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14TB WD Elements Desktop External Hard Drive (USB 3.0) - £184.99 / 12TB £164.99 @ Western Digital (with 2 Year Warranty)
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14TB WD Elements Desktop External Hard Drive (USB 3.0) - £184.99 / 12TB £164.99 @ Western Digital (with 2 Year Warranty)

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14TB WD Elements Desktop External Hard Drive (USB 3.0) - £184.99 / 12TB £164.99 @ Western Digital (with 2 Year Warranty)
Posted 14th Oct 2020

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12tb Elements Desktop External Hard Drive


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Product Details

High Capacity in a Compact Design
The compact design offers up to 14TB capacity, making WD Elements desktop storage the ideal solution for easy, add-on storage of all your important photos, music, videos and files. 

Improve PC Performance
When your internal hard drive is almost full your PC slows down. Don’t delete files. Free up space on your internal hard drive by transferring files to your WD Elements desktop storage and get your computer moving again.

Plug-and-Play Simplicity
Works Right Out Of The Box With Windows® Pc. Just Plug Into The USB Port To Instantly Add Storage.

USB 3.0 And USB 2.0 Compatibility
With this single drive you get compatibility with the latest USB 3.0 devices and backward compatibility with USB 2.0 devices as well.

WD Quality Inside And Out
We know your data is important to you. So we build the drive inside to our demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance, and long-term reliability. Then we protect the drive with a durable enclosure designed for style and protection.

Credit to @merb0786 for the find

Topcashback rate (credit to @hitman2411)
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Might be worth adding the size to the description
Great price @Diamond_Studd - works out around £13.21 per TB!
foordy0814/10/2020 11:59

Might be worth adding the size to the description


Thanks I'm using the app and it cut it off
merb078614/10/2020 11:59

Great price @Diamond_Studd - works out around £13.21 per TB!


Thanks mate & heat back for the find
Edited by: "Diamond_Studd" 14th Oct
Maybe a stupid question, but does shucking immediately void the warranty?
I wish you could use discounts on this. I’m on Pers at Work but no longer see WD on that site
rodney_jxl14/10/2020 12:12

I wish you could use discounts on this. I’m on Pers at Work but no longer s …I wish you could use discounts on this. I’m on Pers at Work but no longer see WD on that site


I've noticed quite a sharp decline in the worth of Perks at Work benefits in general. Companies used to offer a decent number of points alongside the employee pricing and don't seem to any more, which is a bit disappointing. Everything I've checked recently there is just no point going through Perks.


I also find WD frustrating because I need a couple of decently priced 4 - 6 TB hard drives, but they only seem to ever have reductions on small drives, or massive drives.
Edited by: "itsjustme" 14th Oct
Rotoq14/10/2020 12:02

Maybe a stupid question, but does shucking immediately void the warranty?


no keep the case and put it back in if you need to return it
Under £15 per 1TB is always a deal heated 🔥
topcashback of 5.95% too
Anyone know what kind of drives are in these?
philspc14/10/2020 12:53

Anyone know what kind of drives are in these?



mine was a white label WD140EDFZ
maxicr14/10/2020 13:00

mine was a white label WD140EDFZ


I believe they are CMR as well, they don't make 14TB SMR drives.
Can I connect my samsung note 9 mobile phone usb type c and move files to it easily
philspc14/10/2020 12:53

Anyone know what kind of drives are in these?


Doesnt look like SSD
Vsk_Hd14/10/2020 14:17

Doesnt look like SSD


I'm not sure if you seriously think your getting a 14TB SSD for £185 or just trolling.
7% cashback now and there are theories that these are re-labelled Ultrastar DC HC530 drives with different firmware (limited to 5400rpm).

Agency model (R/N) number printed on these drives is US7SAP140 which matches the Ultrastar DC HC530:

documents.westerndigital.com/con…pdf
Edited by: "iaTa" 14th Oct
Personator123414/10/2020 14:24

I'm not sure if you seriously think your getting a 14TB SSD for £185 or …I'm not sure if you seriously think your getting a 14TB SSD for £185 or just trolling.


