WESTERN DIGITAL MY BOOK (RECERTIFIED) 4 TB @WDC - £66.99
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WESTERN DIGITAL MY BOOK (RECERTIFIED) 4 TB @WDC - £66.99

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I bought a couple of these a while back. Definitely rebadged WD Greens, but that's no bad thing. I pulled the drives for my server and have been flawless. Don't listen to the haters spreading FUD, they're so full of sh1t they need that 45 roll Andrex deal.
Graham1979

How can you have an external hard drive somebody has bought not being … How can you have an external hard drive somebody has bought not being suitable?"Sorry I would like to return this because I don't have a PC and thought I did"I guess the fustration is that every single thing on their website will be posted 15 times over which is a bi-monthly thing.



People return items that they find are not suitable to retailers all the time.

Many have a no quibble returns policy if returned with a certain period.

As for reasons for return, there could be many.

Didn't like the colour.
Ordered the wrong item.
Didn't perform to expected levels.
The wife made me take it back.
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Edited by: "reddit" 29th Jul 2017
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reddit2 m ago

Or more likely those that were just not suited to the original purchasers …Or more likely those that were just not suited to the original purchasers needs and returned with little use but essentially second hand.


How can you have an external hard drive somebody has bought not being suitable?

"Sorry I would like to return this because I don't have a PC and thought I did"


I guess the fustration is that every single thing on their website will be posted 15 times over which is a bi-monthly thing.
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Hot diggity.
Already posted - HERE
GNKelly07

Already posted - HERE



It's a different thing.
GNKelly07

Already posted - HERE


Yes, but it was £74.99 when this post was done..
Forgottenshopper

Yes, but it was £74.99 when this post was done..



No it's a different product.

The other deal is for a newer model.
reddit

It's a different thing.


Clearly states in the OP that this was available.
what hd do these have in them.
GNKelly07

Clearly states in the OP that this was available.



This = MY BOOK (RECERTIFIED)
The other posted deal = MY BOOK (NEW) (RECERTIFIED)

Different.
reddit

No it's a different product.The other deal is for a newer model.


You beat me too it, as you said a different product..
reddit

This = MY BOOK (RECERTIFIED)The other posted deal = MY BOOK (NEW) … This = MY BOOK (RECERTIFIED)The other posted deal = MY BOOK (NEW) (RECERTIFIED)Different.


Clearly states in the OP that this was available.
Forgottenshopper

You beat me too it, as you said a different product..



Took me a few checks to see it though lol
Graham1979

faulty broken returned ones!



Or more likely those that were just not suited to the original purchasers needs and returned with little use but essentially second hand.
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GNKelly07, just read the rules, mate. If it is not stated in the title of one deal, then it is fine to publish it in a separate deal.
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reddit2 m ago

Or more likely those that were just not suited to the original purchasers …Or more likely those that were just not suited to the original purchasers needs and returned with little use but essentially second hand.


How can you have an external hard drive somebody has bought not being suitable?

"Sorry I would like to return this because I don't have a PC and thought I did"


I guess the fustration is that every single thing on their website will be posted 15 times over which is a bi-monthly thing.
Graham1979

How can you have an external hard drive somebody has bought not being … How can you have an external hard drive somebody has bought not being suitable?"Sorry I would like to return this because I don't have a PC and thought I did"I guess the fustration is that every single thing on their website will be posted 15 times over which is a bi-monthly thing.



People return items that they find are not suitable to retailers all the time.

Many have a no quibble returns policy if returned with a certain period.

As for reasons for return, there could be many.

Didn't like the colour.
Ordered the wrong item.
Didn't perform to expected levels.
The wife made me take it back.
.....
Edited by: "reddit" 29th Jul 2017
Got the 6TB a while ago. It was brand new and unopened in a retail box.

Sadly it's already nearly full oO.
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Edited by: "Mike17396" 28th Jul 2017
Graham19791 h, 18 m ago

faulty broken returned ones!


Yawn. Not quite. WD wouldn't knowingly supply faulty drives. These have now passed further checks to ensure they really do work. They may have been returned because someone 'changed their mind' or perhaps the USB cable was poorly manufactured or maybe there was a scratch on the case or the box had a torn corner.

Green drives inside. Definitely not Red ones.

I went with the 6TB version for convenience of larger drives (6TB is £17.50 per TB vs 4TB is £16.75 per TB)
Edited by: "friar_chris" 28th Jul 2017
These have WD Red drives in them, anybody know? Cheers
The possibility of a heavily used drive with many thousands of hours usage and many power cycles - no thanks.

