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WD My Book 4TB (New Model) RECERTIFIED £72.99 @ Western Digital
WD My Book 4TB (New Model) RECERTIFIED £72.99 @ Western Digital

WD My Book 4TB (New Model) RECERTIFIED £72.99 @ Western Digital

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Been posted here before for £74.99 so £2 cheaper for you hardcore HUKD penny pinchers out there.

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Edited by: "RiverDragon8"

29 Comments

Son has found one vassy, thanks for posting

Got the 6tb one a few days ago and it arrived damaged.

Dealing with CS seems to be very difficult

I have experienced the same. It's almost like they hope some customers will keep and not bother returning

S.c.0.TT.y26 m ago

Got the 6tb one a few days ago and it arrived damaged.Dealing with CS …Got the 6tb one a few days ago and it arrived damaged.Dealing with CS seems to be very difficult



Digital river is trash, they are like the middleman hope you the best.

siqass3 m ago

I have experienced the same. It's almost like they hope some customers …I have experienced the same. It's almost like they hope some customers will keep and not bother returning


S.c.0.TT.y27 m ago

Got the 6tb one a few days ago and it arrived damaged.Dealing with CS …Got the 6tb one a few days ago and it arrived damaged.Dealing with CS seems to be very difficult



People wont be told, just trying to decide if this is the next hysterical wave of posts from people who can't use the search function and think they have stumbled on a yet undiscovered treasure trove of knackered returns or its just some slow posts from the previous wave two weeks ago.

Are WD drive more likely to fail and hence the need to refurbish and sell them on?

tempt22 m ago

Are WD drive more likely to fail and hence the need to refurbish and sell …Are WD drive more likely to fail and hence the need to refurbish and sell them on?


TBH, I've always purchased WD drives (a mix of new and recertified) over the course of 20+ years and I've only ever had 1 drive fail (out of a lot) so not sure why WD have a refurb store and others don't.

What do you think recertified means? Why is literally anyone surprised these are knackered and damaged? Lol

littlejimmy1 h, 3 m ago

What do you think recertified means? Why is literally anyone surprised …What do you think recertified means? Why is literally anyone surprised these are knackered and damaged? Lol

Pretty sure this has been said on every one of these recertified hard drive threads but recertified could just mean customer returns. Whether the speeds were not what a customer wanted, the drive was the wrong size or they didn't know it needed a power supply. There are many reasons aside from failure which results in a return of a product.

tempt2 h, 41 m ago

Are WD drive more likely to fail and hence the need to refurbish and sell …Are WD drive more likely to fail and hence the need to refurbish and sell them on?

I've had many WD hard drives fail but for me they all seem to be laptop hard drives. I don't need know whether I'm just clumsy with my laptop's or just pure bad luck but 3.5 inch hard drives I've had no problem with. Bought some of these and the smaller external ones before that were recertified and they're still in good condition.

Can you remove the HDD and use it internally?

This & the later 2TB thread comments have put me off getting this as a backup to my Maxtor M3 backup.
Wait for something new to go on sale I think.

Yeh, there latest models being recertified already.

Tim20173 h, 3 m ago

Can you remove the HDD and use it internally?


I think this has been asked before and the newer ones (assuming this is) have no sata just a USB interface on the drive, you have to get the network based afaik to have a proper drive.

I'm concerned about this limited warranty- do they arrange collection/delivery costs if the drive is faulty? Or does the customer have to pay?

S.c.0.TT.y7 h, 30 m ago

Got the 6tb one a few days ago and it arrived damaged.Dealing with CS …Got the 6tb one a few days ago and it arrived damaged.Dealing with CS seems to be very difficult



Is it still phone only and based in Ireland? When I had problems in the past they were so unhelpful that I sold the faulty one on eBay (as faulty) and vowed to never use them again. Shame as they have some cracking prices

I see we have the usual wave of "must be damaged items" blah blah without even thinking about all the possibilities.

I've had 3 reburbised WD drives in 3 years and all were perfect and have not skipped a beat.

No damage, scratches or deficiency in performance.

