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Western Digital WD 20TB My Book Duo Desktop Hard Drive (Has WD Red drives) - Black - £333.99 @ Amazon Prime Deal
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Western Digital WD 20TB My Book Duo Desktop Hard Drive (Has WD Red drives) - Black - £333.99 @ Amazon Prime Deal

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Posted 15th Jul 2019

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This one comes with 2x 10TB Red hard drives which are not the the same as white drives, as there are things missing on the whites and also they run hotter. So it's £166.99 for 1x 10TB drive.

  • Massive capacity storage with auto and system backup
  • RAID-0 ready out of the box
  • RAID optimised WD Red drives
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1-ready, USB 3.0 compatibility
  • 2x USB 3.0 hub ports
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Yessss, Got WD reds in both my duos that arrived!!

Requested cancellation on one of the three EX2's i ordered on the other deal.


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Unreal that this deal only got 337 degrees... for me this was one of the best deals of 2019 on HotUKDeals

Looking forward to Black Friday (29th Nov 2019) as I hope Amazon will repeat this price


Interesting to note there are now model numbers / ASINs for 28TB and 24TB versions (assuming 2x14TB and 2x12TB Reds)


28TB / B07Y3PMCGY / today £589.99 (£21.07 per TB) not bad value consider maybe 14TB Reds
amazon.co.uk/WD-…GY/
* possible mis-price given the price of the 20TB + 24TB models
Amazon are out of stock, 5-7 week wait time (but can still order today)
price at LambdaTek = £776.62
lambda-tek.com/Wes…897
price at Span = £796.80
span.com/pro…779



24TB / B07W5V8GC9 / today £599.99 (£25.00 per TB)
amazon.co.uk/WD-…C9/

20TB / B0752HSBP4 / today £569.99 (£28.50 per TB)
amazon.co.uk/WD-…P4/

16TB / B073ZMWD98 / today £416.69 (£26.04 per TB)
amazon.co.uk/WD-…98/
Edited by: "kowalski" 18th Oct 2019
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Does duo mean it has 2 20tb hdd running as redundant.
Burning hot
No, it means 2x 10tb
Edited by: "Aici" 15th Jul 2019
Heat, but the WD MyCloud 20TB is £399 - although that’s £65 more, I think that’s a better buy because you can access your files from anywhere and it’s easier to swap out the drives if one fails on a MyCloud. Depends what your needs are, I suppose
Heat for the shuckers out there
£333.99 for 2x 10TB WD Reds ?
(It's around £300 for a single 10TB Red on Amazon atm, ASIN B0719498XY)

Anyone shucked this model and put them in a Synology?
I'd probably pay the extra for the EX2 model a few posts up if you plan to use them without the WD box - as you can remove the drives on the EX2 without shucking meaning they will both still have warranty.
mikedigitales15/07/2019 19:50

I'd probably pay the extra for the EX2 model a few posts up if you plan to …I'd probably pay the extra for the EX2 model a few posts up if you plan to use them without the WD box - as you can remove the drives on the EX2 without shucking meaning they will both still have warranty.



This seems to be user serviceable, presuming I’m looking at the right model, it includes a tool to open the top to access the drives.
Edited by: "tech3475" 15th Jul 2019
Yes on the £399 deal for the EX2 WD 20TB the top hatch lifts open, and under a little cover you can lift out the two drives. I then use the drives in my home NAS and pop some old drives in the now empty enclosure to use as a backup external hard drive.
Yes it is user serviceable, see here.

Great price, and it looks you you will get 10TB WD Reds from them.
Bought 2 of these and 2 of the EX ones. Today has been expensive I need to sleep
Edited by: "chris_61" 15th Jul 2019
Anyone know if the drives come with the 3 year warranty? Planning on removing. Thanks
Did WD fix the backdoor exploit with these? There was a hardcoded user/pass that granted full access that's freely available on the net.

Edit: in the comments here somebody says it was fixed in November 2017 and to make sure the firmware is up to date.

techspot.com/new…tml
Edited by: "farbuckle" 15th Jul 2019
I've returned my still boxed and sealed 2 x 10TB My Book singles from the other month and ordered this instead. Better be reds!
Are these things loud? Are they quiet enough for a bedroom?
Originally went with the EX2 Ultra but only want to nick the drives and keep warranty, so went for this, thanks to those who pointed out this is user serviceable
Never mind, it appears these things encrypt the data, not what I want.
squirie15/07/2019 21:07

Anyone know if the drives come with the 3 year warranty? Planning on …Anyone know if the drives come with the 3 year warranty? Planning on removing. Thanks


I saw on Amazon that the ones that come pre packaged with drives have a 3 year warranty, same as reds. As they are user serviceable then in theory you can whip the drives out, use them elsewhere and put them back in for warranty if needs be. I would expect with them being user serviceable that WD would make you run diagnostics on the drive and swap the disk rather than the whole lot anyway as a guess. Then you wouldn't get downtime when running RAID 1
Edited by: "TomScrut" 15th Jul 2019
Dubtitled15/07/2019 21:33

I've returned my still boxed and sealed 2 x 10TB My Book singles from the …I've returned my still boxed and sealed 2 x 10TB My Book singles from the other month and ordered this instead. Better be reds!


The last photo on the amazon page shows the box and you can see that it states WD RED, if you receive anything else you can send it back
Rethought the encryption issue - decided to think of it more as a data hub than a backup (though it will do that too of course). It will be useful for my Sonos and TV as I currently need to keep my computer turned on to access my files. Still deciding whether to buy it or not but I'm tempted now.

