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2TB WESTERN DIGITAL MY PASSPORT ULTRA (RECERTIFIED) BLACK/ WILD BERRY COLORS £51.99 | FREE DELIVERY
WESTERN DIGITAL MY PASSPORT ULTRA (RECERTIFIED) TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Formatted NTFS for Windows® 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista® operating systems. Requires reformatting for Mac OS® X operating … Read more
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I've had this deal before perhaps about 2 years ago and the drive is still going strong with about 1TB of movies and music on it. I don't know if it's the case with this deal but I also got a discount code for 15% off my next purchase from them (not including the recertified sale) but it was only valid for a month so I never got to use it. Ordered another one from them yesterday which I'll format to use with my Mac Book Pro. Just split it up into 3 or 4 partitions and you can use it as your Apple Time Capsule backup drive, store plenty of media on it and apart from the Time Capsule partition format the others to FAT32 and they'll be interchangeable with Mac and Windows, Linux, Chrome books and Androids.

Recertified?!? On a mechanical device?!? Good luck with that cold from me

Would it be suitable to record onto from a smart tv

Switchy871 h, 39 m ago

Need a hard drive can't decide if I should get this or a brand new 1 tb …Need a hard drive can't decide if I should get this or a brand new 1 tb drive from argos worried it may have a fault


WD would hardly risk their reputation by selling faulty hard drives.

I am not sure most of these are "recertified" (there are too many on offer for that to be the case).

I think this is WD selling direct to to the public and cutting out the "middle man" (retail outlet)

However they cant sell them a "new" as that would upset the retailers who are charging full price.

I bought two 4TB MyBook Recertified drives from their web site a couple of weeks ago and have run numerous tests on the drives and they have been fine.

Need a hard drive can't decide if I should get this or a brand new 1 tb drive from argos worried it may have a fault
Edited by: "Switchy87" 14th Aug
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WD My Book 4TB (New Model) RECERTIFIED £72.99 @ Western Digital
Been posted here before for £74.99 so £2 cheaper for you hardcore HUKD penny pinchers out there. Free P&P for orders over £50.
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hotdealseeker15 h, 3 m ago

What is the enclosed drive model? 7200rpm, 32MB buffer?


WD Blue (they merged green with blue as the default 'desktop' model). I purchased one a week or so ago, power on count and time were the same as retail drives and warranty shows as valid well beyond the 6 months stated when I checked it on WD's warranty checker.

In terms of drive quality I run an Un-RAID set-up, before I even bothered to pre-clear it I did a full surface scan then multiple passes with the pre-clear script, the drive was 100% fine. My only gripe is that they're currently OOS and I now want to buy another few and i'd prefer not to have to buy a pair of 4TB's even though the £/TB is lower.

What is the enclosed drive model? 7200rpm, 32MB buffer?

Heat. What's the difference between the drives in the new and old models? Anyone know what's in the 6tb ones?

Would anyone know if this would work as external source with PS4 as can add upto 8TB external hard drive

Had 1 fail as i dropped it on the floor, all 12 been working fine and brand new. Never a problem from WD outlet.
Edited by: "Frits" 13th Aug

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WB My Book 4TB (Recertified) £64.99 at Western Digital
Has dropped in price by £2 since last posting. Well worth it. Formatted NTFS. Windows 10, Windows 8 or Windows 7. May require reformatting for other operating systems. Compatibility may vary dependin… Read more
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i ended up buying one of these for my xbox one now have a hefty 1.5TB left to use and this will be enough to get me through the xbox x upgrade and hopefully it will last longer than the 6 months should do me until sometime next year or beyond. shifting my other hd drives to my ps4 pro and now i can download all my games on the ps4 at my parents also.

I just received 2 of these drives. Both WD Blue disks inside, SMART data looks like this, but I'm assuming WD zeros the SMART log before sending out the refurb drives.

AndyRoyd51 m ago

The estimated costs of servicing warranty claims for new drives over the …The estimated costs of servicing warranty claims for new drives over the drives' lifetime is built into the notably higher cost of the new drives.


And if they were the same warranty length, you can guarantee the same people would be posting the likes of "why don't I get a longer warranty for paying so much more?'

Picard12352 m ago

Marketing choice? ROTFL. They warranty is short because they don't want to …Marketing choice? ROTFL. They warranty is short because they don't want to be lumbered with the massive financial costs of the return / repair / replacement of hundreds of thousands of hard disks over a 3 year period.



The estimated costs of servicing warranty claims for new drives over the drives' lifetime is built into the notably higher cost of the new drives.

