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WD 14TB My Book USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive £205.43 at Amazon France

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  • Auto backup with included WD Backup software and Time Machine compatibility
  • Password protection with hardware encryption
  • WD Discovery software for WD Security, Social Media and Cloud Storage import and WD Drive Utilities
  • Easy to use
  • Trusted storage built with WD reliability
  • Up to 14TB capacity
  • USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible
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jam681319/02/2020 10:26

I would be very worried if I had a full 14TB of important data stored on a …I would be very worried if I had a full 14TB of important data stored on a mechanical SATA hard drive. This tech is plummeting in price as SSD and M2 become the new standard of storage in PC hardware. SSD is less likely to fail and uses less power and is impact proof, these mechanical drives are not to be relied on for backing up this volume of data.


lol nearly a full bingo on just this comment alone
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Anyone know what drive is inside?
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jg21319/02/2020 00:12

Anyone know what drive is inside?

Can i use this with Win10 Pro - having problems now I have moved from Vista, cant see my regular drives.
Midge19/02/2020 00:46

Can i use this with Win10 Pro - having problems now I have moved from …Can i use this with Win10 Pro - having problems now I have moved from Vista, cant see my regular drives.


you probably just need to assign a drive letter to the secondary drives
Kicking myself for holding fire on getting this when it was £192 on Amazon a few weeks back
Carson_Official19/02/2020 06:45

you probably just need to assign a drive letter to the secondary drives


I think someone who doesn't know that could use a little more information to help do it lol
I would be very worried if I had a full 14TB of important data stored on a mechanical SATA hard drive. This tech is plummeting in price as SSD and M2 become the new standard of storage in PC hardware. SSD is less likely to fail and uses less power and is impact proof, these mechanical drives are not to be relied on for backing up this volume of data.
jam681319/02/2020 10:26

I would be very worried if I had a full 14TB of important data stored on a …I would be very worried if I had a full 14TB of important data stored on a mechanical SATA hard drive. This tech is plummeting in price as SSD and M2 become the new standard of storage in PC hardware. SSD is less likely to fail and uses less power and is impact proof, these mechanical drives are not to be relied on for backing up this volume of data.



SSDs are massively more expensive than HDDs though for the same storage space. RAID for important live data and use s/w to back it up efficiently e.g. a monthly/quarterly/whatever full backup and daily/weekly/whatever backups of the changes.
jam681319/02/2020 10:26

I would be very worried if I had a full 14TB of important data stored on a …I would be very worried if I had a full 14TB of important data stored on a mechanical SATA hard drive. This tech is plummeting in price as SSD and M2 become the new standard of storage in PC hardware. SSD is less likely to fail and uses less power and is impact proof, these mechanical drives are not to be relied on for backing up this volume of data.



SSD is not soon going to come close to the price per TB, and even then for most users in a non enterprise setting the difference in operational lifetimes is negligible.

And I don't know about anyone else, but for important data I have redundancy, but I have scads of data in the category of not wanting to get rid of it, but don't really care if I lose it.
jam681319/02/2020 10:26

I would be very worried if I had a full 14TB of important data stored on a …I would be very worried if I had a full 14TB of important data stored on a mechanical SATA hard drive. This tech is plummeting in price as SSD and M2 become the new standard of storage in PC hardware. SSD is less likely to fail and uses less power and is impact proof, these mechanical drives are not to be relied on for backing up this volume of data.


lol nearly a full bingo on just this comment alone
sh2019/02/2020 13:45

lol nearly a full bingo on just this comment alone


Yeah, said every large scale server installation ever.
NoahTheFirstPrepper19/02/2020 00:38

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I've had 2 x10tb and they both had different drives inside .. one 5200rpm and the other 5900rpm .. so there is no Gtee what drive you will get AFAIK. YDMV.
jam681319/02/2020 10:26

I would be very worried if I had a full 14TB of important data stored on a …I would be very worried if I had a full 14TB of important data stored on a mechanical SATA hard drive. This tech is plummeting in price as SSD and M2 become the new standard of storage in PC hardware. SSD is less likely to fail and uses less power and is impact proof, these mechanical drives are not to be relied on for backing up this volume of data.


I'd be very worried to have a full 14TB of important data stored on an SSD drive or in fact any single source. SSD's are not vulnerable to impact damage but they can still fail at any time without warning and once they've failed, the data is gone with no chance of recovery.
Johnmcl719/02/2020 16:02

I'd be very worried to have a full 14TB of important data stored on an SSD …I'd be very worried to have a full 14TB of important data stored on an SSD drive or in fact any single source. SSD's are not vulnerable to impact damage but they can still fail at any time without warning and once they've failed, the data is gone with no chance of recovery.


Backups.
ozzmosiz19/02/2020 23:13

Backups.


Yes that was my point, I'd never have anything important in a single location regardless of what the storage media is. Increasingly I've seen people treating SSD's as being trustworth for data storage and HDD's not trustworthy hence I wanted to make it clear that you can't trust SSD's or any other single source.
Edited by: "Johnmcl7" 20th Feb
sh2019/02/2020 13:45

lol nearly a full bingo on just this comment alone


We really do need a hard drive bingo card!
jam681319/02/2020 10:26

I would be very worried if I had a full 14TB of important data stored on a …I would be very worried if I had a full 14TB of important data stored on a mechanical SATA hard drive. This tech is plummeting in price as SSD and M2 become the new standard of storage in PC hardware. SSD is less likely to fail and uses less power and is impact proof, these mechanical drives are not to be relied on for backing up this volume of data.


