Worth remembering that most WD 2.5" drives are unshuckable
Unlikely that this will track due to the voucher but worth a go I suppose
iF YOU CONNECT THIS TO THE usb port on your router this *should* be available on your network. YMMV of course, quality of router etc, cant hurt to try, not as fast as directly attached (highfive)
Would this work with an Xbox s ?
How to open this HDD. Very easy and simple way.
Don’t forget Quidco 10% cashback
There have been reports of reds inside, but most seem to be blues.
Probably a SATA drive so can’t see why not.
What drive is inside and can it be ripped out to use in pc?
I always give it a try, it said it was tracked so 🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻
Too bad it needs AC adaptor, got no space to plug it in.
£3.97 cash back from Quidco
That is a good deal mate ... nice
Cheers its cool, i have emailed LG .. see what they recomend (y) 🏻
I would try the recording to the HDD for you but I don’t even have a tv aerial to plug into the TV as I just use a Sky Q box.
missed yesterday's deal so I grabbed a 1TB one now for £27.99 after using the code 5OFFWDUK Cheers Op!
Yep, as long as its on your account and its a failure. They do record the serial number.
I think you can use it for a PS4 because it has a 3.0 usb but am not sure
2 year warranty sounds good from CEX. Is it no quibble?
Wont you invalidate your warranty if you crack them open? im assuming most HD's have manufacturing info on them. My point is the warranty is too short. I rather go for 2 years and a chance of getting my money back, than 6 months and no chance. They are recertified after all...
If you crack these HDD's open they've dates printed on label. This WD HDD from this deal click.
mine turned up this afternoon, brilliant price and super quick delivery.
I don’t like cartoons.
Pity all those people weren't as amazingly wise and clever as you, I suppose. An off-site backup - it's definitely a profound, ingenius and original idea. Give it a rest. Let people do their backups (or not) their way, and you do yours your way. You're not adding any non-obvious information to this thread. You're just gloating about your uber-smart 5TB Hentai multi-backup scheme.
Not trying to get the better of anyone, I’ve just known far to many people trust external hard drives for backups and be shocked when they lose all their data.
Well that’s pretty obvious isn’t it? I merely stated what the definition of a backup was dependent on the scenario. Off site backup would be good practise. This site makes me laugh, everyone jumping down your throat and trying to get one better on people.
Thanks for the heads up. (y)
Back in stock again now, just ordered a white one for the boys xbox!
great timing, handy christmas present to enable the kids to expand their xbox one games collection
Gamers, at least
Urm yeah. Oops.
Yes you can do that, but it means the machine with your torrent client, and the My Cloud both need to be on. Get Transmission on it and you shut everything else down and it runs on its own, with much less power used.
Oh, good. Thanks for the heads up.
Can you not just point your PC, phone, droid box to the hard drive?
Yes, you can side load a version of the Transmission client using SSH, lots more details online.
Yeah the reds at this price are great. When I say two firmwares, I mean that some of the My Clouds won't take the 2.xx firmware, so some versions of the same model will be fully up to date, but will not have the superior 2.xx firmware. I'm not sure why this is (possibly undisclosed hardware differences?) but the functionality is different in a number of respects, the 4.xx will not allow fast transfer of large files via the USB 3.0 port - the copy function (in the backup tab) doesn't exist. This is for the single port model in this post.
Sneaky buggers. Did it on incognito : )
It's still available.. one per customer it seems. Use a different browser and account. May work.
Just tried that but doesn't work? Has it ended? (I have just ordered ano one previously as it only gave you the 5 off one drive, so I thought I'd do two separate orders but the second order isn't applying the discount?)
Top deal, just what I needed. Thanks!
Has someone used this generation of drives under Linux? The instructions I found are contradictory and outdated. Thanks.
Does this one work with ps4?
