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Western Digital Black 4TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive £119.99 @ Amazon
Western Digital Black 4TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive £119.99 @ Amazon

Western Digital Black 4TB 3.5" Internal Hard Drive £119.99 @ Amazon

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Slightly cheaper than the 4TB WD Blue drive but with a longer 5 year warranty and better performance.
Usually around £170, dispatched and sold by Amazon.co.uk

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Not a terrible price and the warranty is pretty good. Drive needs a bit more power than. Let and is essentially an enterprise drive so may be a bit more than most people need

Original Poster

Seems to be the cheapest price it has been on Amazon:
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what a bargain! only last week I picked up a 1TB black for £66. Im tempted to send it back for this! Damn you OP, have some heat

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jouster

Not a terrible price and the warranty is pretty good. Drive needs a bit … Not a terrible price and the warranty is pretty good. Drive needs a bit more power than. Let and is essentially an enterprise drive so may be a bit more than most people need


I have read that black disks run louder, hotter and use more power than blue. So you're right it might be overkill for some people.

^^ but it's faster

Excellent find. Cheers! ;0)

Never buy a WD hard drive they're THE worst for failing. Had about 7 of these fail. Go for a Toshiba instead. At least if a Tosh fails you can retrieve the data easily.

yes finally a HDD deal worth getting. I've been waiting ages to get more storage!

Wow that is cheap for a WD Black 4TB drive, HEAT!

Slenderman13

Never buy a WD hard drive they're THE worst for failing. Had about 7 of … Never buy a WD hard drive they're THE worst for failing. Had about 7 of these fail. Go for a Toshiba instead. At least if a Tosh fails you can retrieve the data easily.



Whilst thankfully I am not an expert on retrieving data after drive failures, although I have had one or two over the years, I would very much like to know how Toshiba guarantee successful data recovery than under any failure circumstance as implied by your comment, as surely this ability would mean Toshiba would corner the HD storage market!

£116 using Flubit ...

What a price for a WD Black! Bargain... Wish I needed another hard drive!

Thanks OP. Logged on and there were 7 items, then 6 added to basket, then added two gift cards, result eh now OOS.
Purchased anyway in the hope they may get some more in.

Stabilized

I have read that black disks run louder, hotter and use more power than … I have read that black disks run louder, hotter and use more power than blue. So you're right it might be overkill for some people.



Yes mine seems to run hot, but within spec and is not loud. In the past my system used to lag on multiple tasks, but don't notice it with this

Slenderman13

Never buy a WD hard drive they're THE worst for failing. Had about 7 of … Never buy a WD hard drive they're THE worst for failing. Had about 7 of these fail. Go for a Toshiba instead. At least if a Tosh fails you can retrieve the data easily.



The closest a WD Drive has come to failing for me is getting reports of bad sectors last night on a WD Green drive that had a power on time of nearly 5 years and I have purchased nothing but WD Drives.

If you were smart then you wouldn't need to recover data from a failed drive, I had a backup 2TB Green and just swapped them over last night.
Edited by: "alphaomega16" 7th Feb

Slenderman13

Never buy a WD hard drive they're THE worst for failing. Had about 7 of … Never buy a WD hard drive they're THE worst for failing. Had about 7 of these fail. Go for a Toshiba instead. At least if a Tosh fails you can retrieve the data easily.



Dont think WD are that bad, had lots in my time with only a couple of failures but that could have been the age of the drive.

Why are Toshiba's easier to retrieve the data from?

If reliability is what you want most, look at HGST (Hitachi) for HDD and try to avoid 2-3tb drives of any brand as they have the worst failure rate.

Still have a 3tb green drive I didn't use from December 2015. Think il sell it and get this.

How much warranty did the greens come with?

Oos

Damn, maybe if I'd seen it before OOS it would've been on the prime now app, could've done with this to tinker with today

Banned

Slenderman13

Never buy a WD hard drive they're THE worst for failing. Had about 7 of … Never buy a WD hard drive they're THE worst for failing. Had about 7 of these fail. Go for a Toshiba instead. At least if a Tosh fails you can retrieve the data easily.



I'd recommend hgst drives

OOS but still on back order.

Nice op. Was looking for drives this morning. Oos but back ordered

It really does feel weird when I got a 3TB Seagate Barracuda over 5 years ago at £100 (£33/TB), and a 4TB WD Black is £120 (£30/TB). I was really hoping HDD prices would have dropped further than that in 5 years. I hope SSDs become a lot cheaper to force HDD manufacturers to start being competitive.

But great deal for the current market nonetheless OP, heat!
Edited by: "Chuggee" 7th Feb

I got a Seagate 4tb for under £90 @ Currys 2 months ago

and I've got a 4tb Western Digital from Amazon @ £64.74 back in Oct

It's an average price OP

philphil61

I got a Seagate 4tb for under £90 @ Currys 2 months agoand I've got a 4tb … I got a Seagate 4tb for under £90 @ Currys 2 months agoand I've got a 4tb Western Digital from Amazon @ £64.74 back in OctIt's an average price OP



Depends what kind of drive you bought and prices for drives aren't as low as they should be

Chuggee

It really does feel weird when I got a 3TB Seagate Barracuda over 5 years … It really does feel weird when I got a 3TB Seagate Barracuda over 5 years ago at £100 (£33/TB), and a 4TB WD Black is £120 (£30/TB). I was really hoping HDD prices would have dropped further than that in 5 years. I hope SSDs become a lot cheaper to force HDD manufacturers to start being competitive.But great deal for the current market nonetheless OP, heat!



