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Western Digital 4TB My Cloud (re-certified) - £94.99 (free P+P) @ Western Digital
Western Digital 4TB My Cloud (re-certified) - £94.99 (free P+P) @ Western Digital

Western Digital 4TB My Cloud (re-certified) - £94.99 (free P+P) @ Western Digital

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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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Rimi

I would never buy re-certified, never. It may fail anytime and my files … I would never buy re-certified, never. It may fail anytime and my files are more important than saved £££



​I didnt realise non refurbs wont "fail anytime" You best print out all your data as any mechanical hard drive can fail at anytime. Whether you use a refurb or otherwise you should back up. I'm personally not concerned that my refurb or non refurb may fail as everything is duplicated. I'd rather use the money for two refurbs and have two copies then rely on one non refurb drive.
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I doubt this will get much heat as the deal on thursday was for £71 and went to minus 50
Edited by: "nougat" 4th Jun

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nougat

I doubt this will get much heat as the deal on thursday was for £71 and … I doubt this will get much heat as the deal on thursday was for £71 and went to minus 50



Oh wow, how did it get cold, thats a great price?

are these one drive or two?
cheers
Edited by: "polarbaba" 4th Jun

The £71 deal wasn't a my book live and was only 3tb, I can see it going cold though as it's reverified, it's £155 new from Amazon for comparison.

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bp2411

The £71 deal wasn't a my book live and was only 3tb, I can see it going … The £71 deal wasn't a my book live and was only 3tb, I can see it going cold though as it's reverified, it's £155 new from Amazon for comparison.



I assume no one likes referbs? i mean £60 is a good saving

darthvader666uk5 m ago

I assume no one likes referbs? i mean £60 is a good saving


As you may soon see a lot of people on here seem to have a crazy aversion to them "because they might fail" which of course you could say about any drive brand new or 10 years old. I have bought a few refurb drives in the past and so far no problems at all and some have been in use over a year.

This is a decent price though personally think the cloud features are a bit of a gimmick, I'd rather have a basic drive a bit cheaper but if you want those features its a very solid price...

I would never buy re-certified, never. It may fail anytime and my files are more important than saved £££

darthvader666uk

I assume no one likes referbs? i mean £60 is a good saving


A second hand hard drive should be much cheaper than this. You can call it a "referb" or a bucket of carrots if you like , it's second hand

ST3123

As you may soon see a lot of people on here seem to have a crazy aversion … As you may soon see a lot of people on here seem to have a crazy aversion to them "because they might fail"



You only have to look at the post underneath yours

zizzles

A second hand hard drive should be much cheaper than this. You can call … A second hand hard drive should be much cheaper than this. You can call it a "referb" or a bucket of carrots if you like , it's second hand



There's a bit more to re certifying a drive than a quick once over with the Mr. Sheen and a new anti static bag. Buy one off ebay and ask if the seller has re certified it for you...

bp2411

The £71 deal wasn't a my book live and was only 3tb, I can see it going … The £71 deal wasn't a my book live and was only 3tb, I can see it going cold though as it's reverified, it's £155 new from Amazon for comparison.


No.You are wrong the 3TB is £62. Click the link!

Rimi

I would never buy re-certified, never. It may fail anytime and my files … I would never buy re-certified, never. It may fail anytime and my files are more important than saved £££



​I didnt realise non refurbs wont "fail anytime" You best print out all your data as any mechanical hard drive can fail at anytime. Whether you use a refurb or otherwise you should back up. I'm personally not concerned that my refurb or non refurb may fail as everything is duplicated. I'd rather use the money for two refurbs and have two copies then rely on one non refurb drive.

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

nougat

No.You are wrong the 3TB is £62. Click the link!



​It's £62.99 if we're being pedantic but it still doesn't make it a My Cloud drive.

hannibalhorn

I didnt realise non refurbs wont "fail anytime" You best print out all … I didnt realise non refurbs wont "fail anytime" You best print out all your data as any mechanical hard drive can fail at anytime. Whether you use a refurb or otherwise you should back up. I'm personally not concerned that my refurb or non refurb may fail as everything is duplicated. I'd rather use the money for two refurbs and have two copies then rely on one non refurb drive.



Nonsense. Feel sorry for you...

Much better going for the cloud mirror at £139..
4tb mirror link

Rimi

I would never buy re-certified, never. It may fail anytime and my files … I would never buy re-certified, never. It may fail anytime and my files are more important than saved £££

Having a brand new drive is no guarantee against failure. You might drop it or accidentally reformat it. Or it could just fail.

If your data really is that important to you, buy two of these and keep two copies. That way not only will your data be safer, but you will have saved twice as much money!

Good deal OP, I've got several 4 in a RAID in a NAS and some i've been using for years - I've just brought a 4TB My Book and had a discount code:
My Book 4TB (Recertified) Unit Price: £ 119.00 Qty Ordered: 1 £ 79.99
SubTotal: £ 69.32
Shipping: £ 0.00
Tax: £ 10.67
Total: £ 63.99
Recertifies - new parts put into it so they are then within WD specification. Had more new drives fail in shorter time than these.

ST3123

As you may soon see a lot of people on here seem to have a crazy … As you may soon see a lot of people on here seem to have a crazy aversion to them "because they might fail" which of course you could say about any drive brand new or 10 years old. I have bought a few refurb drives in the past and so far no problems at all and some have been in use over a year. This is a decent price though personally think the cloud features are a bit of a gimmick, I'd rather have a basic drive a bit cheaper but if you want those features its a very solid price...



​Generally I'd agree, but I bought one and it worked for exactly 7 months then died, false economy Imo, i've had alot of luck with Amazon warehouse on the other hand which give all their items a 12 month warranty and their customer service/returns is second to none.

