a fat 4Tb of wd passport goodness - recertified £66.99 @ WD
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a fat 4Tb of wd passport goodness - recertified £66.99 @ WD

£66.99£13952%Western Digital Deals
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Found 25th Feb
Freakin ell .. 4tb for 66 sovs ... YOu cannot be serious.. beats a stinking 1tb by 3 whole terabytes and thats a lot. 4k UHD films are are all the rage so this really fills the bill for archive and backup.
RECERTIFIED and short promo price
DO NOT FILL YOUR BOOTs as you will get nasty scratch marks on your legs.
Otherwise a fairly bog standard portable hard disk.
FYI I have a my passport and its been good for a number of years
I also use recert WD reds for storage.
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six different colourways too
All OOS?
OOS
OOS...
It's out of stock (and has been for a while).
not available.... cold
There are too many people waiting for this exact deal. Don't tease us like that when it's OOS!
Why are there so many WD recertified drives?
Are they never actually in stock or are they so rubbish everyone returns them for a refun
They are not good had one ! In the bin now
Ts18994 m ago

They are not good had one ! In the bin now


Why bin it instead of using the warranty?
Ts18998 m ago

They are not good had one ! In the bin now


When you say they're not good, what went wrong with yours? I've had a dozen in the past and I've never had a problem with any of them.
As I posted on another thread the problem with the recertified units is that they only have a six month warranty.
when you get one elsewhere on sale or new it comes with a THREE YEAR warranty.
huge difference for a bit less than the usual price.
SpitfireXXI13 m ago

When you say they're not good, what went wrong with yours? I've had a …When you say they're not good, what went wrong with yours? I've had a dozen in the past and I've never had a problem with any of them.



WD drives (at least modern ones) are almost as unreliable as Seagate; if you go back through the HUKD posts a month or so, you will find a link to a disk failure chart from a major server farm test.
Seagate and WD have a failure rate of about 20 - 30 times that of Hitachi or Toshiba (rebranded Hitachi drives).

Seagate have always been carp, WD only started getting carp about 10-12(?) years ago, after a buy-out/merger with another disk maker.

For the last 10 years, I have only bought Hitachi/Toshiba HDD drives, and have yet to suffer a single failure, even on the oldest 500GB drives.
troonie16 m ago

As I posted on another thread the problem with the recertified units is …As I posted on another thread the problem with the recertified units is that they only have a six month warranty.when you get one elsewhere on sale or new it comes with a THREE YEAR warranty.huge difference for a bit less than the usual price.


is it three years, not only 2?
Gentle_Giant22 m ago

WD drives (at least modern ones) are almost as unreliable as Seagate; if …WD drives (at least modern ones) are almost as unreliable as Seagate; if you go back through the HUKD posts a month or so, you will find a link to a disk failure chart from a major server farm test.Seagate and WD have a failure rate of about 20 - 30 times that of Hitachi or Toshiba (rebranded Hitachi drives).Seagate have always been carp, WD only started getting carp about 10-12(?) years ago, after a buy-out/merger with another disk maker.For the last 10 years, I have only bought Hitachi/Toshiba HDD drives, and have yet to suffer a single failure, even on the oldest 500GB drives.



Guess who owns Hitachi ? there are only 3 hard drive makers toshiba, seagate (they own samsung hdd) and western digital like everything else in this world 2-3 parent companies own everything they make it seem competitive by buying companies and just using their names and patents.
AhmadK21 m ago

is it three years, not only 2?


Defo 3 years, one I got last week is under warranty to 21/2/21
troonie1 h, 4 m ago

Defo 3 years, one I got last week is under warranty to 21/2/21


that's correct.
strangely, they give only 2 years on internal ones :\
always concerns me that if these are recertified that means they messed up right ? well whats not to say they gonna do it again and you lose all your stuff you put on the drive so cold from me . losing 4tb of my personal photos or movies would enrage me
I wouldn't use one of these as sole backup for PC data but would definitely use one as extra storage for a PS4 where drive failure is just an inconvenience.
Edited by: "iand123" 25th Feb
bought one of these. works but terrible vibrations. break doesn't work? so spins for a while before stop. WD says that's normal. don't think it will last.
Reigan5 h, 1 m ago

Guess who owns Hitachi ? there are only 3 hard drive makers toshiba, …Guess who owns Hitachi ? there are only 3 hard drive makers toshiba, seagate (they own samsung hdd) and western digital like everything else in this world 2-3 parent companies own everything they make it seem competitive by buying companies and just using their names and patents.



Toshiba bought out the main Hitachi HDD fabs, but Hitachi still make some under their own name (AFAIK), all the Tosh drives I own still say they are Hitachi when interrogated; and reliability with them is still the same bomb-proof reliability I had with Hitachi before Tosh bought the fabs.

I have been wracking my brains, trying to remember who it was that WD merged with, before WD reliability went off the cliff.
WD Own Hitachi Global Storage Technologies and SanDisk, They sold off the 'Hitachi' consumer brand to Toshiba, who use it now, so Tosh/Hitachi are the same thing.

Only WD Drives worth buying nowadays are the Black/Red/Purple ones, as the others just have the same build/failure rate as Seagate.
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