[Back in stock] Recertified 1TB Elements Portable HDD USB 3.0 - £27.99 + Free Delivery @ Western Digital
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[Back in stock] Recertified 1TB Elements Portable HDD USB 3.0 - £27.99 + Free Delivery @ Western Digital

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Thanks, missed out last time. Just ordered!

Thank you - missed out last week. Been waiting for a 1TB under £30 delivered.

Thanks. Just ordered. heat added.

What does recertified mean?

OOS

Got one. Thanks.

What does recertified mean? Is there a high chance of these failing?

Gone again, quick!

Out of stock

Just tried this, and says ‘Out of stock’. Guess it wasn’t there long.

Ordered Thx beret

I don't know much about these things, are they compatable with the PS4?

Oakley7773 m ago

I don't know much about these things, are they compatable with the PS4?


Yes, though now OOS.

Anyone know of a good 1Tb or more hard drive to upgrade a ps4 from standard 500gb Thanks

MBeeching5 m ago

Yes, though now OOS.



Okay thank you.

gone

setven44 m ago

What does recertified mean?


Knackered.

Original Poster

Out of stock now. From those who missed it, I'd keep an eye out for new stock coming in. Not sure how long the price will stay this low though.

I went for the WD MyBook 2TB for £39 delivered - it's for non essential PS4 storage lol.

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Edited by: "dantesfireplace" 27th Nov

Best price for Xbox extra
Memory

setven1 h, 20 m ago

What does recertified mean?



It means it was returned for some reason.

It could be it was opened, someone didn't like the colour or finish and returning it, it could be the box had cosmetic damage on the way to the store or the buyer, or maybe the power supply failed, or the drive had errors and was returned.

Once the package seal is broken it cant be sold as new, so they get returned and refurbished, The maker will test them . they may repair them, rebox, then (usually a white box) and relabel them, and if they pass whatever standard the manufacturer sets they get sold as refurbished.

You could consider it to have been tested more than a new drive, having been reviewed by the refurbishing department.

Is it reliable is up to your mindset, WD have a reputation to think of and they will probably last as long as a "new" un refurbished on, yes there is always a possibility it has an intermittent fault, but thats the same as a new drive too. At least they are upfront and say its refurbished, not passing it off as new as some smaller and less reputable seller may try. Drive (new and refurbished) can fail at any time, thats always a risk so you should always have more than onre backup.

Only you can decide the level of risk you want to take with your data, and if the saving is worth it to you.
Edited by: "gavin1" 27th Nov

nadeem_ahmed1 h, 33 m ago

What does recertified mean? Is there a high chance of these failing?


I've had two now and both going strong. I got a 2tb as additional storage for our Xbox so gets daily use so I have got no concerns, think a new drive has just as much chance of failing.

Edit - both drives over 12 months now.
Edited by: "McHotpoon" 27th Nov

I would steer well clear of refurbished electronic goods, especially hard drives. The most common fault with a hard drive is sudden loss of data, and you run a high risk of that being the reason it was returned in the first place. This is not something that is, or can be checked before re-selling the item. If data goes on, and it's able to be accessed, then it's formatted and flogged on. I'm sure there's plenty of problem free drives to be had here, but it's still Black Friday sales (for the most part) today, or Cyber Monday or whatever they call it, and this is hardly bargain basement price for a 1TB USB drive.
Edited by: "Dekard97" 27th Nov

Dekard9743 m ago

I would steer well clear of refurbished electronic goods, especially hard …I would steer well clear of refurbished electronic goods, especially hard drives. The most common fault with a hard drive is sudden loss of data, and you run a high risk of that being the reason it was returned in the first place. This is not something that is, or can be checked before re-selling the item. If data goes on, and it's able to be accessed, then it's formatted and flogged on. I'm sure there's plenty of problem free drives to be had here, but it's still Black Friday sales (for the most part) today, or Cyber Monday or whatever they call it, and this is hardly bargain basement price for a 1TB USB drive.



