WD Blue 4TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive Reduced to £102.97 from £117.79 @ Amazon
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WD Blue 4TB Desktop Hard Disk Drive Reduced to £102.97 from £117.79 @ Amazon

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Found 9th Aug 2017
Been watching this for a few weeks, I have a few already. Good reviews. Thought it worthy of sharing.

WD Blue hard drives deliver solid performance and reliability while providing you with all the space you need to hold an enormous amount of photos, videos and files. These drives are designed for use as primary drives in desktops PCs, notebooks and external enclosures, and for certain industrial applications.
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For those interested in historic pricing...

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From the historic pricing chart it looks like about £100 has just become the regular price, so there is no rush to buy. I suppose this does save a tenner compared to last weeks price though so it is still quite a good deal so I'm convinced to add some heat.
If only there was a similar rule to Moors Law that applied to hard drives.
Capacities have slowly gone up over the years but £/GB hasn't really changed.
R2D2 edition?!
K1LLER_HORNET26 m ago

If only there was a similar rule to Moors Law that applied to hard drives. …If only there was a similar rule to Moors Law that applied to hard drives. Capacities have slowly gone up over the years but £/GB hasn't really changed.


I remember paying £110 for 100GB in 2003. I know the rate of change hasn't been fast as Moore's law would imply, but you still get a lot more for your money these days.

And I'm sure others remember paying even more for less, years ago.
K1LLER_HORNET27 m ago

If only there was a similar rule to Moors Law that applied to hard drives. …If only there was a similar rule to Moors Law that applied to hard drives. Capacities have slowly gone up over the years but £/GB hasn't really changed.


I think it's more that progression has been so slow lately that other factors have outpaced density growth, e.g. currency fluctuations, inflation. But you're right, it's sad that I bought a bunch of drives in 2014 for £25/GB and we're not able to beat that most of the time.
jamesking42015 m ago

I remember paying £110 for 100GB in 2003. I know the rate of change hasn't …I remember paying £110 for 100GB in 2003. I know the rate of change hasn't been fast as Moore's law would imply, but you still get a lot more for your money these days.And I'm sure others remember paying even more for less, years ago.


I can remember paying over £100 for a 100 MB (yes, I do mean MB) HDD in 1992, so this one is 40,000 times larger for about the same price.:-)
CampGareth46 m ago

I think it's more that progression has been so slow lately that other …I think it's more that progression has been so slow lately that other factors have outpaced density growth, e.g. currency fluctuations, inflation. But you're right, it's sad that I bought a bunch of drives in 2014 for £25/GB and we're not able to beat that most of the time.




I think the real problem is that technology in general is advancing very quickly and prices are falling very slowly.

With the introduction of Hybrid and SSD's you would expect HDD's to be dropping to all time low's now, even at 4TB worth of storage space, especially considering that we have cloud storage on almost everything these days.

I'd like to see HDD's fall in the same line as RAM and see HDD's become as low in price as low memory DDR3 now.
othen1 h, 18 m ago

I can remember paying over £100 for a 100 MB (yes, I do mean MB) HDD in …I can remember paying over £100 for a 100 MB (yes, I do mean MB) HDD in 1992, so this one is 40,000 times larger for about the same price.:-)



jamesking4201 h, 34 m ago

I remember paying £110 for 100GB in 2003. I know the rate of change hasn't …I remember paying £110 for 100GB in 2003. I know the rate of change hasn't been fast as Moore's law would imply, but you still get a lot more for your money these days.And I'm sure others remember paying even more for less, years ago.



I mean more recently. Around 2011 when the Thailand floods happened is when it seems to have gone to pot. They never seem to have recovered after that or have just never bothered since.
I bought a 2TB hard drive around 6 years ago for £60. That's very similar pricing to what's available now.
Platter density has slowly increased since then but £/GB has remained pretty much steady.

