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Recertified WD My Cloud 6TB - £129.99 @ WD
Recertified WD My Cloud 6TB - £129.99 @ WD

Recertified WD My Cloud 6TB - £129.99 @ WD

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Recertified WD My Cloud 6TB back in stock with free standard delivery.

Use Disscount code WDSTORECPN for £10 off the listed price of £139.99.

Also available is the 1TB 2TB 3TB and4TB versions at the time of posting. Don't forget to use the code!

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Is this a NAS?

Is this a NAS drive

Lawlost

Is this a NAS?



Yes - basic

As good as Zytel?

Lawlost

Is this a NAS drive


yes with a second hand hard drive that's been repaired, don't use it for anything important.
Edited by: "paulj48" 9th Feb

If it's gone wrong before the chances are it will go wrong again.

Thanks gone for it

I just got my back in stock email too.
Should be a 6tb green drive inside. Now I need to find in which unit they put the 2tb or 3tb reds in...

paulj48

yes with a second hand hard drive that's been repaired, don't use it for … yes with a second hand hard drive that's been repaired, don't use it for anything important.


...and you can find a re certified 6tb drive under £129 can you?

Maxow

...and you can find a re certified 6tb drive under £129 can you?


wouldn't touch one with a barge pole thanks.

Maxow

I just got my back in stock email too.Should be a 6tb green drive inside. … I just got my back in stock email too.Should be a 6tb green drive inside. Now I need to find in which unit they put the 2tb or 3tb reds in...



My book duo

If this is the one I returned as faulty last week... good luck with it!

Dayum, hell of a price this. Cheers!

Great price. I bought a recertified 2tb external hard drive from these and it has worked flawlessly, even surviving being dropped.

Good one - I think I will make a comment

Now look out for the cold votes and the hypocrytical anoraks saying "Ooooh it's re-certified I will lose all my data, and I am scared of this, because all brand new disks last forever and have a 3 year warranty, so nobody ever loses data on a new disk, and Joe Nobb 'ead will come on and say "I had one of these that lasted 7 seconds, they're rubbish"

And so on.

So use it as a baby "cloud" server for your home, access movies and music from anywhere in your house, great fun and easy to set up

So plug and go with COPIES of media files or overflow Humax recordings, or your fave MP3's and this will enable to to do lots with your existing TV, or existing phone (probably)

Finally got one.

Thanks op and great added.

Recertified or not the price is great. Regardless of being , as you always have backups, the risk is minimal, merely an inconvenience if it should fall.

WD and their customer support is amazing

hot

paulj48

yes with a second hand hard drive that's been repaired, don't use it for … yes with a second hand hard drive that's been repaired, don't use it for anything important.


If you use a single drive for important data, recertified or not, then be prepared to lose it!

Like the more versed have already concluded, if you're relying solely on a single drive then you're asking for trouble anyway. The chances of these going wrong is possibly higher then normal drives, but these were normal drives previously so I presume the original owners probably felt pretty happy buying them first time around. Use backups, mirroring, cloud and/or elaborate RAID to enhance you chances of keeping what you value. Banging price for 6TB, using it to replace a lightly used Western Digitial Red 3TB that died after 3 years.

I got the 4TB version last time round.
Very basic NAS functionality. Performance is pretty good for a cheap nas. Drive is a nasware 3.0. it's got a recertified label new serial no and 6 months warranty.

These WD Red's inside or greens?

We'll there's one less now. I've been watching this since it was posted to get a feel for it.
As it's for a back-up of a back-up - it's a no brainer. The chance of three drives dying simultaneously is pretty slim.
No, I'm not challenging the universe.
Thanks OP. Heated up earlier.

This code should get the first person to use it 20% off:

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Jefft

If it's gone wrong before the chances are it will go wrong again.


Yes but no, but what ARE the chances?