AndyRoyd1 h, 24 m ago

The length of warranty is a marketing choice, not an indication of likely …The length of warranty is a marketing choice, not an indication of likely longevity. If the warranty on the recert kit was the same as on the new kit equivalent, that would be detrimental to the new kit sales as more customers may be more likely to buy the recert. By choosing 6m warranty on the recert, WD are attempting to maintain new kit sales, not replace a new kit sale with a recert kit sale having less margin.


Marketing choice? ROTFL. They warranty is short because they don't want to be lumbered with the massive financial costs of the return / repair / replacement of hundreds of thousands of hard disks over a 3 year period.
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Western Digital My Book (Recertified) 6 TB £99.99 @ WDC
Excellent price for 6tb of external storage, works out at £17.50 per TB. You can always extract the drive from the case and use it as an internal drive if you prefer. Edit - Now reduced to £99.99
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Got a blue in mine, with no recertifed sticker on it, just on the enclosure.

Broke a clip taking it out so hope I don't have to return it

Put 2TB on it so far and HDTune reports all green squares

This size is out of stock according the website, 4Tb and 3Tb left

Got mines yesterday and as I took it out of the packaging, my enclosure is rattling. Theres a screw or something inside which has come loose in transit or something.

Been trying to get in-toich with WD support but no luck, even their website is absolute garbage for it.

Andr.Silva4 h, 56 m ago

Yes they can. I bought WD recertified 4TB My book. Until now 0 problems

My 6tb just arrived. Set up fine, transfering games as we speak

PDCottrell30th Jul

Does anyone know if these can be used with an Xbox One?


Yes they can. I bought WD recertified 4TB My book. Until now 0 problems
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WESTERN DIGITAL MY BOOK (RECERTIFIED) 4 TB @WDC - £66.99
Great price for 4TB storage.
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Does this mean someone has sent it back ?

Banned

Great deal   Thanks OP 👌

naughtymonk36 m ago

All my failures so far have been detected within the first days of use and …All my failures so far have been detected within the first days of use and those without any are still working today thankfully.If even one person decides to give their recertified drive a thorough test because of this thread and it reveals problems then the discussion was worth it! Even on your tenth drive you still haven't met me half way which is why I decided to post in this thread as I'm not dealing with a sample of one if you will.I wish I could give WD the benefit of the doubt but they shipped a drive with a broken USB port and it couldn't have happened in transit because to their credit their packaging is actually very good! Somebody else in another thread had the same experience previously as well.


I agree that people should make the effort to test their drives thoroughly upon receipt - not just recertified drives - it's common sense. Physical damage is just weird because, as you say, their packaging standards are very good.

Nor am I dealing with a sample of one. Ten drives, proven, sustained, long term use and zero failures - I'm sure you can understand my viewpoint too.

The reason I rage at FUD spreaders is because most of them haven't even owned one of the drives and just regurgitate unsubstantiated rumours. It's the same as the people rubbishing Seagate drives because they saw some Backblaze failure reports, but don't understand the context or sheer lack of specifics those reports hold.

SlightlyFoxed8 h, 27 m ago

I've just bought my ninth and tenth recertified drives and I've yet to …I've just bought my ninth and tenth recertified drives and I've yet to have a failure. In fact, I just recently retired my first two drives - both 1TB WD Greens with over 24,000 hrs on them.



Positive feedback is just as important as negative feedback in my opinion and neither should be discredited if people have put their hand in their pocket and shelled out for these.

All my failures so far have been detected within the first days of use and those without any are still working today thankfully.

If even one person decides to give their recertified drive a thorough test because of this thread and it reveals problems then the discussion was worth it!

Even on your tenth drive you still haven't met me half way which is why I decided to post in this thread as I'm not dealing with a sample of one if you will.

I wish I could give WD the benefit of the doubt but they shipped a drive with a broken USB port and it couldn't have happened in transit because to their credit their packaging is actually very good! Somebody else in another thread had the same experience previously as well.

naughtymonk7 h, 31 m ago

I don't need to look hard I've bought (at significant cost) and returned …I don't need to look hard I've bought (at significant cost) and returned WD recertified drives. I'm not speaking from experience of yesteryear or about other manufacturers I've had experiences with or relaying something someone told me on the internet sometime. I'm talking about WD and their recertified drives supplied to me which couldn't have been tested properly before being shipped out the door hence why they swiftly went back through that door as returns!This isn't "FUD", it's not false, it's not lies, it's not deceiving. I'm not telling people to avoid these drives, far from it I have many recertified drives in use right now I'm just sharing my experience of how I've already had to return many drives due to being defective; note I'm not talking about one solitary drive here.I don't think they do it on purpose I just think they don't spend enough time on testing these and if it's to the same level as their new drives then they clearly don't test them properly either.




