WD 8TB Red Hard Drive Western Digital HDD NAS £240.12 @ Amazon
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WD 8TB Red Hard Drive Western Digital HDD NAS £240.12 @ Amazon

£240.12Amazon Deals
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Edited by:"friar_chris"Found 28th Oct
Cheapest yet by £10
Look for Amazon in the 'Other sellers' section under the price
In stock on Nov 4.
Sold and dispatched by Amazon.
'Frustration-free' packaging.

Not for many either given the price and vast size.
£30 per TB - I'm not biting just yet, but this has tumbled over the last year.

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-Plenty of storage for porn.
-I wouldn't trust one drive to store all my data
-Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
-Not a Seagate.
-Better to have 5 million floppy disks
-Blackblaze
-Back up and back up again off site and on another media.

Does that cover it?

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I think that does cover it.

Although you occasionally get the odd person asking something along the lines of 'Who needs this much storage?'
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 29th Oct

My first hard drive was 20gb quantum fireball for half of that price

Phenomenal achievement, OP.

Hot deal and exemplary pest-control.


I normally visit these hard drive threads for the immense benefit they provide in drawing the serial-pests.
A few quick clicks of the "mute" (why won't you call it ignore?) button and they make the site easier to use for weeks on end.

The OP has done a marvellous job of deterring them, one or two particularly stubborn ones will always push their way in, the GIF-spewers are particularly resistant to multi-syllabic words.

A hot-vote from me.

Hot for the price but for anyone ordering these from Amazon, can you let us know how they are packaged when they turn up ?

bbdom5 m ago

Hot for the price but for anyone ordering these from Amazon, can you let …Hot for the price but for anyone ordering these from Amazon, can you let us know how they are packaged when they turn up ?


I bought a 2tb a while ago listed as frustration free packing and it came in a plain cardboard box with a plastic spacer/packer either end.

MrHappy3719 m ago

I bought a 2tb a while ago listed as frustration free packing and it came …I bought a 2tb a while ago listed as frustration free packing and it came in a plain cardboard box with a plastic spacer/packer either end.



Properly packed for a HDD or are they still sending them relatively bare with no way of absorbing knocks ? The ones I've had in the past have been packed as they would pack a book or a CD.

bbdom11 m ago

Properly packed for a HDD or are they still sending them relatively bare …Properly packed for a HDD or are they still sending them relatively bare with no way of absorbing knocks ? The ones I've had in the past have been packed as they would pack a book or a CD.


That would also be my biggest concern ordering a large capacity HDD from Amazon. I've had fragile things turn up in a CD or book sleeve, other things like a USB stick have turned up in a 2ft x 1ft box. I don't have many big gripes with Amazon, but their sometimes woeful packaging is definitely one of them.

bbdom56 m ago

Properly packed for a HDD or are they still sending them relatively bare …Properly packed for a HDD or are they still sending them relatively bare with no way of absorbing knocks ? The ones I've had in the past have been packed as they would pack a book or a CD.


Double boxed but no shock absorbing material. I bought 2 separately packed 2tb drives and both are working fine. The main thing I read to be careful about was to make sure they are not grey imports as these apparently don’t come with the 3 year warranty.

rcom3 h, 0 m ago

I've had fragile things turn up in a CD or book sleeve, other things like …I've had fragile things turn up in a CD or book sleeve, other things like a USB stick have turned up in a 2ft x 1ft box.



That's so true.

If mine are packaged like that they're going straight back.

iibdii8 h, 12 m ago

My first hard drive was 20gb quantum fireball for half of that price



Massive, my first was 52MBs and it set me back £320.
It was for the Amiga.

My first computer did not have a hard drive and ran off 5 1/4 " floppy discs in DOS. From memory my next win 98 had 5gb.

It used to be best to partition a larger drive and store you, progs, doc, photos, etc on different partitions.
But since the advent of ransomeware anything connected could be encrypted and locked. So how ever big your hard drive always have a backup that his not connected permanantly.

I've been waiting for this on hotukdeals and of course I missed it! Oh well, must be quicker. Going for £240 on Ebuyer too, might still hold off for a better sale... maybe on Black Friday?
Edited by: "bens123" 29th Oct

bbdom15 h, 19 m ago

Hot for the price but for anyone ordering these from Amazon, can you let …Hot for the price but for anyone ordering these from Amazon, can you let us know how they are packaged when they turn up ?



Not sure if the "frustration free" packing is any different, but when I ordered a Seagate Ironwolf from Amazon a couple of months ago it turned up like this (seems the practice isn't confined to the UK):



Unsurprisingly it was faulty and it went back ASAP. At least Amazon's returns procedure was as simple and painless as ever.
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