Explains why I use HDDs exclusively for my data storage and back up, along with everyone else with an ounce of sense. I avoid throwing them at the wall (impact proof is not a problem) I offset the £9 a year I might spend powering it if I ran it 24/7 by not buying an SSD. £1200 price difference means I'm quids in for atleast 133 years. Amazon offset the cost of their electricity bills by not paying any taxes, but they came to the same conclusion: SSD is not to be used for backing up of data, until their prices are close to equal with HDD. Spinning drives will be with us for another 30 years.
friar_chris22/02/2020 08:27

Explains why I use HDDs exclusively for my data storage and back up, along …Explains why I use HDDs exclusively for my data storage and back up, along with everyone else with an ounce of sense. I avoid throwing them at the wall (impact proof is not a problem) I offset the £9 a year I might spend powering it if I ran it 24/7 by not buying an SSD. £1200 price difference means I'm quids in for atleast 133 years. Amazon offset the cost of their electricity bills by not paying any taxes, but they came to the same conclusion: SSD is not to be used for backing up of data, until their prices are close to equal with HDD. Spinning drives will be with us for another 30 years.


I agree with all of this except the 30 years.
SSDs will replace HDDs sooner than that.

As for all your data in 1 place; the reason I was looking at buying this big a drive is as a backup of all my data to then put at my parents house encase of fire etc.
marc052322/02/2020 11:24

I agree with all of this except the 30 years.SSDs will replace HDDs sooner …I agree with all of this except the 30 years.SSDs will replace HDDs sooner than that.As for all your data in 1 place; the reason I was looking at buying this big a drive is as a backup of all my data to then put at my parents house encase of fire etc.


Excellent plan for an off-site backup. 30 years could well be pushing it. I've noted SSDs and HDDs falling in price at similar rates. Ten years ago I recall reading that they'd reach price parity per GB by now. They are still 6x more expensive. It was 10x ten years ago. I stand by my 30 year prediction.....even if they are going to be considered archaic in 2050, they will suffice for my backup needs. .

What I'd like to know is, aside from growing games libraries......what is driving SSD and M2 drives getting significantly larger in size when they can't match HDD on price?
friar_chris22/02/2020 13:22

Excellent plan for an off-site backup. 30 years could well be pushing it. …Excellent plan for an off-site backup. 30 years could well be pushing it. I've noted SSDs and HDDs falling in price at similar rates. Ten years ago I recall reading that they'd reach price parity per GB by now. They are still 6x more expensive. It was 10x ten years ago. I stand by my 30 year prediction.....even if they are going to be considered archaic in 2050, they will suffice for my backup needs. .What I'd like to know is, aside from growing games libraries......what is driving SSD and M2 drives getting significantly larger in size when they can't match HDD on price?



That's a fair point but the tech industry doesn't always move at a steady rate so personally I wouldn't use the last 10 years as a yardstick for the next 30. I think it's not unreasonable to imagine that in 10 years from now PCs will generally be a lot smaller and almost all new storage (for consumers) will be solid state although existing HDDs would not just disappear in a puff of inefficiency of course Large data/server sites may take longer to gradually swap over.

I don't know a lot about that market but I guess a big driver (apart from just 'normal tech progress') for bigger and cheaper and longer lasting SSDs is demand from large data handling organisations; I'm sure someone here is more in the know. If anything I think the demand for digital storage at home is generally going to shrink as people and orgs use more services in 'the cloud' such as saving your photos with google, your game saves with steam, nvidia game streaming instead of having a big beefy PC, not to mention all the media streaming businesses, combined with improved broadband and mobile/wireless tech. These services are not perfect and in the case of game streaming it's in its infancy but will improve.

(Note: M2 is not a drive type though, it's the interface/connector/package so there are M2 SSDs and SATA SSDs.)
loonyjetman22/02/2020 22:51

That's a fair point but the tech industry doesn't always move at a steady …That's a fair point but the tech industry doesn't always move at a steady rate so personally I wouldn't use the last 10 years as a yardstick for the next 30. I think it's not unreasonable to imagine that in 10 years from now PCs will generally be a lot smaller and almost all new storage (for consumers) will be solid state although existing HDDs would not just disappear in a puff of inefficiency of course Large data/server sites may take longer to gradually swap over.I don't know a lot about that market but I guess a big driver (apart from just 'normal tech progress') for bigger and cheaper and longer lasting SSDs is demand from large data handling organisations; I'm sure someone here is more in the know. If anything I think the demand for digital storage at home is generally going to shrink as people and orgs use more services in 'the cloud' such as saving your photos with google, your game saves with steam, nvidia game streaming instead of having a big beefy PC, not to mention all the media streaming businesses, combined with improved broadband and mobile/wireless tech. These services are not perfect and in the case of game streaming it's in its infancy but will improve.(Note: M2 is not a drive type though, it's the interface/connector/package so there are M2 SSDs and SATA SSDs.)


In 30 years we may not be using either of them.


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