Cheap but a bit of a false economy in my opinion.
Many thanks OP, ordered.
I don't think this one comes with warranty.

The other WD hard drive deal stated 6 months warranty on their Webpage.
simssmo

I don't think this one comes with warranty.The other WD hard drive deal … I don't think this one comes with warranty.The other WD hard drive deal stated 6 months warranty on their Webpage.


6 months warranty wdc.com/en-…tml
reddit

People return items that they find are no suitable to retailers all the … People return items that they find are no suitable to retailers all the time.Many have a no quibble returns policy if returned with a certain period.As for reasons for return, there could be many.Didn't like the colour.Ordered the wrong item.Didn't perform to expected levels.The wife made me take it back......


it's a hard drive, not a t-shirt,not a phone or a gadget..
I find it hard to imagine many people order a hard drive and return it just because they didn't like it or because they bought it by mistake.maybe a handful, but not so many.
more likely they were returned because there was some fault.
it's common sense really.
I bought a couple of these a while back. Definitely rebadged WD Greens, but that's no bad thing. I pulled the drives for my server and have been flawless. Don't listen to the haters spreading FUD, they're so full of sh1t they need that 45 roll Andrex deal.
AndyRoyd

6 months warranty https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/products/wd-recertified.html


Thanks AndyRoyd, I just ordered one
Tequila

it's a hard drive, not a t-shirt,not a phone or a gadget..I find it hard … it's a hard drive, not a t-shirt,not a phone or a gadget..I find it hard to imagine many people order a hard drive and return it just because they didn't like it or because they bought it by mistake.maybe a handful, but not so many.more likely they were returned because there was some fault.it's common sense really.



A hard drive is a gadget.

If it was faulty then WD would not sell it on with faults.

Now that does make sense really.
reddit

A hard drive is a gadget.If it was faulty then WD would not sell it on … A hard drive is a gadget.If it was faulty then WD would not sell it on with faults.Now that does make sense really.


it's not faulty per say,but these have been faulty, then repaired..now being sold a refurbished with just few months warranty ..being a hard drive and delicate and prone to failure..most people prefer to avoid a repaired one.
hence why WD is offering only 6 months warranty instead of 2 years they normally do with new hard drives.
please explain why they offer such short warranty on these?
Edited by: "Dante4KR" 29th Jul 2017
Tequila

it's not faulty per say,but these have been faulty, then repaired..now … it's not faulty per say,but these have been faulty, then repaired..now being sold a refurbished with just few months warranty ..being a hard drive and delicate and prone to failure..most people prefer to avoid a repaired one.hence why WD is offering only 6 months warranty instead of 2 years they normally do with new hard drives.please explain why they offer such short warranty on these?



As I said above - YMMV but mine came in sealed retail packaging. It even still had the shrink wrap on.

I presume they do this when they're clearing an end of line drive or are about to change the enclosure.
Tequila

it's not faulty per say,but these have been faulty, then repaired..now … it's not faulty per say,but these have been faulty, then repaired..now being sold a refurbished with just few months warranty ..being a hard drive and delicate and prone to failure..most people prefer to avoid a repaired one.hence why WD is offering only 6 months warranty instead of 2 years they normally do with new hard drives.please explain why they offer such short warranty on these?


I have no strong opinion either way about the reliablity (or not) of a re-certified device, but from a marketing persepective it would be detrimental to "new" device sales to incentivise recertified product sales with the same warranty. See how some people prefer the comfort factor of a longer waranty, and are prepared to pay for that perceived comfort factor?
Tequila

it's not faulty per say,but these have been faulty, then repaired..now … it's not faulty per say,but these have been faulty, then repaired..now being sold a refurbished with just few months warranty ..being a hard drive and delicate and prone to failure..most people prefer to avoid a repaired one.hence why WD is offering only 6 months warranty instead of 2 years they normally do with new hard drives.please explain why they offer such short warranty on these?



It states re certified, which does not mean faulty in the sense of having a fault to sell on.

Could be minor things such as cosmetic imperfections to the casing.

I've had a re certified My Cloud for 2 years and it was perfect out of the box and hasn't skipped a beat.

You would have to ask WD why they offer such a short warranty.

But there is no way that WD would sell these items with a known fault that would prevent the operation of the device.

If they did then their reputation would suffer too much.
Tequila

it's a hard drive, not a t-shirt,not a phone or a gadget..I find it hard … it's a hard drive, not a t-shirt,not a phone or a gadget..I find it hard to imagine many people order a hard drive and return it just because they didn't like it or because they bought it by mistake.maybe a handful, but not so many.more likely they were returned because there was some fault.it's common sense really.



