Wd passport 2TB £49.99 recertified @ Western Digital
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Wd passport 2TB £49.99 recertified @ Western Digital

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Found 16th Apr 2015Made hot 17th Apr 2015
All portable wd hard drives are further reduced from wd direct, these drives are recertified by wd and comes with 6 months warranty, these drives from my experience are like new.
These portable drives are usually good value from this site but tonight they have further reduced their prices.
All 2TB passports and elements are £49.99
1.5TB element is £38.99
1TB passport and elements are £32.99
1TB PASSPORT FOR MAC IS £37.99 ( but all above drives can be reformatted for use with macs)
Quidco and tcb.

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brilliant price

FREE POSTAGE to mainland UK.
£20 off the best price I've seen for a new titanium 2TB! Heat added.
Bought one for recording from the smart TV. Let's see how it does in the first 6 months!
Edited by: "friar_chris" 16th Apr 2015

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Great price.Heat

Anyone know the difference between the passport series and the elements series?
I compared specs, but can't see anything different.
Is it just the outer shell casing that's different?

crackdealer635

Anyone know the difference between the passport series and the elements … Anyone know the difference between the passport series and the elements series?I compared specs, but can't see anything different.Is it just the outer shell casing that's different?


I own 2 WD Elements and 3 WD My Passports

WD My passport has slightly higher prices, has longer warranty and software encryption, backup etc and slightly different case design.

WD Elements has slightly lower price, has shorter warranty and less software and slightly different case design

If you simply just store stuff on the hard drive and don't use the added software. there is nothing different other than the slightly different case design and price

friar_chris

FREE POSTAGE to mainland UK.£20 off the best price I've seen for a new … FREE POSTAGE to mainland UK.£20 off the best price I've seen for a new titanium 2TB! Heat added.Bought one for recording from the smart TV. Let's see how it does in the first 6 months!



Thats 1 way of putting it? .. 6 Months ahoy, huh? lol. :-)

Do Quidco & TCB do cashback on this?

Are these pullable?
(I think they're not)

My son is after a 2tb for his Xbox One - would these be suitable would anyone know please?

Quids

My son is after a 2tb for his Xbox One - would these be suitable would … My son is after a 2tb for his Xbox One - would these be suitable would anyone know please?


Im using a 1tb passport on XB1

Quids

My son is after a 2tb for his Xbox One - would these be suitable would … My son is after a 2tb for his Xbox One - would these be suitable would anyone know please?


It would be fine. My son uses the same drive.

Will this work out of the box with an iMac ?

Thanks guys.

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Quids

Thanks guys.


Just to confirm, I use the same drive on my xbox one too and works perfectly!

" ... these drives from my experience are like new ... "

If that, then why only 6 Months warranty ?? Stay away - ice cold !

grumpyone

" ... these drives from my experience are like new ... "If that, then why … " ... these drives from my experience are like new ... "If that, then why only 6 Months warranty ?? Stay away - ice cold !



I was thinking the same thing, if WD cannot give them full warranty then they mustn't have confidence in them.

I wouldn't trust a re - certified drive. sorry not voting either way but I just can't trust risking my data.

I'm interested in either the 2TB passports/elements at £49.99 or the 1.5TB element is £38.99 to upgrade my PS4 hard drive.

Does anyone know if the hard drives in these can be removed and have normal SATA interface? If so does anyone know the height of the actual drive inside? The PS4 has limited room for the drive in the chasis, I think 9.5mm is recommended, 12.5 might fit at a squeeze, anything more is probably an instant no....

I have had the recertified 2TB mycloud for 3 months and is working flawlessly if it helps. I'm thinking about getting the 2TB passport for its backup

ST3123

I'm interested in either the 2TB passports/elements at £49.99 or the … I'm interested in either the 2TB passports/elements at £49.99 or the 1.5TB element is £38.99 to upgrade my PS4 hard drive. Does anyone know if the hard drives in these can be removed and have normal SATA interface? If so does anyone know the height of the actual drive inside? The PS4 has limited room for the drive in the chasis, I think 9.5mm is recommended, 12.5 might fit at a squeeze, anything more is probably an instant no....



WD usually use crippled drives - they have no standard SATA interface only a dedicated USB interface !

Don't waste your time thinking about removing the internal drive !

Most (but not all) Toshiba, Verbatim and Seagate external drives feature standard internal drives with normal SATA interfaces.

Edited by: "grumpyone" 17th Apr 2015

ST3123

I'm interested in either the 2TB passports/elements at £49.99 or the … I'm interested in either the 2TB passports/elements at £49.99 or the 1.5TB element is £38.99 to upgrade my PS4 hard drive. Does anyone know if the hard drives in these can be removed and have normal SATA interface? If so does anyone know the height of the actual drive inside? The PS4 has limited room for the drive in the chasis, I think 9.5mm is recommended, 12.5 might fit at a squeeze, anything more is probably an instant no....



