WD 4 TB Elements Portable Hard Drive £89.00 @ Amazon
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WD 4 TB Elements Portable Hard Drive £89.00 @ Amazon

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Found 21st Mar
great price for 4TB external.

sold by Amazon under "Other Sellers on Amazon"

In stock on March 29, 2018.
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amour3k1 h, 1 m ago

It's the first time EVER, that I've heard anyone bother themselves on any …It's the first time EVER, that I've heard anyone bother themselves on any WD/Western Digital Hard Drive (Internal, or otherwise ... ) where WD's 'warranty' was rather the niggle/deciding factor of sorts?.Or maybe that's just me ... lol.


All Hard Drives can and will fail. I've had drives fail at the end of two years, Amazon replaced them with no quibbles.
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They have the 3TB listed at the same price. So probably a mis price. Still worth a bash though.

Also, if you’re like me and had hopes of opening it up for internal use it looks like that’s not possible.
Good price, I was just hoping for more than 1 year warranty to get it ordered. The Maxtor (Seagate) drive is 93 pounds but includes a 3 year limited warranty, so might go for that. Filled my 2TB drive on the Xbox X and need an increase. Heat added
crazyshelby4 h, 15 m ago

Good price, I was just hoping for more than 1 year warranty to get it …Good price, I was just hoping for more than 1 year warranty to get it ordered. The Maxtor (Seagate) drive is 93 pounds but includes a 3 year limited warranty, so might go for that. Filled my 2TB drive on the Xbox X and need an increase. Heat added



It's the first time EVER, that I've heard anyone bother themselves on any WD/Western Digital Hard Drive (Internal, or otherwise ... ) where WD's 'warranty' was rather the niggle/deciding factor of sorts?.

Or maybe that's just me ... lol.
amour3k1 h, 1 m ago

It's the first time EVER, that I've heard anyone bother themselves on any …It's the first time EVER, that I've heard anyone bother themselves on any WD/Western Digital Hard Drive (Internal, or otherwise ... ) where WD's 'warranty' was rather the niggle/deciding factor of sorts?.Or maybe that's just me ... lol.


All Hard Drives can and will fail. I've had drives fail at the end of two years, Amazon replaced them with no quibbles.
I've had the 2tb version of this for a few years and it's a great little drive, very tempted by this
Chuggee9 h, 32 m ago

All Hard Drives can and will fail. I've had drives fail at the end of two …All Hard Drives can and will fail. I've had drives fail at the end of two years, Amazon replaced them with no quibbles.


Thanks Chuggee I think that is my point. I've had a lot of external/internal drives and to be fair most have been absolutely fine but it is good to have some peace of mind if spending nearly 100 pounds if it fails. I'll have a word with Amazon and see what warranty they have for this, if they say 2 years its worth me buying.
amour3k10 h, 38 m ago

It's the first time EVER, that I've heard anyone bother themselves on any …It's the first time EVER, that I've heard anyone bother themselves on any WD/Western Digital Hard Drive (Internal, or otherwise ... ) where WD's 'warranty' was rather the niggle/deciding factor of sorts?.Or maybe that's just me ... lol.

Thanks for the reply. I'm a bit amazed if its the first time you've ever heard a comment like this. Warranty is massively discussed on forums, certainly on Hotuk if anyone goes for refurb WD drives (due to the limited warranty offered). For me its one of the most important aspects to a hard drive, with the amount of components that could fail at any point (doesn't matter who the manufacturer is). So I'd rather have a longer warranty, especially at this cost but its each to their own
crazyshelby15 h, 37 m ago

Good price, I was just hoping for more than 1 year warranty to get it …Good price, I was just hoping for more than 1 year warranty to get it ordered. The Maxtor (Seagate) drive is 93 pounds but includes a 3 year limited warranty, so might go for that. Filled my 2TB drive on the Xbox X and need an increase. Heat added



I think one of the consumer acts covers the product for 2 years but best to check
Dryrain49 m ago

I think one of the consumer acts covers the product for 2 years but best …I think one of the consumer acts covers the product for 2 years but best to check


Thanks for this, I'm not trying to open a big debate on the subject of warranty but to have an extra year would be really good. I know most products tend to carry a 2 year warranty nowadays.
ordered. i recently got a 3TB with no enclosure for £109. This ones back in stock on the 29th March
Just to let you know I've spoke to Amazon and they offer a 2 year warranty with themselves, so I'm having one. Thanks Op!
Chuggee14 h, 35 m ago

All Hard Drives can and will fail. I've had drives fail at the end of two …All Hard Drives can and will fail. I've had drives fail at the end of two years, Amazon replaced them with no quibbles.



