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WD 10 TB My Book USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Password Protection and Auto Backup Software for £152.37 delivered @ Amazon Spain
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WD 10 TB My Book USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive with Password Protection and Auto Backup Software for £152.37 delivered @ Amazon Spain

£152.37£198.5023%Amazon Spain Deals
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Posted 16th Apr

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Nice offer at Amazon Spain for this large 10TB WD drive.

Price includes shipping fee and will be slightly cheaper using a free free card to purchase.

Same product on Amazon UK is currently priced £198.50

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The My Book drive is trusted desktop storage designed to complement your personal style with a massive amount of space to store your photos, videos, music and documents. Equipped with social media and cloud storage import, password protection and perfectly paired with WD Backup or Time Machine, My Book desktop storage helps keep your files safe.

  • Equipped with WD backup software for Windows and Apple Time Machine compatibility for Mac, the My Book desktop hard drive can back up your photos, videos, music and documents
  • Works with acronis true image WD edition software to schedule full system backups
  • Password protection with built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption with WD Security software, just set your own personalised password to help keep your content private and safe

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Brilliant. bought it. Thanks OP.
10TB for this price is good, however the elements version for 139.99 and 12TB was up a few weeks back, expecting it to come back too, Amazon seem to be doing some great deals during this period of uncertanty
Good price but I think the 12TB version a week or so back was a better deal. Better value per TB. Heat added tho.
Edited by: "scoopsy" 16th Apr
Says £165 for me?, OK just saw it was euros
Edited by: "westy125" 16th Apr
Careful with delivery on EU Amazon. After a week of waiting, Amazon NL just pushed delivery for a mouse back until further notice.
Edited by: "TinXpH" 16th Apr
any chance of a WD Red inside?
Good price. I read recently that WD have confirmed all >6TB are SMR. For those wanting performance, be aware of this.
philjstephenson16/04/2020 10:52

10TB for this price is good, however the elements version for 139.99 and …10TB for this price is good, however the elements version for 139.99 and 12TB was up a few weeks back, expecting it to come back too, Amazon seem to be doing some great deals during this period of uncertanty



Is there any difference between the elements version and this one? I will be shucking mine, dont care for the housing.
I just got the 3tb ver & format to NTFS connected to my nighthawk router with all my movies & tv shows so I can play through VLC player on a firestick, works 100%, but you would have to check 10tb works like this or can it be partitioned smaller to make it work.
metalheadkicks16/04/2020 10:44

Brilliant. bought it. Thanks OP.


How do you find the delivery? I bought it too but it's not in my uk orders, called them and they said its via amazon Spain obviously?
westy12516/04/2020 12:51

How do you find the delivery? I bought it too but it's not in my uk …How do you find the delivery? I bought it too but it's not in my uk orders, called them and they said its via amazon Spain obviously?



Use chrome browser to go to amazon.es and it will trnaslate the whole website in English. Login with UK credentials and use the website as normal to track orders. You cant view orders in you UK account, its a separate website that works with your credentials, card details, etc.,
metalheadkicks16/04/2020 12:58

Use chrome browser to go to amazon.es and it will trnaslate the whole …Use chrome browser to go to amazon.es and it will trnaslate the whole website in English. Login with UK credentials and use the website as normal to track orders. You cant view orders in you UK account, its a separate website that works with your credentials, card details, etc.,


Yeah thanks, that's how I bought it, ie translated to English just wasn't aware it didn't show up in my orders,
I paid the extra £2 for next day delivery, can't see it coming tomorrow though
westy12516/04/2020 13:01

Yeah thanks, that's how I bought it, ie translated to English just wasn't …Yeah thanks, that's how I bought it, ie translated to English just wasn't aware it didn't show up in my orders,I paid the extra £2 for next day delivery, can't see it coming tomorrow though



I can see it in my orders and its scheduled to arrive tomorrow.
metalheadkicks16/04/2020 13:08

I can see it in my orders and its scheduled to arrive tomorrow.


I need to log in again via Spain, I hope it does come, I'm assuming your UK based too?
Yup
lastlaughgiraffe16/04/2020 11:34

any chance of a WD Red inside?



Red equivalent - white label (for 8TB and larger units, not the 6TB). I shucked a couple of the 8TB units a few months ago having done some internet research on shucking this unit. Easy to do.
Paper.Lawyer16/04/2020 13:26

Red equivalent - white label (for 8TB and larger units, not the 6TB). I …Red equivalent - white label (for 8TB and larger units, not the 6TB). I shucked a couple of the 8TB units a few months ago having done some internet research on shucking this unit. Easy to do.


Did you use the molex or tape method?
westy12516/04/2020 13:01

Yeah thanks, that's how I bought it, ie translated to English just wasn't …Yeah thanks, that's how I bought it, ie translated to English just wasn't aware it didn't show up in my orders,I paid the extra £2 for next day delivery, can't see it coming tomorrow though


I ordered 6tb yesterday and it's being delivered today (dispatched from my local warehouse this morning), cancelled it though and ordered this instead
huispan16/04/2020 12:15

Good price. I read recently that WD have confirmed all >6TB are SMR. For …Good price. I read recently that WD have confirmed all >6TB are SMR. For those wanting performance, be aware of this.


especially if shucking and wanting to use shingled drives in a RAID array can cause you problems. There has been reports of WD using SMR drives on their WD reds lately, specifically designed for RAID
huispan16/04/2020 12:15

Good price. I read recently that WD have confirmed all >6TB are SMR. For …Good price. I read recently that WD have confirmed all >6TB are SMR. For those wanting performance, be aware of this.