Grumpyone is correct per the comments in the other link to a similar deal.

If its the same as this one (See Post #26), then the Sata connector is soldered onto drive to reduce size:
hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2

Per Rebellion #26
This review says not... "The disk inside the case forgoes the usual additional USB-to-SATA convertor. Instead is a WD custom-made 2.5in drive made for such portable enclosures, with a direct USB 3.0 connection built into the disk electronics."
pcadvisor.co.uk/rev…ew/

ST3123

I'm interested in either the 2TB passports/elements at £49.99 or the … I'm interested in either the 2TB passports/elements at £49.99 or the 1.5TB element is £38.99 to upgrade my PS4 hard drive. Does anyone know if the hard drives in these can be removed and have normal SATA interface? If so does anyone know the height of the actual drive inside? The PS4 has limited room for the drive in the chasis, I think 9.5mm is recommended, 12.5 might fit at a squeeze, anything more is probably an instant no....


Pretty sure I've read somewhere that these haven't a SATA connection on them, it only has a USB interface on the drive itself. I might be wrong tho.

demos30

I wouldn't trust a re - certified drive. sorry not voting either way but … I wouldn't trust a re - certified drive. sorry not voting either way but I just can't trust risking my data.



Same for me, ordered recertified drives before for repairs and had bad experiences with their longevity

lugworm

Will this work out of the box with an iMac ?




I believe it would need to be reformatted for the Mac (unless you buy the Mac editions)

Hot.
Where could you get 2TB HDD for £50 ??
re certified but what ...

hmm... to pull the trigger or not. £25 per 1TB is not bad at all... I've had a 500gb WD passport for a few years now with no problems. But still... a refurbished hard drive... hmmm.

techniques

hmm... to pull the trigger or not. £25 per 1TB is not bad at all... I've … hmm... to pull the trigger or not. £25 per 1TB is not bad at all... I've had a 500gb WD passport for a few years now with no problems. But still... a refurbished hard drive... hmmm.



same dilemma here.... losing 2tb of data, even for saved games on xbox/ps will be quite painful

fr3dy77_sp33d

same dilemma here.... losing 2tb of data, even for saved games on xbox/ps … same dilemma here.... losing 2tb of data, even for saved games on xbox/ps will be quite painful



ditto

fr3dy77_sp33d

same dilemma here.... losing 2tb of data, even for saved games on xbox/ps … same dilemma here.... losing 2tb of data, even for saved games on xbox/ps will be quite painful



I've decided to go for it. I've just read on a forum that the recertified hds have all new internal parts. They only reuse the outer case. Good enough for me.

They are a lot of Rubbish Western Digital Hard Drives.
If you value your data take my Professional IT Advice and DON'T BUY IT.

For those of you interested, if you're spending over £100 then you can use the code WDSTORECPN for £10 off.

Also if you have a student/academic email then you can get some pretty good discounts on the *new* drives (i.e. no extra discount on the recertified). They are usually still a bit more than recertified ones but are brand new (with the full warranty).

I bought one for work. If you're VAT registered don't forget to put in those details on checkout - it'll knock off the VAT before the payment goes through

Bought a 2TB one for my XB1 - its only game data after all - if it screws up then I just re-download it - it would be a pain but hey its hardly mission critical data!
Heated

I have three of these recertified drives from WD, and another is on the way. I've had no problems with them (yet - of course you can never tell for sure what might happen), but so far I'm absolutely happy with their performance, reliability and value for money.
it's up to you I suppose.....to balance your opinions on cost against data security? All being well, you could have both with this offer?

Ordered,voted hot, thanks
Edited by: "abs" 17th Apr 2015

d_1999

For those of you interested, if you're spending over £100 then you can … For those of you interested, if you're spending over £100 then you can use the code WDSTORECPN for £10 off.



This makes an already great deal that little bit better. Decided to get two of the 2TB Passport Titanium Ultras and a carry case (to push it past £100). Will definitely have one of the drives for additional storage for my Xbox one. Shame these drives can't be taken out of the case to use in the PS4 but I could always use the other for backing up PC data or sell it on if I need the money, probably wouldn't be hard to get around £50-£60 for it so a solid investment for sure.

Reading a review pocket-lint.com/rev…iew they are actually very fast drives so perfect for the Xbox One, will probably load games and apps a bit faster than the internal drive, not that it is slow to begin with....
Edited by: "ST3123" 17th Apr 2015

what speed are these?

justthinking

I believe it would need to be reformatted for the Mac (unless you buy the … I believe it would need to be reformatted for the Mac (unless you buy the Mac editions)


Thanks for the reply.

rick4492

what speed are these?



USB 3.0 interface and I'd guess 5400RPM drive inside most likely as the 7200RPM drives are extremely rare in an external...

This would be a good HDD to put all the music you ever needed on.
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