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Western Digital 4TB My Book Studio USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for Mac £98.99 free c&c @ Maplin
Western Digital 4TB My Book Studio USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for Mac £98.99 free c&c @ Maplin

Western Digital 4TB My Book Studio USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for Mac £98.99 free c&c @ Maplin

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Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe this is a great deal for 4TB regardless of whether you have a Mac. I've ordered one anyway

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Yup pretty good.. just reformat to use on PC ... (and also spray it beige or black)

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GwanGy

Yup pretty good.. just reformat to use on PC ... (and also spray it beige … Yup pretty good.. just reformat to use on PC ... (and also spray it beige or black)



Yuk. Prefer aluminium look to match my gear

What drives are in these?

Decent price. In the past you could get 5TB for this price ....

Ye usually 5tb for this price is common place not sure why this is hot.

revolver31

Ye usually 5tb for this price is common place not sure why this is hot.


Agreed
Must be the Mac-tion Attraction

Anything Apple or Mac is more expensive as they know they can get away with it for iIdiots ?

voted hot but then realised it had the word mac in it

All you need to do is formate it. 5 min job will fix that

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revolver31

Ye usually 5tb for this price is common place not sure why this is hot.



Just had a quick look. Cannot find any 5TB external HDD's at this price. 2TB around £80....

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tomhood98

voted hot but then realised it had the word mac in it



You could always get the PC version at £120 maplin.co.uk/p/w…4lz
Edited by: "kestrel1960" 25th Aug 2016

kestrel1960

Just had a quick look. Cannot find any 5TB external HDD's at this price. … Just had a quick look. Cannot find any 5TB external HDD's at this price. 2TB around £80....


Look better

amazon.co.uk/Tos…5tb
ebuyer.com/632…3j1

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revolver31

Look … Look betterhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-HDWC250EK3J1-Stor-e-Canvio-Desktop/dp/B00J3OP7FW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1472151995&sr=8-2&keywords=5tbhttp://www.ebuyer.com/632162-toshiba-5tb-canvio-desktop-hard-drive-hdwc250ek3j1



Noted but this appears to be the exception to the rule. Others around the £120 mark

Proveright

Anything Apple or Mac is more expensive as they know they can get away … Anything Apple or Mac is more expensive as they know they can get away with it for iIdiots ?



What is an 'ildiot'?

TomBoyNI

What is an 'ildiot'?


Spelling mistake. Should be iDiot. :P

kestrel1960

Noted but this appears to be the exception to the rule. Others around the … Noted but this appears to be the exception to the rule. Others around the £120 mark



​Just in case you've not been paying attention, the UK voted to leave the EU, which has resulted in the £ being weak at the moment, which means that imports have gone up in price.

kestrel1960

Noted but this appears to be the exception to the rule. Others around the … Noted but this appears to be the exception to the rule. Others around the £120 mark



Randomly check. A deal a month ago. Do search the past HUKD deal ....
hotukdeals.com/dea…671

Thanks Op! Now will use Flubit elite trial to see how much I can save8)

rastbury

What drives are in these?



I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.

The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.

And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?

BigYoSpeck

I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per … I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?



IF the speed you are after, you could easilu see it from the specs. This one is 7200rpm

pantaiema

IF the speed you are after, you could easilu see it from the specs. This … IF the speed you are after, you could easilu see it from the specs. This one is 7200rpm



Is this a test post from a chat bot?

BigYoSpeck

Is this a test post from a chat bot?



Lol, No chatbot, only human here

Original Poster

Why do these posts always degrade into slanging matches? Not interested in the so-called what's best. I made my decision to get one of these long ago based on reviews etc etc. Long thought they too expensive but as I see it the 2TB model is currently around £80 so this 4TB seems really good value (for this particular item not for other drives in general.)

As far as I'm concerned it's a thing of beauty which matches my other equipment beautifully. I hope this post helps other like minded people seeking a bargain for the same item.