The problem is the data protection act (soon to be GDPR) - how can you send a drive back to Amazon for replacement (even if it has failed) if it is full of personal data
Hot Hot Thanks OP !
Great deal
If you've never had a portable external drive before, they're so much better than other external HDD's. I knew they didn't need a PSU but they're so small, about a quarter of the size of the ones that do need a PSU. Unless you need a 7200 drive there's little point when they're the same price.
Chuggee17 h, 9 m ago

All Hard Drives can and will fail. I've had drives fail at the end of two …All Hard Drives can and will fail. I've had drives fail at the end of two years, Amazon replaced them with no quibbles.



crazyshelby7 h, 31 m ago

Thanks for the reply. I'm a bit amazed if its the first time you've ever …Thanks for the reply. I'm a bit amazed if its the first time you've ever heard a comment like this. Warranty is massively discussed on forums, certainly on Hotuk if anyone goes for refurb WD drives (due to the limited warranty offered). For me its one of the most important aspects to a hard drive, with the amount of components that could fail at any point (doesn't matter who the manufacturer is). So I'd rather have a longer warranty, especially at this cost but its each to their own


Fair points mentioned/raised I guess, fair enough.

What I was rather trying to say was, of the warranty thing's and such forth that people often comment on, I've tended to find more people slagging Seagate Hard Drive's off (be it internal, and/or external one's), moreso than anything.

And whether such disparaging comment for it are valid or not purely comes down to personal opinion if I'm honest? (as per that of some of your own above stated comments, etc ... )

But in line with some of what you two have already directly/indirectly mentioned, I agree, whether the hard drive be Seagate, Samsung, Western Digital, Integral, or whoever? (they can all go belly up).

Which is what tickles me when people say WD Drive's are better than another Brand ...

Personally speaking, I own a few portable WD drive's (though I've heard many people in the past tell me that Seagate is wayyyyy better a 'Brand', when it comes to portable hard drive's).

I personally prefer Seagate's when it comes to portable hard drive's (but that's just my own personal opinion), though I do also own a portable Samsung hard drive (which is essentially a Seagate anyway?). :-)

But when it comes to internal hard drive's though, then I've heard the reverse (of both Brand's) being true instead ...

But it's been a while since I've had either a WD internal hard drive, or WD desktop hard drive in order to compare the difference?.

Again, most of my internal hard drive's, and desktop hard drive's in the past have all been Seagate's.

That's my 2 Cent's anyway. :-)
crazyshelby2 h, 53 m ago

Just to let you know I've spoke to Amazon and they offer a 2 year warranty …Just to let you know I've spoke to Amazon and they offer a 2 year warranty with themselves, so I'm having one. Thanks Op!


I may just join you. :-)
amour3k2 h, 19 m ago

I may just join you. :-)


If it helps, I don't have prime but spoke to a chat agent at amazon to see if they had any codes etc to get price down even more. Was offered better delivery free of charge from the helpful chap (rather than the saver delivery). Delivery is 4th April at the minute on mine but may well come forward. Purely need it for all the 4k texture updates on the X, as 2tb is full and I don't really want to keep uninstalling stuff. Worth biting I think at this price
Broadsands5 h, 8 m ago

The problem is the data protection act (soon to be GDPR) - how can you …The problem is the data protection act (soon to be GDPR) - how can you send a drive back to Amazon for replacement (even if it has failed) if it is full of personal data


Encrypt it.
Chuggee2 h, 24 m ago

Encrypt it.

Too late if it's already failed?!
Chuggee21st Mar

All Hard Drives can and will fail. I've had drives fail at the end of two …All Hard Drives can and will fail. I've had drives fail at the end of two years, Amazon replaced them with no quibbles.


Exactly - but when a disk fails there are two things that spring to mind: my data and the physical drive. The warranty only covers the latter and my priority would be the data (I should have it backed up but more importantly suddenly not having it is annoying). Yes, it's good to be able to get a replacement drive under warranty and without additional cost but the hassles of it are the more annoying aspect.
plewis006 h, 12 m ago

Exactly - but when a disk fails there are two things that spring to mind: …Exactly - but when a disk fails there are two things that spring to mind: my data and the physical drive. The warranty only covers the latter and my priority would be the data (I should have it backed up but more importantly suddenly not having it is annoying). Yes, it's good to be able to get a replacement drive under warranty and without additional cost but the hassles of it are the more annoying aspect.


Rule No. 1: always backup important data!
Chuggee2 h, 54 m ago

Rule No. 1: always backup important data!


That’s the benefit of buying things on HUKD. I have at least 6 low-cost high-capacity hard disks for backup.

Just this morning I found a brand new 2TB Western Digital Passport in my desk drawer
plewis0024th Mar

That’s the benefit of buying things on HUKD. I have at least 6 low-cost h …That’s the benefit of buying things on HUKD. I have at least 6 low-cost high-capacity hard disks for backup.Just this morning I found a brand new 2TB Western Digital Passport in my desk drawer


You don't want it?.

Feel free to donate' (I'm ready ... ) lol.
plewis0024th Mar

Exactly - but when a disk fails there are two things that spring to mind: …Exactly - but when a disk fails there are two things that spring to mind: my data and the physical drive. The warranty only covers the latter and my priority would be the data (I should have it backed up but more importantly suddenly not having it is annoying). Yes, it's good to be able to get a replacement drive under warranty and without additional cost but the hassles of it are the more annoying aspect.


Thanx for that, but I decided against it in the end ...

Of late I've developed somewhat of a semi-bad 'storage habit'. :-(

I'm trying to curtail some my purchasing habits (when it comes to such things, etc?) for the minute at least, lol (so I rather passed it up).

But I may just jump onto a next/future similar one instead though?, lol. :-)
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