Edit: I'm referring to the WD MyCloud 20TB mentioned in the thread.

Edit 2: Ordered!
Edited by: "farbuckle" 15th Jul 2019
Ordered 1 of these, sadly I would need 4 of these to replace all my disks but I can't justify spending £1300 odd at the moment.

So 1 for now, I'll swap my 2 disks with bad sectors out. I'll have to add some more later.

Edit - any opinions on what my old 3tb reds may be worth? They have seen fairly long run times and they both have 1 bad sector each, but they aren't new bad sectors so operationally they should be ok.
Edited by: "LordHippos" 15th Jul 2019
LordHippos15/07/2019 22:02

Edit - any opinions on what my old 3tb reds may be worth? They have seen …Edit - any opinions on what my old 3tb reds may be worth? They have seen fairly long run times and they both have 1 bad sector each, but they aren't new bad sectors so operationally they should be ok.


seem to go for decent amounts on eBay. Look and completed and solds for "WD Red 3TB" search term
kowalski16/07/2019 10:27

seem to go for decent amounts on eBay. Look and completed and solds for …seem to go for decent amounts on eBay. Look and completed and solds for "WD Red 3TB" search term


I'm going to see if I can reduce my disk count down to 4 here, I've ordered a 2nd one of these so I'll have 4 drives in total.

I'll shuck 2 of them, then use the other enclosure to see if it can hold a lot of the stuff I want to keep.

Next i'll pull all 8 disks out of my NAS, keep the disks in the right order so I can put them back in again if needed.

Lastly I will put the shucked disks into the NAS, copy stuff to them, then shuck and format the enclosure disks, and add them to the SHR group.

The end result should be that I have replaced all 8 of my 3TB Reds with 4 10TB ones.
is it wise to be only using SHR (not SHR2) on an 8-bay Synology?

synology.com/en-…tor
kowalski16/07/2019 14:10

is it wise to be only using SHR (not SHR2) on an 8-bay Synology? …is it wise to be only using SHR (not SHR2) on an 8-bay Synology? https://www.synology.com/en-us/support/RAID_calculator


No probably not, as I have only one disk redundancy at the moment. I didn't really consider this when I added them

This plan should see me back on an SHR grouping of the 4 x 10TB Disks though, then if I add 4 new disks later I will make them into a separate SHR raid so it would be 2 sets of 4 disk SHR groups.
What is the regular Amazon price for this?
occamsrazorben16/07/2019 16:16

What is the regular Amazon price for this?


prices can change so I usually check camelcamelcamel which lists the price over time.

Currently it’s £626, but it has been £376 in the past (jan).
Edited by: "tech3475" 16th Jul 2019
tech347516/07/2019 17:17

prices can change so I usually check camelcamelcamel which lists the price …prices can change so I usually check camelcamelcamel which lists the price over time.Currently it’s £626, but it has been £376 in the past (jan).


Seems a pretty good deal for populating a NAS....
kowalski16/07/2019 10:27

seem to go for decent amounts on eBay. Look and completed and solds for …seem to go for decent amounts on eBay. Look and completed and solds for "WD Red 3TB" search term


40-50 £ used
rmeade16/07/2019 17:58

40-50 £ used


I think mine might be a bit cheaper, as the lowest run time on any of my drives is around 35-40k hours, which means at least 4 years of continuous run time. This coupled with lack of warranty means I'd probably sell to someone I know for around £30 each (saves on shipping them out as well and losing cash to Ebay).
Cheers bought one, seems a bargain? Like everywhere else is 500+
Bought one. Got to spend all those Santander refer-a-friend vouchers on something
Yessss, Got WD reds in both my duos that arrived!!

Requested cancellation on one of the three EX2's i ordered on the other deal.


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chris_6116/07/2019 21:28

Yessss, Got WD reds in both my duos that arrived!!Requested cancellation …Yessss, Got WD reds in both my duos that arrived!!Requested cancellation on one of the three EX2's i ordered on the other deal.[Image]


I would of had that ex2, but am guessing amazon dont put them back on sale?
Edited by: "luvadealme" 16th Jul 2019
chris_6116/07/2019 21:28

Yessss, Got WD reds in both my duos that arrived!!Requested cancellation …Yessss, Got WD reds in both my duos that arrived!!Requested cancellation on one of the three EX2's i ordered on the other deal.[Image]


Good result, hoping mine is the same

One arriving tomorrow, the other one I will arrange for later in the week or early next week.
Edited by: "LordHippos" 16th Jul 2019
chris_6116/07/2019 21:28

Yessss, Got WD reds in both my duos that arrived!!Requested cancellation …Yessss, Got WD reds in both my duos that arrived!!Requested cancellation on one of the three EX2's i ordered on the other deal.[Image]


What rpm are these? Assuming 5400 being for NAS
H0TDEALER16/07/2019 21:50

What rpm are these? Assuming 5400 being for NAS


Yeah 5400 but that's fine for NAS usage, i've played multiple files at a time via plex with 0 issues.
chris_6116/07/2019 21:53

Yeah 5400 but that's fine for NAS usage, i've played multiple files at a …Yeah 5400 but that's fine for NAS usage, i've played multiple files at a time via plex with 0 issues.


Ok thanks
H0TDEALER16/07/2019 21:50

What rpm are these? Assuming 5400 being for NAS


Can totally play back just about anything today at 5400RPM - even 4K Remux files that are 100GB are no problem.
are the drives warrantied alone or do they need to be in the enclosure?
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