WD Oulet 3TB Recertified MyBook £65 @ Western digital
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WD Oulet 3TB Recertified MyBook £65 @ Western digital

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Found 1st Apr 2017
Good price for a 3TB external drive, but a great deal if you can have it delivered to Ireland or any European country – in that case, only £56 (€65).
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Is there a way of getting this deal delivered to England at that price?
Glitchy website. 2tb (non available) and 3tb at same price, instead price will change after delivery to other eu country but not uk. Brexit time start!
Edited by: "specialboy" 1st Apr 2017
Not being able to get it delivere to the UK saves you the hassle of returning it when it dies after 2 months anyway,.

Upon installing osx on my imacs new hdd from usb (which i backed my imac into) i accidentally formatted the usb hdd instead of the 3.5" internal hdd. Whats the best way of recovering my data?
this one is for UK delivery hotukdeals.com/dea…368 price £64.99. Also 4TB - £69.99
Edited by: "Kruk" 1st Apr 2017
repouk

Not being able to get it delivere to the UK saves you the hassle of … Not being able to get it delivere to the UK saves you the hassle of returning it when it dies after 2 months anyway,.:{



I've had 3 recertified drives now for 3 years and bought a fourth before Christmas, had no issues. How many have you actually bought and had faults with I wonder? I'm guessing none
montana78

Upon installing osx on my imacs new hdd from usb (which i backed my imac … Upon installing osx on my imacs new hdd from usb (which i backed my imac into) i accidentally formatted the usb hdd instead of the 3.5" internal hdd. Whats the best way of recovering my data?



Use a recovery tool, I've done it before in the past and worked well, managed to get most of my data back but some photos were corrupt

cleverfiles.com/mac…tml
jasondungate90

I've had 3 recertified drives now for 3 years and bought a fourth before … I've had 3 recertified drives now for 3 years and bought a fourth before Christmas, had no issues. How many have you actually bought and had faults with I wonder? I'm guessing none


Check out the other posts on HUKD for recertified WD drives and you'll see plenty or people have had problems.
I've had this and a 2.5" recert and both are great.
repouk

Not being able to get it delivere to the UK saves you the hassle of … Not being able to get it delivere to the UK saves you the hassle of returning it when it dies after 2 months anyway,.:{



​Have you tonight's lottery winning numbers too?
Edited by: "alritegeeza" 2nd Apr 2017
good price
but one last time for a bit more but not had any issues with the drive
repouk

Check out the other posts on HUKD for recertified WD drives and you'll … Check out the other posts on HUKD for recertified WD drives and you'll see plenty or people have had problems.



Care to provide a reference? My understanding is that WD aren't supposed to undercut their resellers, so mark excess stock as recertified as a way to get around it. These drives typically have 0 hours on them, and I know that this has been the case for the 3 3TBs that I've bought from them over the years.
This is hot uk deal right
I was nearly tempted to buy ones of these last week reduced to just under £75 at the local tesco's

tesco.com/dir…ers

I would be a bit concerned putting data on a drive that was classed as 'recertified'
Is an oulet a small oul?
Think with the scorpio release in Nov will need a 4TB WD My Passport (I kno on my Xbox one its nearly ful after 3 TB
amazon.co.uk/WD-…85G
bought a reconditioned xbox 360 500GB HDD before and all fine still years later. Dd have to use Xplorer 360 Exreme 2 to inserrt partition 2 to download the Xbox 1 update to play backwards compatible games on 360
Looks like they are gone..
There is literally no buy button wtf
Notify when available.
most recertified drives are customer returns and bogus 'faults' that customers have returned the item on which were none existent in the first point. The 'recertified' part is just a check from WD to say they are happy that they can be resold as if they are new. Don't be confused with 'refurbished' as that could mean a replaced drive and it being 'serviced', these are generally soft checked not hard checked and good to go. I think they also come with some warranty still but correct me if i am wrong?

I think these are great value for money and would be surprised if these drives had anymore than one hour of use on them, if that.
mark777

I was nearly tempted to buy ones of these last week reduced to just … I was nearly tempted to buy ones of these last week reduced to just under £75 at the local tesco'shttps://www.tesco.com/direct/western-digital-my-book-essential-3tb-hard-drive/512-8898.prd?source=othersI would be a bit concerned putting data on a drive that was classed as 'recertified'



I don't get why?! Put it this way, new drives are assembled by robots and shipped out in their thousands. Assuming this has been returned as faulty (we don't actually know this is the case), a person has spent time with it and thoroughly checked all the components etc, surely it could well be MORE reliable?