Think you meant <6tb? At the moment everything 8tb and larger are still non SMR drives.
superdriftking16/04/2020 13:34

I ordered 6tb yesterday and it's being delivered today (dispatched from my …I ordered 6tb yesterday and it's being delivered today (dispatched from my local warehouse this morning), cancelled it though and ordered this instead


Nice one, thanks for the info
Price gone up
westy12516/04/2020 13:01

Yeah thanks, that's how I bought it, ie translated to English just wasn't …Yeah thanks, that's how I bought it, ie translated to English just wasn't aware it didn't show up in my orders,I paid the extra £2 for next day delivery, can't see it coming tomorrow though


It did for me for 6tb version. Bought yesterday, configuring plex on my rpi now
Damn it, long gone.
superdriftking16/04/2020 13:31

Did you use the molex or tape method?



I was prepared to try the tape but I didn't need to - no problems just connecting it in the usual way into both my DIY NAS and also into an Odroid HC2.
Edited by: "Paper.Lawyer" 16th Apr
ScorpioJonesy16/04/2020 14:35

Think you meant <6tb? At the moment everything 8tb and larger are still …Think you meant <6tb? At the moment everything 8tb and larger are still non SMR drives.


Right now they are saying their Red drives 8-14TB are not SMR.

They are saying nothing about their externals, and likely never will. The whole thing with externals is that you get what you get, whatever HDDs they have too much of at a given time. Externals are often used as a way to sell unproven technology, low-binned HDDs etc. If you crack a MyBook open and find a 10TB red, it could still be SMR because you did not buy a Red, you bought an external.
ozyri16/04/2020 19:50

It did for me for 6tb version. Bought yesterday, configuring plex on my … It did for me for 6tb version. Bought yesterday, configuring plex on my rpi now


Did you need to partition the drive? I know my media players can't see more than 3tb, so I may just use it for a backup drive
ScorpioJonesy16/04/2020 14:35

Think you meant <6tb? At the moment everything 8tb and larger are still …Think you meant <6tb? At the moment everything 8tb and larger are still non SMR drives.


blocksandfiles.com/202…ng/ still up in the air at this point but one user reporting shingled 6TB. WD aren't really commenting and say it's only the top capacity drives, but it's a bit shady
westy12516/04/2020 22:50

Did you need to partition the drive? I know my media players can't see …Did you need to partition the drive? I know my media players can't see more than 3tb, so I may just use it for a backup drive


Well I managed to nuke my network trying to install samba yesterday (which now I really don't think I need ), however prior to that, I did manage to mount whole 5.5TB with exFAT to rpi3 with raspbian with no problems and winscp to it to upload the test media files for plex to munch. It did play through my Samsung TV plex app. Was advised ext4, but seems like way too much hassle if I want Windows involved.

On other note - anyone knows how to properly mount exfat with full write/read permissions and automount? Kept getting errors, even though file upload through winscp errored at the end, it did play with no problems after.
ozyri17/04/2020 10:29

Well I managed to nuke my network trying to install samba yesterday (which …Well I managed to nuke my network trying to install samba yesterday (which now I really don't think I need ), however prior to that, I did manage to mount whole 5.5TB with exFAT to rpi3 with raspbian with no problems and winscp to it to upload the test media files for plex to munch. It did play through my Samsung TV plex app. Was advised ext4, but seems like way too much hassle if I want Windows involved. On other note - anyone knows how to properly mount exfat with full write/read permissions and automount? Kept getting errors, even though file upload through winscp errored at the end, it did play with no problems after.



Your post reminded me of my early experiences with home servers, file systems and network shares so I feel inclined to leave my 2 pence on this. If it doesn't apply to your situation feel free to ignore, but maybe it'll be helpful to someone else.

It's important to make the right decisions regards file systems early on as having to change later is typically a PITA as you need the same or larger storage to copy your data so as to not lose any. The only reason to stick with exFAT or NTFS would be if you wanted to plug directly into a Windows machine at some point. The allure of keep your options open in this regard is obvious, but with exFAT and NTFS being proprietary file systems the performance under Linux does suffer. This is especially true when running on something like a Pi where you'll very quickly be CPU bound and will be especially evident when you handle larger media.

In my opinion, once you're up and running with a Linux based server you won't need or want to plug your drives back into a Windows machine to manage the data. Say a friend has bought his portable HDD over to your place and wants some of your media, well then you just plug it into your Windows PC but access your files via Samba.

My advice would be to use ext4 for the file system, and samba to access the hdd over the network from Windows. Samba isn't really that complicated. Once you've got your head around it you'll rarely have to touch it in the future, just make sure you keep a copy of your config.
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