Unfortunately again, Brexit. I had a Toshiba 5TB X300 for this price way back in June last year. More room, same sort of performance. Slightly noisy but no big deal perfect as a storage drive.

WD Black are very noisy drives and are definitely not as good build quality as once were.
I recently bought some 2TB WD Black and both were faulty. Maybe a bad batch.
Good price for 4TB by OP

Chuggee

It really does feel weird when I got a 3TB Seagate Barracuda over 5 years … It really does feel weird when I got a 3TB Seagate Barracuda over 5 years ago at £100 (£33/TB), and a 4TB WD Black is £120 (£30/TB). I was really hoping HDD prices would have dropped further than that in 5 years. I hope SSDs become a lot cheaper to force HDD manufacturers to start being competitive.But great deal for the current market nonetheless OP, heat!



Spinning rust values shot up after the Thailand floods and it gave SSD a foot in the door. SSD has taken over the small drive market now, many new PCs and laptops come with no HDD at all. So large HDD is the only market they have left and they aren't going to lower margins on those in a hurry.

I built a 6 x 3TB NAS around three years ago and am equally amazed at how prices haven't fallen. Would actually cost the same to build the same NAS today, historically I've bought a new NAS every 3 years which has been the same cost but has double the storage. Today, the same money will buy me fewer drives.

From a price per TB perspective, the better values are in the 6TB/8TB drive market - especially if you're putting into RAID5. 10TB drives are already out there, so 3TB/4TB is commanding a premium in the replacement drive market - i.e. people like me whose drives are reaching end of life and need to be replaced with the same size.

itsillogical

Thanks OP. Logged on and there were 7 items, then 6 added to basket, then … Thanks OP. Logged on and there were 7 items, then 6 added to basket, then added two gift cards, result eh now OOS. Purchased anyway in the hope they may get some more in.



You ordered 6! Classy. So its screw everyone else eh? (Unless I've misunderstood).

Thanks for posting, i ordered one despite it being out of stock. Do they charge my card when its back in stock or take the money immediatly?

jim_bob64

Depends what kind of drive you bought and prices for drives aren't as low … Depends what kind of drive you bought and prices for drives aren't as low as they should be


amazon.co.uk/dp/…tem paid £64.74 & yes it's only 5400 rpm but it's only for NAS storage like most of my drives
hotukdeals.com/dea…209 paid as per thread
Edited by: "philphil61" 7th Feb

Anyone using these in a Nas?Are there any good ?

atdrocker

Thanks for posting, i ordered one despite it being out of stock. Do they … Thanks for posting, i ordered one despite it being out of stock. Do they charge my card when its back in stock or take the money immediatly?


They only debit your card when they actually send it to you.

Slenderman13

Never buy a WD hard drive they're THE worst for failing. Had about 7 of … Never buy a WD hard drive they're THE worst for failing. Had about 7 of these fail. Go for a Toshiba instead. At least if a Tosh fails you can retrieve the data easily.




How does the brand affect how you can recover your data...?

I tend to like WD drives (got two Purples in my NVR for CCTV recordings, several Reds in my home server and various Greens and Blues) as their customer support is amazing.

My last drive to fail was a 6TB Green and they, due to certain conditions applying, even replaced it without needing the old drive back.

Their typical advanced replacement policy has been excellent when I have used it in the past.

The only thing that I had done was to change the head parking for their Green drives.

Putting aside the brand if you have invested in ensuring regular backups are done, some of mine are even maintained "off-site," then a drive failure should only be an inconvenience rather than a disaster.

Good price for a good drive, heat added.

Edited by: "VimesUK" 7th Feb

Any good for a NAS (over the WD Red drives)??
Most likely two going in a Synology enclosure.

Chuggee

It really does feel weird when I got a 3TB Seagate Barracuda over 5 years … It really does feel weird when I got a 3TB Seagate Barracuda over 5 years ago at £100 (£33/TB), and a 4TB WD Black is £120 (£30/TB). I was really hoping HDD prices would have dropped further than that in 5 years. I hope SSDs become a lot cheaper to force HDD manufacturers to start being competitive.But great deal for the current market nonetheless OP, heat!



Unfortunately SSD and HDD don't compete.

They are meant for very different tasks.

If anything the dual existence of why the prices have stayed high. That and the continuing clawback of costs after the tsunami

jouster

Unfortunately SSD and HDD don't compete. They are meant for very … Unfortunately SSD and HDD don't compete. They are meant for very different tasks. If anything the dual existence of why the prices have stayed high. That and the continuing clawback of costs after the tsunami



That tsunami was AGES ago, what a garbage excuse!

killz187

Anyone using these in a Nas?Are there any good ?



Overkill for a NAS really. If you're using it for backup it's not really required. If you're accessing media. Again that speed of the drive isn't required

Better off with Reds as slower and cooler, less power consumption.

TacticalTimbo

That tsunami was AGES ago, what a garbage excuse!



Doesn't matter if it's a bad excuse. Simple matter of fact is that hard drive production for most of the world was located over there and was a huge setback when it happened.

jouster

Doesn't matter if it's a bad excuse. Simple matter of fact is that hard … Doesn't matter if it's a bad excuse. Simple matter of fact is that hard drive production for most of the world was located over there and was a huge setback when it happened.



The manufacturers have all recovered production facilities, it's just that when prices went up due to the floods, they never came back down. Due to takeovers, there are now only 2 manufacturers of scale and they appear to have settled on an duopoly to keep prices elevated.
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