My Passport 2TB Blue Recertified £51.99 (+ Others in OP!) **UPDATE - Some prices now dropped 13/09** @ Western Digital
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My Passport 2TB Blue Recertified £51.99 (+ Others in OP!) **UPDATE - Some prices now dropped 13/09** @ Western Digital

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Found 6th SepMade hot 6th Sep
Looks like WD have some nice discounts for their Recertified drives. 3TB Mac external for £54.99 delivered is a tasty price in my opinion! Couple others listed below that you may be interested in. Free standard delivery is included on any over £50.

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My Passport 2TB Blue Recertified £51.99 Delivered

2783305.jpg MY PASSPORT ULTRA 3TB BRILLIANT WHITE Recertified £66.99 DeliveredNOW £64.99

2783305.jpg MY BOOK 3TB Recertified £66.99 DeliveredNOW £64.99

If you aren't happy for any reason, theres a 30 day money back guarantee on any drive purchased.

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Recertified.. i wouldnt touch it. The purpose of having this is so that u can put ur data on it. But its recertified,so if it packs up,u lose data as well as the hard drive.. rather pay a bit more for a brand new one for the peace of mind,may not gurantee it never packa up but as least it would have more reliability with it being brand new

linhang903 h, 30 m ago

Recertified.. i wouldnt touch it. The purpose of having this is so that u …Recertified.. i wouldnt touch it. The purpose of having this is so that u can put ur data on it. But its recertified,so if it packs up,u lose data as well as the hard drive.. rather pay a bit more for a brand new one for the peace of mind,may not gurantee it never packa up but as least it would have more reliability with it being brand new


But those were also brand new at some point ....but failed. These recertified should be better ...at least they have been fixed LOL

The new ones can fail...peace of mind wont bring the data back.

linhang902 m ago

Recertified.. i wouldnt touch it. The purpose of having this is so that u …Recertified.. i wouldnt touch it. The purpose of having this is so that u can put ur data on it. But its recertified,so if it packs up,u lose data as well as the hard drive.. rather pay a bit more for a brand new one for the peace of mind,may not gurantee it never packa up but as least it would have more reliability with it being brand new


I Agree. Not worth not havin a warranty at least on one of these. No point getting a drive that could fail sooner than a new one at £20 more.

mikeyfive1 h, 26 m ago

Putting 3TB of precious data onto a formerly broken then repaired hard …Putting 3TB of precious data onto a formerly broken then repaired hard drive? Think I'll give it a miss tbh.



If data is precious, then it should never just be stored in one place.
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black ultra 3TB is 62.99 even better than the white

Can this be used for windows?

Which one I should buy for ps4?

just reformat it

Good price for XB or PS4 external storage, was waiting for the Passport X to go up again but reformatting this should be good to go!

jezzery9 m ago

black ultra 3TB is 62.99 even better than the white

What's special about ultra please?

Am i being stupid? how do I order one? Can't see a buy button on any of them

Recertified.. i wouldnt touch it. The purpose of having this is so that u can put ur data on it. But its recertified,so if it packs up,u lose data as well as the hard drive.. rather pay a bit more for a brand new one for the peace of mind,may not gurantee it never packa up but as least it would have more reliability with it being brand new

scottishgamer3 m ago

Am i being stupid? how do I order one? Can't see a buy button on any of …Am i being stupid? how do I order one? Can't see a buy button on any of them

Hi mate. The ones that are available should have a blue Add to Cart button depending on size chosen but they often change stock levels.
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Would this work with a PS4? Is it as simple as reformatting it and you're good to go?

linhang902 m ago

Recertified.. i wouldnt touch it. The purpose of having this is so that u …Recertified.. i wouldnt touch it. The purpose of having this is so that u can put ur data on it. But its recertified,so if it packs up,u lose data as well as the hard drive.. rather pay a bit more for a brand new one for the peace of mind,may not gurantee it never packa up but as least it would have more reliability with it being brand new


I Agree. Not worth not havin a warranty at least on one of these. No point getting a drive that could fail sooner than a new one at £20 more.

phassall2 m ago

Hi mate. The ones that are available should have a blue Add to Cart button …Hi mate. The ones that are available should have a blue Add to Cart button depending on size chosen but they often change stock levels.[Image]


Strange, I don't have an add to card option at all on any page! Do you need an account first?

Putting 3TB of precious data onto a formerly broken then repaired hard drive?
Think I'll give it a miss tbh.

scottishgamer9 m ago

Strange, I don't have an add to card option at all on any page! Do you …Strange, I don't have an add to card option at all on any page! Do you need an account first?

