WD MY BOOK (NEW DESIGN) (RECERTIFIED) 4TB External Desktop Hard Drive £72.99 Includes Free Delivery & 6 Month Warranty @ Western Digital
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WD MY BOOK (NEW DESIGN) (RECERTIFIED) 4TB External Desktop Hard Drive £72.99 Includes Free Delivery & 6 Month Warranty @ Western Digital

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Found 2nd FebEdited by:"sabresonic"
I know this has been cheaper but not for some time now.

I've had several re-certified drives from Western Digital over a number of years and all (touch wood) are still performing without fault.

I also consider the Acronis back up software bundled with it very good.

The marketing bumpf...

RE-IMAGINED DESIGN.
Compact outside. Powerful inside. Store massive amounts of photos, videos, music and documents with My Book desktop storage.

Complete Backup
Equipped with WD Backup software for Windows and Apple Time Machine compatibility for Mac, the My Book desktop hard drive can back up your photos,videos, music and documents. The My Book desktop hard drive also works great with Acronis® True Image™ WD Edition software to schedule full system backups.

Password Protection
With built-in 256-bit AES Hardware Encryption with WD Security software, just set your own personalized password to help keep your content private and safe.

WD Reliability
Millions of people around the world trust their data to My Book desktop storage.

Designed to meet WD’s demanding requirements for durability, shock tolerance and long-term reliability, we back up (pun intended!) the trusted My Book desktop storage with a 6-month limited warranty.

ECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Formatted exFAT for out-of-the-box compatibility with Windows and Mac. Operating System: Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite or Mavericks. May require reformatting for other operating systems. Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system.

My Book | Technical Specifications


Interface
USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 compatible

Additional Details
• Auto backup with included WD Backup software and Time Machine-compatible
• Password protection with hardware encryption
• 6-month limited warranty

Package Includes
• My Book External Hard Drive
• USB 3.0 cable
• AC adapter
• WD Backup™, WD Security™ and WD Drive Utilities™ software
• Quick install guide
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15 Comments
Tiptop!

Think these have the slightly newer WD blue 8TB in them, compared to the WD80EZZX in the model before, great value if you want to shuckle it out!
bitcoin539 m ago

Tiptop!Think these have the slightly newer WD blue 8TB in them, compared …Tiptop!Think these have the slightly newer WD blue 8TB in them, compared to the WD80EZZX in the model before, great value if you want to shuckle it out!


4TB surely?
bitcoin539 m ago

Tiptop!Think these have the slightly newer WD blue 8TB in them, compared …Tiptop!Think these have the slightly newer WD blue 8TB in them, compared to the WD80EZZX in the model before, great value if you want to shuckle it out!


You'd be laughing if you got an 8tb in it
Hotmeal5 m ago

You'd be laughing if you got an 8tb in it


I was trying to work out what schuckling was
Seems a good price however do people really trust their data to large drives? Especially when second hand.
johnthehuman11 m ago

I was trying to work out what schuckling was


Shucking, taking the drives out for use in your PC or NAS/Server
Hotmeal25 m ago

You'd be laughing if you got an 8tb in it


My bad, i tried adding the 5 & 8tb info up top, but forgot to do it before the comment!!!!
benfisher199131 m ago

Seems a good price however do people really trust their data to large …Seems a good price however do people really trust their data to large drives? Especially when second hand.



I bought a 'recertfied' 2GB from here a few months ago. I personally only use it as an Xbox extended storage solution so no real risk of loss if it dies.

I struggle to trust any HDD really, not sure if I'd even use a 2nd one in a 3-2-1 scenario.

Great price though and heat added.
Edited by: "dantesfireplace" 2nd Feb
Would it be easy to set this up to auto backup from WD My Could?
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StevenRogers8 h, 33 m ago

Would it be easy to set this up to auto backup from WD My Could?


Hi,

I haven't undertaken a backup from a WD My Cloud, however I have done auto backups from my desktop PC's internal 500Gb SSD, 2Tb internal WD Black drive and external 2Tb WD Elements hard drive fairly easily. Taken the extract below from the user manual...

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Hope this helps!
Edited by: "sabresonic" 3rd Feb
Original Poster
Just realised that although I posted the deal I'd actually forgotten to place my own order! Now done

What I tend to do when I buy a re-certified drive from Western Digital is put it through its paces for a few weeks after receiving it, writing, re-writing, re-installing and re-formatting the drive i.e. giving it a good hammering whilst its still in in its 30 day money back guarantee period. Although it has a six month warranty I'd rather it fail during these first few weeks before it becomes an integral part of my data backup plan.

Paying with PayPal also means that I don't have to pay for return postage if it comes to it...not that I've ever needed to send anything back to Western Digital. My view (rightly or wrongly) is that if a re-conditioned drive is going to fail it will probably do so in the first few weeks of operation...given a sufficient workout!

I never completely rely on a single backup for anything important by which I mean I always have a backup of my backups for stuff that would leave me devastated if lost...such as photos of my kids. I came quite close to that a few years ago and the experience shocked me into being possibly somewhat over cautious and careful...but definitely a case of better safe than sorry! The sheer panic of thinking I'd lost up to 13 years worth of photos, primarily of my 3 daughters is not something I'd want to repeat.But it often does take a serious loss of data before you ensure you have a good data backup plan.

Thankfully having a system where I backup my backups and spread the risk of having a drive failure means I worry a hell of a lot less. You can never foresee when a drive will fail you (even if you use monitoring tools) and its a hard lesson to learn if it happens to you. Thankfully it happened to me early on in my computing career and all I ended up losing was work and not precious family photos!
Edited by: "sabresonic" 3rd Feb
Can anyone confirm the drive can be removed and used elsewhere?
rev64 h, 14 m ago

Can anyone confirm the drive can be removed and used elsewhere?


Indeed it can, have done it with two myself. Video guide here:
Unbelievable.
Actually in stock.
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benfisher199119 h, 54 m ago

Seems a good price however do people really trust their data to large …Seems a good price however do people really trust their data to large drives? Especially when second hand.


Funny, I used to think that myself some years ago although back then it was...'do I really want to put all my data on one huge 500Gb external hard drive!'

It's funny how over the years and an ever expanding collection of digital 'stuff' that storage capacity limit I had set myself has now creped up to 5Tb !

Looking after the families' computers, laptops, tablets and phones in our house is like managing a small IT department, with each of my 3 daughters having one of each plus the other half and obviously myself (a typical bloke who likes his gadgets so have two of everything!!)

I think I'm a little wiser these days i.e. I keep backs ups of my backups and also use various free cloud services (Dropbox, Google, Drive, Flickr etc to spread the risk.

But at the moment, I wouldn't store anything on a single drive larger than 5Tb...this time next year it will probably 8Tb
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