Please read the user reviews for these drives before buying. They all seem to be pretty poor. I'm staying away!

If I put a couple of mkv movie files on this would my LG smart TV (I believe it runs Web OS) pick it up and be able to stream it?

Not voted but 6 month warranty puts me off.

Al18

If I put a couple of mkv movie files on this would my LG smart TV (I … If I put a couple of mkv movie files on this would my LG smart TV (I believe it runs Web OS) pick it up and be able to stream it?


It'll play videos over DLNA but I don't think it natively supports mkv, If you're comfortable with SSHing into it you can install MiniDLNA which I think will play mkvs. There's a repo below with MiniDLNA and a load of other apps:
community.wd.com/t/r…532

bp2411

It's £62.99 if we're being pedantic but it still doesn't make it a My … It's £62.99 if we're being pedantic but it still doesn't make it a My Cloud drive.


No you are wrong again. We are not being pedantic you are just wrong.

nougat

I doubt this will get much heat as the deal on thursday was for £71 and … I doubt this will get much heat as the deal on thursday was for £71 and went to minus 50


maybe because that's not the cloud version...it does not have a NAS hdd inside (wd red)...People buy it for the HDD and throw away the enclosure :))

nougat

No you are wrong again. We are not being pedantic you are just wrong.



​Can you explain how I'm wrong? The link you provided is for a desktop drive this deal is for a my cloud, two totally different types of drive.

The deal you linked to

WD My Book (New) Desktop External Hard Drive 3TB £62.99 & 4TB £71.99 - RECERTIFIED @ Western Digital

This deal

Western Digital 4TB My Cloud (re-certified) - £94.99 (free P+P) @ Western Digital

As it is not the dual harddrive version - it is not worth buying! The firmware is a hassle and lognin across devices are not smooth the moment you add passwords. It does not handle plex and tonky is actually more wonky (you would understand if you have this)

bp2411

The deal you linked toWD My Book (New) Desktop External Hard Drive 3TB … The deal you linked toWD My Book (New) Desktop External Hard Drive 3TB £62.99 & 4TB £71.99 - RECERTIFIED @ Western DigitalThis dealWestern Digital 4TB My Cloud (re-certified) - £94.99 (free P+P) @ Western Digital


That's better now you have cleared up your confusion with the 3TB. There's nothing worse than an ill informed comment.

dealchaser88817 h, 19 m ago

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).



true that's the reason i decided to stop buying from not worth the aggro them sitting on your money and sending scripted replies to every thing sometimes same reply to different questions, think they are based elsewhere not in the UK. if you get it in time fine , but more often than not its disturbingly bad!! if you buy make sure you pay by pay pal nothing else, any problems start communication through pay pal only !!

nougat

That's better now you have cleared up your confusion with the 3TB. … That's better now you have cleared up your confusion with the 3TB. There's nothing worse than an ill informed comment.



​My first reply said it wasn't the same drive. Glad we're on the same page now though.

lynchnigel16 h, 16 m ago

Good deal OP, I've got several 4 in a RAID in a NAS and some i've been …Good deal OP, I've got several 4 in a RAID in a NAS and some i've been using for years - I've just brought a 4TB My Book and had a discount code:My Book 4TB (Recertified) Unit Price: £ 119.00 Qty Ordered: 1 £ 79.99SubTotal: £ 69.32Shipping: £ 0.00Tax: £ 10.67Total: £ 63.99Recertifies - new parts put into it so they are then within WD specification. Had more new drives fail in shorter time than these.



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

unuspromulti

It'll play videos over DLNA but I don't think it natively supports mkv, … It'll play videos over DLNA but I don't think it natively supports mkv, If you're comfortable with SSHing into it you can install MiniDLNA which I think will play mkvs. There's a repo below with MiniDLNA and a load of other apps:https://community.wd.com/t/repository-with-software-worked-on-v4-firmware/94532



Can Plex be install on it?

Trash.Man

Can Plex be install on it?


I believe so but it won't support transcoding, if your files can be played directly it apparently works fine but I use an old pc for that. I've only installed Transmission on there so far which does work fine. If I knew what I do now when I bought it I'd have gone for something beefier but as far as being network attached storage it's actually been great.

bp2411

My first reply said it wasn't the same drive. Glad we're on the same page … My first reply said it wasn't the same drive. Glad we're on the same page now though.


No. Your first post stated "The £71 deal wasn't a my book live and was only 3tb," which is wrong as it was 4TB and while I'm here what is a tb? a mutation of Terabit (Tb) or were you attempting Terabyte (TB). Admittedly I over looked there was a difference in the spec of the enclosures.

nougat

No. Your first post stated "The £71 deal wasn't a my book live and was … No. Your first post stated "The £71 deal wasn't a my book live and was only 3tb," which is wrong as it was 4TB and while I'm here what is a tb? a mutation of Terabit (Tb) or were you attempting Terabyte (TB). Admittedly I over looked there was a difference in the spec of the enclosures.



​It's an autocorrect, and here you are claiming not to be pendantic, I was willing to let it go but you clearly have personal issues. The link you provided had 2 drives 3 & 4TB, easy mistake to make, completely ignoring the fact one was a desktop and the other a cloud device after I pointed it out takes a special kind of stupid. So you are wrong!

nougat

No you are wrong again. We are not being pedantic you are just wrong.



​Also when we're at it who's "we" do you have a team behind your moronic comments?

nougat

That's better now you have cleared up your confusion with the 3TB. … That's better now you have cleared up your confusion with the 3TB. There's nothing worse than an ill informed comment.



​I cleared up your confusion, you decided to link a desktop drive on a cloud drive deal, you're right on one thing there's nothing worse than an ill informed comment, which is why I corrected you, you're welcome.

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

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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