WD Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - 5TB USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 £89.99! @ Currys / PC World
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WD Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - 5TB USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 £89.99! @ Currys / PC World

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SuperEd
Found 23rd Nov 2015
Bargain price for a 5TB External HDD

Blurb

Store large volumes of files on the 5 TB Western Digital Elements Desktop External Hard Drive, featuring USB 3.0 technology for fast transfer rates.

Large, fast external storage

The 5 TB of drive space allows you to store photos, videos, songs, projects and other documents comfortably.

The WD Elements Hard Drive has both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 technology for maximum connective flexibility. Enjoy incredibly fast transfer rates for even the largest files with USB 3.0, helping you stay productive.

This hard drive includes a free trial of WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software.

Helps your computer perform better

Connecting the WD Elements External Hard Drive to your PC help you to free up space on its internal hard drive.

You'll be able to transfer and back up to the drive so that your computer runs smoother and faster. It's formatted for NTFS and is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP. You'll also be able to reformat it for Mac.

Available for delivery from PCWorld ebay store here : ebay.co.uk/itm…568?hash=item1c5cd25940:g:hCMAAOSwLzdWSds6

The above is for those who cannot collect locally

- danskis

387 Comments

cool, good price.. heat

Can this one be opened up and the drive taken out of is it soldered on.

Can the HD be taken out or used as a sata drive or is the USB interface part of the drive ?

£18 a TB oO

Just not a fan of such a huge single drive, heat added though for the price


Previous models all have removable drives don't see this being any different
Edited by: "ando" 23rd Nov 2015

revolver31

Can this one be opened up and the drive taken out of is it soldered on.



If it's the same as the 4TB... I removed np and fitted internally. warrantee voided though as it'll never go back together properly again, use a old credit card to open it up.

WD Green inside the 4TB btw
Edited by: "udhuk" 23rd Nov 2015

have some heat

Will there be cheaper black friday... no idea, at this price it may be worth just grabbing now I think.

Grab it now, if it drops in price within 7 days you can get the difference refunded.

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

coolhotcold

Grab it now, if it drops in price within 7 days you can get the … Grab it now, if it drops in price within 7 days you can get the difference refunded. http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/price-promise-1023-theme.html


True, and can alway return if cheaper elseware, with the free delivery/distance selling regs

Ordered - cheers OP

Cheers op ordered 2, there is talk that these maybe wd reds, I hope so and I hope I can remove the drives.

God damnit, just bought a 8TB and now I wanna get this as well! This website is gonna make me mental!

TCB 1.05% I think.

1 orderd for home delivery cheers op! (restrained from buying 2...just lol

Super price and love WD drives. Have some more heat!

revolver31

Cheers op ordered 2, there is talk that these maybe wd reds, I hope so … Cheers op ordered 2, there is talk that these maybe wd reds, I hope so and I hope I can remove the drives.



where's this talk from ?

davem

where's this talk from ?


It's them voices again

davem

where's this talk from ?



U.S thread started in april guys opened them up here have a read lime-technology.com/for…0.0

I think I may have just found my new Xbox One HDD, thanks.

davem

where's this talk from ?



youtube.com/wat…j7k - This guy got a Green drive, I'm guessing they will all be the same?

I bought a 4TB version of this, removed the 4TB drive (Green) for my PC and then tried to replace it with a WD Green 2TB drive but it no worky. Tried several other drives but couldn't get it to work.
Just saying

are these the mybooks ? they look exact but didnt see mybook in title. just checking incase they dropped the word mybook for it

shikztheurbanlegend

are these the mybooks ? they look exact but didnt see mybook in title. … are these the mybooks ? they look exact but didnt see mybook in title. just checking incase they dropped the word mybook for it



afaik the mybooks are networked

EastLondon

http://www.theghostbit.com/2015/09/cracking-open-some-wd-elements-to-use.html


So luck of the draw by the looks of it (some are red some green) which means ye we will get greens (_;)

revolver31

So luck of the draw by the looks of it (some are red some green) which … So luck of the draw by the looks of it (some are red some green) which means ye we will get greens (_;)



pretty much

Stunning value thanks OP. Reserved one and almost went for two but that's getting silly

PenguinsForAll

God damnit, just bought a 8TB and now I wanna get this as well! This … God damnit, just bought a 8TB and now I wanna get this as well! This website is gonna make me mental!



think it this way: unless you are desperate for one asap, good hard drives deals always come up eventually... I ve got a couple of external hd still sealed in their package more than a couple months now...hope it helps..

A WD50EZRX green drive delivered for £90 - awesome!
And an ordering/delivery website that works properly and recognises addresses - bonus (yes, looking at you Tesco online)
Thanks gooner, Hot as ...
Edited by: "Hootwo" 23rd Nov 2015

Thanks OP, ordered me one for collection.

Bargain of a drive

Cracking price! Must be the best price currently on for a 5tb external drive?

And WD too! Just in time to replace my aging 1.5tb Samsung which is nearly full

Heat OP!

Couldn't help myself, ordered another

5TB is a shedload to lose when it fails !!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/03/07/article-2289600-1880A0AD000005DC-189_634x452.jpg

Mecoconuts

5TB is a shedload to lose when it fails !!



A couple of years ago, people said that about 2TB drives but nobody thinks twice about using those now.

Spark

A couple of years ago, people said that about 2TB drives but nobody … A couple of years ago, people said that about 2TB drives but nobody thinks twice about using those now.



Really ?....... I don't own any drives over 1TB now .......lost too much data over the years.

Mecoconuts

Really ?....... I don't own any drives over 1TB now .......lost too much … Really ?....... I don't own any drives over 1TB now .......lost too much data over the years.



That's what backups are for.

Mecoconuts

Really ?....... I don't own any drives over 1TB now .......lost too much … Really ?....... I don't own any drives over 1TB now .......lost too much data over the years.



Great for a back up of the back up

Cheers for the heads-up OP. Ordered.

Will be well chuffed if it comes with a WD Red.

Mecoconuts

5TB is a shedload to lose when it fails !!



You need more eggs, and maybe some where to backup your eggs. (oh, 5tb scarry!)

Mecoconuts

5TB is a shedload to lose when it fails !!




You'd have to be pretty naive to store all your important stuff on one external HDD.

davem

That's what backups are for.



"Blessed is the Pessimist as he hath made the backup"

These big drives are fine as long as you are prepared to lose one with a catastrophic failure. I'd want a full local backup of everything on the drive plus a cloud/off-site copy of the most important data. A season of Breaking Bad is replaceable. Family photos aren't.


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