Recertified WD My Book 3tb £54.99 @ Western Digital
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Recertified WD My Book 3tb £54.99 @ Western Digital

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Found 17th Apr 2015
Noticed that a couple other re-certified drives have been posted, specifically 1tb and 2tb Element and Passport portable drives but none for the desktop ones. At £54.99 for 3tb I don't think you could do much better price per TB if you're looking for an Xbox One drive or a new drive for your PC! 3.5inch drive so no PS4 upgrades unfortunately

Also, these things need to be plugged in at the mains (adapter is included), so it may not be something for everyone

Edit:
If you're looking to buy a couple, use the code mentioned by taiko
taiko 8 hours, 53 minutes ago 1 Like #10
buy 2 and use this code " WDSTORECPN " for 99 quid.

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I've been holding out for a good external HDD deal so thanks order this

Might take the drive out and upgrade my PS4.
http://static.trustedreviews.com/94/0000304e4/f743_orh350w620/Nyko-Data-Bank-for-PS4.jpg
LOL good deal

Very hot but you may get one with a history of faults. Its a gamble.

Just no. 3TB is farrrr to much data to risk.

Original Poster

chaplin

Very hot but you may get one with a history of faults. Its a gamble.



I'd personally use these for games and programs, sensitive data on various flash storage stored safely away It's a risk with any drive really, though a quick SMART test should probably show you the condition the drive is in and whether or not you'd run into any issues

moneysavingkitten

Just no. 3TB is farrrr to much data to risk.


http://richfieldmnchamber.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/eggs-in-one-basket.jpg
Goes for anything really though, new OR recertified X)

chaplin

Very hot but you may get one with a history of faults. Its a gamble.

moneysavingkitten

Just no. 3TB is farrrr to much data to risk.



Very true Buying hard drives for back ups is my least favourite thing to shop for ever.

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moneysavingkitten

Very true Buying hard drives for back ups is my least favourite thing … Very true Buying hard drives for back ups is my least favourite thing to shop for ever.


I've yet to get a proper medium for backups, I just use flash drives for the little info I need to keep safe/can't lose. Though I think sooner is better than later when coming to getting it sorted X)

chaplin

Very hot but you may get one with a history of faults. Its a gamble.

moneysavingkitten

Just no. 3TB is farrrr to much data to risk.



Ya see at this price ..... You could afford to buy Two (egg) baskets?
And keep the same Eggs in both, just different Roosts?




Edited by: "kinell" 17th Apr 2015

Out of interest (or not) I have been running a WD refurb' for nearly 4 years - Always on
( I hate using 24/7 )

No problems - (Probably till this post that is oO )

buy 2 and use this code " WDSTORECPN " for 99 quid.

Just bought one ideal as a backup to Mycloud 3tb that I already have nice saving. Companies like WD have to much to risk by reselling stuff that don't work.

any idea what drives are inside these?

Just bought this but from another site!!Took it apart and out of the housing and can confirm fits into tv hdd!! Amazing buy!!! Thanks op!!
Edited by: "BLR" 18th Apr 2015

BLR4 hours, 33 minutes ago#13Just bought this but from another site!!Took … BLR4 hours, 33 minutes ago#13Just bought this but from another site!!Took it apart and out of the housing and can confirm fits into tv hdd!! Amazing buy!!! Thanks op!!


Can you tell us what HDD is inside and where you bought it from?ta

Original Poster

Azagw

Just bought one ideal as a backup to Mycloud 3tb that I already have nice … Just bought one ideal as a backup to Mycloud 3tb that I already have nice saving. Companies like WD have to much to risk by reselling stuff that don't work.


That's the main thing really, Recertified, used or new. WD need their stuff to last if they want to keep the consumer on their side.

kinell

Out of interest (or not) I have been running a WD refurb' for nearly 4 … Out of interest (or not) I have been running a WD refurb' for nearly 4 years - Always on ( I hate using 24/7 )No problems - (Probably till this post that is oO )


Nice to know they most likely don't skimp out on these, but like mentioned by Azagw, lots to lose for the company if its a pile of rubbish recertified or not X)

Amazing deal, especially getting two for £100. can anyone confirm that these can be opened and used as internal drives with just a reformat, and without damaging the enclosure (in case I need to return it)?

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profet

Amazing deal, especially getting two for £100. can anyone confirm that … Amazing deal, especially getting two for £100. can anyone confirm that these can be opened and used as internal drives with just a reformat, and without damaging the enclosure (in case I need to return it)?


From this video, looks like you can open it, though damaging the thing looks unavoidable

Actually this video shows a 2tb mac edition one being opening.... a lot less damage caused here X)


Edited by: "slayermatt" 18th Apr 2015

Awesome, thanks. Those WD Green drives are over £80 each new. Two ordered for my microserver.

I paid £105 for mine about a year ago. Think I'll have to get another at this price.

I've been waiting for the 3tb wd red to come down in price for my nas. Might just get 2 of these instead and run them in raid. No warranty though presumably once opened?

