*Just Arrived* 4TB MY BOOK (NEW) (RECERTIFIED) 180MB/s USB3 *Ltd Qty* £64 @ Western digital
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*Just Arrived* 4TB MY BOOK (NEW) (RECERTIFIED) 180MB/s USB3 *Ltd Qty* £64 @ Western digital

£64£100.9937%Western Digital Deals
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Found 23rd Mar
Just grabbed one of the My Book 4TB 2017 design size ones, for £64 with free delivery, as was just waiting for them to be restocked or updated, grab one if you can

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Cheapest way to get 4TB per GB today, perfect if you need to do a bit of shucking or increase a current archive/backup/burst/gaming set up
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Or waiting for another faulty one to come back so they can resell it
Thanks have bought one.
dc1003 m ago

Or waiting for another faulty one to come back so they can resell it


Well that answers my question on what recertified means.
That's alot of data to store on a recertified drive that was probably a faulty return. No thanks.
Thanks Op. I always miss these WD deals but timely on this one. Heat.
Great, thanks!!
Do plex trial codes work now for 20% off?
disknoir3 m ago

Do plex trial codes work now for 20% off?


I just signed up for a new account and the code didn't work.
Agharta7 m ago

I just signed up for a new account and the code didn't work.


Thank you!
whats the warranty, can't see it listed?
ramtec2 m ago

whats the warranty, can't see it listed?


• 6-month limited warranty.
Edited by: "Agharta" 23rd Mar
Agharta1 m ago

6 months I think!



thanks! the pdf says 3 years could you argue the toss? I'd buy if it had three years
Thanks OP. Didn't need it. Bought it anyway...

bluetba57 m ago

That's alot of data to store on a recertified drive that was probably a …That's alot of data to store on a recertified drive that was probably a faulty return. No thanks.



I'd be interested to know how you determined it's 'probably a faulty return', as opposed to 'idiot returned it to store in 14 days because they didn't realise what it was', etc. It is more likely a 14-day return, I think you'll find very few physical hard disks are actually remanufactured. Anyway, you could say it's even better as it's had more stringent testing.
Edited by: "plewis00" 23rd Mar
ramtec3 m ago

thanks! the pdf says 3 years could you argue the toss? I'd buy if it had …thanks! the pdf says 3 years could you argue the toss? I'd buy if it had three years


It clearly says 6 months and the PDF relates to new products so not much of an argument I imagine as it says 6 months on the page where you download the PDF.
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plewis0032 m ago

Thanks OP. Didn't need it. Bought it anyway...I'd be interested to know …Thanks OP. Didn't need it. Bought it anyway...I'd be interested to know how you determined it's 'probably a faulty return', as opposed to 'idiot returned it to store in 14 days because they didn't realise what it was', etc. It is more likely a 14-day return, I think you'll find very few physical hard disks are actually remanufactured. Anyway, you could say it's even better as it's had more stringent testing.


Me too, I did email a few years back, when had a case heating issue on one of these recertified ones, gave them the serial & when I got it, sent it back, 10 days later got another one ((recertified) without even chasing it!

Mentioned in a few other threads, never had any data i/o issues with any of these western digital drives, new or recertified, which are flat out reading/writing 24/7
plewis001 h, 7 m ago

Thanks OP. Didn't need it. Bought it anyway...I'd be interested to know …Thanks OP. Didn't need it. Bought it anyway...I'd be interested to know how you determined it's 'probably a faulty return', as opposed to 'idiot returned it to store in 14 days because they didn't realise what it was', etc. It is more likely a 14-day return, I think you'll find very few physical hard disks are actually remanufactured. Anyway, you could say it's even better as it's had more stringent testing.



bitcoin535 m ago

Me too, I did email a few years back, when had a case heating issue on one …Me too, I did email a few years back, when had a case heating issue on one of these recertified ones, gave them the serial & when I got it, sent it back, 10 days later got another one ((recertified) without even chasing it!Mentioned in a few other threads, never had any data i/o issues with any of these western digital drives, new or recertified, which are flat out reading/writing 24/7



I too have never had problems with RECERTIFIED drives and quite obviously neither have quite a few others on this very site reading through various threads -

“WD recertified products may consist of customer return units and may be repaired. All products are tested and determined to meet WD’s stringent quality standards before they are sold as recertified.” Typically we see these drives relabeled as “Recertified” and sometimes you will notice a letter has been appended after the manufacturing date.

