My Passport for Mac 1 TB (Recertified) £30.99 direct from WD
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My Passport for Mac 1 TB (Recertified) £30.99 direct from WD

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Found 23rd Jun 2015
These are posted every now and again - there is always a discussion about recertified drives and warranty etc. However, it seems to be the lowest price yet for a 1TB portable drive direct from WD. This says it is a Mac version - I expect it can be used for other platforms.

Model: RWDBLUZ0010BSL-EESN

The blurb from the site:

My Passport for Mac is the sleek, portable hard drive designed for Mac-users who need high capacity in a compact design. It offers password protection and hardware encryption to protect your files from unauthorized use with plenty of room to store all your videos, music, photos, and files.

Product Specifications
Interface USB 3.0

Performance Specifications
Serial Transfer Rate
USB 2.0
Serial Bus Transfer Rate (USB 2.0) 480 Mb/s (Max)

Physical Specifications
Capacity 1 TB

Physical Dimensions
English
Height 0.60 Inches
Depth 3.23 Inches
Width 4.35 Inches
Weight 0.30 Pounds

Metric
Height 15 mm
Depth 82.1 mm
Width 110.6 mm
Weight 0.14 kg

Environmental Specifications
Temperature (English)
Operating 41° F to 95° F
Non-operating -4° F to 149° F

Temperature (Metric)
Operating 5° C to 35° C
Non-operating -20° C to 65° C

Compatibility
Formatted HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion
Can be reformatted for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
Package Contents
Portable hard drive
USB cable
Quick Install Guide

COMES WITH 6 MONTHS WARRANTY
- shez786

21 Comments

Is the condition of recertified specified anywhere?

nick444

Is the condition of recertified specified anywhere?




Personally wouldn't buy or recommend a recert, but here you go...
http://drh1.img.digitalriver.com/DRHM/Storefront/Site/wdeu/images/promo/WDRecertified_banner_900x250.jpg
Edited by: "topss" 23rd Jun 2015

Original Poster

Their warranty is a bit crappy. I bet they have zero leeway on it too!

Why anyone would buy a refurb hard drive is beyond me.

Damn I voted hot and meant to vote cold, I think you need to be certified to buy recertified drives unless it's a very low priority drive

bma1445

Why anyone would buy a refurb hard drive is beyond me.



none important data like xbox one or PS4 expansion space for games.

spannerzone

Damn I voted hot and meant to vote cold, I think you need to be certified … Damn I voted hot and meant to vote cold, I think you need to be certified to buy recertified drives unless it's a very low priority drive



I'll vote cold to cancel out your Hot

bma1445

Why anyone would buy a refurb hard drive is beyond me.


Can you explain why it is a bad idea?

Was lucky enough to have the last built in DVD iMac model. Opened it up and stuck a 2tb HDD in there, oh and a 512mb SSD too.

"For Mac" just seems to mean these are formatted as HFS which Macs use. Could use them on other platforms by reformatting to NTFS or similar

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TheGalaxy

"For Mac" just seems to mean these are formatted as HFS which Macs use. … "For Mac" just seems to mean these are formatted as HFS which Macs use. Could use them on other platforms by reformatting to NTFS or similar



Yep.

OOS according to the website..

Original Poster

Hmm, it was in stock when I first posted the deal 2 weeks ago - clearly the deal was a slow developer!

I am glad a few people were able to benefit.

bma1445

Why anyone would buy a refurb hard drive is beyond me.


If they're sufficiently cheap, you could use them in a raid 5 config, and if one or two fails (depending on your setup) you're still ok. What's more of a concern to me is that they have a significant number of re certified drives to sell. It's suggestive of what might happen when you buy a new one, and makes you wonder about their quality control.
Edited by: "anewman" 6th Jul 2015

kavanagh10

Can you explain why it is a bad idea?

Because the assumption is that this will probably be someone's only backup, and it is felt that there is more chance that this will fail than a new one. If you have more than one backup, probably worth the chance at that price. Really depends on the use it is put to.

kavanagh10

Can you explain why it is a bad idea?



Just search on HUKD for WD recertified drives and you will find a seemingly never ending stream of them, then ask yourself where do they all come from??

I got one a few weeks ago but won't play on most TV's or tablet's without powered hub. Drive works Ok on PC




Edited by: "noeltech2000" 6th Jul 2015

Gone - expired.

Jinkz

none important data like xbox one or PS4 expansion space for games.



No external drive support of PS4 N00b

tfish

No external drive support of PS4 N00b



I don't own a PS4, I've got an XB1, though.

My refurb drive from Seagate is still going strong even after 4 years of daily usage
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