My Passport recertified 2TB USB 2&3 Portable Hard Drive - £54.99 delivered @ Western Digital
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My Passport recertified 2TB USB 2&3 Portable Hard Drive - £54.99 delivered @ Western Digital

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Found 23rd Apr 2017
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Capacity
2TB
Original price £94.99
Now: £54.99
Free delivery

Interface
USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 compatible

Additional Details
• Auto backup with included WD Backup software
• Password protection with hardware encryption
• 3-year limited warranty

Package Includes
• My Passport hard drive
• USB 3.0 cable
• WD Backup™, WD Security™ and WD Drive Utilities™ software

6 months Warranty
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36 Comments
2nd hand ?
mackem1966

2nd hand ?



​sort of. remanufactured
Got one of these **** drives. Died after one day. You get what you paid for
Original Poster
lucyferror

Got one of these **** drives. Died after one day. You get what you paid … Got one of these **** drives. Died after one day. You get what you paid for



This is my second order, mine has been running strong.
Why the f... I paid less than this for a 2TB new drive... last year. So cold my giblets have turned blue.
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moneysavingkitten

Why the f... I paid less than this for a 2TB new drive... last year. So … Why the f... I paid less than this for a 2TB new drive... last year. So cold my giblets have turned blue.



Hmmm sure.
There's a brand NEW 2TB at tesco for 48 quid...
Original Poster
lucyferror

There's a brand NEW 2TB at tesco for 48 quid...



Link
sinxa

Link


I cant see it on their website.
Original Poster
morphy69

I cant see it on their website.



Considering the below screenshot is of the Tesco website under External Storage, sorted by price (low to high), I don't believe lucyferror, Tesco are currently selling 500gb at £52

http://i68.tinypic.com/20h1yk5.png
I can't believe it. I just bought on of these drives 3 days ago for £69 and thought I was getting a bargain!
At this price, you really can't complain
I'd love to know what process they put a drive through to 'remanufacture' it ! Tap on the desk and 2 hours in the freezer lol ! ?
lucyferror

Got one of these **** drives. Died after one day. You get what you paid … Got one of these **** drives. Died after one day. You get what you paid for


6 month warranty fortunately for those rare events.
not a great deal. a good price but not a deal when you consider how fragile the ball bearings are in these drives. I would like to know what the remanufacturing process entails. I suspect they test to see if the drive is working and transfer some data for a duration and if it passes they then classify the drive as certified remanufactured. I wouldn't risk storing data on these drives especially with them being portable, the bearings will get knocked around and 6 months warranty isn't great.
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moneysavingkitten

2TB has been less or equal to this price new many … 2TB has been less or equal to this price new many times:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-back-up-plus-2tb-54-99-argos-2103937http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-2tb-expansion-portable-rescue-hard-drive-for-44-99-argos-2555121http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/seagate-stbx2000401-expansion-2tb-usb-3-0-portable-2-5-inch-external-hard-drive-2067141Arguably better quality drives too.



You're kidding right? How can you compare apples with pears? The links you shared point to desktop hard drives that require plugging into the wall mains as well as the computer. Not comparable at all.
I paid 65 for new 3tb Toshiba from argos brand new. Plus £5 voucher hotukdeals.com/dea…249
Edited by: "pablomalin" 24th Apr 2017
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pablomalin

I paid 65 for new 3tb Toshiba from argos brand new. Plus £5 voucher … I paid 65 for new 3tb Toshiba from argos brand new. Plus £5 voucher http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/toshiba-canvio-connect-ii-portable-hard-drive-3tb-64-99-argos-2486249



That deal expired, plus its £10 more
sinxa

Considering the below screenshot is of the Tesco website under External … Considering the below screenshot is of the Tesco website under External Storage, sorted by price (low to high), I don't believe lucyferror, Tesco are currently selling 500gb at £52



Clearance deal:

hotukdeals.com/dea…746

2tb = £48
3tb = £53
3tb Mac = £50

I managed to grab 5 of the Mac version for my NAS. WD REDs in the two I opened so far.
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Mentos

Clearance … Clearance deal:http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/book-mac-3tb-50-book-3tb-53-instore-tesco-birmingham-26647462tb = £483tb = £533tb Mac = £50I managed to grab 5 of the Mac version for my NAS. WD REDs in the two I opened so far.



Again, this is a desktop 3.5 hard drive that requires plugging in at the wall. It's huge. This deal is for a portable hard drive that just connects via USB
sinxa

That deal expired, plus its £10 more


3tb mate, new drive.

Brexit bites.
Just the job for extra storage on the Xbox, heat from me
pablomalin

3tb mate, new drive. Brexit bites.