There is certainty that one potential problem has been fixed. There's a 6 month guarantee. Only hard drives I've had die on me have been 2 weeks old and 10 years old. No one gives 10 year guarantees on hard drives.
Also, if it has been checked twice. Presumably someone with a more specialist skill set has repaired it since they are usually made on a production line. So isn't is less likely to fail now? What are the chances?
Also, don't people just return stuff because they changed their mind? I bet WD stick it straight onto the re-certified pile. What ARE the chances?

You will hear this often. The chances are becasue its most peoples experience having dipped their toe in:
I've bought re-certified WD several times. They look brand new and none have failed.

I'd never, ever buy a second hand / refurbished HDD. You're just asking for trouble.

Thanks OP, ordered one

n17d

If you use a single drive for important data, recertified or not, then be … If you use a single drive for important data, recertified or not, then be prepared to lose it!


exactly so don't use this recertified drive full stop, if its been built and sealed in dust proof factory on a production line and then gone faulty I wouldn't like to guess how they've now 'recertified' it.

LondonTTB

I'd never, ever buy a second hand / refurbished HDD. You're just asking … I'd never, ever buy a second hand / refurbished HDD. You're just asking for trouble.



What about a car or a fridge?

asking for a friend

6TB OOS

paulj48

exactly so don't use this recertified drive full stop, if its been built … exactly so don't use this recertified drive full stop, if its been built and sealed in dust proof factory on a production line and then gone faulty I wouldn't like to guess how they've now 'recertified' it.


Or use it as a back up!!!!!

n17d

Or use it as a back up!!!!!


I class a 'backup' as an important use so would never use a second hand drive for that.

paulj48

I class a 'backup' as an important use so would never use a second hand … I class a 'backup' as an important use so would never use a second hand drive for that.


Are you just being argumentative? I keep 2 copies of all my important data. If one goes down, I have another. I have purchased one of these for that exact reason. By all means buy a brand new drive if you have money to burn, but don't think that means you don't need to bother with a backup. Or are you suggesting I should keep a backup of a backup of a backup, just in case!!!! I would also add that I have also purchased refurbished WD drives from this store previously. All appear brand new and never had a problem with years of use. They are not mickey house refurbs, despite what you may believe.

n17d

Are you just being argumentative? I keep 2 copies of all my important … Are you just being argumentative? I keep 2 copies of all my important data. If one goes down, I have another. I have purchased one of these for that exact reason. By all means buy a brand new drive if you have money to burn, but don't think that means you don't need to bother with a backup. Or are you suggesting I should keep a backup of a backup of a backup, just in case!!!! I would also add that I have also purchased refurbished WD drives from this store previously. All appear brand new and never had a problem with years of use. They are not mickey house refurbs, despite what you may believe.


My initial remark was 'do not use this for anything important' I class any back media as important otherwise there's no point having that backup regardless of other copies held.

The remark about 'mickey house refurbs' I'm not sure what that means but I've worked in the 'refurb' sector and sometimes a wipe with a cloth and a power on test is all that is done sometimes, wrap the leads neat and that fools people into thinking they've never been used. Like I said previously if a drive has failed, apart from the pcb on the hard drive there's nothing else that can have been repaired unless in a dust proof environment. I wouldn't be surprised if a quick format of these and a power on test is the only 'recertification' that has been done.

How long is the warranty on these.?

n17d

By all means buy a brand new drive if you have money to burn, but don't … By all means buy a brand new drive if you have money to burn, but don't think that means you don't need to bother with a backup.



I have money to burn :{, and I bought one. I'm happy with my decision.:)
The back-up debate stands whether its a top notch drive, run of the mill, refurbished or whatever. It all boils down to likelihood, importance of data, economies and an element of risk.

Apart from sailing with Captain Jack Sparrow, what are people using 6TB for?

I'll use mine connected to a switch on my home network to share all of our family photos and home videos to PC's, mobile devices and TV's.

Also it will have Macrium Reflect backups from various PC"s
Edited by: "VimesUK" 9th Feb

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Here's mine to the first taker: y9i4gey2x

are these just storage or can they run apps like nzbget without having a client on the pc?

sadly code not working
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