I've just bought my ninth and tenth recertified drives and I've yet to have a failure. In fact, I just recently retired my first two drives - both 1TB WD Greens with over 24,000 hrs on them.
Edited by: "SlightlyFoxed" 10th Aug
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WD My Book 4TB (New Model) RECERTIFIED £74.99 @ Western Digital
Been looking for an external to install my Steam library to. This is the best value I've found... Older version 4TB My Book RECERTIFIED is also available for £66.99.
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friar_chris27th Jul

It doesn't. Warranty is 6 months. I've had six or so refurbished drives …It doesn't. Warranty is 6 months. I've had six or so refurbished drives from WD. No failures (after 2 years). You can return the item for a full refund within the first 30 days, but the drive is guaranteed by WD for 6 months. Typically if any drive doesn't fail in the first 2 months, it will be good for a long time. Refurb drives I've had have all look brand new, but aren't retail packaged.General opinion is that these drives have cosmetic faults (scratches) or have been needlessly returned to WD (e.g. Amazon return), had faulty power cables / USB cables replaced and sold off for cheap. The other prevailing opinion is that these offers are really annoying, so these people post helpful things like "I bought 100 and they were all dead on arrival".



Well said friar chris...to the OP....PLEASE DO keep posting these deals....why would Graham 1979
above buy a 'few' if they had all failed...wouldnt you give up after say 2?.....They are ideal to use to store backups so is only occasionally used ....all the 'these are broken' 'WD dont trust them' comments are becoming far more boring than than the posts...its a deal so deserves to be on this site.....and YES I have had reconnditioned HD's before and not had a prob...just ordered the older case type 4TB for £64.99

All the which is best Seagate, WD etc is a flip of the coin thing...I have only had one HD fail ...a Seagate....never a WD....others will have had the opposite......I used to be in the AA got bad service changed to RAC who have been great.....have got freinds though who have had the opposite experience...6 one ..half doz the other
Edited by: "pubquiz" 7th Aug

Hey watch out guys. I bought this and thought it was a NAS drive version. It's a USB 3 drive which I didn't realize. Anyway I'm in the process of returning this drive back to them and so far all the phone numbers are unhelpful as I've been given numbers which don't work and the online returns is absolutely non usable. Sent from Europe but all correspondence and phone numbers point to the US and so far they've been very unhelpful. So I'm waiting on a return e-mail from them and I don't hold out much hope either.
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I've just received mine and currently transferring my Steam library to it. Getting good speeds in CrystalDiskMark (it's 3 times faster than an old internal 2.5 I've been using) so chuffed overall.

jokerevo44 m ago

ordered.Thx OP.For a proper deep stress test what program should I run on …ordered.Thx OP.For a proper deep stress test what program should I run on this drive on day 1?



That's a tricky one this for me.
I'd hope that if there was a stress test that could find problems early, then it would, because the drive was flaky to start with.
However, I'm no expert by any means, just my own opinion and logic thinking here -> They claim SSDs and such have so many read/write cycles, same for other things out there I expect, be it HDD, light bulbs, rechargeable batteries. So while one may do many many stress tests and find no problems at the outset... how much life has that shaved off the product. That is my worry. Bit of a catch 22 thing ... I could give something a major stress test for a solid week, which could pass and I'd feel happy and comfortable with it... yet in 6 months fail because of the possibility that my testing would have shortend its life a bit quicker... yet in normal life cycle with average normal use had I not done that, then I might have expected and actually gained full 2 years worth. See what I'm getting at?

ordered.Thx OP.

For a proper deep stress test what program should I run on this drive on day 1?
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Western Digital My Cloud Mirror 4TB (Recertified) - £169.99 @ Western Digital
Seems a good deal for a RAID NAS, especially considering 2TB WD Red drives seem to be ~£80 each.
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elbs29th Jul

Where from

From the same website....not sure if its still there the deal

moorebwb27th Jul

Got the 6tb one recently, just over 100..brilliant


Where from

Can someone clear the mystery for me - I did check but in doubt. When it says cloud - can I access photos from my phone if the device is connect the network back home ? Also, I guess there are no issues in leaving it running 24x7 ?

I want to backup my photos, movies and some software. I don't care about the speed really but needs to be reliable.

Thanks.

jasee

It probably supports raid 0 which is worse than useless


Why is that?

reddragon10510 h, 51 m ago

I got one 2 years ago for that price I think. It's still going strong. It …I got one 2 years ago for that price I think. It's still going strong. It replaced a 3tb one which replaced a 2tb one which replaced a 1tb one. They were all great and were only replaced due to needing more space. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these drives, even recertified ones.It's a NAS drive. That's kind of the whole point. :{Mine isn't the mirror version but the last 3 I've had (2tb, 3tb and 4tb) have come with Twonky Media Server pre-installed, which you setup through your browser, and I've used that for streaming media to my TV (an older model Samsung Smart TV) and games consoles. If you don't mind messing around with a bit of command line Linux you can install other programs on them, including alternate media servers (although not Plex, I don't think). Twonky's always been fine for me though - I was able to manually install it on the 1tb drive that came without it - and I've also added things like SickRage and torrent clients.Well a media server and media storage are two different things. I wouldn't rely on any drive that was always on and often in use to store my only copy of all of my precious files (although I haven't lost any data in my 8 years of using these drives). These are great for serving media if you want to stream photos, music and video to different devices, but if those files are important to you I would advise having them also archived on a USB drive somewhere and/or cloud storage.


