Western Digital 4TB Red - £115.30 delivered at Amazon UPDATE Now £112.56 !!
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Western Digital 4TB Red - £115.30 delivered at Amazon UPDATE Now £112.56 !!

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Found 22nd Dec 2017
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Lucifer_UK13 m ago

4tb toshiba 128mb a better drive...


For servers or NAS's, WD reds are like the holy grail of hard drives. Unless you know something I don't?
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4tb toshiba 128mb a better drive...
Lucifer_UK13 m ago

4tb toshiba 128mb a better drive...


For servers or NAS's, WD reds are like the holy grail of hard drives. Unless you know something I don't?
Lucifer_UK24 m ago

4tb toshiba 128mb a better drive...


The x300? If so glad I bought that for games and storage
Lucifer_UK27 m ago

4tb toshiba 128mb a better drive...


Rubbish not for its purpose..
Why do these come in different colours and does it matter which purpose they are for, like NAS (whatever that is) etc.
Mr_or_Mrs11 m ago

Why do these come in different colours and does it matter which purpose …Why do these come in different colours and does it matter which purpose they are for, like NAS (whatever that is) etc.



techporn.ph/und…rs/
Mr_or_Mrs13 m ago

Why do these come in different colours and does it matter which purpose …Why do these come in different colours and does it matter which purpose they are for, like NAS (whatever that is) etc.


The different colours are the different type/purpose of drive. Reds are designed for ‘always on’ NAS purposes, greens are eco friendly (I.e. spin slower), blacks are the performance drives and so on.
I have 4x of these in my Synology Diskstation and they’ve been solid. I’d highly recommend them.
I'm running a 3tb and 4tb in one nas, 2 x 3tb in the other. Never miss a beat.
Good price for this drive. Although worth noting that the 'retail boxed' version is 139.99. This cheaper one is component boxed' and unlike the retail version comes with 1 year warranty rather than 3 years.

The price difference between the versions in the 3tb size is much smaller.
Tei5 h, 59 m ago

https://www.techporn.ph/understanding-the-differences-between-wd-hdd-colors/



thanks.

TL;DR – Blues are for general purpose storage, Blacks are for gaming, content creation, and enthusiasts, Reds are for NAS, Purple is for surveillance, and Gold (unofficial) are for industry movers with data center applications in mind. (from that link)
Edited by: "xPabloz" 15th Dec 2017
Dal227 h, 34 m ago

The different colours are the different type/purpose of drive. Reds are …The different colours are the different type/purpose of drive. Reds are designed for ‘always on’ NAS purposes, greens are eco friendly (I.e. spin slower), blacks are the performance drives and so on.


Greens are become blue now (quiete new info) So be careful with recommending blue hdd someone in the future.
HavocLP5 h, 5 m ago

Greens are become blue now (quiete new info) So be careful with …Greens are become blue now (quiete new info) So be careful with recommending blue hdd someone in the future.


Good to know! Thanks.
mickrick21 h, 22 m ago

For servers or NAS's, WD reds are like the holy grail of hard drives. …For servers or NAS's, WD reds are like the holy grail of hard drives. Unless you know something I don't?


Golds are the Gold standard, and the "PRO" versions are always better than the standard ?
GwanGy9 m ago

Golds are the Gold standard, and the "PRO" versions are always better than …Golds are the Gold standard, and the "PRO" versions are always better than the standard ?


I honestly have no idea what you're referring to. Are they Toshiba disk types?
WD rate their disk types by intended usage , as stated by xpabloz , red green black purple. Gold disks are their top rated disks, but for the other types they do normal versions for plebes, and pro versions for professional use, which are generally better in every respect, except price
WD 3TB RED has just dropped to £90.05 (not the cheapest its ever been, that was £82 in Nov 2014) but its the lowest its been recently.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…OLE
shame the 8TB is this price in USA from BestBuy inside the Easystore
Hard drive amazon freeeeeezing. Will never purchase a HD from them and I do spend a lot with them but they cant be trusted to supply HDs
UPDATE Now £113.15 !!
Now £112.56. Just, finally, bought 2...
Now £107.65
EDIT: reading the review it would appear these may be OEM drives and thus have no warranty as you can't register it with WD
maxamus0079 m ago

Now £107.65


Looks like a scam seller
mickrick14th Dec

For servers or NAS's, WD reds are like the holy grail of hard drives. …For servers or NAS's, WD reds are like the holy grail of hard drives. Unless you know something I don't?


Pretty sure Red's are just Black's that didn't make the cut and were tuned down into another product. IronWolf drives (in their shorter existence) have shown to be a lot more reliable.
Risky getting a component box HDD from Amazon. Unless they’ve changed their ways, this will be rattling it’s way to you in a box much bigger than it should be.