No mate, that screenshot is just off the site from the link, maybe try another browser?

6 months warranty on these as well

nickrenwick33 m ago

I Agree. Not worth not havin a warranty at least on one of these. No point …I Agree. Not worth not havin a warranty at least on one of these. No point getting a drive that could fail sooner than a new one at £20 more.

6 month warranty included

scottishgamer35 m ago

Strange, I don't have an add to card option at all on any page! Do you …Strange, I don't have an add to card option at all on any page! Do you need an account first?


It should say for each size choice Notify When Available/ Add To Cart depending on real time current stock.
If it doesn't it could be your ad blocker which you then turn off for this site and reload page.
Or as above try another browser.

30 day money back guarantee - actually that is no guarantee. That is the enforced statutory minimum. If there is a fault after 30 days they will replace the drive with another faulty recertified drive and they will have no liability for any lost data.

The failure rates of 3tb drives is very bad, so it is not worth risking your data for the sake of £30 (data, time and effort).

External drives will have a higher failure rate than internal drives (failure rate of WD 3tb internal drives is over 5% ie one in 20), because additional hardware is involved which will bring increase risk.

External recertified drives will have higher failure rates than external drives - because not all recertified drives will have been truly fixed - some hardware errors will show themselves again at a later date.

Western Digital seem to have an awful lot of recertified drives for some reason:/ I cannot locate failure rates for recertified drives but my guess will be it will be at least double so expect around 10%, although I wouldn't be surprised at 20% within 3 years or sooner
Edited by: "fiqqer" 7th Sep

whether recertified or new, only a fool would store data on these - they should only be used as backup drives, ie: you have the data stored in more than one place

I and others have been saying this on here for years and for everyone that gets educated it appears more people who clearly need to be educated come out with inane nonsense

fiqqer24 m ago

30 day money back guarantee - actually that is no guarantee. That is the …30 day money back guarantee - actually that is no guarantee. That is the enforced statutory minimum. If there is a fault after 30 days they will replace the drive with another faulty recertified drive and they will have not be liability for any lost data.The failure rates of 3tb drives is very bad, so it is not worth risking your data for the sake of £30 (data, time and effort).External drives will have a higher failure rate than internal drives (failure rate of WD 3tb internal drives is over 5% ie one in 20), because additional hardware is involved which will bring increase risk.External recertified drives will have higher failure rates than external drives - because not all recertified drives will have been truly fixed - some hardware errors will show themselves again at a later date.Western Digital seem to have an awful lot of recertified drives for some reason:/ I cannot locate failure rates for recertified drives but my guess will be it will be at least double so expect around 10%, although I wouldn't be surprised at 20% within 3 years or sooner

By my guess 73.27% of made up on the spot statistics are 43.6% likely to be 100% wrong.

Recertification drives are normally due to enclosure issues as opposed to actual storage issues. In addition they are actually checked. Which will be more hands on than new rolling off a production line.

Finally these are not intended to be primary storage. Anyone stupid enough, which I'm being very polite on that, to use these without a backup deserves to lose data.

mikeyfive1 h, 26 m ago

Putting 3TB of precious data onto a formerly broken then repaired hard …Putting 3TB of precious data onto a formerly broken then repaired hard drive? Think I'll give it a miss tbh.



If data is precious, then it should never just be stored in one place.

Oneday7712 m ago

Recertification drives are normally due to enclosure issues as opposed to …Recertification drives are normally due to enclosure issues as opposed to actual storage issues.


Can you share the source of this information on recertified hard drives?

nickrenwick1 h, 44 m ago

I Agree. Not worth not havin a warranty at least on one of these. No point …I Agree. Not worth not havin a warranty at least on one of these. No point getting a drive that could fail sooner than a new one at £20 more.



How dare you use logic on this site...

i have 2 recertified WD drives. still going strong and over 2 years old

The Mybook desktop drives have suffered high failure rates due to the interface.. many reports of people opening them and reporting the drives are Ok

I got a 2Tb from the Tesco sale and it's been fine so far, but if the drive sleeps the wake up time is abysmal.. I mean literally 30 secs or more just to open a file browser window..

I'm using mine as backup but if it was for any other purpose I'd crack it out of the case

This is specifically the mybook desktop drive I don't know about others

I got the maxtor m3 4gb for £105 this week from Amazon. It's worth paying a bit more. The m3 is USB 3.1 and extremely fast.