What complete tosh! You do realise these drives are manufactured in China, not Europe don't you? To save you looking even more foolish, let me give you the FACTS directly from the IT community..

In essence, most major hard drive manufacturers (located in CHINA) decided to switch their production lines from manufacturing mechanical hard drives (like these portables) to SSDs. However, there was subsequently a worldwide shortage of NAND chips (used to make SSDs). Thus, fewer SSDs can be produced and prices have sky-rocketed.

Because SSD prices are now a lot higher, many consumers have resorted to buying conventional mechanical HDDs instead. But since less mechanical HDDs are now being made, prices for them have sky-rocketed too.

If you bother doing any research at all (clue: it's that Google thingy), you'll find that hard drives prices all over the world are now more expensive than they were 12 months ago.

That's the trouble with "Bremainers" - their glasses are always half-empty

More info here: tomshardware.co.uk/ssd…tml


cb-uk

What complete tosh! You do realise these drives are manufactured in … What complete tosh! You do realise these drives are manufactured in China, not Europe don't you? To save you looking even more foolish, let me give you the FACTS directly from the IT community.. In essence, most major hard drive manufacturers (located in CHINA) decided to switch their production lines from manufacturing mechanical hard drives (like these portables) to SSDs. However, there was subsequently a worldwide shortage of NAND chips (used to make SSDs). Thus, fewer SSDs can be produced and prices have sky-rocketed.Because SSD prices are now a lot higher, many consumers have resorted to buying conventional mechanical HDDs instead. But since less mechanical HDDs are now being made, prices for them have sky-rocketed too. If you bother doing any research at all (clue: it's that Google thingy), you'll find that hard drives prices all over the world are now more expensive than they were 12 months ago.That's the trouble with "Bremainers" - their glasses are always half-empty ;)More info here: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/ssd-hdd-shortage-nand-market,news-54328.html


It's Brexits fault I'm old

Seriously though, I wouldn't buy one of these drives and only have a single copy of data on it. Ok for external storage for a games console, because you can get all that data back, but not a single backup from a camera that you've just wiped and have no other copies of...
I'm just getting Payment Authorisation Failed... tried paypal and credit card directly
I bought a 2TB portable USB 2/3 for £45 from tesco.
Ordered for my son for his Xbox one, many thanks.
Just want to let anyone know that they should create an account first during checkout rather than go the direct paypal route, to avoid problems further down the line.

The generated password they issue you with only allows you to view order status, print invoice for proof of purchase. You can't request returns here and trying to login using my email address and ON throws up an unrecognised email error.
can anyone tell me if this wd external hdd has a 3yr warranty or a 6month warranty? It says 3yr on the link but says 6 month on the listing text above?
Edited by: "bamhicks" 25th Apr 2017
bamhicks

can anyone tell me if this wd external hdd has a 3yr warranty or a 6month … can anyone tell me if this wd external hdd has a 3yr warranty or a 6month warranty? It says 3yr on the link but says 6 month on the listing text above?


The 3-year warranty mentioned on the page is for new products and so is incorrect. WD's warranty page states that all recertified products have a 6-month warranty.
daveroy

The 3-year warranty mentioned on the page is for new products and so is … The 3-year warranty mentioned on the page is for new products and so is incorrect. WD's warranty page states that all recertified products have a 6-month warranty.



thanks Dave, 6 months is a bit risky for me. but i guess thats why they are cheap
good price but the 6 month warranty puts me off coupled with lots of complaints for WD

I used to hate maxtor back in the days, I preferred samsungs the most. WD used to be okay but lots of groans nowadays.
sinxa

You're kidding right? How can you compare apples with pears? The links … You're kidding right? How can you compare apples with pears? The links you shared point to desktop hard drives that require plugging into the wall mains as well as the computer. Not comparable at all.



No, not all of them were.
sinxa

You're kidding right? How can you compare apples with pears? The links … You're kidding right? How can you compare apples with pears? The links you shared point to desktop hard drives that require plugging into the wall mains as well as the computer. Not comparable at all.


I paid £45 for a 2TB USB 3 portable drive for Argos last year, it's what's putting me off getting another at current prices :-/
Edited by: "Stealth_Fox" 28th Apr 2017
Ordered at the weekend, just arrived, the box inside the box wasnt particularly well packaged and was rattling around inside, the air bag they had used was flat as a pancake
Edited by: "RAFAVDV" 10th May 2017
Just bought a 2TB for £54.99, bargain compared to the some ones in Tesco last week where the cheapest I could see was over £70. Won't be taking it anywhere, just on my desk so not much chance of it getting bashed about. I'm happy with the price and WD are a trusted make. Heat given. P.S. Only orange left at the time of ordering.
Edited by: "sluigi" 15th May 2017
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