What you shouldn’t do is confuse these manufacturer repaired hard drives with HDDs listed as refurbished. You may see refurbished disk drives on eBay or other used item sites and the term could mean something completely different. Some companies specialize in “refurbishing” old hard drives. This could be as simple as they wiped the existing data and ran a disk check. It could also mean they fixed and/or updated the firmware, cleared SMART data, hid defects, cut head(s) because they failed and now the drive will actually be reduced in size from the original design/label.
Edited by: "Terrahawks" 23rd Mar
VCB-1607 m ago

Never had problems with RECERTIFIED drives and quite obviously neither …Never had problems with RECERTIFIED drives and quite obviously neither have quite a few others on this very site reading through various threads - “WD recertified products may consist of customer return units and may be repaired. All products are tested and determined to meet WD’s stringent quality standards before they are sold as recertified.” Typically we see these drives relabeled as “Recertified” and sometimes you will notice a letter has been appended after the manufacturing date.What you shouldn’t do is confuse these manufacturer repaired hard drives with HDDs listed as refurbished. You may see refurbished disk drives on eBay or other used item sites and the term could mean something completely different. Some companies specialize in “refurbishing” old hard drives. This could be as simple as they wiped the existing data and ran a disk check. It could also mean they fixed and/or updated the firmware, cleared SMART data, hid defects, cut head(s) because they failed and now the drive will actually be reduced in size from the original design/label.


The point I was making was that the person before me said 'probably faulty' and they haven't given any evidence of that. Hard disks have a finite life anyway, I believe in taking the saving where available as it'll only be replaced in years down the line. In 2-3 years when a normal warranty would expire, how much will a 4TB drive be worth? And how much use will you have had in those years?

People don't understand the difference between recertified, repaired or refurbished - and frankly eBay is the worst as it's dumbed down for the thickest people on the planet who buy items on their mobiles without reading descriptions and just look at the pictures. I don't think it matters what the actual definition of those 3 R words are, as people won't bother understanding anyway...
plewis007 m ago

The point I was making was that the person before me said 'probably …The point I was making was that the person before me said 'probably faulty' and they haven't given any evidence of that. Hard disks have a finite life anyway, I believe in taking the saving where available as it'll only be replaced in years down the line. In 2-3 years when a normal warranty would expire, how much will a 4TB drive be worth? And how much use will you have had in those years?People don't understand the difference between recertified, repaired or refurbished - and frankly eBay is the worst as it's dumbed down for the thickest people on the planet who buy items on their mobiles without reading descriptions and just look at the pictures. I don't think it matters what the actual definition of those 3 R words are, as people won't bother understanding anyway...


My point was to agree with you - Like you said where does it say....
Just made the start more clear.
Edited by: "Terrahawks" 23rd Mar
Thanks for the heads up.

Ordered
VCB-1604 m ago

My point was to agree with you - Like you said where does it say....


I thought that's what you meant, but I was just clarifying my position!
Agharta5 h, 41 m ago

I just signed up for a new account and the code didn't work.


Yep me too. Code gets accepted but no discount being listed. Tried all day on different products and phone and pc. Ended up just buying in the end.
plewis0023rd Mar

Thanks OP. Didn't need it. Bought it anyway...I'd be interested to know …Thanks OP. Didn't need it. Bought it anyway...I'd be interested to know how you determined it's 'probably a faulty return', as opposed to 'idiot returned it to store in 14 days because they didn't realise what it was', etc. It is more likely a 14-day return, I think you'll find very few physical hard disks are actually remanufactured. Anyway, you could say it's even better as it's had more stringent testing.


Must be a hell of a lot people buying these without realising what they are! - and WD so confident that they give you a full 6 months warranty .......
dc1007 m ago

Must be a hell of a lot people buying these without realising what they …Must be a hell of a lot people buying these without realising what they are! - and WD so confident that they give you a full 6 months warranty .......


That was tongue in cheek in relation to the average entitled moron shopping on the internet who thinks they’re entitled to return anything. I had someone return a phone to me the other day because it was ‘too big and not comfortable in the hand’...

6 months is fine for most but it if you need the extra warranty buy new. I honestly don’t care that much because if the disk failed all I care about is the data (I have backups anyway) not the physical drive and the warranty doesn’t cover that anyway.
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kaaaching11 h, 41 m ago

Well that answers my question on what recertified means.


Knackered drive, sent back and repaired. Personally, I've had one or two and would never want to see my data on one again.
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Is this any good for porn backup ? Using laptop mostly
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