WD 4 TB Desktop Hard Drive - Blue for £87.97 @ Amazon
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WD 4 TB Desktop Hard Drive - Blue for £87.97 @ Amazon

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Found 17th JanEdited by:"GetSchwifty"
Was scoping out a 4tb drive and came across this deal - seems decent.

Brand: WD
Item Weight 449g
Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 10.2 x 2.6
cmItem model number: WD40EZRZSeriesWD40EZRZ
Form Factor: 3.5"
Computer Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size: 4000 GB
Hard Drive Interface: Serial ATA-600
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Great deal! normally its something like £83-87 for a 3TB hard drive.

Secondly regarding Amazon and WD hard drives. When you receive yours please check your serial number from WD's website that can be found here

I have heard stories from people buying hard drives from Amazon and WD not honoring the 2 or 3 year warranty because Amazon got its stock from somewhere 'out of region' meaning Amazon procured stock that was not intended for sale in the UK.

WD's warranty is also a little funny. The clock on their warranty starts ticking the moment it leaves the factory meaning a retailer could buy a massive batch and have it sitting in their warehouse for years before selling them and by that time the warranty period could have run out or be left with only a few months on the clock. You still get the bog standard retail warranty which is 1 year from purchase. Once that is finished though, you're pretty much on your own. WD wont accept it back for RMA and you will need to buy a new hard drive.


Check your warranty as soon as it arrives. and if you have less than 2 years on the clock then contact amazon support and have a word with them about it. They may just give you a voucher for a certain amount off your next amazon purchase or be willing to give you a refund if you decide to send the drive back.

Be smart and dont get cheated out of warranty.
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'Computer Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM' - what does that mean?
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Darkraiser15 m ago

'Computer Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM' - what does that mean?


No idea! Just taken from the Amazon description... probably a mistake.
Edited by: "GetSchwifty" 17th Jan
GetSchwifty14 m ago

No idea! Just taken from the Amazon description... probably a mistake.


It's refering to the internal cache memory type, i think.

P.S. I like your username lol
R2D2.
whats the warranty on these??
as when adding to basket you can add accidental cover for £17 for 2 yrs

still holding out for the NAS Pro 4tb
Anyone know where from can I buy a motherboard for lenovo z50-70?...Found on ebay for 100£ from ..Germany..
Can you put this into an external conversion case
pengwyn10 m ago

Can you put this into an external conversion case


Depends on the case. Does it take 3.5" SATA drives?
Banned
Great Hard Drive for the price.
Yes it takes both sata and pata with leads to connect for both
5400 or 7200rpm?
Great deal! normally its something like £83-87 for a 3TB hard drive.

Secondly regarding Amazon and WD hard drives. When you receive yours please check your serial number from WD's website that can be found here

I have heard stories from people buying hard drives from Amazon and WD not honoring the 2 or 3 year warranty because Amazon got its stock from somewhere 'out of region' meaning Amazon procured stock that was not intended for sale in the UK.

WD's warranty is also a little funny. The clock on their warranty starts ticking the moment it leaves the factory meaning a retailer could buy a massive batch and have it sitting in their warehouse for years before selling them and by that time the warranty period could have run out or be left with only a few months on the clock. You still get the bog standard retail warranty which is 1 year from purchase. Once that is finished though, you're pretty much on your own. WD wont accept it back for RMA and you will need to buy a new hard drive.


Check your warranty as soon as it arrives. and if you have less than 2 years on the clock then contact amazon support and have a word with them about it. They may just give you a voucher for a certain amount off your next amazon purchase or be willing to give you a refund if you decide to send the drive back.

Be smart and dont get cheated out of warranty.
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danflorin345 m ago

Anyone know where from can I buy a motherboard for lenovo z50-70?...Found …Anyone know where from can I buy a motherboard for lenovo z50-70?...Found on ebay for 100£ from ..Germany..

Ali express
Edited by: "deleted1367315" 17th Jan
Mmm tempted this or the Seagate Barracuda, which is a 7200 RPM drive for a tad bit more amazon.co.uk/dp/…h=1
pengwyn2 h, 51 m ago

Yes it takes both sata and pata with leads to connect for both


That sounds like it'a an old Hard drive case considering it also excepts PATA/IDE disk drives!
It might struggle accessing beyond 2TB of the HDD, a full format of the 4TB hard drive will let you know this before you start filling it up with goodies (You should ALWAYS do a FULL slow format on ANY new HDD as this will detect any bad sectors)

If the HDD case is too old for this large 4TB drive then I would recommend getting the following:

ORICO USB 3.0 External HDD Enclosure Caddy

I've got a couple of Orico's enclosures, slightly more expensive but they are well made and work great. Any UASP HDD enclosure should work fine though for large 4+TB hard drives.
This seems like the standard price for a 4gb hard drive
PinkyPonk.Driver8 h, 33 m ago

It's refering to the internal cache memory type,


Nope, the cache memory is 64Mb

some marketing minion will have copied DDR3 from a test rig spec and assumed it had something to do with the drive.
Leftfield_2k22 h, 55 m ago

That sounds like it'a an old Hard drive case considering it also excepts …That sounds like it'a an old Hard drive case considering it also excepts PATA/IDE disk drives!It might struggle accessing beyond 2TB of the HDD, a full format of the 4TB hard drive will let you know this before you start filling it up with goodies (You should ALWAYS do a FULL slow format on ANY new HDD as this will detect any bad sectors)If the HDD case is too old for this large 4TB drive then I would recommend getting the following:ORICO USB 3.0 External HDD Enclosure CaddyI've got a couple of Orico's enclosures, slightly more expensive but they are well made and work great. Any UASP HDD enclosure should work fine though for large 4+TB hard drives.


Thanks buddy that was the guess I was making. Considering I'm making this into an external would it be better waiting for a 4tb external wd hot deal
pengwyn11 h, 39 m ago

Thanks buddy that was the guess I was making. Considering I'm making this …Thanks buddy that was the guess I was making. Considering I'm making this into an external would it be better waiting for a 4tb external wd hot deal


The best value hard drives are indeed external USB3 devices, the only negative is they normally come with shorter warranties and you often don't know 100% what hard drives are used inside!
That said due to the fact it's the cheapest way to obtain large HDD many people buy externals and rip them apart to get access to large SATA drives for NAS/Servers .etc.
With a bit of research you can grab a cheap large USB3 hard drive that use's a decent internal SATA drive.

An external HDD that use's either HGST or WD drives inside would be my choice.
I have a 3tb one I got from Amazon last year. I did a scan on it this month using their software which found bad sectors and said to contact them. So first I checked the serial which Is invalid then I emailed them though their website and no response.

Contacting them though Facebook they said email them again.

This is the second WD drive I have had fail in a year. My WD 1 drive nas failed after a year too and it took over a month and calls from America to sort it out. Oh and the replacement was an American device so I had to buy an American adaptor because they wanted the other uk one back.

So that's two drives failing after a year of use.
Are these OK to use for a NAS?
WD blues are the worst HDDs ever. I have replaced hundreds of them. Might be cheap, but there is a reason. If you go for it - make sure you backup. Don't put them in a NAS.
pengwyn17th Jan

Can you put this into an external conversion case


Yep
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