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WD 4TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - £64.99 @ Amazon
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WD 4TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - £64.99 @ Amazon

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  • Compatible with the USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices
  • WD build the drive to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability
  • Formatted NTFS for Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7; requires reformatting for Mac OS X
  • Operating temperature: 5°Celsius to 35°Celsius , Non-op. temperature: -20°Celsius to 65°Celsius
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OMG, great price and find Apur
Would these work as an Xbox storage for games. I'm thinking for the new console coming out as I'm sure games will be massive.
t3rm3y01/03/2020 11:37

Would these work as an Xbox storage for games. I'm thinking for the new …Would these work as an Xbox storage for games. I'm thinking for the new console coming out as I'm sure games will be massive.


The new consoles will have SSDs. You're not going to want to compromise the huge benefits of that tech when the next gen starts. Save up for an extra SSD.
Good price for a 4tb drive, albeit a desktop.
Have some heat
alecb01/03/2020 12:37

Good price for a 4tb drive, albeit a desktop.Have some heat


Thank you @alecb Heat needed
Great price
Good find
Have some heat
Edited by: "Fantasy-Ireland" 1st Mar
Im in need of a internal disk. Can i do something with this external one or transform into a internal disc of some sort? Thanks
Insight_2k01/03/2020 13:33

Im in need of a internal disk. Can i do something with this external one …Im in need of a internal disk. Can i do something with this external one or transform into a internal disc of some sort? Thanks


Yup, there's a 3.5" sataWD blue equivalent inside, it's easy to dismantle. What are you planning to do with the disk?
Insight_2k01/03/2020 13:33

Im in need of a internal disk. Can i do something with this external one …Im in need of a internal disk. Can i do something with this external one or transform into a internal disc of some sort? Thanks


I see conflicting messages about this, and intend to use this externally until out of warranty before attempting to shuck it. YMMV.
I doubt that it will be high performance.
Very tempted to pay the extra £59.29 for expert installation.
Peter_BrownHmz01/03/2020 14:19

I see conflicting messages about this, and intend to use this externally …I see conflicting messages about this, and intend to use this externally until out of warranty before attempting to shuck it. YMMV.I doubt that it will be high performance.Very tempted to pay the extra £59.29 for expert installation.



Why waste your money on expert installation? Just plug it into the mains and into a USB port. Utter rip off charging for that
COYS6101/03/2020 14:26

Why waste your money on expert installation? Just plug it into the mains …Why waste your money on expert installation? Just plug it into the mains and into a USB port. Utter rip off charging for that


Yeah, but I want to mount it into a 3090 and IPL off it.
gorillaparfait01/03/2020 14:02

Yup, there's a 3.5" sataWD blue equivalent inside, it's easy to dismantle. …Yup, there's a 3.5" sataWD blue equivalent inside, it's easy to dismantle. What are you planning to do with the disk?




Do you know if you have to cover up the 3rd power pin on these drives?
Edited by: "COYS61" 1st Mar
gorillaparfait01/03/2020 14:02

Yup, there's a 3.5" sataWD blue equivalent inside, it's easy to dismantle. …Yup, there's a 3.5" sataWD blue equivalent inside, it's easy to dismantle. What are you planning to do with the disk?


Im planning to add to my 128gb ssd that is struggling to hold everything on my PC. Is that an easy thing to do, adaptation wise? Or should i just stick to using it as a permanently usb connected device. Im not a huge computer guy as you might realize haha.
Insight_2k01/03/2020 17:03

Im planning to add to my 128gb ssd that is struggling to hold everything …Im planning to add to my 128gb ssd that is struggling to hold everything on my PC. Is that an easy thing to do, adaptation wise? Or should i just stick to using it as a permanently usb connected device. Im not a huge computer guy as you might realize haha.


As long as you have a 3.5" bay on your computer, this should do the job well. As mentioned above you might have to damage or put electrical tape on the 3.3v pin to get it to register on newer computers. It's pretty trivial but if you're not confident you might be better off with a normal drive that will be plug and play.
COYS6101/03/2020 16:11

Do you know if you have to cover up the 3rd power pin on these drives?


Depends on the enclosure. It's easy to do though.
HyperLuminal01/03/2020 11:46

The new consoles will have SSDs. You're not going to want to compromise …The new consoles will have SSDs. You're not going to want to compromise the huge benefits of that tech when the next gen starts. Save up for an extra SSD.


I have a SSD in both the ps4 pro and Xbox one X, I still use standard drives which I store all my games on and just transfer the games I'm currently playing to the internal drives. Something like this would be ideal for the PS5 or Xbox X series to be used as storage.
Can I usb-connect this to my router so I can access my stuff anywhere?
Oxtail01/03/2020 17:58

I have a SSD in both the ps4 pro and Xbox one X, I still use standard …I have a SSD in both the ps4 pro and Xbox one X, I still use standard drives which I store all my games on and just transfer the games I'm currently playing to the internal drives. Something like this would be ideal for the PS5 or Xbox X series to be used as storage.