Edited by: "kestrel1960" 27th Aug 2016

revolver31

Look … Look betterhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-HDWC250EK3J1-Stor-e-Canvio-Desktop/dp/B00J3OP7FW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1472151995&sr=8-2&keywords=5tbhttp://www.ebuyer.com/632162-toshiba-5tb-canvio-desktop-hard-drive-hdwc250ek3j1



Always around this prise but they tend to have overheating issues when used in the enclosure I guess most normal people do not know this they just use it but if you use different software it flags it up.

BigYoSpeck

I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per … I'd assume WD Black drives. WD tend to colour the label on the box as per the contained internal drive. For instance the cheap 5tb WD Elements drives I have had a blue label on the box and a blue drive inside, some people had green in theirs.The site graphics have a black label, by no means a guarantee, but from the 7200 rpm spin rate odds are it's a black drive.And this should answer people questioning it's price over cheaper drives, which will have a 5400-5900 rpm drive inside. It will be louder and hotter though so do you really need the extra speed?



There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.

I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.

If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.

morty

There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is … There is no need to have 7200 drives when they are external all it is doing is generating more heat which is why those drives with 7200 tend to have overheating issues (normal people don't know this need to use software to see this) but it's a selling numbers people alays think because it's faster it will be better retail places love to use this as sales pitches.I have a WD black in my PC I would never use it in one of these enclosures no benefit at all and it runs warm in PC.If some one has purchased one open it up see what is inside also don't forget to change the parking time if it is non black drive.



Why is there less need for a fast drive in an external enclosure than as an internal drive?

That said the Green drives in my WD Elements got hot and were noisy before I de-cased them, I'd imagine thermal and noise wouldn't be comfortable with a 7200 rpm drive.

BigYoSpeck

Why is there less need for a fast drive in an external enclosure than as … Why is there less need for a fast drive in an external enclosure than as an internal drive?That said the Green drives in my WD Elements got hot and were noisy before I de-cased them, I'd imagine thermal and noise wouldn't be comfortable with a 7200 rpm drive.



usb isn't all that it is more about burst speed and the controller chips tend to be limited anyway people will claim this is not the case anymore but it still is (benchmarks are not that great it's better to test with real files different sizes which does show this up)

The WD black is for gamers so putting it in usb is a waste (only console people would use it for that and it's not advertised for that) what WD do is they put in which ever stock they have left so it is luck of the draw what you get inside (they do not advisertise this as being quicker drive that is maplins)

support.wdc.com/Kno…704 that explains it so unless they state it as gamers drive or designed for nas you get random drives incase anyone thought i was making it up

I wouldn't trust a black in one of these I can see it getting very hot WD state upto 95c but I don't trust that when you start running at 70c you are killing the drive not instant but it will not last long this is why laptops always use the lower speed drives.

morty

usb isn't all that it is more about burst speed and the controller chips … usb isn't all that it is more about burst speed and the controller chips tend to be limited anyway people will claim this is not the case anymore but it still is (benchmarks are not that great it's better to test with real files different sizes which does show this up)The WD black is for gamers so putting it in usb is a waste (only console people would use it for that and it's not advertised for that) what WD do is they put in which ever stock they have left so it is luck of the draw what you get inside (they do not advisertise this as being quicker drive that is maplins)http://support.wdc.com/KnowledgeBase/answer.aspx?ID=1704 that explains it so unless they state it as gamers drive or designed for nas you get random drives incase anyone thought i was making it upI wouldn't trust a black in one of these I can see it getting very hot WD state upto 95c but I don't trust that when you start running at 70c you are killing the drive not instant but it will not last long this is why laptops always use the lower speed drives.



USB 3 has way more bandwidth than a black can saturate so the speed benefit is still there over a slower drive

£5 more (if you have Prime) gets you a 5TB Toshiba from Amazon.

amazon.co.uk/Tos…G4T
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