Steviepunk17 m ago

If data is precious, then it should never just be stored in one place.


Absolutely, none of those places would be a 'recertified' HDD either.

Had this drive for 3 months and it crashed.

£420 to recover the data.

Never again.

Some good prices.
Personally I'd go for 4tb drives which tend to be a more reliable generation and really good value.
I have nothing against recertified wd drives. As long as they're used responsibly as part of a backup strategy I don't think they carry any extra failure risk.
Id rather have more backup locations using recertified drives than just one but using brand new ones.

A_KHAN1232 h, 33 m ago

Can this be used for windows?


Clicked on this deal just to answer this inevitable question.

Yes - a hard drive is just a hard drive. What makes it 'for Windows' or 'for Mac' is simply the file system it has been formatted with. For Windows, it will be NTFS formatted, for Mac OS it will be HFS+Journaled formatted. You can easily change the file system just by formatting it in whatever type of computer you're using - use Disk Management in Windows or Disk Utility in Mac OS.

drizzydrake20 m ago

Had this drive for 3 months and it crashed. £420 to recover the data. …Had this drive for 3 months and it crashed. £420 to recover the data. Never again.



I hope you mean 'never again will I put data that I really don't want to lose on just one hard drive'. Buy two next time, even if they're not recertified, or get some cloud storage.

linhang903 h, 30 m ago

Recertified.. i wouldnt touch it. The purpose of having this is so that u …Recertified.. i wouldnt touch it. The purpose of having this is so that u can put ur data on it. But its recertified,so if it packs up,u lose data as well as the hard drive.. rather pay a bit more for a brand new one for the peace of mind,may not gurantee it never packa up but as least it would have more reliability with it being brand new


But those were also brand new at some point ....but failed. These recertified should be better ...at least they have been fixed LOL

The new ones can fail...peace of mind wont bring the data back.

Recertified drive thread...

As usual full of people who think they are "safer" buying brand new drives (and then often not even backing up)

All drives can fail at any time - so just have backup(s), and save yourself the pain of finding this out yourself.

mikeyfive5 h, 0 m ago

Putting 3TB of precious data onto a formerly broken then repaired hard …Putting 3TB of precious data onto a formerly broken then repaired hard drive? Think I'll give it a miss tbh.


It's not formally broken and repaired.

not all of these are necessarily broken hard drives that have been fixed. .. some of these will simply be unwanted returns.. or a broken usb socket.. or the usb board failed and the hard drive has been removed and put into a new case. its a bit of a lottery of course but theres a good chance the hard drive itself was new or had little use. if you order one you have to hope you get a good one...

I got a Recerified drive a couple of weeks ago.

Hard Disk Sentinel reported that it had been powered on for 0 days 0 hours.

Does anyone know if they reset the SMART info when they 'recertify' them? Or did I get a new one?

ianbeany26 m ago

I got a Recerified drive a couple of weeks ago.Hard Disk Sentinel reported …I got a Recerified drive a couple of weeks ago.Hard Disk Sentinel reported that it had been powered on for 0 days 0 hours.Does anyone know if they reset the SMART info when they 'recertify' them? Or did I get a new one?


I'm pretty sure they'd wipe it. Maybe someone can confirm.

Oneday7718 h, 54 m ago

By my guess 73.27% of made up on the spot statistics are 43.6% likely to …By my guess 73.27% of made up on the spot statistics are 43.6% likely to be 100% wrong. Recertification drives are normally due to enclosure issues as opposed to actual storage issues. In addition they are actually checked. Which will be more hands on than new rolling off a production line. Finally these are not intended to be primary storage. Anyone stupid enough, which I'm being very polite on that, to use these without a backup deserves to lose data.



Its not made up data its data from a source that has reliability statistics from over 65,000 hard drives backblaze.com/blo…16/

The made up stuff is the stuff you have posted.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 7th Sep

Only a Six Month warranty though.

linhang9016 h, 59 m ago

Recertified.. i wouldnt touch it. The purpose of having this is so that u …Recertified.. i wouldnt touch it. The purpose of having this is so that u can put ur data on it. But its recertified,so if it packs up,u lose data as well as the hard drive.. rather pay a bit more for a brand new one for the peace of mind,may not gurantee it never packa up but as least it would have more reliability with it being brand new


Recertified can mean someone bought it & returned nothing wrong with it, can also just be box got damaged. You've got a point but just soak test it on arrival, it's not difficult.

Most will be using these as external drives for consoles where it doesn't really matter if it blows up
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