Oh no I would never storage anything other than media. All that is in cloud storage. The MyCloud is for films and tv etc... for streaming to Kodi. Nice little setup but defo wouldnt recommend doing anything other than that
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Western Digital My Book (new) Recertified 3TB for £61.99 @ WDC
If your order exceeds £100 - use CODE WDSTORECPN (£10 off £100 spend) - UPDATE: THE CODE HAS EXPIRED!
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The older 4tb my book models are going for £71.99 I just picked up 2 for my nas! 8tb for £144! Gonna raid 1! You won't get a cheaper 4tb drive anywhere! I've looked!
Edited by: "Aton" 7th Jul

current prices from WD site posted in this deal
4TB Promo Price £84.99
6TB Promo Price £114.99

Mabutu

Here you go... … Here you go... http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/western-digital-6tb-book-re-certified-104-99-with-code-free-p-p-western-digital-2714254



Thanks, I though it would be like the small portable hard drives. I think biggest TB they do in them are 4TB at the moment

iz123456789

WHAT? Was this 6tb deal posted on HUKD previously? Got a link? I want to … WHAT? Was this 6tb deal posted on HUKD previously? Got a link? I want to read the comments!


Here you go... hotukdeals.com/dea…254

Dave_dave69

It's not far of at the moment Promo Price £114.99



WHAT? Was this 6tb deal posted on HUKD previously? Got a link? I want to read the comments!
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Western Digital My Cloud (recertified) 2TB drive £46.99
First off not a brand new drive. Not sure if this is good value or not. Luck of the draw maybe. Only 6 months warranty, which is a bit worrying and looking back at old threads some ropey customer se… Read more
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Received my 6Tb recertified My Book earlier this week. USB port knackered so clearly not checked. Sent 4 emails so far and still waiting for a response about a refund.

Good price though ....

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Bertz99

showing to me as OOS



​Hmm I think you're right. Didn't try and add to my basket. Rookie error. Will expire.

Thanks for not calling me a dummy, even if I am one! X)

I'm happy with mine, I upload from my phone using the app then access content around home using dlna. I added a powered drive to usb and created a backup so it's mirrored from Nas to usb.

showing to me as OOS

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Review here
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WD Elements 2TB (RECERTIFIED) back in stock £46.99 - includes delivery
2 TB of recertified storage for 39.99 (+7.00 delivery), Has USB 3.0 and comes with a 6-month Warranty. WD also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, for extra peace of mind. Was posted last week but t… Read more
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Had my dispatch email too. I thought the pricing was very odd but didn't complain, but brand new these are £69.99. I would agree that £62 is not low enough for a recertified drive.

Ordered 3 this morning with £10 off code makes them about £37 each. Just had dispatch email.

Expired. They increased the price to £62.
£62 for used/repaired basic 2TB hard drive is poor value and cold.

Price hiked up, expire.

Can see a lot of cancelled orders as looks like a price cock up as the 1.5 TB costs more.

hope you get the orders though.
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WD MYCloud (recertified) 3TB for 89.99 only
WD MYCloud(recertified) 3TB for 89.99 only
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Last week the 6TB version was £104. Even if this is the cheapest it is available right now, it is still way, way, way down on that deal, and that deal will be back again soon.

Normal price for their recertified drive...

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GlanzaV6 m ago

I've got the 2TB version. Wouldn't suggest you use it for files you need …I've got the 2TB version. Wouldn't suggest you use it for files you need to read/write with any urgency. I'll admit I've not tried to optomise it (there's some threads) but it's horribly slow. It's good for backing up another drive (or two) and having the files accesible if they need to be. I sometimes access documents etc from my phone when I need to, whereas trying to show someone a photo on my mobile (4G) will take 30-1min+ to load (~10mb / 24mp / .jpg)


Thank you for the feedback. could you please suggest which NAS(personal cloud) would be good please ? Also how is this drive when using same wifi home network ? also streaming movies in home ?

