MY BOOK (NEW) (RECERTIFIED) 3TB - £61.99 @ Western Digital
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MY BOOK (NEW) (RECERTIFIED) 3TB - £61.99 @ Western Digital

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Found 2nd Jan
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Formatted exFAT for out-of-the-box compatibility with Windows and Mac. Operating System: Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite or Mavericks. May require reformatting for other operating systems. Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.

Interface
USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 compatible

Additional Details
• Auto backup with included WD Backup software and Time Machine-compatible
• Password protection with hardware encryption
• 6-month limited warranty

Package Includes
• My Book External Hard Drive
• USB 3.0 cable
• AC adapter
• WD Backup™, WD Security™ and WD Drive Utilities™ software
• Quick install guide
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REFURB means that the original purchaser may have had problems, they returned it, WD "approved" techs had a tinker and reduce the 24 month warranty to 1 month because they have no confidence in what ever they did.

NOT TO WORRY however, every single refurb/broke but fixed drive on the website will now get posted as separate deals every three to four days just like they have for years!
Graham19791 m ago

COLDREFURB means that the original purchaser may have had problems, they …COLDREFURB means that the original purchaser may have had problems, they returned it, WD "approved" techs had a tinker and reduce the 24 month warranty to 1 month because they have no confidence in what ever they did.NOT TO WORRY however, every single refurb/broke but fixed drive on the website will now get posted as separate deals every three to four days just like they have for years!


Vote HOT and I will continue to vote up all WD refurbs..
Here we go again. This discussion / debate happens every time when these WD recertified drives are posted.
The simple answer is, if you don't trust them, pay more and buy new. If your willing to accept the possible risk of failure, buy these recertified confess and save yourself a few pounds. It's your own choice, and not really worth getting heated about.
Personally, I've had a dozen of these recertified drives over the years, and never had a single problem with any of them. I wouldn't think twice about buying more when needed.
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Banned
COLD

REFURB means that the original purchaser may have had problems, they returned it, WD "approved" techs had a tinker and reduce the 24 month warranty to 1 month because they have no confidence in what ever they did.

NOT TO WORRY however, every single refurb/broke but fixed drive on the website will now get posted as separate deals every three to four days just like they have for years!
Graham19791 m ago

COLDREFURB means that the original purchaser may have had problems, they …COLDREFURB means that the original purchaser may have had problems, they returned it, WD "approved" techs had a tinker and reduce the 24 month warranty to 1 month because they have no confidence in what ever they did.NOT TO WORRY however, every single refurb/broke but fixed drive on the website will now get posted as separate deals every three to four days just like they have for years!


Vote HOT and I will continue to vote up all WD refurbs..
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tempt2 m ago

Vote HOT and I will continue to vote up all WD refurbs..


Thank you for taking to time to tell me this, let me file it under "waste of time"
Graham19796 m ago

COLDREFURB means that the original purchaser may have had problems, they …COLDREFURB means that the original purchaser may have had problems, they returned it, WD "approved" techs had a tinker and reduce the 24 month warranty to 1 month because they have no confidence in what ever they did.NOT TO WORRY however, every single refurb/broke but fixed drive on the website will now get posted as separate deals every three to four days just like they have for years!


Depends what you use them for. I like to have a smaller drive with vital stuff with a proper warranty, and something like this for games, films, etc etc
New refurb?
Apart from the above, I would just like to point out that they can be "New" or "Recertified"; they cannot be both.

Either way, buy a Hitachi.
Original Poster
Parfy2 m ago

New refurb?


They also have "My Book".

Deal is for "My Book (New)" product.
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Graham19791 h, 1 m ago

COLDREFURB means that the original purchaser may have had problems, they …COLDREFURB means that the original purchaser may have had problems, they returned it, WD "approved" techs had a tinker and reduce the 24 month warranty to 1 month because they have no confidence in what ever they did.NOT TO WORRY however, every single refurb/broke but fixed drive on the website will now get posted as separate deals every three to four days just like they have for years!


No need to get hump because you have to buy for £75 from Tesco February 2017.