No trolling, just not aufait with prices and sizes, but I know SSD are better and newer tech. Just trying to help a guy out who may have limited knowledge on this, what do you think his question was asking?
Vsk_Hd14/10/2020 14:13

Can I connect my samsung note 9 mobile phone usb type c and move files to …Can I connect my samsung note 9 mobile phone usb type c and move files to it easily


You could but you would have to have a fat32 partition on it. This limits file sizes to 4gb

U are better off buying a memory stick that has usb type c
Ok fab, thanks for the advice
It looks pretty straight forward to shuck this drive

Vsk_Hd14/10/2020 14:49

No trolling, just not aufait with prices and sizes, but I know SSD are …No trolling, just not aufait with prices and sizes, but I know SSD are better and newer tech. Just trying to help a guy out who may have limited knowledge on this, what do you think his question was asking?


Just to explain - I was wondering what quality of hard drive would be inside the case. Some people "shuck" these WD Elements boxes (take the bare hard drive out of the case) to put into always-on storage devices like file servers. Certain hard drives are specifically designed for file server use, as they have to be built to run 24/7 and are generally more robust than usual desktop hard drives. Those types of hard drive are usually more expensive - but in the past these WD Elements boxes have turned out to contain them (when they really don't need to.)
philspc14/10/2020 17:11

Just to explain - I was wondering what quality of hard drive would be …Just to explain - I was wondering what quality of hard drive would be inside the case. Some people "shuck" these WD Elements boxes (take the bare hard drive out of the case) to put into always-on storage devices like file servers. Certain hard drives are specifically designed for file server use, as they have to be built to run 24/7 and are generally more robust than usual desktop hard drives. Those types of hard drive are usually more expensive - but in the past these WD Elements boxes have turned out to contain them (when they really don't need to.)


The part number or shape of a shucked drive may well seem to correlate with a known "server" type drive costing more, but it will have different firmware and be "lower binned" so it'll have less favourable acoustic/vibration/performance characteristics. The difference varies across batches. Check the Datahoarder subreddit and dedicated storage forums for more information.
Edited by: "charlie12" 14th Oct
iaTa14/10/2020 14:27

7% cashback now and there are theories that these are re-labelled …7% cashback now and there are theories that these are re-labelled Ultrastar DC HC530 drives with different firmware (limited to 5400rpm).Agency model (R/N) number printed on these drives is US7SAP140 which matches the Ultrastar DC HC530:https://documents.westerndigital.com/content/dam/doc-library/en_us/assets/public/western-digital/product/data-center-drives/ultrastar-dc-hc500-series/product-manual-ultrastar-dc-hc530-sata-oem-spec.pdf


This is correct. I got some of these in the last deal and they both where Ultrastar HC530 but running at 5400rpm
can I use a discount code with this deal also... and do they exist?
Rotoq14/10/2020 12:02

Maybe a stupid question, but does shucking immediately void the warranty?


Do it carefully, take pictures of exactly how it comes apart, what plugs into what etc, which of the 4 rubber retainers are in which corner, and if push comes to shove you should be able to simply but carefully reassemble it, if you need to return it.
bsiei14/10/2020 15:58

It looks pretty straight forward to shuck this drive[Video]


It is simple as long as you are careful.
does anyone know what hard drive is inside,
is it the red (CMR) as dont want the SMR
beejan14/10/2020 20:12

does anyone know what hard drive is inside,is it the red (CMR) as dont …does anyone know what hard drive is inside,is it the red (CMR) as dont want the SMR


Western digital don't make SMR drives larger than 6TB
12 or 14tb on a single drive thats not in an array still gives me the shivers!! Granted 14tb worth of plex library is a lot of work but not a massive loss. But even 4tbs of family pictures and personal details is a lot to loose after one drop from off the top of a shelf one day. Please remember to backup and always have multiple sources for the most important stuff!!!
philspc14/10/2020 17:11

