WD 4TB Desktop Hard Drive - Blue 5,400rpm 64mb Cache 3.5" - Amazon £93.97 delivered
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WD 4TB Desktop Hard Drive - Blue 5,400rpm 64mb Cache 3.5" - Amazon £93.97 delivered

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Found 4th Jan
Western Digital Blue 4TB. Lowest price for at least 12 months according to the 3 Camels:

uk.camelcamelcamel.com/WD-…V8I

This is 5,400rpm compared to the 7,200rpm (only available in 500GB and 1TB) but the specs show that it's only slightly slower.

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

There's also a Seagate 4TB 5400rpm 256mb cache for £89.99 although I don't rate Seagate for reliability. 10 left...

amazon.co.uk/Sea…SMY
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"Lowest price all year". Lols.
Amazon haven't sorted their packaging for delivering hard drives, they only wrap it in single layer of bubble wrap and their cardbox packaging so hard drive may come with bad sectors.
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5400rpm is better for NAS type applications. Good deal this.
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gangstarrrr1 m ago

5400rpm is better for NAS type applications. Good deal this.


I'm planning on using it for emulation in an Arcade cabinet. It shouldn't need anything too quick!
Computer Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM ??
"Lowest price all year". Lols.
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nothingbutadam4 m ago

Computer Memory Type: DDR3 SDRAM ??


Says that on the Amazon site. I assume it is referring to the 64MB cache.
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friar_chris3 m ago

"Lowest price all year". Lols.


Realised after I typed it but it is true though Cheapest it's been in at least the last 12 months I mean.
Amazon haven't sorted their packaging for delivering hard drives, they only wrap it in single layer of bubble wrap and their cardbox packaging so hard drive may come with bad sectors.
swiftez11 m ago

Amazon haven't sorted their packaging for delivering hard drives, they …Amazon haven't sorted their packaging for delivering hard drives, they only wrap it in single layer of bubble wrap and their cardbox packaging so hard drive may come with bad sectors.


did you personally have any bad sectors issues because of Amazon's packaging?
AhmadK5 m ago

did you personally have any bad sectors issues because of Amazon's …did you personally have any bad sectors issues because of Amazon's packaging?


Yes and it had the click of death so I returned it back to Amazon. You can check on the other post that people are saying the same thing.

hotukdeals.com/dea…309
R2d2 it is u it is u
Work with ps4?
Chunkey_Monkey-11096614919 m ago

Work with ps4?


Only if you hack your PlayStation to bits and get creative with building some form of enclosure, it’s a 3.5” drive.
I wonder if hdd will go extinct soon ? Rise of the ssd
Splice17 m ago

I wonder if hdd will go extinct soon ? Rise of the ssd


Not unless they get considerably cheaper. In large sizes they are over 10x the price. 4TB Samsung EVO SSD is about £1300!
Chunkey_Monkey-110966149138 m ago

Work with ps4?


For £76 you can pick up a 3tb potable drive from WD that comes already in a USB 3 enclosure that works great with PS4
bobbler6 m ago

Not unless they get considerably cheaper. In large sizes they are over 10x …Not unless they get considerably cheaper. In large sizes they are over 10x the price. 4TB Samsung EVO SSD is about £1300!


Wow pricey
monkey199957 m ago

R2d2 it is u it is u


hehe, saw that too on first glance!
bobbler29 m ago

Not unless they get considerably cheaper. In large sizes they are over 10x …Not unless they get considerably cheaper. In large sizes they are over 10x the price. 4TB Samsung EVO SSD is about £1300!



SSDs don't last as long as HDDs in IT installations.
Splice38 m ago

Wow pricey


Yeah, that's the cheap end of large flash storage too. Try looking at a Purestorage array appliance, I have one on my servers at work - even if I won the lotto I would consider it expensive to buy
AhmadK2 h, 6 m ago

did you personally have any bad sectors issues because of Amazon's …did you personally have any bad sectors issues because of Amazon's packaging?


Yup - it was a Christmas present to my stepson as well. First one turned up in an antistatic bag, a single layer of bubblewrap and a plastic outer envelope and was posted through the letterbox dropping around 4 foot on to a concrete floor .... The replacement was sent as above but in a thin cardboard outer (like they send CD's in) - screenshot below was the start of the scan ...32990743-sgQpf.jpg
Purplesagerider27 m ago

SSDs don't last as long as HDDs in IT installations.


