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Western Digital 14 TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive USB3.0 -WDBWLG0120HBK-EESN £254.98 @ Amazon DE
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Western Digital 14 TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive USB3.0 -WDBWLG0120HBK-EESN £254.98 @ Amazon DE

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Posted 28th Oct
Western Digital 14 TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive USB3.0 -WDBWLG0120HBK-EESN
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Not sure why I would ever need 14TB but I want it!
4x4tb recertified for 200, saw them on here earlier
Rossybearr201828/10/2019 09:45

Not sure why I would ever need 14TB but I want it!


I remember buying a 80gb hard drive and thinking I'd never possibly fill it
249.99 on amazon uk
ChattyDaf_28/10/2019 09:46

4x4tb recertified for 200, saw them on here earlier



Not really as useful, if you have four sata connections you wouldn't want to just fill them up with 4tB drives
Not a bad price for the 14tB that £18.14 per tB
Edited by: "jasee" 28th Oct
jasee28/10/2019 09:56

Not really as useful, if you have four sata connections you wouldn't want …Not really as useful, if you have four sata connections you wouldn't want to just fill them up with 4tB drives


They're USB drives. Yes I know you can shuck them but for pure value is hard to beat.
for huge drive. £18/TB, is a £30 premium (for a extra 4TB) on the £150 and £160 10TB drives.
Edited by: "friar_chris" 28th Oct
ChattyDaf_28/10/2019 09:58

They're USB drives. Yes I know you can shuck them but for pure value is …They're USB drives. Yes I know you can shuck them but for pure value is hard to beat.



I think most people here would be looking to shuck them. It would take an age to use this amount of disk space for a backup for instance. USB3 is still very slow. Can't imagine why anyone would want 4x4tB nowadays
BillDoor28/10/2019 09:46

I remember buying a 80gb hard drive and thinking I'd never possibly fill …I remember buying a 80gb hard drive and thinking I'd never possibly fill it



I remember having a 5MB drive; people in the office used to ask me to back up their stuff to my 5MB drive.
jasee28/10/2019 10:16

I think most people here would be looking to shuck them. It would take an …I think most people here would be looking to shuck them. It would take an age to use this amount of disk space for a backup for instance. USB3 is still very slow. Can't imagine why anyone would want 4x4tB nowadays


Agree on the repurposing of the drives, and the 4x4.....people using NAS often need identical size drives.....on a cheap 2 or 4 bay system they really ought to be using large capacity drives.

I use a usb3 docking station for backing up and find it's no faster/slower than SATA. I think there's something to be said for faster transfer speeds, but I wouldn't call USB3 very slow.
friar_chris28/10/2019 11:06

Agree on the repurposing of the drives, and the 4x4.....people using NAS …Agree on the repurposing of the drives, and the 4x4.....people using NAS often need identical size drives.....on a cheap 2 or 4 bay system they really ought to be using large capacity drives.I use a usb3 docking station for backing up and find it's no faster/slower than SATA. I think there's something to be said for faster transfer speeds, but I wouldn't call USB3 very slow.



USB3 IS slow compared to Sata to Sata connections
jasee28/10/2019 11:10

USB3 IS slow compared to Sata to Sata connections


Except that for a hard drive like this it's the disk read/write speeds that will be your performance limit not the interface.
bubblegun28/10/2019 11:20

Except that for a hard drive like this it's the disk read/write speeds …Except that for a hard drive like this it's the disk read/write speeds that will be your performance limit not the interface.



In practice you'll be writing too and from a hard disk anyway so USB will be slower anyway. You can easily see it if you connect a drive internally then externally.
Would this be good for storing my movie and series collection on to run off my tv?
dazdragon28/10/2019 11:50

Would this be good for storing my movie and series collection on to run …Would this be good for storing my movie and series collection on to run off my tv?


You'd need to check your specific model of TV. I've never had a TV that could 'see' anything above 1-2 tb.

Sometimes that's because they need more power than a USB socket can supply, obviously that's not a problem with this, but the rest of the time it can be about the way the disk partition is formatted and what the TV will accept.
Balfington28/10/2019 13:46

You'd need to check your specific model of TV. I've never had a TV that …You'd need to check your specific model of TV. I've never had a TV that could 'see' anything above 1-2 tb. Sometimes that's because they need more power than a USB socket can supply, obviously that's not a problem with this, but the rest of the time it can be about the way the disk partition is formatted and what the TV will accept.


Ok, thanks, maybe threw my oppo blu ray player then, as I've used hard drives on that in the past with no problems
Does anyone know what drives are in these cases? The 8TB MyBook ones were Ultrastar DC HC510s apparently (but not on a great deal right now), would this 14tb be of similar quality or should I hold out for the 8TB? space requirements are only ~6-7TB and I'd rather RAID1 the 8, but if this drive is a beast I'd be tempted to just shuck two 14TB instead.
This is now showing as 340 euros. 2x6 TB are priced at 260 euros so the price for the 14 TB seems OTT for me so voted cold
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