Referb / Recertified products are cheaper and offers good deal.
Edited by: "meetmax" 2nd Jan
Why would anyone buy a second hand hard drive with a 6 month warranty?

Doesn't make sense to trust data to these drives even if it's only gaming data.

It's not even as if these drives come with a data recovery plan unlike some Seagate drives.
*** one important point to be aware of from my previous experience ***

if you want to return it, then you will have to pay the return postage and you have to send it to the USA using a tracking service.
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DingoDirk15 m ago

Why would anyone buy a second hand hard drive with a 6 month warranty? …Why would anyone buy a second hand hard drive with a 6 month warranty? Doesn't make sense to trust data to these drives even if it's only gaming data.It's not even as if these drives come with a data recovery plan unlike some Seagate drives.


I guess this for you, in that case £103 BRAND NEW
meetmax5 m ago

I guess this for you, in that case £103 BRAND NEW


Or a4TB Seagate drive from Argos for £99 with 2 year warranty.

Even if I was persuaded that I might be lucky with a second hand drive, buying one with a six month warranty would be ill advised. Clearly, WD doesn't wasn't to offer more than six months for a reason.
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meetmax2 h, 46 m ago

No need to get hump because you have to buy for £75 from Tesco February …No need to get hump because you have to buy for £75 from Tesco February 2017.Referb / Recertified products are cheaper and offers good deal.


Cupcake I paid £22 each and bought 3.

These are constantly posted on HUKD,

A) the "approved repairer" which probably isn't WD means they will try to fix anything faulty returned but have such little confidence in the product the give an extremely limited warranty. There was an article on TechRadar last year in which a whistleblower said that when online/mail orders are returned many of the repairers will remove drives from working and non-faulty models and replace with known faulty or bad sector drives. Pure profit as the working drives are then sold on in bulk.

B) when looking at returns, why would anybody return one? Its not a dress or a pair of shoes. Its a fixed product and you know what it is your getting hence returns are more likely to be faulty.

C) the constant posting of the deals on the same refurb drives here is tiring. We get people hysterical that they have found an amazing bargain yet all they need to do is use the search function. But no we get the same over and over week after week.

D) Miles136 is too sexy.

E) I have bought three on the past and all three were faulty, lucky two were dead and one made a loud clicking noise. Something tells me they gave the monkey another 5 minutes of throwing it about before relisting on their site as a bargain refurb.

F) they have a higher return rate and faults with portable drives.


But each to their own, just back up important documents online, safest way.
There's a reason for so many refurbs on the MyBooks, avoid if you value your data.
Graham197919 h, 3 m ago

COLDREFURB means that the original purchaser may have had problems, they …COLDREFURB means that the original purchaser may have had problems, they returned it, WD "approved" techs had a tinker and reduce the 24 month warranty to 1 month because they have no confidence in what ever they did.NOT TO WORRY however, every single refurb/broke but fixed drive on the website will now get posted as separate deals every three to four days just like they have for years!



HOT. Don't put important files on refurb drives, better yet, have multiple backups of important data, use your noggin.

Buy this as an expansion for your Xbox games library etc.
Graham197915 h, 16 m ago

Cupcake I paid £22 each and bought 3.These are constantly posted on HUKD, …Cupcake I paid £22 each and bought 3.These are constantly posted on HUKD, A) the "approved repairer" which probably isn't WD means they will try to fix anything faulty returned but have such little confidence in the product the give an extremely limited warranty. There was an article on TechRadar last year in which a whistleblower said that when online/mail orders are returned many of the repairers will remove drives from working and non-faulty models and replace with known faulty or bad sector drives. Pure profit as the working drives are then sold on in bulk.B) when looking at returns, why would anybody return one? Its not a dress or a pair of shoes. Its a fixed product and you know what it is your getting hence returns are more likely to be faulty.C) the constant posting of the deals on the same refurb drives here is tiring. We get people hysterical that they have found an amazing bargain yet all they need to do is use the search function. But no we get the same over and over week after week.D) Miles136 is too sexy.E) I have bought three on the past and all three were faulty, lucky two were dead and one made a loud clicking noise. Something tells me they gave the monkey another 5 minutes of throwing it about before relisting on their site as a bargain refurb.F) they have a higher return rate and faults with portable drives.But each to their own, just back up important documents online, safest way.



