes) I'm using SyncToy - a doddle! Updates your folders when you've added additional files :)
#18
helicon9
I've had my WD World Edition 1TB Whitelight since July
2009 and it's rock solid.
a friend bought same one after me and it failed after 2 years, so guess I'm just lucky.
Was about to jump on this and get 4TB but out of stock.

Me too, had one for years, no problems. Just a little temperamental, replaced this drive with the 4TB My Cloud......although not from here, I purchased mine from Amazon. Massive improvement over the older model. :)
#19
Bought the 2tb one. Can't wait to try it out.
1 Like #20
Only 6 months warranty...

It's only worth worth keeping 4tb worth of trash or filth on this... I wouldn't be keeping anything worthwhile
#21
Think I might go for this was looking at the seagate Central but the transfer speeds on that are shocking
#22
redondo5
Only 6 months warranty...

It's only worth worth keeping 4tb worth of trash or filth on this... I wouldn't be keeping anything worthwhile

I don't see the problem. This should either be a backup of stuff you have elsewhere or you have a backup of this elsewhere. Either way you don't lose stuff if it fails.

You have to bear in mind that even brand new stuff fails and the warranty does not get you your data back.
#23
got one of these - unreliable, intermittent
#24
whats the difference between these cloud western digitals and an external network drive? The cloud you can access outside your home?
#25
asm80
got one of these - unreliable, intermittent

Which one? There's 3 models.
#26
Jinkz
asm80
got one of these - unreliable, intermittent

Which one? There's 3 models.

Just to cancel that out, I have one too, it's been flawless.
2TB model.
By far the best web interface I have seen on a NAS type device - simple to use for a home user scenario. Apps install on your phone (Apple and Android variants I have in use presently) and work great for sync'ing all our pictures over (be buggered if I am going to pay Apple to iCloud).


Edited By: bobbler on Jan 08, 2015 09:55
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redondo5
It's only worth worth keeping 4tb worth of trash or filth on this... I wouldn't be keeping anything worthwhile

My 4tb of filth is my most worthwhile thing?!?!?!
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lucyferror
I'm totally against drives like that. New is new. Warranty doesn't help much when you lose your data.
Then BACK UP YOUR DATA!

No one ever said that a hard drive warranty is supposed to prevent data loss - it's there to protect a financial investment and a physical asset. If you pay £50 for a drive with a 2 year warranty you're not paying £50 to make sure you don't lose any data for 2 years; you're paying to have a hard drive for 2 years - if it fails after 1 year, it will be replaced and you'll have a different drive for the 2nd year, but you'll still have had some hard drive for 2 years. If it lasts longer than 2 years - great, your £50 went further.

Drive failure does NOT equal data loss. Only stupid practices, like having only one copy of important data, result in data loss. If it's important - back it up at least once. Then you can buy whatever cost effective hard drives you want and you'll be fine because you've got a backup. You could buy a refurbished drive and find that it lasts 10 years and you could just as easily buy a brand new drive from the manufacturer with the lowest failure rate and find that it's dead within a week.

So basically if you proceed with the mentality of 'If I buy a new drive it won't fail' you're going to get caught out sooner or later. I'm not saying don't be wary of refurbished drives but if you have a decent backup procedure you should never be worried about data loss. Buying refurbished drives should be a simple case of considering how much money you're going to save on the drive versus how much time and effort you might have to put in claiming on the warranty.
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GrantG182
dwl99
I have the 3TB version, this is an excellent drive and can be hacked/modded a bit http://community.wd.com/t5/My-Book-Live/bd-p/mb_live
Sounded like a good deal until I clicked your link and all I could see was post after post about problems with it :-(

HAHAHA LMFAO!!!
#30
The WD Passport Ultra 2TB is a pretty good deal at £50
#31
Good prices here!
#32
What does Recertified mean ? Is it refurbished or something ?
#33
Is this one a NAS that could be put directly in the Ethernet switch or just normal external HDD ??
I have seen in the specs it is using USB3 so it might be just normal drive with particular software for sharing ile ??
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pantaiema
Is this one a NAS that could be put directly in the Ethernet switch or just normal external HDD ??
I have seen in the specs it is using USB3 so it might be just normal drive with particular software for sharing ile ??


I have the 4TB one which I purchased late last year.

But only started using it recently.
It is connected to your home router via Ethernet. The USB is there if you wish to add an addition drive to the device, it's not for back-up/file transfer.

Backup etc has to be done via your home network or can be done remotely apparently but I haven't tried that yet.
#35
Does this have Bi-Directional sync (like dropbox) or do you have to push/pull new files?
#36
Thanks. Gone for the 3TB one. I decided to go for one of these yesterday so this is perfect timing. Will back it up so happy with 6mth warranty for that price.
#37
Halfmad
lucyferror
I'm totally against drives like that. New is new. Warranty doesn't help much when you lose your data.

Which is why you never have a singular backup method. Cloud (encrypted) + locally (encrypted). If the data is worth a lot to you the extra time taken to do it is minimal these days.

I use Crashplan personally, it does both in the background.

Genuine question: Why bother at all with local backup if you can just use the cloud? Looks like crashplan is unlimited data too.
#38
I have a 3TB WD mycloud and the only major problem is there technical support, they are a complete joke and a total waste of time. Products are good for the money.
#39
If I'm not happy with the product, can I return them? I don't see anything specific mentioned in their return policy for recertified products.

Edited By: dealcracker2014 on Jan 08, 2015 12:47: typo
#40
Bought the 2TB recent just before Xmas for £67 - couldn't find any warranty info in the page before buying but thought will do anyway. Somewhat stunned to find when registered it was just 6 months. Installation OK but not stunning, reasonably slow.

Now find I have a duff PSU with the unit and WD are trying to avoid replacing it (different from my past experience).

Ordered a Synology 2 bay.

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