Western Digital My Book HDD - 4TB (Recertified) - £64.99
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Western Digital My Book HDD - 4TB (Recertified) - £64.99

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Found 29th Aug 2017
Been looking for an external hard drive for my Plex server and this seemed like a good deal for a 4tb drive with free shipping.

Also has 6TB for 99.99 but felt 4tb was best bang for buck.
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dashforth5 m ago

Does anyone know what colour the WD drive is?


Usually Silver.

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4TB is slightly better value. They've been roughly this price for a while but if I'm not mistaken this is the cheapest I've ever seen them. I've have a few of the 6TB drives, they seem fine. Heat.
Tempted by the 6Tb but I'd be ripping it open for the drive, not sure as warranty would be void.
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Recertified? What does it mean?
6tb is not available.

Ordered the 4
Will this work with a ps4?

At the minute my hard drive beeps its an early samsung 2tb and I want to swap back to the 1tb that came with the pro.

Could i copy all onto this and then back again?
Is this compatible with an Xbox One?
danieltraugott776530 m ago

Recertified? What does it mean?

Drives that allegedly failed and were returned to the manufacturer who then tested them and found them to be reliable. Like I said in an earlier post, I have a few of these from WD and they're fine, I think WD are trustworthy but there are other HDD manufacturers who I'd be less trusting of.
Does anyone know what colour the WD drive is?
dashforth5 m ago

Does anyone know what colour the WD drive is?


Usually Silver.

dashforth8 m ago

Does anyone know what colour the WD drive is?

I don't know about the 4tb but I have 3 of the 6tb drives and they are WD blues
I ordered one of these about a month ago its great well worth the money plugs straight into my Xbox one s
Edited by: "hullkrforever" 29th Aug 2017
Arizolas21 m ago

Will this work with a ps4?At the minute my hard drive beeps its an early …Will this work with a ps4?At the minute my hard drive beeps its an early samsung 2tb and I want to swap back to the 1tb that came with the pro. Could i copy all onto this and then back again?


It will work on the ps4 .
Edited by: "philmitchell" 29th Aug 2017
JonDOnnis20 m ago

Is this compatible with an Xbox One?


Yes .

Got one in the xbox one s and a ps4 .
May be a silly question but can you use these with Macs or do i have to get the specific mac version?

Thanks
barmrest27 m ago

Drives that allegedly failed and were returned to the manufacturer who …Drives that allegedly failed and were returned to the manufacturer who then tested them and found them to be reliable. Like I said in an earlier post, I have a few of these from WD and they're fine, I think WD are trustworthy but there are other HDD manufacturers who I'd be less trusting of.


Can also be the housing that failed, so that gets swapped out.
is this a nas drive aswell
Would people say this is better than this? amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1 other than storage size/price? I think it requires a separate power supply and is less small?
mr_bigg39 m ago

May be a silly question but can you use these with Macs or do i have to …May be a silly question but can you use these with Macs or do i have to get the specific mac version?Thanks


Absolutely can use with your Mac. You don't need to buy the 'Mac-specific' version at all. I'm using this HD with my 2015 MBP right now. You only have to format it when you initially take it out of the box and is very easy to do. Apple provide you with the app to do this as part of the OS.
Edited by: "c955" 29th Aug 2017
can you pull the drives out of these and use an internal?
gacameron0139 m ago

Can also be the housing that failed, so that gets swapped out.


Yep, it's the housing most of the time. If a drive is dead (bad sectors, head failure, etc...) it's not an economical repair. Only the PCB can realistically be swapped out without an issue.
Apart from the Seagate ST4000 series (inherently faulty drive), western digital drives on general have a higher failure rate than Seagate ones. Expect to have around 5% failure rate (conservative estimate) for this. They will typically have their worst drives in these home, intermittent use devices (They are backup storage devices, not heavy use desktop hard drives and not always on storage). This is pretty bad for a device that shouldn't really be used that often. Still if you are going to use it in a xbox as a games drive then it should be no big deal. You can re-download your software when it fails and the chances are you will replace it when the newer shinier xbox comes out.
Edited by: "fiqqer" 30th Aug 2017
c95522 m ago

Absolutely can use with your Mac. You don't need to buy the 'Mac-specific' …Absolutely can use with your Mac. You don't need to buy the 'Mac-specific' version at all. I'm using this HD with my 2015 MBP right now. You only have to format it when you initially take it out of the box and is very easy to do. Apple provide you with the app to do this as part of the OS.