Ordered, many thanks for posting... :)
Yes, sometimes maybe, but the 4GB sizes are rare in any colour or form. They always seen to have a lot of 1 or 2GB size,
Thank you... Ordered the ultra version for £26.99...I don't know the difference but I like the sound of the ultra bit... (lol)
I would think so, I have one for my Xbox one, I was looking for a 2tb drive, but there did not seem to be one on their site, I intend using this for recording off of my tv
Does this work on PS4 aswell I assume?
As far as Im aware, any USB3 drive over 256GB in size will work with the Xbox one (so that's pretty much ANY drive on sale at the moment) (y)
Yes i am using one i bought from WD 2yrs ago and still going strong was a recertified one. I transfer all my big games on there because i only have the 500gb xbox.
Can you use this as an add on for an Xbox
whats the warranty on these? Its a piece of paper with writing on it, Shirley? 6 monf's mate ..but they still good , if they last siz months , they'll likjley last 5 years (y)
For anyone looking at shared drives its very useless for it. however, you can make a shared drive by placing them in a public forder and mapping that by mapping to its i.p address. However it cant be seen externally so a bit useless too. Also the usb port drive cant be used to backup the My Home - meaning if this failed its a endgame for the data. Plus to copy from a usb drive to this it has to be done on the mobile app. Awful device WD stores supports terrible too. im trying to get a refund - paypal are assisting as they ignore you - read the reviews online - i made the mistake of not doing so
Thanks for the info. I may have to get one with high capacity to push it to its limits. It sounds like they have screwed everything down so the less tech users have a simpler experience. I mean 95% of people I know would still have a hard time getting their head around why this would be any use, while at least half of them will be using some kind of remote cloud, and many of them paying regularly for the service. Sometimes simple is better, like for my friends who have all the holiday photos they have ever taken on the one SD card that they bought with the camera, and think that their pics are safe and that it is where they should be stored!
It mounts a network drive in Windows by way of the WD Discovery software. So have to login with this first each time before it mounts the network drive. Its not possible in Linux as there is no software for it. There is no mounted network drive in Android except an anonymous unsecure samba share. Can use this for Kodi. The samba share is fast transfer... Everything else is slow. The filesystem on the cloud is kddfs... Never heard of that before. It does backup with Googlecloud , dropbox & one drive copies it all, can't select folders. There is 2 way sync and backup through 3rd party Windows10 apps.
So no mounting of shared volumes even?
From Android mobile you can autoback up photo's and videos only. Very slow. Also Manually upload files. Although very slowly. You can push a directory (and files) from Windows10. Slowly. Linux is out of the question. You can't auto-sync a directory from this hardware, like rsync. Which is what you want from a backup function to auto upload new and modified files only. This can be done but is more of a push command from the PC software WD discovery rather than the cloud.
Check on the other Home offer, someone who has one has explained the differences.
Are there any differences between the two models or is it just storage size?
Avoid this then as I'm a computer programmer and the off site access using their awful software just does not work. Their forums are full of people with problems accessing their data off site. Great as a standalone home network storage but nothing more.
I haven’t had experience with the ‘Home’ but even the old one will do what you’re after. Are you sure you have it in your basket? If you haven’t already completed the purchase I would be very surprised it is still there. But if it is, grab the 5TB and if it doesn’t meet your needs then all you need to buy is an empty NAS of your choice and pull the 5TB out. A 5TB WD red will cost considerably more anywhere else.
Reminds me of an Xbox 360
I've got a 6 tb My book, nice drive, considering there awful mycloud only 3tb left, but with code 50 quid,, never bought a Recertified, it's only for movies, see what we get, they have red decent drives in them, as there designed to be run.
Once it goes on HUKD it'll be sold out within a few hours if it's a truly great deal.
Ok how do I do that? Thanks
Guys - set up your deal alerts - gotta get in quick!
sold out expect for 3TB version
That’s what I did with a Seagate drive I bought a few days ago, should be the same for this
Where did you bring it from?
What about it makes it a gaming HD?