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4TB is not available at the moment

I've got the 2TB version. Wouldn't suggest you use it for files you need to read/write with any urgency. I'll admit I've not tried to optomise it (there's some threads) but it's horribly slow. It's good for backing up another drive (or two) and having the files accesible if they need to be. I sometimes access documents etc from my phone when I need to, whereas trying to show someone a photo on my mobile (4G) will take 30-1min+ to load (~10mb / 24mp / .jpg)
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Western Digital 6TB My Book (re-certified) - £104.99 (with code & free P+P) @ Western Digital
Been waiting for this to come back in stock but it sells out very fast due to usually very limited stock of the 6TB version. Okay, I guess being recertified will put some people off but 6TB for £1… Read more
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Voucher code is not being accepted now guys

Hmmmm good deal

Just ordered 4TB WD red for my NAS from amazon for £127.
WD RED are right drives for NAS so thought no point in saving few ££ in ordering a refurb one.
New drives have 3 year warranty too.

sach1636

yes the code does not work anymore.



Too bad as in need of a good deal on a HDD. Thanks.

maverick3000

WDSTORECPN - promo code no longer active? Is this correct or just me?


yes the code does not work anymore.
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WD Elements Portable 2TB External HDD (Recertified) £39.99 + £6.94 Delivery @ Western Digital Editor
Decent price for a 2TB external! Would be perfect for a PS4 or Xbox. Please note: These are recertified drives, that come with a 6-month Warranty. WD also offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, for … Read more
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can this be dismantled and used as an internal drive?

Not to sure about a recertified drive, I am guessing it means faulty or returned drives which have been refurbished and repaired?

It's back in stock, just ordered one thanks op

Hixxy22

​Yeah I was tempted to look for 4tb but they all mains powered I prefer U … ​Yeah I was tempted to look for 4tb but they all mains powered I prefer USB powered plug straight into xbox lol



I have a USB powered 4TB drive. It's a seagate and was £78 from an offer on here.....

DexMorgan

I'm looking for good deal on a 4tb one as I've filled my 2 x 2tb ones for … I'm looking for good deal on a 4tb one as I've filled my 2 x 2tb ones for my Xbox One! oO



​Yeah I was tempted to look for 4tb but they all mains powered I prefer USB powered plug straight into xbox lol
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Western Digital 4TB My Cloud (re-certified) - £94.99 (free P+P) @ Western Digital
Been looking for some home cloud storage for the inlaws and wanted a big, cheap as possible drive and this seems to fit the price. I know its re-certified but 4TB for under £100 seems pretty good.
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lynchnigel26th Jul

The code I had obviously did - that was the invoice.:)


Darn i wish i had a discount code that worked on re-certified drives , the one i had only worked on premium stuff , wish i could get my hands on one of them

alan2simms5th Jun

i thought discount codes didnt work on recertified drives i have a 10 % …i thought discount codes didnt work on recertified drives i have a 10 % off code only works on premium stuff

The code I had obviously did - that was the invoice.:)

David_e23rd Jun

Got yourself a bargain there. They are £135 on the website. …Got yourself a bargain there. They are £135 on the website. https://www.tesco.com/direct/wd-my-book-3tb-usb30-desktop-black-hard-drive/793-0957.prdYou should have posted the deal; it would have got red hot.

​It was a store specific deal in Sunderland and last one was left so was pretty pointless posting it if nobody could get it

dealchaser8884th Jun

I think people click cold because the lately horrible WD services (I read …I think people click cold because the lately horrible WD services (I read the latest Hotuk WD threads full of angry customers).


I certainly wouldn't cold vote because of that but I'm about 10 emails and 4 days into trying to return a "recertified" drive delivered with a faulty USB port you couldn't get a cable into.

zochus159th Jun

I bought my book 3tb for £50 at tesco few weeks back so I doubt this is …I bought my book 3tb for £50 at tesco few weeks back so I doubt this is being a fantastic deal


Got yourself a bargain there. They are £135 on the website. tesco.com/dir…prd

You should have posted the deal; it would have got red hot.
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Western Digital My Book 2TB - £21 instore @ Tesco (Stoke)
Western Digital My Book 2TB scanned at till £21 instead of £75 I found it in Tesco, Bristol Bradley Stoke branch Not sure if it's just local offer but they told me it was reduced because there is a ne… Read more
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I can confirm these exist outside of Stoke, I found one yesterday looking for shannon007's 3tb deal, but they only had 1 of the 2tb drives, not a Mac specific one either, just ordinary blue box My Book.

Got one in Craigavon Tesco Extra for £21 & a 3tb version for £25. All gone now, but had 4 big external 3tb hds for £25.

cribert

What's the point in the receipt picture where it is? It's unreadable. It … What's the point in the receipt picture where it is? It's unreadable. It should be posted in a comment



Click on the picture and it'll pop up bigger

cribert

What's the point in the receipt picture where it is? It's unreadable. It … What's the point in the receipt picture where it is? It's unreadable. It should be posted in a comment



I can read it perfectly clear on my phone.

