WD Mybook 3tb £22 Tesco instore
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WD Mybook 3tb £22 Tesco instore

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Found 27th Jul
Just been to get a barcode for a previous deal and got the last one but for anyone willing to ring around this is a steal at £22

Barcode here
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The geese are chomping at the bit!

tinca

The geese are chomping at the bit!



Let them fly.lol.

Hot for the find! I'm nipping to Tesco later, I bet I won't find one though.

Let the chase begin
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Perfectly fine for use with xbox game installs if it crashes just download again on a replacement drive

dozstanford22 m ago

While this is a steal if you are lucky enough to find one be aware that …While this is a steal if you are lucky enough to find one be aware that 3TB WD Reds (the drive in this) have quite a high failure rate of 7.65% with an average life of 16.3 months (in a server farm environment based on a sample of 1085 drives). In short (as with any drive) MAKE SURE YOU MAKE MULTIPLE BACKUPS !

I think you might be confusing these with the MyCloud ones, which definitely contain the reds. I like them, they're quiet and I haven't failed one yet. Still, you should definitely have backups, regardless of which drives you use, so good advice!

what tescos was this?

Original Poster

rr90549 m ago

what tescos was this?


St helens, Merseyside

I got three of these from Abingdon Tesco Extra last Friday. They are good drives and worth the money if you can find them

Same drives as put up for £17.60 earlier in the week. I hope the "deal police" treat you better

If this was national I would vote hot,I over the years have picked up a multitude of great reduced to clear deals but as they were only sporadic in-store I Saw little point in posting.
I think a heads up section of great but not national deals would be a good idea which I would post my latest find a Lenovo yoga 11.6 notebook brand new for £122 on.
And if this deal the WD my book was in such a section I would vote it hot.

The geese! The geese! The geese! The geese!

It says for Mac in the picture

WolverhamptonDealDon2 m ago

It says for Mac in the picture

It's does but they work on windows and consoles. They come mac formatted but can be formatted for the other systems

GET OUT OF MY WAY, I'M GOING TO TESCO TO GET ONE NOW!
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dozstanford

While this is a steal if you are lucky enough to find one be aware that … While this is a steal if you are lucky enough to find one be aware that 3TB WD Reds (the drive in this) have quite a high failure rate of 7.65% with an average life of 16.3 months (in a server farm environment based on a sample of 1085 drives). In short (as with any drive) MAKE SURE YOU MAKE MULTIPLE BACKUPS !



Every drive can fail

nice deal, don't worry about the geese, they're pretty well behaved considering they're wild.

U53R

Every drive can fail



No Seagates last forever and ever.

dozstanford

While this is a steal if you are lucky enough to find one be aware that … While this is a steal if you are lucky enough to find one be aware that 3TB WD Reds (the drive in this) have quite a high failure rate of 7.65% with an average life of 16.3 months (in a server farm environment based on a sample of 1085 drives). In short (as with any drive) MAKE SURE YOU MAKE MULTIPLE BACKUPS !


Say whaaaat?! Based on what tests/reports?

I'm really surprised these are even still in stock at any Tesco after last month's deal! I went round so many Tescos in Northern Ireland back then looking for this but they were all sold out of these older packaged drives and already had the new packaged ones out on the shelves. Good on you if you manage to find one though, very lucky!
Edited by: "little_deal_minx" 28th Jul

dozstanford

Backblaze, a very, very, very large server … Backblaze, a very, very, very large server farmhttps://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-reliability-q3-2015/


Wow, crazy. I am not going lower then 4TB and swap all my HDD's for 4TB REDs based on other reports like this. Wonder why there is so big diff. between 3TB and 4TB. Still...s(ea)hitgate the worst from all.

HavocLP

Wow, crazy. I am not going lower then 4TB and swap all my HDD's for 4TB … Wow, crazy. I am not going lower then 4TB and swap all my HDD's for 4TB REDs based on other reports like this. Wonder why there is so big diff. between 3TB and 4TB. Still...s(ea)hitgate the worst from all.



Seagate 3 & 4 tb are actually more reliable than WD reds.

OrribleHarry

Seagate 3 & 4 tb are actually more reliable than WD reds.



last 12 months have had 2 out of probably 50+ WD RED 3TB/4TB drives currently in circulation (servers, SAN's and NAS units) need replacing, and WD have honored warranty without issue for both replacements.

a couple of years ago, back when we used Buffalo Linkstations (the 4x4TB (12TB total) Seagate Barracuda drive units) we had all four fail in mutliple nas units, confirmed hdd failures and had to perform disaster recovery using our off site data stores as the buffalo link stations on site were what had died for the clients.

Never going back to Seagate, WD Red/Red Pro or nothing. Not even giving Seagate Ironwolf a chance.

OrribleHarry

Seagate 3 & 4 tb are actually more reliable than WD reds.


oO Yeeeah sure...again, I have to ask you then, based on what you think so?

HavocLP

oO Yeeeah sure...again, I have to ask you then, based on what you think … oO Yeeeah sure...again, I have to ask you then, based on what you think so?



Based on my experience working in a very large enterprise environment for 20 years (6,000+ client machines and 3 server farms).

Many years ago Seagate produced a bad batch of drives which admittedly had high failure rates, this was quickly resolved and have been excellent ever since, but the reputation seems to have stuck around.

We are using Seagate Ironwolf Pro drives almost exclusively now, after moving away from WD Red Pros.

lcgifford

last 12 months have had 2 out of probably 50+ WD RED 3TB/4TB drives … last 12 months have had 2 out of probably 50+ WD RED 3TB/4TB drives currently in circulation (servers, SAN's and NAS units) need replacing, and WD have honored warranty without issue for both replacements.a couple of years ago, back when we used Buffalo Linkstations (the 4x4TB (12TB total) Seagate Barracuda drive units) we had all four fail in mutliple nas units, confirmed hdd failures and had to perform disaster recovery using our off site data stores as the buffalo link stations on site were what had died for the clients.Never going back to Seagate, WD Red/Red Pro or nothing. Not even giving Seagate Ironwolf a chance.



Biggest failure cause for any drive is poor cooling. We stick temperature recording stickers on all our drives upon fitment this records maximum temperature. All the failed drives have recorded 40+ degrees celcius upon failure. We also note that some manufacturers cooling is worse than others and contributes hugely to reliability.

Installing 19 degree climate control in our server farms reduced drive failure buy almost 25%!
Edited by: "CheapoChaser" 28th Jul

Anymore left at St. Helens Tesco?

Plenty left here. But they scan at £109. I swear Tesco plant these 'deals' just as click bait.

None in Leicester Beaumont Leys

Newbold

Plenty left here. But they scan at £109. I swear Tesco plant these … Plenty left here. But they scan at £109. I swear Tesco plant these 'deals' just as click bait.


Been doing so now for quite some time.
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