8TB Western Digital Red Hard Drive WD @ Amazon for £229.60
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8TB Western Digital Red Hard Drive WD @ Amazon for £229.60

£229.60Amazon Deals
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Found 1st Dec
Not saying there aren't smaller and cheaper options for storage. This is not for everyone.

Cheapest ever on Amazon! It is available from other seller for a fraction less, but Amazon will provide an smoother transaction in the event of a failure.

Sold and dispatched by Amazon.
'Frustration-free' packaging.

Not for many either given the price and vast size.
Under £29 per TB - I'm still not biting yet, but this has tumbled over the last month.

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-Plenty of storage for porn.
-I wouldn't trust one drive to store all my data
-Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
-Not a Seagate.
-Better to have 5 million floppy disks
-Blackblaze
-Back up and back up again off site and on another media.
-'Who needs this much storage?'

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I'd be careful buying HDDs from Amazon.

Twice now I've bought disks that alleged to have 3 years warranty only to find out that the manufacturer considered Amazon to be an OEM disk and so you only had 1 year... and with Amazon not the manufacturer.

Otherwise, this is a pretty awesome deal so .. heat.
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I'd be careful buying HDDs from Amazon.

Twice now I've bought disks that alleged to have 3 years warranty only to find out that the manufacturer considered Amazon to be an OEM disk and so you only had 1 year... and with Amazon not the manufacturer.

Otherwise, this is a pretty awesome deal so .. heat.

daskapital5 m ago

I'd be careful buying HDDs from Amazon. Twice now I've bought disks that …I'd be careful buying HDDs from Amazon. Twice now I've bought disks that alleged to have 3 years warranty only to find out that the manufacturer considered Amazon to be an OEM disk and so you only had 1 year... and with Amazon not the manufacturer. Otherwise, this is a pretty awesome deal so .. heat.


Same. I found this on some drives - it depends where they bought their stock. I sent the "Out of Region" drive back and got a UK sourced one instead - I could have been lucky with the replacement.

That description

You can actually buy a laptop for the same price as memory good deal tho the if you need it

Splice16 m ago

You can actually buy a laptop for the same price as memory good …You can actually buy a laptop for the same price as memory good deal tho the if you need it



But this is storage not memory

daskapital1 h, 5 m ago

I'd be careful buying HDDs from Amazon. Twice now I've bought disks that …I'd be careful buying HDDs from Amazon. Twice now I've bought disks that alleged to have 3 years warranty only to find out that the manufacturer considered Amazon to be an OEM disk and so you only had 1 year... and with Amazon not the manufacturer. Otherwise, this is a pretty awesome deal so .. heat.


This is why I always check the warranty through the manufacturers website once the drive arrives. I feel your pain though, been caught a few times by this myself.

Decent price but hoping to get a couple more WD Gold drives for my NAS to match the ones I have.

One thing to also be aware of is the packing that Amazon uses to send these drives out. I got three of these today and all three just had some bubble wrap around the hard drives and they were then put into a standard Amazon box (which was very much oversized for the hard drives and the other items I picked up over last weekend). I immediately sent them back as I didn't want to take the risk of there been issues with my data, if I started using the drives.

Amazon used to send them with black plastic covers and they went into a box, so just be careful with these.

How do you check the warranty terms if bought from Amazon? Got a 12tb drive but would not keep it if only 1 year?

inonefly12 m ago

How do you check the warranty terms if bought from Amazon? Got a 12tb …How do you check the warranty terms if bought from Amazon? Got a 12tb drive but would not keep it if only 1 year?



support.wdc.com/war…spx

Anyone knows how these compare with Toshiba NAS drives? By checking the spec, Toshiba drives has 7200RPM while RED's are "only" 5400RPM. It should mean that Toshiba ones should be faster but also would generate more noise. Toshiba also comes with 3 yr warranty.

don_darko48 m ago

Anyone knows how these compare with Toshiba NAS drives? By checking the …Anyone knows how these compare with Toshiba NAS drives? By checking the spec, Toshiba drives has 7200RPM while RED's are "only" 5400RPM. It should mean that Toshiba ones should be faster but also would generate more noise. Toshiba also comes with 3 yr warranty.



Go for the lower RPM if your machine is anywhere near you and you value your sanity.

For storage raw speed is not very important. Noise and thermals are more so imo.
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 1st Dec

don_darko1 h, 25 m ago

Anyone knows how these compare with Toshiba NAS drives? By checking the …Anyone knows how these compare with Toshiba NAS drives? By checking the spec, Toshiba drives has 7200RPM while RED's are "only" 5400RPM. It should mean that Toshiba ones should be faster but also would generate more noise. Toshiba also comes with 3 yr warranty.



You can have slow 15k drives, and fast 5.4k drives. And vice versa. I have some 15k SAS2 drives which are significantly slower than modern 5.4k drives.

Rotational speed is probably more likely to affect latency than sequential transfer rate, but sometimes you just get rubbish drives. Some firmware & drive types will also affect speed, for example SMR drives are terrible for sustained writes.

When something is cheap at Amazon it's usually because they are price matching some other competitors.

If you don't want to risk Amazon, ebuyer have the same price.

ebuyer returns policy = horrendous

tan1598 h, 19 m ago

When something is cheap at Amazon it's usually because they are price …When something is cheap at Amazon it's usually because they are price matching some other competitors. If you don't want to risk Amazon, ebuyer have the same price.


Hehehehe!

BritishDragon2 h, 30 m ago

ebuyer returns policy = horrendous


I was thinking that at least you would get 3 years warranty instead of Amazon's 1 year.

inonefly1st Dec

How do you check the warranty terms if bought from Amazon? Got a 12tb …How do you check the warranty terms if bought from Amazon? Got a 12tb drive but would not keep it if only 1 year?


Ironwolf? That would be 3 years. I don't think any retail drive comes with 1 year, you would be covered for at least 2 via the retailer due to the EU regulations, regardless of the retailer in question.

Best thing to do is pop the serial number into the manufacturers warranty checking page, they almost all have them.
Edited by: "Speedsurfer" 3rd Dec

I am glad to say that the three I bought on the weekend via this offer turned up this morning. Unlike the other hard drives I had received on Friday, these actually came in a cardboard box (as opposed to the bubble wrap that Fridays delivery came in). I still have to put them into the Synology to test the hard drives in use but so far so good.
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