I bought a refurb Dell laptop 7yrs ago, everyone was like you, "don't get it, it will be a faulty unit and last a week". I applied my logic and went for it, I saved over £250 and its still going strong now albeit struggling CPU wise, but that will happen to any PC tech
Warning these aren't good if you value security:

engadget.com/201…ts/
Anyone know if these work with PS4?
dmannn

most recertified drives are customer returns and bogus 'faults' that … most recertified drives are customer returns and bogus 'faults' that customers have returned the item on which were none existent in the first point. The 'recertified' part is just a check from WD to say they are happy that they can be resold as if they are new. Don't be confused with 'refurbished' as that could mean a replaced drive and it being 'serviced', these are generally soft checked not hard checked and good to go. I think they also come with some warranty still but correct me if i am wrong? I think these are great value for money and would be surprised if these drives had anymore than one hour of use on them, if that.



I'm not sure you can say that with conviction, all WD say is that they have been "tested and determined to meet WD's stringent quality standards". Surely it is more than possible that they may swap out components to meet this requirement or have you seen something that says otherwise?
Followed link above for 4TB WD Passport portable and just changing colour to black gave me £18 lower price of £118.11, so ordered with free Prime same day delivery in London;

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1



Edited by: "goodfera" 2nd Apr 2017
Wiredfire

Warning these aren't good if you value … Warning these aren't good if you value security:https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/05/wd-my-cloud-security-exploits/



If someone wanted to steal your data SO MUCH no hard drive protection would stop them
Do not buy! I bought one of these about 10 months ago and it has failed. WD uses its own encryption and so recovering lost data is very difficult and losing data is very frustrating. If you think I am exaggerating view this:
youtube.com/wat…DZo
WD is bad news in my experience
Wiredfire

Warning these aren't good if you value … Warning these aren't good if you value security:https://www.engadget.com/2017/03/05/wd-my-cloud-security-exploits/



This isn't the same drive
Rothko9

Do not buy! I bought one of these about 10 months ago and it has failed. … Do not buy! I bought one of these about 10 months ago and it has failed. WD uses its own encryption and so recovering lost data is very difficult and losing data is very frustrating. If you think I am exaggerating view this:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpwt13uDDZoWD is bad news in my experience




WD uses it's own encryption? format the drive and there is no encryption.
jasondungate90

I've had 3 recertified drives now for 3 years and bought a fourth before … I've had 3 recertified drives now for 3 years and bought a fourth before Christmas, had no issues. How many have you actually bought and had faults with I wonder? I'm guessing none


Absolutely irrelevant. You would say that until one fails and drops you in it.
The whole point of buying slow back up storage is that it is 'infallible'.
You now have 3, so I am guessing it is 'no risk' as all your data will be doubled up across the 3 drives in case one fails
(at least it should be, unless you are inexperienced)You should do this anyway, but using reclaims just results in a faster turnover of drives.
These components are most likely Quality Control batch fails,and I guarantee you they come from a different batch from any you have bought.
If they have come out the front door of the factory;
the problem(s) could be quality fail control ware, bearings,motor, heads, plates, or even just packaging.
Many of those issues will not turn up until it just stuffs you up the ringer;hence the cheap price.
If they have come out the back door of the far east factory at midnight it is possible the whole batch were to be scrapped for multiple reasons.(which will murder you well down the line)
If you need serious back up 1x storage,avoid this crap and spend the extra £30.
You will not be compensated for your heart ache 3 yrs down the line.
frakison

I don't get why?! Put it this way, new drives are assembled by robots and … I don't get why?! Put it this way, new drives are assembled by robots and shipped out in their thousands. Assuming this has been returned as faulty (we don't actually know this is the case), a person has spent time with it and thoroughly checked all the components etc, surely it could well be MORE reliable?I bought a refurb Dell laptop 7yrs ago, everyone was like you, "don't get it, it will be a faulty unit and last a week". I applied my logic and went for it, I saved over £250 and its still going strong now albeit struggling CPU wise, but that will happen to any PC tech



of course you could be lucky and get one that someone hasn't used or doesn't have faults, but then why only 6 months warranty?, if someone buys one, could they post the smart info, some we can see how new these 'recertified' drives are

i posted a link for £10 more you can get a brand new one.
If you read what I said and understand it you will realise 'luck' is not the issue.
If you need any old storage you do not need 3 TB on an external drive.If you do, the manufacturer is washing hands
of it. Forget it.
Buy a genuine 2 gig external if you need external.
Dont fxxk about chancing it cos in 7 months they will tell you to get lost.
edit; £10 more for a warranted one is ideal.
Edited by: "cranmerman" 3rd Apr 2017
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