Also, if stuff does go wrong because of it, WD probably won’t cover them being OEM.
Edited by: "Shin555" 22nd Dec 2017
I've never had an issue registering warranty with WD...but if I do they'll just go straight back to Amazon. That's the good thing about Amazon!
Not sure about comments above about scam sellers..the £112 was direct from Amazon, not a third party....Gone up now...
I have owned WD drives for a long time and unlike Seagate they never let me down. Whatever the price of these is whether it's dearer or not than others I'd go for WD. Currently I am using one of those for my CCTV (yes purple is for surveillance purposes) and it's working like a dream
These are OEM drives and only has 12 months warranty so I would pay £15-20 more and get it elsewhere with 3 years warranty instead.
Price changed to 114 just after I added it to basket.
If you check the WD website it clearly states that the WD Red 3.5-inch EFRX, EFZX, EFAX drives carry a 3 year warranty. It doesn't distinguish from retail or component boxed. OEM (pronounced as separate letters) is short for original equipment manufacturer, which is a somewhat misleading term used to describe a company that has a special relationship with computer and IT producers. OEMs are manufacturers who resell another company's product under their own name and branding. webopedia.com/TER…tml
Just worth noting that Amazon *still* haven't sorted out their packaging for delivering hard drives.

Mine has just turned up (2Tb Blue) with a single layer of bubble wrap in a plastic outer bag. It hit my concrete floor on it's corner after being shoved through the letterbox.

Ironically for WD to honour a warranty return, they specifty :

  • All products require stable and sufficient packing material, needed to protect the product from ESD (Electro Static Discharge) influences and possible damage during transport

    Note: Returning a WD hard drive in an envelope, will void the warranty
Please follow the packaging instructions below:
  • Place the internal drive in ESD (Electro Static Discharge) Bag
  • Wrap the bag with 2 inches of bubble wrap or non-movable foam cushioning
  • Place in sturdy cardboard box. Do not use chipboard, as it is not strong enough to withstand the rigors of transit. Please make sure the corrugated carton is free from defects and is structurally sound. Please print out the RMA Label and affix on the box. Write the Return Material Authorization number on outside packaging, on three sides in bold print.
  • When shipping multiple items, each item must be, packed as above, hard drive must not directly touch each other and cannot move inside the packaging. All products must be, packed in individual anti-static bags and in a sturdy cardboard box. Please utilize Western Digital original packaging when available. DO NOT USE peanuts or packing material that can shift or settle during transit.

Mine arrived from Amazon like this :

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This is back at 11
Arrived today (two of them).

Registered them for warranty and it is 3 years.

Packing - each in anti static bag with silica gel, the anti static bag wrapped in bubble wrap inside an individual box for each drive. Those two boxes each wrapped in bubble wrap. And then put into a larger box with the larger air bags to protect.
Looks fine packing to me.
robs11 h, 31 m ago

Arrived today (two of them).Registered them for warranty and it is 3 …Arrived today (two of them).Registered them for warranty and it is 3 years.Packing - each in anti static bag with silica gel, the anti static bag wrapped in bubble wrap inside an individual box for each drive. Those two boxes each wrapped in bubble wrap. And then put into a larger box with the larger air bags to protect.Looks fine packing to me.



Excellent, I have one coming. I've previously bought a 'component' boxed Logitech MX Master mouse and the packaging was absolutely fine. This mouse was much easier to release.
robs12 h, 38 m ago

Arrived today (two of them).Registered them for warranty and it is 3 …Arrived today (two of them).Registered them for warranty and it is 3 years.Packing - each in anti static bag with silica gel, the anti static bag wrapped in bubble wrap inside an individual box for each drive. Those two boxes each wrapped in bubble wrap. And then put into a larger box with the larger air bags to protect.Looks fine packing to me.



You're the lucky one although I did go for the WD Blues so they may be packaged differently. I received my replcacement Blue drive from Amazon this morning (can't fault them for customer service) and it arrived in a cardboard outer (like they send CD/DVDs in ) and a single thickness bubblewrap bag. Just been scanning the drive and it is full of bad sectors

I bought a WD Purple from them last month and that was properly packaged.
Mine has now arrived in an anti-static bag which was in a single skin bubbled wrap pouch along with an additional order in an Amazon cardboard box. It was fairly loose in the box but has survived ok. I've registered it with WD and have a three year warranty.
Edited by: "aitch" 29th Dec 2017
32978759-hKZvV.jpgMine arrived in a single skin of bubble wrap in some taped up cardboard. Needless to say, I've tried it in 2 different NAS enclosures and it's got the buzz/click of death.. very disappointed
Amazon can no longer be trusted to sell hard drives, if you dont know that you dont know your gear.
robs122nd Dec 2017

I've never had an issue registering warranty with WD...but if I do they'll …I've never had an issue registering warranty with WD...but if I do they'll just go straight back to Amazon. That's the good thing about Amazon!Not sure about comments above about scam sellers..the £112 was direct from Amazon, not a third party....Gone up now...


Mwhahahahahaaa straight back to Amazon good luck with that!
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