S.c.0.TT.y9 h, 44 m ago

Got the 6tb one a few days ago and it arrived damaged.Dealing with CS …Got the 6tb one a few days ago and it arrived damaged.Dealing with CS seems to be very difficult



same, they will kick you between department saying its not their area

littlejimmy7 h, 29 m ago

What do you think recertified means? Why is literally anyone surprised …What do you think recertified means? Why is literally anyone surprised these are knackered and damaged? Lol



Recertified mean a product has been returned and repaired to the standard and quality of a brand new product. Its certainly should not arrived "knackered and damaged"

Tim20176 h, 0 m ago

Can you remove the HDD and use it internally?


GoNz0-2 h, 56 m ago

I think this has been asked before and the newer ones (assuming this is) …I think this has been asked before and the newer ones (assuming this is) have no sata just a USB interface on the drive, you have to get the network based afaik to have a proper drive.



All modern hard drive internal and external is SATA based and can be use as internal HDD. none of them comes in native USB interface.

souce:me because i bought the exact same one and using it as internal HDD right now
Edited by: "sion22" 12th Aug

Tim20176 h, 17 m ago

Can you remove the HDD and use it internally?


Yes, but you'll have a lot of explaining to do at the airport security scanner

reddit2 h, 35 m ago

I see we have the usual wave of "must be damaged items" blah blah without …I see we have the usual wave of "must be damaged items" blah blah without even thinking about all the possibilities.I've had 3 reburbised WD drives in 3 years and all were perfect and have not skipped a beat.No damage, scratches or deficiency in performance.


Really as people above have received damaged drives, drives with bad sectors. I've had a few over the years that have broke. But yeah we must be wrong. Don't forget these don't come from WD they come from a seperate supplier whose profit depends on doing the bare minimum in terms of checks and repairs. The warranty is worth anything other than a replacement if it fails within the 6 months.

The idea people are buying the wrong drive and then return them is just tripe. Can you imagine the returns note "I didn't realise the 4tb external USB drive I bought was a 4tb external USB drive so I'd like to return it please"

But people pay their money and take the risk JUST THE CONSTANT POSTING AND REPOSTING AS IF SOMETHING AMAZING HAS BEEN DISCOVERED is getting annoying. Don't worry though we have another 50 posts of every drive on the website then all quite for two weeks.

Sorry I need all the deets not ones on website. Please can someone give me the difference in specs of this new model to old?

Graham19799 h, 34 m ago

Really as people above have received damaged drives, drives with bad …Really as people above have received damaged drives, drives with bad sectors. I've had a few over the years that have broke. But yeah we must be wrong. Don't forget these don't come from WD they come from a seperate supplier whose profit depends on doing the bare minimum in terms of checks and repairs. The warranty is worth anything other than a replacement if it fails within the 6 months.The idea people are buying the wrong drive and then return them is just tripe. Can you imagine the returns note "I didn't realise the 4tb external USB drive I bought was a 4tb external USB drive so I'd like to return it please" But people pay their money and take the risk JUST THE CONSTANT POSTING AND REPOSTING AS IF SOMETHING AMAZING HAS BEEN DISCOVERED is getting annoying. Don't worry though we have another 50 posts of every drive on the website then all quite for two weeks.


You're wasting your time, I share your opinion but you'll never convince them. it's a mob-mentality thing.

S.c.0.TT.y20 h, 24 m ago

Got the 6tb one a few days ago and it arrived damaged.Dealing with CS …Got the 6tb one a few days ago and it arrived damaged.Dealing with CS seems to be very difficult


I think you'll find the correct term is recertified, not damaged

Had 1 fail as i dropped it on the floor, all 12 been working fine and brand new. Never a problem from WD outlet.
Edited by: "Frits" 13th Aug

Would anyone know if this would work as external source with PS4 as can add upto 8TB external hard drive

Heat. What's the difference between the drives in the new and old models? Anyone know what's in the 6tb ones?

What is the enclosed drive model? 7200rpm, 32MB buffer?

hotdealseeker15 h, 3 m ago

What is the enclosed drive model? 7200rpm, 32MB buffer?


WD Blue (they merged green with blue as the default 'desktop' model). I purchased one a week or so ago, power on count and time were the same as retail drives and warranty shows as valid well beyond the 6 months stated when I checked it on WD's warranty checker.

In terms of drive quality I run an Un-RAID set-up, before I even bothered to pre-clear it I did a full surface scan then multiple passes with the pre-clear script, the drive was 100% fine. My only gripe is that they're currently OOS and I now want to buy another few and i'd prefer not to have to buy a pair of 4TB's even though the £/TB is lower.
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