Didn't say they anything about life, so not sure what you are talking about IT installations for when I am talking about a consumer level product as a cost comparison to HDD?
Yep they've still not sorted their packaging for drives, or they've gone back to bad habits maybe. I had two different orders turn up in the single cardboard wrap style packaging this Christmas (like they use for small books and DVDs).

If you've buying big drives and care about your data I'd download PartedMagic and setup a useful USB stick with it on - then so the short, conveyance, and long SMART tests. Then do a run of badblocks, then do another long SMART test. If it passes that, I pop them into use. If they fail then back they go.
bobbler32 m ago

Didn't say they anything about life, so not sure what you are talking …Didn't say they anything about life, so not sure what you are talking about IT installations for when I am talking about a consumer level product as a cost comparison to HDD?

Lifespan comes into cost and total cost of ownership too. I don't know what the figures are on SDD versus HDD use in an end-user environment, I do know however that in the datacentre environment they do not last as long (under continuous heavy use or stress I would assume) as HDDs, I thought this worth mentioning as a factor in selecting SDD vs HDD. I will research further if anyone is interested.
AhmadK2 h, 54 m ago

did you personally have any bad sectors issues because of Amazon's …did you personally have any bad sectors issues because of Amazon's packaging?


Yes.
bbdom2 h, 8 m ago

Yup - it was a Christmas present to my stepson as well. First one turned …Yup - it was a Christmas present to my stepson as well. First one turned up in an antistatic bag, a single layer of bubblewrap and a plastic outer envelope and was posted through the letterbox dropping around 4 foot on to a concrete floor .... The replacement was sent as above but in a thin cardboard outer (like they send CD's in) - screenshot below was the start of the scan ...[Image]



whats the best free software to test them? TIA
This is the exact same hard drive I got inside my external 4TB HDD from WD refurb for £60 a few weeks back. Works very well on my server, using it to store my video files.
Amazon are so backwards with packing, 50% of items are over packed and the other 50% have too little.
AhmadK10 h, 11 m ago

did you personally have any bad sectors issues because of Amazon's …did you personally have any bad sectors issues because of Amazon's packaging?


Same here, since the incidents I only try to buy in person from computer companies. I was satisfied with packaging from Scan and CCL in the past but I have two large companies locally so I don't risk these anymore.
Rich_T6 h, 8 m ago

whats the best free software to test them? TIA



I wouldn't know. I run my own Linux based servers so generally whack the drives in to one of those and leave them testing for a couple of days. This drive died on the first benchmark test.
swiftez17 h, 18 m ago

Amazon haven't sorted their packaging for delivering hard drives, they …Amazon haven't sorted their packaging for delivering hard drives, they only wrap it in single layer of bubble wrap and their cardbox packaging so hard drive may come with bad sectors.


100% agreed. Had 2 HDD sent back to them. One a wd red another Toshiba. I knew before I even tested them they would be worse for wear by looking how it was packed
Heat added its a WD .
Picked up a 4TB WD red for £2 less at Tesco. No deal from me I'm affraid
First thing I saw was R2-D2
Rich_T21 h, 37 m ago

whats the best free software to test them? TIA


Provided you do a FULL format and NOT a quick format then this is good enough to detect damaged sectors/faulty drives.

A FULL windows format tests every sector on a HDD, a quick format doesn't. ALWAYS do a full format on newly acquired hard drives, as others have stated mechanical hard drives are very susceptible to shock damage during transit espicially if they haven't been packaged and protected properly!
I'm another person who refuses to buy hard drives from Amazon due to their shockingly poor packaging and utter ignorance on how these devices need to be protected during transit!!
molimo20 h, 8 m ago

Picked up a 4TB WD red for £2 less at Tesco. No deal from me I'm affraid


Online or Instore?
molimo5th Jan

Picked up a 4TB WD red for £2 less at Tesco. No deal from me I'm affraid


Hi Molimo, is it an oem drive you bought off the shelf at Tesco or an external hard drive that has a wd red drive inside? If so what is the model number I need to look for?
androidavis10 h, 57 m ago

Hi Molimo, is it an oem drive you bought off the shelf at Tesco or an …Hi Molimo, is it an oem drive you bought off the shelf at Tesco or an external hard drive that has a wd red drive inside? If so what is the model number I need to look for?


It was a WD My Cloud 4TB
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