The drives need to be connected directly to the PS4 it doesn’t let you connect through a hub
brought this a few days ago and got it for £40.99 using 5OFFWDUK code
I've always bought Reds for the warranty as much as anything. They've always been decent. I'm giving the 8TBs here a go, Can't get 4 in one go as max purchase is 3. So buying a couple today and a couple Sunday. I always get a bit nervous purchasing drives in multiples as I prefer to buy from different stores to avoid them coming from the same manufacturing batch, However, with the savings here I'm willing to ignore my 'rule'.
It's a WD Blue 6TB Standard drive 5400rpm (no Helium).
Do you know if the 6tb is helium filled? Does it really matter? Does the helium deplete in time and make the disk useless or am I just being paranoid?
They won't have retail Reds in them, i.e. red, Reds. They'll be white label with black text, WD don't make a 10TB Blue, so it will be helium filled. OK for a home/SMB NAS. In a small setup, whatever the marketing - the different types of drive (Blue, Red, Black, Gold) only really come into play when you have errors on the drive. How the drive deals with errors, the drives with the least vibration/noise are probably selected at production, to become Reds, but there is no proof of that. I don't believe Reds use different spindles/bearings/motors, say from Blues, maybe? It's mostly clever marketing to latch onto the fear of losing your data. Having a good backup/tested recovery process in place, is far more important than the colour of the drive.
You have to map it
BUt that's originally 2-3 months old!! The drives go in and out of stock pretty quickly...
Posted. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/my-cloud-home-nas-recertified-3tb-8499-and-2tb-7999-western-digital-3055771 3TB still available too (noticed it yesterday, posted in above thread).
Cheapest is probably a bog standard NON HOME -wd mycloud....they come up quite often in refurb (like this) and they seem to work ok..
I think the onus is upon the Manufacturer to prove that there is\was no fault with the product within the first 6 months of a Warranty, after that the onus falls upon the Buyer to prove that faults which occurred with goods after those 6 months were through no fault of their own, ie dropped or spilt some kind of liquid on it. From what I've read regarding hard drives they seem to last a hell of a lot longer than say Refurbished TV's which develop dead pixels or suffer from Colour bleeding issues. I could be wrong though, I'm just talking about Warranties as a whole, not just based on Hard Drives :)
Is this accurate? EDIT: Never mind, it's on the product page. That's disappointing and off-putting.
Plus 3 years vs 6 months of warranty
Subtle difference would be the little label at the back of the case says Recertified in 'name of country', and if you crack open the case it will have Recertified printed on the sticker. Other than those two differences, they're the same as new.
Should be no real major difference, recertified is the new common name over "Refurbished". They claim to give the goods a thorough inspection, as is the case with refurbished goods, but Recertified Goods tend to come with a Full Manufacturers Warranty. So technically there should be no visible difference or performance issues between "Recertified" and "New" goods apart from the Price.
Im holding until cyber Monday maybe some code will be live to get it down even more
I bought the 500gb elements for my raspberry pi for £22 the other day. Nice little drive. Going to get a couple more larger drives but holding out for better offers.
Ah I follow now! Thought it was a dimwit accusing someone of being a dimwit (excited)
My only error was failing to type '...' around 'bergers'. Perhaps I should have typed 'barstewards'? Do you get the drift now ElBuc? ...disguised swearing?
I had my previous response deleted because I suggested it was you need that needs re-education because of your bad spelling, that you meant 'beggars' or another word like that which rhymes with huggers which could upset some viewers. I now see you might even have meant 'burgers'. Either way it's back to school for you!
Did similar back at start of 2015 with an external 2tb drive.Got it for £39. Cancelled account with them a while ago.Tempted to rejoin and get the £30 voucher and go for the 4tb!
Just got a new 4TB Seagate from Very for £50 using the £30 off code for new credit accounts. Been watching these but for a couple of quid more would rather have new. Oh and possibly about £7 cashback as well 😁
Will do.. Thanks..
This came back in stock for about 10 minutes in the last 6 months. Am on the "notify when available" but have never received any emails.
You're better to bookmark the page and check often - stock comes and goes. These are a great deal when available - as are most of the recert deals.