What's the point in the receipt picture where it is? It's unreadable. It should be posted in a comment
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WD My Book (New) Desktop External Hard Drive 3TB £62.99 & 4TB £71.99 - RECERTIFIED @ Western Digital
WD My Book (New) Desktop External Hard Drive - RECERTIFIED 3TB £62.99 4TB £71.99 Free Delivery @ Western Digital
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Finally sent me a UPS prepaid label. I've either got to drive to somewhere to drop it off or book a day (!) for them to collect. I'll just be glad to get my £99.99 back!

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alan2simms2 h, 45 m ago

I M only checking this now let me check my sent email and ill get back to …I M only checking this now let me check my sent email and ill get back to you, in the mean time if this hasn't been solved , open contact through PayPal as well.OK just double checked it is definitely [email protected] that is bizarre indeed


Just cut and pasted that email address from your post and sent and got same response

"Thank you for contacting Western Digital Corporation. You have reached an unmonitored mailbox.
If you need assistance please visit our support site at support.wdc.com/ or create a support case using our customer portal by clicking this link support.wdc.com/sup…spx
Sincerely,
Western Digital"

Weird! Anyway, still awaiting resolution. The worst customer service I've ever experienced by a mile.

David_e19th Jun

Bizarre.Just emailed that address and received message"Thank you for …Bizarre.Just emailed that address and received message"Thank you for contacting Western Digital Corporation. You have reached an unmonitored mailbox. If you need assistance please visit our support site at http://support.wdc.com/ or create a support case using our customer portal by clicking this link http://support.wdc.com/support/case.aspx"



I M only checking this now let me check my sent email and ill get back to you, in the mean time if this hasn't been solved , open contact through PayPal as well.
OK just double checked it is definitely wdsupport@wdc.com. that is bizarre indeed
Edited by: "alan2simms" 26th Jun

Not sure who "recertified" the one they sent me but you couldn't get the USB cable connected because of a fault with the USB socket.
Edited by: "David_e" 19th Jun

alan2simms2nd Jun

As the store is run by digital river with no service skills make a …As the store is run by digital river with no service skills make a complaint direct to WD on [email protected] some one from western digital called me and gave me a very favorable resolution , had to make a 2nd complaint as well this time because i realized they ( DR store) had overcharged me, same person i spoke to before called and promised it had been escalated and i even got a full refund, i would make a complaint to paypal too , they have a special case officer assigned to digital river WD store , I was told because they have too many complaints from customers.


Bizarre.

Just emailed that address and received message

"Thank you for contacting Western Digital Corporation. You have reached an unmonitored mailbox.
If you need assistance please visit our support site at support.wdc.com/ or create a support case using our customer portal by clicking this link support.wdc.com/sup…spx"

Edited by: "David_e" 19th Jun
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Western Digital 2TB My Cloud (recertified) £57.99
Just found this whilst looking for a new storage solution that works with windows and Mac which seems like a decent price. Also Comes with free delivery as it's over £50.
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I think simply because a few weeks back worked out almost same price for 4tb storage, though admittedly not the cloud storage model

I've purchased a couple of passport external reconditioned drives which have been absolutely fine and was just about to buy this to back up my media files (movies) until I saw the negative feedback...I wondered why people are voting this cold?
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Western Digital MyCloud 2TB (Recertified) - £57.99 delivered
Slightly more expensive at £58, but this deal was super-hot around three weeks ago at £53 and it's only a fiver more. Recertified product still comes with a limited warranty and a thirty day money ba… Read more
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Can you access these drives from an Nvidia Shield running Kodi?

I've got D link video cameras I use for security. Could I use this for recording?

ukez

If you really must put your files on a cloud (i.e your own one) you're … If you really must put your files on a cloud (i.e your own one) you're better off using a QNAP or Synology device as they support their devices for years by comparison. Companies of these sort of entry cloud type NAS devices rarely offer any kind of long term firmware support for these types of devices. Whereas QNAP and Synology are much better suited for a personal cloud situation.I've got a QNAP device which released 2011 and it only just last week received its final firmware upgrade; QNAP made me aware that was the case too from within the devices interface when I logged in as well, so I kind of know where I stand with that device going forward.During that time (since 2011) I've lost count of the amount of times that awesome little device has received newer operating system upgrades, bug fixes, vulnerability fixes and security exploit patches since it released and its now mid 2017. You simply wont get that level of support from companies like Western Digital who's primary market is to sell HDD's, not servers.If you simply want a local NAS that your not going to connected to anything more than a secure LAN then this is okay'ish, but if you want one that has strong security, receives regular updates, bug fixes, security exploit patches, offers SSL/TLS (https) certification for secure remote access, AES NI data encryption, bundles or free apps for easy setup and use from your IOS/Android mobile device, plus a bundle of other uses then buy QNAP or Synology.


