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WD Western Digital 24TB My Book Duo Desktop RAID External Hard Drive - £397.99 @ Amazon
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WD Western Digital 24TB My Book Duo Desktop RAID External Hard Drive - £397.99 @ Amazon

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Posted 29th Nov 2019Edited by:"happyshopper2"

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A fantastic price for 2 x 12 TB WD Red drives (being sold individually for £375.95).

  • Massive capacity storage with auto and system backup
  • Raid-0 ready out of the box
  • Raid optimised WD Red drives
  • Usb 3.1 Gen 1-ready, USB 3.0 Compatibility
  • 2 x USB 3.0 hub ports
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These are fantastic for shucking. WD classify them as user serviceable, so they include a tool to remove the drives and a guide.
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Jeez this looks massive it getting crazy be like a old pc monitor soon
Cheaper to shuck two 12tb drives
MarkPatterson29/11/2019 00:18

Cheaper to shuck two 12tb drives


These are retail Red drives. Yes it's cheaper, but these have retail 3 year warranties for a bit more cash.

Still a good deal if you want decent warranties on the disks.

Couple with hotukdeals.com/dea…d=7 if you're eligible for an extra £20 promo credit back on the purchase.
MarkPatterson29/11/2019 00:18

Cheaper to shuck two 12tb drives


The drives you're referring to would be White Labels. Only the WD Duos contain Reds.
DanoVan29/11/2019 00:11

Jeez this looks massive it getting crazy be like a old pc monitor soon


it's actually a pretty small box - 2x 3.5" drives inside that can be easily lifted out (no need to "shuck" with credit card or plectrum)
Cheers OP, great price. Bought for shucking
These are fantastic for shucking. WD classify them as user serviceable, so they include a tool to remove the drives and a guide.
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mldaw29/11/2019 09:12

These are fantastic for shucking. WD classify them as user serviceable, so …These are fantastic for shucking. WD classify them as user serviceable, so they include a tool to remove the drives and a guide.[Image]


Any idea what hard drives are compatible with the caddy? I am thinking could I shuck the 12TB drives for the server and install some smaller ones in the caddy? And are there any restrictions, I assume they have to be the same capacity, ideally matching drives, would say 2x 2TB drives work, what about manufacturer, anyone tried say Samsung drives in the case?
nige18229/11/2019 11:42

Any idea what hard drives are compatible with the caddy? I am thinking …Any idea what hard drives are compatible with the caddy? I am thinking could I shuck the 12TB drives for the server and install some smaller ones in the caddy? And are there any restrictions, I assume they have to be the same capacity, ideally matching drives, would say 2x 2TB drives work, what about manufacturer, anyone tried say Samsung drives in the case?


I tried WD drives of other capacity and they worked. They weren't red drives either. You just set them up and format them using the WD software. Other manufacturer drives didn't work. Hope this helps.
snipercat29/11/2019 11:45

I tried WD drives of other capacity and they worked. They weren't red …I tried WD drives of other capacity and they worked. They weren't red drives either. You just set them up and format them using the WD software. Other manufacturer drives didn't work. Hope this helps.


Shame, I think I only have spare matched WD drives in 2TB. My other WD drives are mismatched sizes, or I have matched larger ones from another manufacturer. Would have been great if I could have shucked these and put the larger non-WD matched drives in this.
I find it absolutely maddening the difference in cost between internal and external drives, it was annoying paying a bit more for an internal drive compared to an external drive but it's insane that two decent 12TB drives are around the price of a single internal drive.

Great deal though not just for the price but also for how easy it is to get the drives out and keep the warranty. After waiting a couple of months for the £250 14TB USB drive to be sent I'm thinking I'd be better sending that back and getting this pair instead.
nige18229/11/2019 12:27

Shame, I think I only have spare matched WD drives in 2TB. My other WD …Shame, I think I only have spare matched WD drives in 2TB. My other WD drives are mismatched sizes, or I have matched larger ones from another manufacturer. Would have been great if I could have shucked these and put the larger non-WD matched drives in this.


You can use size mismatched drives in this btw
snipercat29/11/2019 13:39

You can use size mismatched drives in this btw


Ah, thank you, just need to think what sizes I have, I think 2TB, 3TB, 4TB and 5TB options.
a single 12TB WD Red drive is £375.95 today on Amazon:
amazon.co.uk/Red…XJH
(discounted from £399 usual price)

This deal gets you 2x 12TB Reds for £397.99 total


Madness
Are they definitely reds?
coalfield29/11/2019 14:57

Are they definitely reds?


Anyone know the part number / warranty?
coalfield29/11/2019 14:57

Are they definitely reds?


You can return if they aren't as the third item on the product details clearly states:
Raid optimised WD Red drives
They also have the 20tb WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra for £400. Am I right in thinking that the hdds inside both are the same quality, barring the size difference (10tb vs 12tb)?

I'm tempted to get the My Cloud, despite the smaller capacity, as I've been wanting to set up a NAS at home and even 20tb is way more than I realistically need for my files. But I'm not sure how the drives compare.
shadrach29/11/2019 19:58

They also have the 20tb WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra for £400. Am I right in …They also have the 20tb WD My Cloud EX2 Ultra for £400. Am I right in thinking that the hdds inside both are the same quality, barring the size difference (10tb vs 12tb)?I'm tempted to get the My Cloud, despite the smaller capacity, as I've been wanting to set up a NAS at home and even 20tb is way more than I realistically need for my files. But I'm not sure how the drives compare.


Yep, Reds in the 20tb EX2 Ultra I believe. So no difference except the capacity.
LordHippos29/11/2019 00:20

These are retail Red drives. Yes it's cheaper, but these have retail 3 …These are retail Red drives. Yes it's cheaper, but these have retail 3 year warranties for a bit more cash.Still a good deal if you want decent warranties on the disks.Couple with https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amazon-buy-more-get-more-promo-3345770?pprmrkntfctnsrd=277262945&UATypeId=7 if you're eligible for an extra £20 promo credit back on the purchase.


I saw this immediately after I ordered my wd 20tb ultra. It says am eligible for the deal. So do I now cancel that previous order and re-buy. Is there an actual code you need to add?
luvadealme29/11/2019 21:42

I saw this immediately after I ordered my wd 20tb ultra. It says am …I saw this immediately after I ordered my wd 20tb ultra. It says am eligible for the deal. So do I now cancel that previous order and re-buy. Is there an actual code you need to add?


You can't as the 20tb one is oos, otherwise that might have worked, just needed to buy the product via the Amazon app (no code needed - you get the promo code back by the 9th).
Edited by: "LordHippos" 29th Nov 2019
Mine just arrived. I was able to register all 4 drives without issue and they are all showing as 1000+ days warranty remaining.
Edited by: "mldaw" 30th Nov 2019
mldaw30/11/2019 11:58

Mine just arrived. I was able to register all 4 drives without issue and …Mine just arrived. I was able to register all 4 drives without issue and they are all showing as 1000+ days warranty remaining.


Yep, you can definitely get cheaper drives, but for warranty purposes these can't be beaten, just as good as buying the normal retail red drives but half the price.
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