By comparison if you were running a 6yr old GPU in your system they'd call you grandpa
Edited by: "FireOnAWire" 9th Aug 2017
K1LLER_HORNET15 m ago

I mean more recently. Around 2011 when the Thailand floods happened is …I mean more recently. Around 2011 when the Thailand floods happened is when it seems to have gone to pot. They never seem to have recovered after that or have just never bothered since.


I think nowadays it's mostly down to lack of competition - there are now effectively only two players in the consumer HDD market, Seagate and WD, three if you count Toshiba who are a distant third.
VladTheImpaler1 h, 0 m ago

I think nowadays it's mostly down to lack of competition - there are now …I think nowadays it's mostly down to lack of competition - there are now effectively only two players in the consumer HDD market, Seagate and WD, three if you count Toshiba who are a distant third.


I believe you're right.
Is it better to get one of these or an external drive. Just looking to store my films. Nothing important
Dave19598547 m ago

Is it better to get one of these or an external drive. Just looking to …Is it better to get one of these or an external drive. Just looking to store my films. Nothing important



An external hard drive is just this with a case. So I guess this would give you more... control? Meaning you could just buy an EXT Caddy/case later on.
Dave1959851 h, 17 m ago

Is it better to get one of these or an external drive. Just looking to …Is it better to get one of these or an external drive. Just looking to store my films. Nothing important


Hi Dave, I was going to say the same thing as M0nk3h.

You can pick up 3.5" drive caddy very cheap these days. They come in a variety of designs. The install process is very easy. One, maybe two screws and you're away!
How much hours of HD pron could I archive on thus
coventgamer15 m ago

How much hours of HD pron could I archive on thus


How long is a piece of string.
coventgamer4 h, 28 m ago

How much hours of HD pron could I archive on thus


Didn't take long for him to get suspended.... I wonder if it was this comment or another comment in a different thread that did it for him? Who cares, he was the weakest link..... goodbye!
othen11 h, 37 m ago

I can remember paying over £100 for a 100 MB (yes, I do mean MB) HDD in …I can remember paying over £100 for a 100 MB (yes, I do mean MB) HDD in 1992, so this one is 40,000 times larger for about the same price.:-)

I can go one better, bought a 20MB hard card (remember them?) back in the early 80's for £100.
FlyerUK42 m ago

I can go one better, bought a 20MB hard card (remember them?) back in the …I can go one better, bought a 20MB hard card (remember them?) back in the early 80's for £100.



... Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, eat a lump of cold poison, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah.
It hasn't been mentioned but in the first comment the guy complains about only 6 month warranty, these drives are recertified and lack standard 2 year warranty.
Dave1959859th Aug

Is it better to get one of these or an external drive. Just looking to …Is it better to get one of these or an external drive. Just looking to store my films. Nothing important


If you don't care about portability and you have a spare drive bay in a PC case with reasonable airflow, IMO an internal drive would be a much better bet.

External drives in caddies generally have a tougher life than their internal counterparts and as a consequence tend to die sooner. Caddies very often have inadequate cooling, causing the drives to run at the upper end of their rated safe temperature range and sometimes beyond, and by their very nature external drives are way more prone to damage from accidental bangs and knocks, particularly when they're powered up (3.5" desktop drives don't have as much tolerance for rough handling as 2.5" laptop drives which are designed to be used on the move).

Perhaps less importantly but still a consideration, an internal SATA connection will usually give you faster and more reliable transfer speeds than a USB3-connected caddy.
masteratarms10 h, 51 m ago

It hasn't been mentioned but in the first comment the guy complains about …It hasn't been mentioned but in the first comment the guy complains about only 6 month warranty, these drives are recertified and lack standard 2 year warranty.


Checked my warranty status and it had "In Limited Warranty"
Was getting ready to return it when I looked to see when it expired, May 2019.

Think I'll risk it
TheDiscountSeeker9th Aug

Didn't take long for him to get suspended.... I wonder if it was this …Didn't take long for him to get suspended.... I wonder if it was this comment or another comment in a different thread that did it for him? Who cares, he was the weakest link..... goodbye!

I'm back
coventgamer12th Aug

I'm back

Welcome back naughty boy !
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