I worked in a retail store for a few years that sold hard drives etc and you'd be surprised how many things like this would be returned without an actual fault. I've heard everything from "usb cable too short", "didn't think it needed external power", "couldn't get it to work with my mac/games console etc", "was bigger than i thought", "makes too much noise" and many many others. I'd say in our one store alone we took at least one external hard drive back every day (of different brands of course) so who knows how many across the entire country at every retailer.
Can this be converted to a internal drive (dosent have a soldered SATA converter)?
Tequila

please explain why they offer such short warranty on these?



Because if they offered the same warranty as a new HD why would anyone buy a new one.
voodoo851 h, 46 m ago

I worked in a retail store for a few years that sold hard drives etc and …I worked in a retail store for a few years that sold hard drives etc and you'd be surprised how many things like this would be returned without an actual fault. I've heard everything from "usb cable too short", "didn't think it needed external power", "couldn't get it to work with my mac/games console etc", "was bigger than i thought", "makes too much noise" and many many others. I'd say in our one store alone we took at least one external hard drive back every day (of different brands of course) so who knows how many across the entire country at every retailer.


Did u guys check to see if a drive was in it before taking it back, as once I bought a drive from Tesco thinking it was brand new, but only after I took it home realised the drive was missing and it only had the casing.
willkemp119

Can this be converted to a internal drive (dosent have a soldered SATA … Can this be converted to a internal drive (dosent have a soldered SATA converter)?


Yes, with caveats.
Don't start storing data while it's still an external USB Drive, then remove the drive and expect to access the data when connected directly using the SATA interface, it's unreadable/encrypted, you'll need wipe and reformat. The USB to SATA module encrypts the data. WD External drives can be a hassle in terms of module failure/data recovery because of this. Have a backup.
Also, the USB to SATA Module will only accept WD Drives, you won't be able to re-use this module, with your smaller existing (Non-WD) drive that the WD new drive replaces.

There are certain 2.5'' WD Drives that are all in one soldered. Avoid the smaller 2.5'' portable ones.
(Typical Nuts Allergy Warning):There could be 3.5'' WD Drives too, but not seen any. You could always be the first, designs change.
If unsure (or can't afford to risk it), just buy an normal 3.5'' disk suitable for you needs, i.e. (Red) NAS, (Blue) Desktop, etc.
For one disk, it's not really worth the hassle, you'll lose your warranty too.
Have a data centre to fill? then maybe.
Edited by: "tightar5e" 29th Jul 2017
me_lee10 h, 4 m ago

Got the 6TB a while ago. It was brand new and unopened in a retail …Got the 6TB a while ago. It was brand new and unopened in a retail box.Sadly it's already nearly full oO.



It's unlikely they would supply it in anything other than an original box. They are the manufacturers, not a shop.
All the recertified drives I've ever had from them looked new with the original packaging
Price is cheap!

Anyway, can someone help me? I'm thinking of buying a higher model pro series or something.
1. I'll backup my mac (time machine)
2. Store movies
3. Store documents
4. Store large games
5. Stream Xbox and multiple mobile os. I don't mind using plex.
6. Maybe 4K files? Because I'm thinking of upgrading my TV

How does the MY Cloud OS compare to QNap or sonology?

Does it have a good app selection?
Is it easy to find apps online so I can extend functionality? No idea what, but it's nice to have.


Or is it's just kept simple on purpose for usability, so the apps and customisation is limited compared to the competitors.

I know my questions probably depend on model or hardware spec. What I'm trying to gauge is, should I just buy one as it does the job for my basic needs, or get something more powerful and customisable (love the idea of that, but not sure if I will use it)

Also, the price of the nas case + xTB hd is cheaper than if I was to buy the same xTB storage separately.

Thanks,

Hopefully someone can help
Is this just a storage device? I was looking to buy a Synology NAS device (not the most technical person). Is this the same thing? I just want somewhere I can store my media for Plex without it being my laptop ...
BarrattsMini

Is this just a storage device? I was looking to buy a Synology NAS device … Is this just a storage device? I was looking to buy a Synology NAS device (not the most technical person). Is this the same thing? I just want somewhere I can store my media for Plex without it being my laptop ...



Yes you need a PC / Server. A NAS drive just plus into your network to server all devices on it. WD occasionally reburbs of the "My Cloud" drives which have a network port. They have the My Cloud EX2 0TB at £69.99 - you need to add drives to it, but for a 2 bay enclosure, this seems like a good price. I paid double that for Synology diskless.
A review of that here- storagereview.com/wd_…iew
Edited by: "rnem170" 29th Jul 2017
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