My Book (New) (Recertified) 4TB £54.99 with code @ Western Digital
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My Book (New) (Recertified) 4TB £54.99 with code @ Western Digital

£54.99£59.998%Western Digital Deals
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Found 10th Jan
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.

Capacity

4TB

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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davezilla2 m ago

Ordered. Amazing timing. Thanks


Not married then?
Just checked with the Mrs and she said no. "You're always buying hard drives". I have one. Shoogly peg.
Edited by: "Hugh_Rapson" 10th Jan
davezilla18 m ago

For the family stuff actually. Think old one on its way out.


Sorry Dave. Was a follow on to my post about wife saying no to me regarding buying this. Apparently one hard drive is one too many. Assumed you didn't have to seek pre approval

I've called Mrs R's bluff though. I've bought it anyway. Wish me luck.
Edited by: "Hugh_Rapson" 10th Jan
I'm going to build a wall of white 1TB My Passport drives that I've purchased for £22.99 without need. That will definitely impress the missus. More than the tower of sub £10 Samsung Evo Plus 64GB micro SD cards did. Or the table I covered with 120GB Integral SSDs. She's just gonna love it!
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Stokemon1 h, 37 m ago

Does anyone know if this has a standard SATA Drive in please as the …Does anyone know if this has a standard SATA Drive in please as the pricing is better than normal 3.5" drives for this size.Thanks in advance



yea standard 3.5 sata
frakison12 h, 6 m ago

Basically, they get a knackered returned hard drive and put it into a new …Basically, they get a knackered returned hard drive and put it into a new cardboard box, then they ship it to you.... certainly seems to be my experience!!! The first one kept disconnecting, that took nearly two weeks to be replaced, the "new" one, is very slow and clicking badly = probably on its way out


Very bad luck. I have had 2 in a NAS for 2 years now!
These go so quick..
Yep these go really fast
NOTE.. this can be formatted for Xbox and PS4 as an external drive.. in most cases the PS4 will do so itself. Not sure about the xbox
Hugh_Rapson18 h, 47 m ago

Sorry Dave. Was a follow on to my post about wife saying no to me …Sorry Dave. Was a follow on to my post about wife saying no to me regarding buying this. Apparently one hard drive is one too many. Assumed you didn't have to seek pre approvalI've called Mrs R's bluff though. I've bought it anyway. Wish me luck.


If you have a desktop pc just hide it behind the monitor.. I have a few hidden back there lol
frakison13 h, 10 m ago

Basically, they get a knackered returned hard drive and put it into a new …Basically, they get a knackered returned hard drive and put it into a new cardboard box, then they ship it to you.... certainly seems to be my experience!!! The first one kept disconnecting, that took nearly two weeks to be replaced, the "new" one, is very slow and clicking badly = probably on its way out


Almost every hard drive I've ever had that failed has been WD. I would not trust 4TB on one of these things.
Not surprising they've got so many to resell.
Never had an issue with Seagate.
Edited by: "ashyt16" 11th Jan
SClub17 h, 28 m ago

I'm going to build a wall of white 1TB My Passport drives that I've …I'm going to build a wall of white 1TB My Passport drives that I've purchased for £22.99 without need. That will definitely impress the missus. More than the tower of sub £10 Samsung Evo Plus 64GB micro SD cards did. Or the table I covered with 120GB Integral SSDs. She's just gonna love it!


Not all heroes wear capes!
Mrs. Said no.
OOS
I've had a problem previously with a recertified hdd from wd. It took around 1 month to get a replacement which was a real pain. Since I've had the replacement I've had no issues though
Someone recommend me a NAS by any chance? Been a while. My Buffalo 2TB is failing. Happy with just file serving, have a Shield so trancoding not (necessarily) important.
ashyt166 h, 7 m ago

Almost every hard drive I've ever had that failed has been WD. I would not …Almost every hard drive I've ever had that failed has been WD. I would not trust 4TB on one of these things.Not surprising they've got so many to resell. Never had an issue with Seagate.


I've had the opposite experience to that. Just comes down to luck I think.
itchyone11th Jan

If it's a customer return that hasn't been used, still in its factory …If it's a customer return that hasn't been used, still in its factory original packaging then there's no need to 'recertify' it, surely. To recertify it they'd likely have to open it, connect it, test it and repackage it and therfore it's used. Alternatively if the original packaging was opened by a customer and it was tried however briefly then returned, subsequently it should not be be described as new.


Once something has been opened legally can’t be sold as new. So re certified means they have checked it and passed.
RUSONJITSU11th Jan

If you have a desktop pc just hide it behind the monitor.. I have a few …If you have a desktop pc just hide it behind the monitor.. I have a few hidden back there lol


That's where I'm writing this from. She hasn't spotted me yet.
Back in stock!
Are these easy to rip open for use in a NAS?
poinsy5 h, 53 m ago

Back in stock!Are these easy to rip open for use in a NAS?


I've just shucked mine today, it was a WD40EZRZ (blue). Took about 5 mins to get the drive out and remove the pcb.
davezilla10th Jan

For the family stuff actually. Think old one on its way out.


Wife or HDD?
Niklfc11 h, 43 m ago

I've just shucked mine today, it was a WD40EZRZ (blue). Took about 5 mins …I've just shucked mine today, it was a WD40EZRZ (blue). Took about 5 mins to get the drive out and remove the pcb.


Excellent. That gives me the option of sticking it in my NAS, or just using as an external backup.
Niklfc16th Jan

I've just shucked mine today, it was a WD40EZRZ (blue). Took about 5 mins …I've just shucked mine today, it was a WD40EZRZ (blue). Took about 5 mins to get the drive out and remove the pcb.


Out of interest, is the case now destroyed? Just wondering whether you can put the HDD back in to use as an external drive.
Case is fine, it's onto 5 clips at one end to disassemble. Here's the video I used to do it
Edited by: "Niklfc" 17th Jan
Niklfc8 m ago

Case is fine, it's onto 5 clips at one end to disassemble. Here's the …Case is fine, it's onto 5 clips at one end to disassemble. Here's the video I used to do it [Video]


Thanks, perfect.
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