Thank you
Are these 2.5 inchers that you can put internally in a ps4?
Jonnyblock1 m ago

Are these 2.5 inchers that you can put internally in a ps4?


no 3.5"
Jonnyblock1 m ago

Are these 2.5 inchers that you can put internally in a ps4?




3.5"
Just a word of warning for everyone. The My Book series have encryption inside that renders the drive useless if the enclosure fails. Don't put precious items on it unless as a 2nd backup.

community.wd.com/t/w…496
Rustybucket8 m ago

Just a word of warning for everyone. The My Book series have encryption …Just a word of warning for everyone. The My Book series have encryption inside that renders the drive useless if the enclosure fails. Don't put precious items on it unless as a 2nd backup. https://community.wd.com/t/wd-my-book-duo-data-forever-lost-if-drive-enclosure-dies/6496


Sorry if this was mentioned on another thread (think in a different context) but if you strip the drive from the enclosure before putting data on it, will it work as normal?
fiqqer1 h, 20 m ago

Apart from the Seagate ST4000 series (inherently faulty drive), western …Apart from the Seagate ST4000 series (inherently faulty drive), western digital drives on general have a higher failure rate than Seagate ones. Expect to have around 5% failure rate (conservative estimate) for this. They will typically have their worst drives in these home, intermittent use devices (They are backup storage devices, not heavy use desktop hard drives and not always on storage). This is pretty bad for a device that shouldn't really be used that often. Still if you are going to use it in a xbox as a games drive then it should be no big deal. You can re-download your software when it fails and the chances are you will replace it with the newer shinier xbox comes out.


I was recently looking for a external HDD and settled on a Brand new Toshiba 1TB for £45, I also read a study that found WD HDD'S have a failure rate of 5%, seagate was something like 3% and Toshiba less than 1%. This deal looks good, but as you have said on a xbox or ps4 this drive would have a lot of heavy useage so i wouldn't trust its reliability to be up to much.
Edited by: "Bikerdanny" 29th Aug 2017
Bought a 4 and ripped it out for the HD. Been grand so far
Using this to migrate my media files from home computers, fast and reliable best bit of tech ive bought in years! I pad £99 for my 4gb although it is the mycloud version. at this price still a bargain so HOT
Edited by: "luckyfives" 29th Aug 2017
Very tempted --- just got a barracuda 2tb at the weekend so don't really need
Dammit, when wiil another WD Passport deal come up? While this is value for money, I'd prefer a Passport.
baladar9 m ago

Dammit, when wiil another WD Passport deal come up? While this is value …Dammit, when wiil another WD Passport deal come up? While this is value for money, I'd prefer a Passport.


4TB My Passport. £67.99 delivered.
wdc.com/en-…tml
edit - Sorry. Sold out. There are 2 and 3TB ones available though
Edited by: "DrJogalog" 29th Aug 2017
dashforth3 h, 56 m ago

Does anyone know what colour the WD drive is?



green if it quite new it should be blue
what is better MyBook or MyPassport?
I bleieve the mybook is a bit bigger and requires external power the my passport is powered by USB
does anyone know what speed this hdd is? 5400? wanting to rip out and use in PC
Hot from me.
komi32 m ago

does anyone know what speed this hdd is? 5400? wanting to rip out and use …does anyone know what speed this hdd is? 5400? wanting to rip out and use in PC

Both blue and green drives are,5400
Am i still right in thinking the blue drives (which i suspect most of these will be) DO NOT give you the option to play with WDIDLE to alter the parking time?

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