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WD 14TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 for £191.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK
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WD 14TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 for £191.99 Delivered @ Amazon UK

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Excellent deal, £13.71 per TB is a great price, especially on these newer 14TB drives.

Now just need to wait for someone who's never heard of backups or redundancy to come and complain that it's too much data to risk on one drive
I'm waiting for the guy who moans it isn't SSD.
Looks like a great deal but not for me as it’ll be really slow. Wish it was an SSD - more reliable so you don’t have to worry about risking all your data on one drive so much
Hopefully this’ll be enough storage to fit call of duty and it’s updates.
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Perfect for shucking and a great price per terabyte. Thanks for posting OP. Ordered and heat added
I got 2 on pre-order 12TB at £159.99 thou.....
Excellent deal, £13.71 per TB is a great price, especially on these newer 14TB drives.

Now just need to wait for someone who's never heard of backups or redundancy to come and complain that it's too much data to risk on one drive
I'm waiting for the guy who moans it isn't SSD.
Looks like a great deal but not for me as it’ll be really slow. Wish it was an SSD - more reliable so you don’t have to worry about risking all your data on one drive so much
What's the difference between wd elements and my book? My book is selling for £200
Can these be left plugged into a PC all the time?
I have a 6Tb with the power lead on all the time and the USB connected to the PC, but to get it recognised by the PC I need to unplug the USB and then plug it back into the HD.
Is this how it's supposed to work.
TIA for any help.
alecb02/02/2020 01:09

Can these be left plugged into a PC all the time?I have a 6Tb with the …Can these be left plugged into a PC all the time?I have a 6Tb with the power lead on all the time and the USB connected to the PC, but to get it recognised by the PC I need to unplug the USB and then plug it back into the HD.Is this how it's supposed to work.TIA for any help.


It should work. I had a portable HDD connected via USB for months without any issues. Try another USB port.
rev602/02/2020 01:16

It should work. I had a portable HDD connected via USB for months without …It should work. I had a portable HDD connected via USB for months without any issues. Try another USB port.


Will do. Thanks for getting back so quickly
fort02/02/2020 01:05

What's the difference between wd elements and my book? My book is selling …What's the difference between wd elements and my book? My book is selling for £200


My Book has a different enclosure and 1 year longer warranty. The drives inside should be identical.
sxowsubtzv02/02/2020 01:29

My Book has a different enclosure and 1 year longer warranty. The drives …My Book has a different enclosure and 1 year longer warranty. The drives inside should be identical.


so you can remove them from inside and conect to the pc with SATA Cable? like portable one for example?
Tired.Ben.Affleck02/02/2020 01:31

so you can remove them from inside and conect to the pc with SATA Cable? …so you can remove them from inside and conect to the pc with SATA Cable? like portable one for example?


Yes, that's very common with these as they are white label drives, which appear to be rebadged WD Red drives. There is a 3.3v pin issue with some power supplies as they use a new SATA spec, but that's easily fixed with a bit of electrical tape.

Edited by: "sxowsubtzv" 2nd Feb
Hopefully this’ll be enough storage to fit call of duty and it’s updates.
Can this be used for PS4? Heat added nice find
the electrical tape trick was not required for the Synology NAS boxes I tried 10/12TB shucked WD's in.

Great price. Fill yer boots!
How would you back your films up then? To the WD cloud I take it?
alecb02/02/2020 01:09

Can these be left plugged into a PC all the time?I have a 6Tb with the …Can these be left plugged into a PC all the time?I have a 6Tb with the power lead on all the time and the USB connected to the PC, but to get it recognised by the PC I need to unplug the USB and then plug it back into the HD.Is this how it's supposed to work.TIA for any help.



Yes these are good for 24/7 .. You need to look at any settings .. sounds like your drive is going to sleep.(power settings)

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If you have the new drive (which includes smart ware) you can set the sleep timer and if you don’t have smart ware then install WD Drive manager, this will keep a track of the drive all time and will never let the drive sleep.

To download WD Drive manager follow the link.

support.wdc.com/pro…89&

ANd as to backup, simples , divide the drive into two volumes and make sure everything on one volume is mirrored on the other.
Ahhhhh, the 12Tb from the deal last week week just arrived, wish I had waited!
alecb02/02/2020 01:09

Can these be left plugged into a PC all the time?I have a 6Tb with the …Can these be left plugged into a PC all the time?I have a 6Tb with the power lead on all the time and the USB connected to the PC, but to get it recognised by the PC I need to unplug the USB and then plug it back into the HD.Is this how it's supposed to work.TIA for any help.



Also check your USB port settings, Windows 7/8/10 look in advanced power settings.

With the ports not sleeping, the drive should wake-up when accessed, even if in sleep mode.


I;ve not had to use any WD utility to stop drives disappearing
Edited by: "david25uk" 2nd Feb
Some interesting comments here. Bought 2x 2tb red drives last week for my nas. Would I have been as well off just waiting another while and buying these, esp if they are repackaged reds?
Tired.Ben.Affleck02/02/2020 01:31

so you can remove them from inside and conect to the pc with SATA Cable? …so you can remove them from inside and conect to the pc with SATA Cable? like portable one for example?