Sure fair enough; the next gen developers will be optimising games to take full advantage of the SSDs, not just in regard of load times but other things like more complex, richer worlds and simulations. In that respect I'm not going to bother with an ordinary disk for storage as all my games will be in my library anyway should I want to move something and download it to the internal drive.

For me the extra memory has always been for immediate access to more games than I can fit on internally, which is fine because those games can be played off the external and I'd have the same experience as if it were on the internal. Come the next gen I wont be playing any game off the external drive unless it's an SSD otherwise I'm missing out on performance and potential gameplay improvements.
Edited by: "HyperLuminal" 1st Mar
Can this be used an external drive for a TV to record TV programmes. Does it need its own power source
Kalla01/03/2020 19:43

Can this be used an external drive for a TV to record TV programmes. Does …Can this be used an external drive for a TV to record TV programmes. Does it need its own power source


yes it comes with an AC adaptor. The portable ones don't need their own power but max out at 2 TB before having serious speed problems, and the TV's USB port might not supply enough reliable voltage anyways.
Edited by: "malhal" 1st Mar
LunarWolf33301/03/2020 18:03

Can I usb-connect this to my router so I can access my stuff anywhere?


Yes but the transfer speeds are slow given router's limited CPU, this is why people get a NAS for example a Synology with an ARM 64 CPU like the DS218play and opens the door to many other features i.e. beyond basic file sharing.
gorillaparfait01/03/2020 17:14

As long as you have a 3.5" bay on your computer, this should do the job …As long as you have a 3.5" bay on your computer, this should do the job well. As mentioned above you might have to damage or put electrical tape on the 3.3v pin to get it to register on newer computers. It's pretty trivial but if you're not confident you might be better off with a normal drive that will be plug and play.


Ill research a bit on the topic but might buy this anyways. Thanks!
I really want a 2tb for £40. Is that going to happen? Lol
Reckon this would work flawlessly by connecting it to my server running windows 10?
Donamilo01/03/2020 22:24

Reckon this would work flawlessly by connecting it to my server running …Reckon this would work flawlessly by connecting it to my server running windows 10?


I'm having problems with all my WD drives on my new w10 pc. Prob just me!
Insight_2k01/03/2020 17:03

Im planning to add to my 128gb ssd that is struggling to hold everything …Im planning to add to my 128gb ssd that is struggling to hold everything on my PC. Is that an easy thing to do, adaptation wise? Or should i just stick to using it as a permanently usb connected device. Im not a huge computer guy as you might realize haha.


128gb! For everything! I feel faint. I'm at 34TB and counting, mostly the cost to be fair.
Donamilo01/03/2020 22:24

Reckon this would work flawlessly by connecting it to my server running …Reckon this would work flawlessly by connecting it to my server running windows 10?


Yeah, I'd be more worried about running a server off Windows 10 to be fair.
x80ssm01/03/2020 21:53

I really want a 2tb for £40. Is that going to happen? Lol


Given the fact that 1tb drives initially cost more than £300, yes almost certainly. In fact this drive will also end up for £40 and probably less. Only issue is no idea when this will happen.

By that time you may be wanting more than 2tb though
Hi all! Will I be able to use this with linux do you think?
Apparently the larger 6 & 8tb drives are better and both my 6 & 8tb were purchased via HukD deals at £15/tb, so this is just OK for me. Saying that, it is a VG price if you are looking specifically for one of these.
Insight_2k01/03/2020 21:16

Ill research a bit on the topic but might buy this anyways. Thanks!



If the Pc doesn't move and you're short of space, just nick the slot taken by the SSD and let that sit/dangle somewhere else :-)
qwales02/03/2020 10:34

Apparently the larger 6 & 8tb drives are better and both my 6 & 8tb were …Apparently the larger 6 & 8tb drives are better and both my 6 & 8tb were purchased via HukD deals at £15/tb, so this is just OK for me. Saying that, it is a VG price if you are looking specifically for one of these.




I think that is the case. I've orderd one of these to put into my PC but for my NAS I'd go with the 8 or 10TB as they are more likely to be white labelled WD Reds. This 4TB is likely a blue.
FYI mine came and is a WD40EMAZ, whch is a Blue.
WD40? Hehe.

Shame it's not the red at this price. I would have grabbed 2 for the NAS.
Edited by: "erjin999" 2nd Mar
Is it not cheaper to get a 8TB?
jabbapong02/03/2020 21:36

Is it not cheaper to get a 8TB?


The problem with spend more to save more is that ...you spend more.
OOSeven_02/03/2020 05:09

Yeah, I'd be more worried about running a server off Windows 10 to be fair.


To be honest I prefer it. Using Windows 10 LTSC. Very lightweight and couple's as a desktop when required.

To be honest it's a streaming media hub than anything.
Even cheaper now @ £64.99
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