I've been using various recertified drives since 2005, none of them have died yet, in the same time 2 new drives have died. As long as you keep drives sub 40'c and keep them running instead of turning on and off they last ages. I retired a 1TB drive to use as Xbox storage instead, it's been turned on for 7 years constant and still works ok. Depends how you treat em. But generally recert is a drive has been opened up and checked cause someone couldn't get it working or there was a fault with the controller board and it's been replaced.

nooo oos!

Missed it again

paulpso2 h, 17 m ago

I've been using various recertified drives since 2005, none of them have …I've been using various recertified drives since 2005, none of them have died yet, in the same time 2 new drives have died. As long as you keep drives sub 40'c and keep them running instead of turning on and off they last ages. I retired a 1TB drive to use as Xbox storage instead, it's been turned on for 7 years constant and still works ok. Depends how you treat em. But generally recert is a drive has been opened up and checked cause someone couldn't get it working or there was a fault with the controller board and it's been replaced.


I think that's a very good point in fairness. People probably do open them up without knowing how to format, and then send it back. But I'm also sure that some people would say you've been fortunate

Hard drives being what they are, I'd take a pass on this personally - especially considering the price is so meh.

now 39.99

Got an email from WD that UPS are delivering this sometime on Thursday from Utrecht in Holland.

Bit concerned about this - in the past UPS have delivered things to me from overseas and then, a month or two later, I get a bill for import tax from UPS.

Anyone bought one of these before and had it sent from Holland via UPS? Did you later get a tax bill?

Back in stock

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maxamus00722 m ago

Back in stock


It's now £39.99 unfortunately

Build quality is appalling on mine, razor sharp edges and it's case is wonky so it won't sit flat. Feeling like a cheap Chinese fake rather than a major brand product.

tawse5728th Nov

Got an email from WD that UPS are delivering this sometime on Thursday …Got an email from WD that UPS are delivering this sometime on Thursday from Utrecht in Holland.Bit concerned about this - in the past UPS have delivered things to me from overseas and then, a month or two later, I get a bill for import tax from UPS.Anyone bought one of these before and had it sent from Holland via UPS? Did you later get a tax bill?


Yep I got that. Got a mystery note through the letterbox saying I had an £18 fee to pay. My partner assumed it was hers as she'd recently bought something from the US and Royal Mail didn't put the name on the slip. She cycled to the post office to find it was my hard drive that I'd ordered...no idea why it's been charged or why it's come from Holland. Guess I need to contact WD

herrbz3 h, 57 m ago

Yep I got that. Got a mystery note through the letterbox saying I had an …Yep I got that. Got a mystery note through the letterbox saying I had an £18 fee to pay. My partner assumed it was hers as she'd recently bought something from the US and Royal Mail didn't put the name on the slip. She cycled to the post office to find it was my hard drive that I'd ordered...no idea why it's been charged or why it's come from Holland. Guess I need to contact WD




Awful. This was recently?

chromosome1730th Nov

Build quality is appalling on mine, razor sharp edges and it's case is …Build quality is appalling on mine, razor sharp edges and it's case is wonky so it won't sit flat. Feeling like a cheap Chinese fake rather than a major brand product.




I think that is why they are best bought 'recertified' as I personally do not think that they are worth the new asking prices.

But if WD is selling these cheap online in the UK and then people are later getting import taxes because the drive has come from Europe - which shouldn't happen as we are all inside the EU - then some serious questions need to be raised.

Recertified drives only have a 6 month warranty.

Ever wondered why WD only provide 6 months for recertified stock, when normal new hard drive warranties range from 2 - 5 years?

You get what you pay for.
Edited by: "cb-uk" 1st Dec

tawse571st Dec

Awful. This was recently?


This was last week, yeah. I finally found a phone number for them and they said to pick it up, pay the fee, and get a refund through them via email proof. Should be interesting...

herrbz11 m ago

This was last week, yeah. I finally found a phone number for them and they …This was last week, yeah. I finally found a phone number for them and they said to pick it up, pay the fee, and get a refund through them via email proof. Should be interesting...




Keep us informed please.

I will post if I get a similar bill.
Edited by: "tawse57" 6th Dec
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