Yes you can BUT there might be a small mod you need to do with a 3v pin. Depends on the system you are connecting it too. I had to tonthis on my 100TB Server......was easily fixed with a few mm of electrical tape though
Edited by: "jouster" 2nd Feb
Johnny_adidas02/02/2020 08:46

Some interesting comments here. Bought 2x 2tb red drives last week for my …Some interesting comments here. Bought 2x 2tb red drives last week for my nas. Would I have been as well off just waiting another while and buying these, esp if they are repackaged reds?


These would be great in a NAS but you will more than likely lose your warranty. So depends how important that is to you...drives do fail of course
thanks for posting, i got one. got the 12tb last week, otherwise would have got 2 of these instead
GwanGy02/02/2020 08:03

to backup, simples , divide the drive into two volumes and make sure …to backup, simples , divide the drive into two volumes and make sure everything on one volume is mirrored on the other.


This made me giggle then realised people are going to read it and actually do it. For anyone reading backup is copying data to another drive entirely
Can I connect this to a router and use as a network drive?
jouster02/02/2020 09:02

These would be great in a NAS but you will more than likely lose your …These would be great in a NAS but you will more than likely lose your warranty. So depends how important that is to you...drives do fail of course


Not pushed with the warranty, all the current drives are from these types of enclosures. Always buy in pairs so have a backup. Guess I'll be sending these back for more TB as hadn't realised they were basically the same drives
Johnny_adidas02/02/2020 09:29

Not pushed with the warranty, all the current drives are from these types …Not pushed with the warranty, all the current drives are from these types of enclosures. Always buy in pairs so have a backup. Guess I'll be sending these back for more TB as hadn't realised they were basically the same drives


I've certainly slowly been replacing old 4TB drives with these. Don't think I'll need 288TB in total so doubt I replace them all
God, that's a lot of storage for the price...Have some heat!
Good spot, I was going to pick up a 6TB to replace an old drive, but I can get rid of two by getting this instead
jouster02/02/2020 09:32

I've certainly slowly been replacing old 4TB drives with these. Don't …I've certainly slowly been replacing old 4TB drives with these. Don't think I'll need 288TB in total so doubt I replace them all



You can never have too much!

20 drives, that's a big server!
david25uk02/02/2020 09:45

You can never have too much! 20 drives, that's a big server!


Yes it is. Actually 24 drives

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jouster02/02/2020 09:46

Yes it is. Actually 24 drives[Image]


A wealth of adult entertainment on them I bet
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For £9 more you can get this offer which is on at the same time. Both great deals and why not save £9 if shucking but can't help thinking there will be some reason why the MyBook has 3 year warranty and the Elements only 2 years which is why I've ordered a MyBook but can't go far wrong at these prices.
Gazzatheyiddo02/02/2020 09:58

A wealth of adult entertainment on them I bet


surely no one stores that stuff anymore.

This is all (real) movies and TV.

And with UHD tips now a thing 10TB doesn't go that far really

Many will argue this much storage is crazy with so many streaming options available but I'm amazed at how often a certain film isn't available on Prime or Netflix. It's satisfying to know they are a click away for me
GwanGy02/02/2020 08:03

Yes these are good for 24/7 .. You need to look at any settings .. sounds …Yes these are good for 24/7 .. You need to look at any settings .. sounds like your drive is going to sleep.(power settings)qouteIf you have the new drive (which includes smart ware) you can set the sleep timer and if you don’t have smart ware then install WD Drive manager, this will keep a track of the drive all time and will never let the drive sleep. To download WD Drive manager follow the link.http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?groupid=111&sid=89〈=en ANd as to backup, simples , divide the drive into two volumes and make sure everything on one volume is mirrored on the other.


Thanks for the advice.
david25uk02/02/2020 08:21

Also check your USB port settings, Windows 7/8/10 look in advanced power …Also check your USB port settings, Windows 7/8/10 look in advanced power settings.With the ports not sleeping, the drive should wake-up when accessed, even if in sleep mode.I;ve not had to use any WD utility to stop drives disappearing


Thanks for the advice.
Have had several WD external hard drives to back up my photographs.
Why this and not a Synology NAS?
jouster02/02/2020 10:00

surely no one stores that stuff anymore. This is all (real) … surely no one stores that stuff anymore. This is all (real) movies and TV. And with UHD tips now a thing 10TB doesn't go that far reallyMany will argue this much storage is crazy with so many streaming options available but I'm amazed at how often a certain film isn't available on Prime or Netflix. It's satisfying to know they are a click away for me


With the spank tokens coming in from the government people will be looking for options

I've filled up a 8tb quickly with films, used Zappati drive for a Netflix style presentation
Donamilo02/02/2020 10:19

Why this and not a Synology NAS?



this is to go inside a Synology (or other brand) NAS
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