Just to explain - I was wondering what quality of hard drive would be …Just to explain - I was wondering what quality of hard drive would be inside the case. Some people "shuck" these WD Elements boxes (take the bare hard drive out of the case) to put into always-on storage devices like file servers. Certain hard drives are specifically designed for file server use, as they have to be built to run 24/7 and are generally more robust than usual desktop hard drives. Those types of hard drive are usually more expensive - but in the past these WD Elements boxes have turned out to contain them (when they really don't need to.)



WD make one drive then market it in different channels, external, internal, consumer, enterprise etc. to charge different prices but its all the exact same drive. In this case it isn't even WD technology, it's made by HGST who WD acquired in 2012. This drive is called a Ultrastar DC HC530 (He14). They recently started putting the white label on their externals so we couldn't ebay them for a profit.


There are a few variations on the drive too, like SED or SAS or formatted as 4k (which you could do yourself with the Hugo tool). It's similar how Mac marketed drives cost more than PC marketed drives but they are the exact same just some users are scared of formatting for some reason, which can be disastrous if it came with Fat32.

First learn how to format, then learn how to shuck and you'll save a ton of money on HDs.
Edited by: "malhal" 14th Oct
EdinSimon14/10/2020 22:25

12 or 14tb on a single drive thats not in an array still gives me the …12 or 14tb on a single drive thats not in an array still gives me the shivers!! Granted 14tb worth of plex library is a lot of work but not a massive loss. But even 4tbs of family pictures and personal details is a lot to loose after one drop from off the top of a shelf one day. Please remember to backup and always have multiple sources for the most important stuff!!!



hopefully most people are buying these to shuck and stick in SHR2 on a Synology
iaTa14/10/2020 14:27

7% cashback now and there are theories that these are re-labelled …7% cashback now and there are theories that these are re-labelled Ultrastar DC HC530 drives with different firmware (limited to 5400rpm).Agency model (R/N) number printed on these drives is US7SAP140 which matches the Ultrastar DC HC530:https://documents.westerndigital.com/content/dam/doc-library/en_us/assets/public/western-digital/product/data-center-drives/ultrastar-dc-hc500-series/product-manual-ultrastar-dc-hc530-sata-oem-spec.pdf


Will be same as the 8Tb Elements which are HGST Ultrastar, running at 5K4 is no issue as they'll run cooler and last longer. The same reason my washing machine can do 1400 spin but I limit it to 800 or 1000.
So just signed up with TCB and got 2 no. 14 Tb for £370 or £12.29/Tb.

How long will it take to show up in TCB? There's no feedback to say I've made a purchase.

My only slight gripe is, 14Tb breaks my "Only buy when double capacity of current largest drive is available" law. (So 500Gb, 1, 2, 4, 8Tb) but all these Linux 4K 10bit DTS-MA ISOs need to go somewhere..
Edited by: "Roger_Irrelevant" 15th Oct
itsjustme14/10/2020 12:17

I've noticed quite a sharp decline in the worth of Perks at Work benefits …I've noticed quite a sharp decline in the worth of Perks at Work benefits in general. Companies used to offer a decent number of points alongside the employee pricing and don't seem to any more, which is a bit disappointing. Everything I've checked recently there is just no point going through Perks.I also find WD frustrating because I need a couple of decently priced 4 - 6 TB hard drives, but they only seem to ever have reductions on small drives, or massive drives.


Perks and being paid for breaks will dissappear as min wage goes up
sammy.p7514/10/2020 21:52

Try this …Try this https://shop.westerndigital.com/en-gb/promotions/education-and-senior-discounts . But I am not sure, else there will be lot of people talking here about it.


unfortunately I tried this student discount and also newsletter discount. The discounts worked but only discounted off the pre sale price so worked out costing more anyway unfortunately
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