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samsun

I've been waiting for the 3tb wd red to come down in price for my nas. … I've been waiting for the 3tb wd red to come down in price for my nas. Might just get 2 of these instead and run them in raid. No warranty though presumably once opened?


From memory no, but if the drive is taken out carefully and the case is undamaged (like in the second video in comment 17) nothings really stopping you from popping the drive back in to send it back Bare in mind these only come with a 6 month warranty being recertified

I figure if I run these in raid in my NAS, I won't lose any data if one dies, and after replacing one, it would still be cheaper than buying Red drives.

Thanks OP ordered 6 (3 lots of 2)

The seller is digital river they sell for lots of manufactures (I've purchased Canon stuff from them) no problem good service Heat++
Edited by: "frownbreaker" 18th Apr 2015

Anyone know the warranty on these? Sorry if it's obvious but I can't see it mentioned anywhere.

Don't worry, I've just found it - warranty is 6 months.

Banned

bought for a ps4 upgrade heat

Thanks, ordered a 4TB desktop external drive for £75 (listed on Amazon for £119!)
Edited by: "tomtomato" 18th Apr 2015

Been procrastinating about backup drives for a while now. 6tb for £100 delivered was too good a deal to pass up. £17 a Tb! Scorching hot.

Ordered 2 for £99.98 using the code supplied. There are 2, 3, 4 and 6TB drives available but the 3tb seems the best deal to me. Ive purchased a refurbished monitor and expensive digital slr in the past with no problems. My understanding is that these items get returned, for what ever reason, and then go through a series of repairs and tests to make sure the are fully functional and fault free. Tests which brand new items coming straight off the production line do not get. Thus, in theory, refurbished/recertified items are actually likely to be more reliable. Time will tell! If it broke once.....

LeeJS

Been procrastinating about backup drives for a while now. 6tb for £100 … Been procrastinating about backup drives for a while now. 6tb for £100 delivered was too good a deal to pass up. £17 a Tb! Scorching hot.


Same here :). I wouldn't normally get recertified drives but they will be strictly for backups and I couldn't refuse at this price.

LeeJS

Been procrastinating about backup drives for a while now. 6tb for £100 … Been procrastinating about backup drives for a while now. 6tb for £100 delivered was too good a deal to pass up. £17 a Tb! Scorching hot.


Where did you get a 6TB drive for £100 delivered??? Do you mean 2 x 3TB for £110
Edited by: "tomtomato" 18th Apr 2015

likewise, where for the 6tb?

Original Poster

matty_hunt

Ordered 2 for £99.98 using the code supplied. There are 2, 3, 4 and 6TB … Ordered 2 for £99.98 using the code supplied. There are 2, 3, 4 and 6TB drives available but the 3tb seems the best deal to me. Ive purchased a refurbished monitor and expensive digital slr in the past with no problems. My understanding is that these items get returned, for what ever reason, and then go through a series of repairs and tests to make sure the are fully functional and fault free. Tests which brand new items coming straight off the production line do not get. Thus, in theory, refurbished/recertified items are actually likely to be more reliable. Time will tell! If it broke once.....



Yep, I did debate putting the other sizes in this post, but value wise they're not too great - can purchase for cheaper plenty of other places (for example the 1tb/2tb portables are a bit cheaper than the desktop ones). And most likely these are returns from customers, would bet on some of them being more used by WD in the tests than by users themselves

amazing hdd deal +heat i can replace my oldest external and get rid of my second internal with this, cheers slayermatt.

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cynikill

likewise, where for the 6tb?


I do think he meant 2x3tb, there is a 6tb drive here but much more costly per tb

Hanks6

amazing hdd deal +heat i can replace my oldest external and get rid of my … amazing hdd deal +heat i can replace my oldest external and get rid of my second internal with this, cheers slayermatt.


Glad to help, I'm just glad to see Hard Drive prices dropping (even if it is re-certified)! X)

slayermatt

Yep, I did debate putting the other sizes in this post, but value wise … Yep, I did debate putting the other sizes in this post, but value wise they're not too great.....



I nearly bought 2 of the 4TB for £140 (using code) which is nearly as good value per TB as the 3TB drives but decided against it. Don't really want to spend too much on recertified drives just in case....

tomtomato

Where did you get a 6TB drive for £100 delivered??? Do you mean 2 x 3TB … Where did you get a 6TB drive for £100 delivered??? Do you mean 2 x 3TB for £110


No, I meant 2x3tb for £100 using the discount code in the OP.

moneysavingkitten

Just no. 3TB is farrrr to much data to risk.



I agree 100% There's another deal about at the mo for a 5tb seagate. 5tb! *winces*

techniques

I agree 100% There's another deal about at the mo for a 5tb seagate. … I agree 100% There's another deal about at the mo for a 5tb seagate. 5tb! *winces*



That's just eye watering...

techniques

I agree 100% There's another deal about at the mo for a 5tb seagate. … I agree 100% There's another deal about at the mo for a 5tb seagate. 5tb! *winces*



How about using that 5tb to backup 3 or 4 smaller drives in case the smaller drives fail?
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