WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 (Recertified)  £74.99 @ Western Digital
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WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 (Recertified) £74.99 @ Western Digital

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Found 30th Jul 2016
"WD replacements drive honour the remaining warranty of the original drive or 6 months, whichever is greater"

WD 4TB My Book USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive

• 4TB desktop hard drive gives you a huge storage capacity for all your documents, pictures and videos
• USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed) connections can transfer up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0, while the drive spins at 7,200rpm
• Perfect for storing all your valuable documents and pictures as a backup
• Password protection with hardware encryption gives you peace of mind about security
• WDBFJK0040HBK

What can I store on this hard drive?
This hard drive has 4TB (4,000GB) of storage, so you have plenty of space for your files. You can store up to 31 hours of 4K video at 30 fps, 132 hours of 1080p video at 30 fps, 1,000 two-hour DVD films, 1.28 million digital photos or 66,400 hours of digital music.

What makes this hard drive different?
This hard drive includes password protection with hardware encryption. By setting a password you can be safe in the knowledge that your data is safe. You can also set your hard drive to unlock automatically when you plug it in to your own computer.

What difference does USB 3.0 make?
USB 3.0, when plugged into a USB 3.0 socket, can transfer data up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t use it with USB 2.0. This hard drive is backwards compatible, meaning you are able to use it with USB 2.0, without the need to update your computer. This means you spend less time waiting to ensure your documents, pictures and videos are safely stored on your external hard drive.

Features
Dimensions 139 mm x 49 mm x 171 mm
Connection Type USB 3.0
Capacity 4 TB
Powered by Mains
Colour Black
Backup Options N/A
Compatibility Windows, Mac - with formatting
Drive Form Factor 3.5 Inch
Data Transfer Speed Manufacturer Not Specified
Drive Spin Speed 7200 rpm
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Password protected ehh
I want to take it out of case and put inside my pc
lucyferror

Password protected ehhI want to take it out of case and put inside my pc


That wouldn't be an issue.
lucyferror

Password protected ehhI want to take it out of case and put inside my pc


You can take it out and reformat it to NTFS, so clearing all the data so bear that in mind before you copy and then shuck. I've shucked 10+ WD's and they work great.
Edited by: "salestion" 30th Jul 2016
Cool my new archive drive sorted, thanks Op. Never bought a recertified HDD before, hope its okay
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Cool my new archive drive sorted, thanks Op. Never bought a recertified … Cool my new archive drive sorted, thanks Op. Never bought a recertified HDD before, hope its okay



It's a bit like using a second hand condom.
Will it fit in a Playstation?

Only Joking
This should do nicely as my last mechanical drive!
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Cool my new archive drive sorted, thanks Op. Never bought a recertified … Cool my new archive drive sorted, thanks Op. Never bought a recertified HDD before, hope its okay



Nah 6 month warranty because they have broke before and are more likely to do so again. That's why they're cheap.
What drives are in these
wakkaday

What drives are in these



http://www.jonnypage.ca/forumFiles/rfd/4tb-wd.jpg
Wow cheap upgrade for my naps once I sell old drives. I take it you can just take these out and reformat as usual ? I have been stripping these drives out of enclosures for years always been a really cheap way of getting drives.
Thanks OP, cheap 'n' cheerful, ordered a couple.
i think i will wait to see if the 3 tb one would drop to £48 like afew months ago
Do these just work or do you need to mess about flashing firmwares etc ?
2nd hand 4TB mechanical drive?

It's also a 5,400rpm rather than 7,200rpm drive. You should also read around the issue of 'WD Green Head Parking' and make sure you're happy with what you read before buying.

I think you'd be mad to buy one of these unless you plan on using it only infrequently.

http://zolx.com/images/2014-07-12_230753.jpg


Edited by: "Picard123" 31st Jul 2016
Greens are low power hence the 5400rpm
googleboogle

Greens are low power hence the 5400rpm



Greens are slow and the electricity you save is tiny. Certainly not worth the performance hit.

"In terms of cost, using a green hard drive compared to a normal one makes very little difference. Assuming your drive spends 4 hours reading and writing and 20 hours idle per day, switching from the WD Black to Green saves you only 45 kilowatt-hours per year. The national average cost of a kilowatt-hour is 11.93 cents, netting you a whopping $5.38 per year for your sacrifice of 1800 RPM. For comparison, changing one 60-watt lightbulb used 4 hours a day to a 7-watt fluorescent one saves you more, about $9.23 per year."
Edited by: "Picard123" 31st Jul 2016
Picard123

Greens are slow and the electricity you save is tiny. Certainly not worth … Greens are slow and the electricity you save is tiny. Certainly not worth the performance hit."In terms of cost, using a green hard drive compared to a normal one makes very little difference. Assuming your drive spends 4 hours reading and writing and 20 hours idle per day, switching from the WD Black to Green saves you only 45 kilowatt-hours per year. The national average cost of a kilowatt-hour is 11.93 cents, netting you a whopping $5.38 per year for your sacrifice of 1800 RPM. For comparison, changing one 60-watt lightbulb used 4 hours a day to a 7-watt fluorescent one saves you more, about $9.23 per year."



Its a marketing ploy in general the greens, but they also obmit less heat. They have a place in the market place, but it really depends on what your us is.

Moss87

i think i will wait to see if the 3 tb one would drop to £48 like afew … i think i will wait to see if the 3 tb one would drop to £48 like afew months ago


Prices are going up, not down.
Sambat

Prices are going up, not down.


i hope your wrong

Moss87

i hope your wrong


The effect of the falling pound against the dollar is seeing prices of drives rising. Some sellers are using up old stock they bought cheaper but as they buy new stock the prices will rise for a while. Don't expect any price drops soon.
I picked up one of the slightly more expensive Live Book Studio to see if the drive used in those is any different as I could not see anywhere that suggested if it was a Green or not. The metal case is a big plus as it is easier to take apart without damage! thinking of the warranty
Now reduced to £57.99 - ordered - thanks!
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