It really depends what you want to do with the drive. If you really want to expose unencrypted confidential files to the world at large then you are better off going for the most secure system possible, but if you just want to publish a large volume of your music files / photos / videos then it may not be worth the extra cost. I use Winzip secure AES encryption locally prior to backup if I want a remote backup of any confidential stuff - that has the added benefit I can also store those files on separate media at home too - keeping them completely offline to avoid the risk of attacks like seen recently.
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Wotan

Would these be a suitable plex server?



​The single bay drives don't run plex. The media server is twonky built in. You need one of the EX2 multibay models to install plex i believe.

Would these be a suitable plex server?
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WD Red 3TB NAS Drive @ Western Digital UK Store
I've been looking for a NAS drive and stumbled across this offer, 3TB Western Digital Red, £99.06 on Western Digital website. However when combined with the coupon code 'WDSTORECPN' (spend £100 and g… Read more
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friar_chris

This is boring me now.



Oh dear. Our resident Friar is bored Lets all step back and let him post his graphs and simplistic analysis with glee. God forbid anyone posts any data/examples that challenge his sage like conclusions. At least you can take some comfort in your hedge posting hobby

friar_chris

You are right, HDD prices didn't go up 15% over the last year since … You are right, HDD prices didn't go up 15% over the last year since Brexit. My graph didn't show that at all. Of course I said that one thing going up means something else must go up by exactly the same amount, and you are right £÷$=€.



It's a comparable example. Yet the results weren't the same. Common practice to site comparable examples when questioning the validity of a hypothesis/conclusion.


friar_chris

Okay so the Euro fell against the dollar, and WD didn't price up their … Okay so the Euro fell against the dollar, and WD didn't price up their drives. WD probably trade in dollars....you pointed out there are other factors, Europe's 500 million consumers is going to make up a significant proportion of sales, so they act to only expose that market to that which it can "bare". When the same thing happens to our piddly 65 million consumer market, WD won't apply the same good grace.



Ahh, some more sage like analysis from our resident friar. I guess when the INR tanked WD kept prices static, after all there are >1 Billion Indians. There's a direct correlation between population size and the size of the market for a particular product right? The mighty EU must therefore be a bigger market then the US with a piddly population of ~320 million?

Lets see, of those 500 million (does that include the UK?) we have ~20 million Romanians for example. With their GDP/capita of ~$8k they must be buying HDD at the same ratio as the piddly UK with a GDP/capita of $43k?

friar_chris

They started raising prices. Slowly but surely as retailers restock they … They started raising prices. Slowly but surely as retailers restock they having to raise their prices. Starting June 23rd 2016 prices reverse their downward trend, increase by 15% in a year, and once stabilised to ensure WD's dollar revenue remains the same. That's the lag time thing I mentioned, and you corrected me on. "Wether" you chose to believe these things are related and significant or instead completely coincidence is up to you.



I choose to look at historic trends. Comparable trends. A wide set of data points, rather then a few selective ones. You cited an example of a price that has risen when GBP fell in value. I cited an example from the same manufacturer where the price didn't rise (after a year of time LAG). Further I cited an example where a comparable currency fell in value and the price of this very item didn't shift. From that I conclude your simplistic analysis is flawed.

I don't know what will happen to prices going forward. I can make some educated guesses.

If GBP stays at this level, as hedges expire, those products closely tied to raw commodities will rise proportionally. The price of Gold is the price of Gold for example. No one will sell it cheaper here then in another country. In the alternative arbitrage would drive out the inconsistency in price.

Where you have more complex products, with services/IP/supply chain/etc making up a large part of the cost, there is far more scope for prices not to follow GBP. The extent of this is dependent on the strength of the economy, what the market will bear (thanks for the correction pedant99) and competition.

As someone pointed out, there has been considerable consolidation in the HDD market, this could be one reason WD felt they could raise some prices. I couldn't find their market share in the UK, but again it could be higher then in the rest of the EU, resulting in them not being as comfortable raising prices in the EU.

One thing is beyond doubt. This piddly little market of 65 million people is the 5th largest economy in the world by GDP. Even measuring by GDP/Capita we rank in the top 30 (and that list is skewed by Tax havens/Oil rich countries/etc). As a market for complex/value added products such as HDD we are a significant market. Brexit or not people need to sell to us.

