Western Digital My Cloud Mirror 4TB (Recertified) - £169.99 @ Western Digital
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Western Digital My Cloud Mirror 4TB (Recertified) - £169.99 @ Western Digital

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Found 27th Jul 2017
Seems a good deal for a RAID NAS, especially considering 2TB WD Red drives seem to be ~£80 each.
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I knew it was too cheap for a boiler!
Edited by: "mayzi" 27th Jul 2017
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Great deal! Thanks
I Picked one of these up (albehit not a mirror) for £94.99. THey have gone up to £109.99 now. great little things for a NAS


hotukdeals.com/dea…e=2
I knew it was too cheap for a boiler!
Edited by: "mayzi" 27th Jul 2017
i think the "mirror" myclouds can run a version of plex too
Is the £10 off code still working?
2x2 is not very useful for a Media Server IMO. And with only a three month warranty, is it worth it?
jasee

2x2 is not very useful for a Media Server IMO. And with only a three … 2x2 is not very useful for a Media Server IMO. And with only a three month warranty, is it worth it?


Yes
Returned one a few weeks ago. Beware you can't transfer files via USB. also mines kept disconnecting.
FunkiestMonkey16 m ago

Yes



For a media server? I'm perfectly happy to buy their reconditioned portable drives, in fact I've got three. But not for a media server, and if you raid it, you've only got 2TB, which is very small nowadays
Got the 6tb one recently, just over 100..brilliant
jasee

For a media server? I'm perfectly happy to buy their reconditioned … For a media server? I'm perfectly happy to buy their reconditioned portable drives, in fact I've got three. But not for a media server, and if you raid it, you've only got 2TB, which is very small nowadays



I'd be more than happy with this to back up photos and documents and to have the drive mirrored is a big plus. 2tb is plenty for photos and documents

I take it you download movies
WD have had some good deals lately on their recertified drives,i managed to pick up a 2tb my cloud drive for £46 which didn't seem a bad price.
jasee

For a media server? I'm perfectly happy to buy their reconditioned … For a media server? I'm perfectly happy to buy their reconditioned portable drives, in fact I've got three. But not for a media server, and if you raid it, you've only got 2TB, which is very small nowadays


That does depend on the type of RAID used. Does this only support RAID 1 (mirror) then?
kotr46 m ago

I'd be more than happy with this to back up photos and documents and to …I'd be more than happy with this to back up photos and documents and to have the drive mirrored is a big plus. 2tb is plenty for photos and documentsI take it you download movies



Not only download but convert dvds and blurays. It's surprising how much space they take up when converting to mkv. Also digital books and almost everything I have collected, software etc over the years.
bluenotesmiley21 m ago

That does depend on the type of RAID used. Does this only support RAID 1 …That does depend on the type of RAID used. Does this only support RAID 1 (mirror) then?



It probably supports raid 0 which is worse than useless
bluenotesmiley49 m ago

That does depend on the type of RAID used. Does this only support RAID 1 …That does depend on the type of RAID used. Does this only support RAID 1 (mirror) then?

It supports 0, 1 and JBOD.

I've got one and it's not great. Software is clunky and slow unless you turn off the indexing service via SSH.
I got one 2 years ago for that price I think. It's still going strong. It replaced a 3tb one which replaced a 2tb one which replaced a 1tb one. They were all great and were only replaced due to needing more space. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these drives, even recertified ones.



It's a NAS drive. That's kind of the whole point.



Mine isn't the mirror version but the last 3 I've had (2tb, 3tb and 4tb) have come with Twonky Media Server pre-installed, which you setup through your browser, and I've used that for streaming media to my TV (an older model Samsung Smart TV) and games consoles. If you don't mind messing around with a bit of command line Linux you can install other programs on them, including alternate media servers (although not Plex, I don't think). Twonky's always been fine for me though - I was able to manually install it on the 1tb drive that came without it - and I've also added things like SickRage and torrent clients.


darthvader666uk

I Picked one of these up (albehit not a mirror) for £94.99. THey have … I Picked one of these up (albehit not a mirror) for £94.99. THey have gone up to £109.99 now. great little things for a NAS :Dhttps://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/western-digital-4tb-my-cloud-re-certified-9499-free-pp-western-digital-2709142?page=2#comment-31554581

ally8971

Beware you can't transfer files via USB.

snagzie

i think the "mirror" myclouds can run a version of plex too

FunkiestMonkey

Yes


Well a media server and media storage are two different things. I wouldn't rely on any drive that was always on and often in use to store my only copy of all of my precious files (although I haven't lost any data in my 8 years of using these drives). These are great for serving media if you want to stream photos, music and video to different devices, but if those files are important to you I would advise having them also archived on a USB drive somewhere and/or cloud storage.
reddragon10510 h, 51 m ago

I got one 2 years ago for that price I think. It's still going strong. It …I got one 2 years ago for that price I think. It's still going strong. It replaced a 3tb one which replaced a 2tb one which replaced a 1tb one. They were all great and were only replaced due to needing more space. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these drives, even recertified ones.It's a NAS drive. That's kind of the whole point. :{Mine isn't the mirror version but the last 3 I've had (2tb, 3tb and 4tb) have come with Twonky Media Server pre-installed, which you setup through your browser, and I've used that for streaming media to my TV (an older model Samsung Smart TV) and games consoles. If you don't mind messing around with a bit of command line Linux you can install other programs on them, including alternate media servers (although not Plex, I don't think). Twonky's always been fine for me though - I was able to manually install it on the 1tb drive that came without it - and I've also added things like SickRage and torrent clients.Well a media server and media storage are two different things. I wouldn't rely on any drive that was always on and often in use to store my only copy of all of my precious files (although I haven't lost any data in my 8 years of using these drives). These are great for serving media if you want to stream photos, music and video to different devices, but if those files are important to you I would advise having them also archived on a USB drive somewhere and/or cloud storage.


Oh no I would never storage anything other than media. All that is in cloud storage. The MyCloud is for films and tv etc... for streaming to Kodi. Nice little setup but defo wouldnt recommend doing anything other than that
jasee

It probably supports raid 0 which is worse than useless


Why is that?
Can someone clear the mystery for me - I did check but in doubt. When it says cloud - can I access photos from my phone if the device is connect the network back home ? Also, I guess there are no issues in leaving it running 24x7 ?

I want to backup my photos, movies and some software. I don't care about the speed really but needs to be reliable.

Thanks.
moorebwb27th Jul

Got the 6tb one recently, just over 100..brilliant


Where from
elbs29th Jul

Where from

From the same website....not sure if its still there the deal
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