Get up on the wrong side of bed yesterday? Why is this so important to you?
Edited by: "Jinkz" 3rd Jan
Here we go again. This discussion / debate happens every time when these WD recertified drives are posted.
The simple answer is, if you don't trust them, pay more and buy new. If your willing to accept the possible risk of failure, buy these recertified confess and save yourself a few pounds. It's your own choice, and not really worth getting heated about.
Personally, I've had a dozen of these recertified drives over the years, and never had a single problem with any of them. I wouldn't think twice about buying more when needed.
With a similar seagate only £20 more brand new is it worth the risk? Heat anyway because it's a good price for this item.
Jinkz6 h, 32 m ago

HOT. Don't put import files on refurb drives, better yet, have multiple …HOT. Don't put import files on refurb drives, better yet, have multiple backups of important data, use your noggin.Buy this as an expansion for your Xbox games library etc. Get up on the wrong side of bed yesterday? Why is this so important to you?


Don't put important files on any drive without a backup. You could pay £60 for a recertified and £100 for a brand new drive, fill the recertified drive with media you could easily redownload and put all the digital photos of your kids growing up on the brand new drive and the brand new drive could still fail, leaving you without all those precious memories, while your recertified drive lasts you the rest of your life.


Basically, any hard drive could fail on you. Thinking that a recertified drive will fail leads to thinking that a new drive won't and that's the wrong attitude to have. No amount of warranty will guarantee data recovery. Buy hard drives assuming they will all fail and make sure everything you don't want to lose is on at least two of them. With that in mind, recertified isn't a risk, it's just money saving.
reddragon10559 m ago

Don't put important files on any drive without a backup. You could pay £60 …Don't put important files on any drive without a backup. You could pay £60 for a recertified and £100 for a brand new drive, fill the recertified drive with media you could easily redownload and put all the digital photos of your kids growing up on the brand new drive and the brand new drive could still fail, leaving you without all those precious memories, while your recertified drive lasts you the rest of your life.Basically, any hard drive could fail on you. Thinking that a recertified drive will fail leads to thinking that a new drive won't and that's the wrong attitude to have. No amount of warranty will guarantee data recovery. Buy hard drives assuming they will all fail and make sure everything you don't want to lose is on at least two of them. With that in mind, recertified isn't a risk, it's just money saving.



You've re-iterated what i've said?
saaya202020 h, 32 m ago

*** one important point to be aware of from my previous experience ***if …*** one important point to be aware of from my previous experience ***if you want to return it, then you will have to pay the return postage and you have to send it to the USA using a tracking service.



I had to return one of these returns last year. Free return (when they eventually acknowledged the problem) although I had to take it for pick up (by UPS?) at some random corner shop in a **** part of town. They said no receipt "you'll get an email", which I didn't. Eventually did get a refund but put me off WD generally and their refurbs specifically.
Edited by moderator: "removed swear word" 3rd Jan
Jinkz3 h, 31 m ago

You've re-iterated what i've said?


Yeah, sorry, did you not want anyone to agree with you?
reddragon10512 h, 59 m ago

Yeah, sorry, did you not want anyone to agree with you?



Oh yeah I did everyones reaction around here is normally to try and shoot down someone else's comment. Thank you! We're both correct.
David_e3rd Jan

I had to return one of these returns last year. Free return (when they …I had to return one of these returns last year. Free return (when they eventually acknowledged the problem) although I had to take it for pick up (by UPS?) at some random corner shop in a **** part of town. They said no receipt "you'll get an email", which I didn't. Eventually did get a refund but put me off WD generally and their refurbs specifically.


What went wrong? I just received my refurb drive today and seems to be working good. The inbuilt WD tools say SMART and HEALTHY. Any external tools to run?
Price showing as £64.99
I very nearly pulled the trigger until i realised this is not the NAS version. D'oh
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