I didn't vote either way last year. As I'm sick of the EU hokey cokey. For two decades we've had people like you suggesting we're weak and feeble and the sky will fall if we leave the EU. And on the opposite end we've had the brexiteers claiming the EU is the source of all our ills and everything will be sweetness and sunshine if only we left. I hoped, in vein it appears, a decision one way or the other would put an end to the childish distraction. So we could concentrate on what matters, comparative advantage.

We are an extremely strong economy, with lots going for us. Or future prosperity depends on us building on that. Creating comparative advantage in new areas and staying ahead of the pack in other areas. It is that success/failure which will determine prices, NOT Brexit or reverse Brexit.


friar_chris

Really all I wanted to do was post a hedge.



Yet you accompany every hedge with your sage like analysis dear friar? Why waste your time if you just want to post hedges?
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Mentos

I don't sell hedges, I don't work in the financial markets. I simply … I don't sell hedges, I don't work in the financial markets. I simply follow GBP/USD as I earn in USD. I see you've side stepped the glaring hole in your argument. You're simplistic hypothesis: currency drops, prices rise proportionally. Yet I've shown you an example of a currency dropping significantly and prices not following suite. Why does the fact its the Euro and not GBP make a difference?There's a nailed on correlation between exchange rate and prices according to you. Yet the Euro drops 15% and theres barely a blip on the price of this very HDD. Odd that Or perhaps its not quite the simple correlation you suggest.But as you seem to believe GBP/USD + Brexit = some special sauce that simply doesn't apply elsewhere. Why is it a bare HDD by this manufacturer jumped, but when they shoved one in an enclosure it didn't :/Perhaps we should make a giant mycloud case and put the whole country in it. Clearly it has some special ability to protect its contents from suffering the Brexit effect


This is boring me now.
You are right, HDD prices didn't go up 15% over the last year since Brexit. My graph didn't show that at all. Of course I said that one thing going up means something else must go up by exactly the same amount, and you are right £÷$=€.

Okay so the Euro fell against the dollar, and WD didn't price up their drives. WD probably trade in dollars....you pointed out there are other factors, Europe's 500 million consumers is going to make up a significant proportion of sales, so they act to only expose that market to that which it can "bare". When the same thing happens to our piddly 65 million consumer market, WD won't apply the same good grace. They started raising prices. Slowly but surely as retailers restock they having to raise their prices. Starting June 23rd 2016 prices reverse their downward trend, increase by 15% in a year, and once stabilised to ensure WD's dollar revenue remains the same. That's the lag time thing I mentioned, and you corrected me on. "Wether" you chose to believe these things are related and significant or instead completely coincidence is up to you. Really all I wanted to do was post a hedge.
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robodan918

Why'd hard drives get so expensive? I picked up two of these for my raid1 … Why'd hard drives get so expensive? I picked up two of these for my raid1 nas back in 2013 for just shy of 100 each.



there is a lot less competition there has been a lot of mergers and buying of company divisions
From Wikipedia;
Seagate Technology bought storage divisions of Maxtor and Samsung
Western Digital bought HGST which was a merger IBM and Hitachi storage divisions .

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Mentos

'Lag time", yes I'm familiar with the concept of a delay between two … 'Lag time", yes I'm familiar with the concept of a delay between two events, but i've usually read the concept referred to as time lag? I believe I mentioned Currency Hedges in my previous post, I would think that would indicate quite clearly I understand the possibility of there being a lag. I further went on to mention historic fluctuations in GBP and the Euro which didn't generate the direct correlation you allude to.But since you're fond of graphs:Thats one hell of a 'lag time' between the Euro tanking 15% against the USD and the price of the WD RED shifting, we're still waiting 3 years later.Perhaps the GBP/USD pairing is special? But then why didn't I see a 20% price drop when sterling strengthened by 20% and I could get ~$2/£?WRT news reports, yes I 've seen plenty that state the sky is falling and everything is getting more expensive. But I seem to recall plenty of similar reports before "brexit" vote. We had warnings of food price inflation, inflation possibly overtaking stagnant wages, etc, etc, etc.What matters is comparative advantage. The strength of your economy. What your market will bare in terms of prices. If you're a big/strong market then manufacturers will find a way to sell to you at the prices you will bare. Wether that means taking a cut in profit margins, shifting parts of the cost chain locally so it matches your own currency, etc. Obviously the closer a product is to the raw commodity price, food for example, the greater the hit the exchange rate will eventually have. But where a significant part of the cost is not tied directly to the raw commodity's which make up the product, the less impact (if any, as per my example graphs) the exchange rate will have.As I said before, I'm not a fly by night watcher of the GBP/USD rate. I didn't just start watching it because of brexit and the furore that followed. I've been watching it for well over a decade as I live here but predominantly earn in USD.



​Nice to see someone using some decent punctuation in a post for a change but could I add a small correction?
"What your market will bare ......"
Should read "What your market will BEAR ....."