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Was looking for a WD RED 2TB drive to put in my (secondary) 1 bay Synology NAS and was originally looking at ebay for for a re-certified/secondhand drive, but at £59.99 (which is about £10-15 more than secondhand prices) for a brand new with 3 years warranty, seems like a good deal.

This is the retail box version so usually commands a little higher in price, but with this deal at Amazon UK, coming out cheaper than the non retail box version.

More info at documents.westerndigital.com/con…pdf

Quick check elsewhere online at least £75 at the moment.
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Just had it delivered and this is the packaging that came with it. Says 3 years warranty and I took a picture of the bottom so you guys can see. Hope that helps alleviates any concerns.
Edited by: "rayliuphotographer" 1st Feb
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Putting price aside which is better for a NAS,WD RED or Seagate Ironwolf ?
Edited by: "Biggunspaul" 1st Feb
Biggunspaul01/02/2020 00:10

Putting price aside which is better for a NAS,WD RED or Seagate Ironwolf ?



Based on reliability for drives I own/owned I'd go for WD. I have two WD drives coming up to 50,000 power on hours and another two coming up to 20,000 without any issues. I've had a couple of issues with Seagate drives in the past but that was a good few years ago so reliability may have changed.
Biggunspaul01/02/2020 00:10

Putting price aside which is better for a NAS,WD RED or Seagate Ironwolf ?


I've had 2 X 2TB WD Reds in my other Synology (2 bay 216j) since Aug 2017 and they are going strong. I use them in. raid 0 configuration and I use it mostly for my IP cameras CCTV system which means the disk get written to a lot!

Most people do say the WD Reds are better and the ironwolfs are for the more budget conscious. At this current Amazon price it's a no brainer for me
Synology is a software RAID it isn't a hardware RAID so a WD Red is a waste of money
Correction on my own comment. I did mean raid 1 (my data is written to both drives allowing redundancy)
Bought 3 iron wolf's, 1 failed after 3 years, replaced failed iron wolf with WD red. Other 2 irons wolf's still going strong.
3 year warranty, too.

Just had two 3tb Red’s go down just inside the warranty but they’re replacing them both albeit with re-certified disks.

Not a bad deal this.
Just make sure these are the retail box version, have a read of the one star comments.

It may be worth paying the extra for this one.


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Dodger2101/02/2020 09:04

Just make sure these are the retail box version, have a read of the one …Just make sure these are the retail box version, have a read of the one star comments. It may be worth paying the extra for this one.Click


I'm getting mine delivered today so will let everyone know as yes I was dubious of that comment too. Will also check that it's eligible for the 3 months warranty
rayliuphotographer01/02/2020 09:05

I'm getting mine delivered today so will let everyone know as yes I was …I'm getting mine delivered today so will let everyone know as yes I was dubious of that comment too. Will also check that it's eligible for the 3 months warranty


Thanks I have ordered as well so the info will be really useful.
I assume you mean 3 YEAR warranty?
PaulG197001/02/2020 09:22

Thanks I have ordered as well so the info will be really useful.I assume …Thanks I have ordered as well so the info will be really useful.I assume you mean 3 YEAR warranty?


Ha it's too early in the morning but yes 3 years!
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Just had it delivered and this is the packaging that came with it. Says 3 years warranty and I took a picture of the bottom so you guys can see. Hope that helps alleviates any concerns.
Edited by: "rayliuphotographer" 1st Feb
Good for a 2TB but £38 more and you can double the size and have a 4TB. I posted it couple days ago. If your buying one it may be worth the jump but becomes more expensive if you need 2+
I would go for Red. I am using 3TB reds since 2014, upgraded the Nas, kept and added more Reds. All the Reds are still going strong and passing monthly self tests.
Good price
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Absolutely terrible price. Whe you can get a 8tb for 120.
Been cheaper and even the 3tb it 4tb weren’t that much more when they’ve been on sale.
deleted219255401/02/2020 14:22

Absolutely terrible price. Whe you can get a 8tb for 120.


Can you tell me where from please?
deleted219255401/02/2020 14:22

Absolutely terrible price. Whe you can get a 8tb for 120.


You cant get WD RED 8TB for 120. RED's carry a premium and anyone looking for one knows that, the merits or otherwise of that premium price are not being debated here.
malhal01/02/2020 00:49

Synology is a software RAID it isn't a hardware RAID so a WD Red is a …Synology is a software RAID it isn't a hardware RAID so a WD Red is a waste of money


But you still need the drive to not fail... WD reds are designed to be powered on 24/7 so whether software or hardware raid the drive most importantly needs to be designed to run constantly.
malhal01/02/2020 00:49

Synology is a software RAID it isn't a hardware RAID so a WD Red is a …Synology is a software RAID it isn't a hardware RAID so a WD Red is a waste of money


What about 24/7 Torrents how reliable is this drive ?
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mgk01/02/2020 15:22

You cant get WD RED 8TB for 120. RED's carry a premium and anyone looking …You cant get WD RED 8TB for 120. RED's carry a premium and anyone looking for one knows that, the merits or otherwise of that premium price are not being debated here.


Wd80ezaz and wd100emaz are £150, black Friday were 120, wd red pro spec white labels.
Just get a schucked 10tb wd red pro for 160 on amazon instead
£30 per TB is a terrible price. You can get WD Reds for £15-16 per TB when a deal on a shuckable unit or similar pops up. I got a My Book Duo 16GB from the WD store last year for £230 with a 10% code from Plex Perks. Contained 2 x 8 TB WD Reds with full warranty. Traded in the empty enclosure to CeX for £40. Worked out £14.37 per TB.
Edited by: "alpha300589" 1st Feb
alpha30058901/02/2020 17:12

Contained 2 x 8 TB WD Reds with full warranty.


Only if put them back in the original enclosure, but as you've said you sold it to CEX you now have zero warranty. The key thing here for others is you need to keep the enclosure in order to keep your warranty.
Can someone recommend me a decent reliable nas drive thing. I just want to backup photos and stuff from device to the nas drive and have access to it remotely?

I basically want my own cloud drive.
Edited by: "saabuldin" 1st Feb
This deal works for some people and doesn't for others. I guess its down to your own personal use case and how much you value a new vs secondhand/re-certified product.

My own use case is to have it as a data drive for CCTV. I'm upping my Synology camera licenses from 2 on 1 box, to 4 using 2 Synology Nas boxes. Up to this point (like I said in my original post) I was thinking of getting a re-certified drive myself but the 3 year warranty for the £10-15 buying new won me over, knowing if anything goes wrong I can get a replacement drive up to 3 years from my purchase.
saabuldin01/02/2020 18:39

Can someone recommend me a decent reliable nas drive thing. I just want to …Can someone recommend me a decent reliable nas drive thing. I just want to backup photos and stuff from device to the nas drive and have access to it remotely?I basically want my own cloud drive.


Look at the Synology 218 series. Very easy to set up
saabuldin01/02/2020 18:39

Can someone recommend me a decent reliable nas drive thing. I just want to …Can someone recommend me a decent reliable nas drive thing. I just want to backup photos and stuff from device to the nas drive and have access to it remotely?I basically want my own cloud drive.


I can't say about QNap or WS Cloud, but I really like my Synology 2 bay 216J, which I bought in 2017. I find it intuitive to use and has a host range of different things you can do with it aside from data storage.

The more current equivalent would be a DS218J which has a slight bump in spec. For what you described above this Nas would suit you, and you can use 1 or 2 bays or have a Raid configuration or not, as you wish. I mean there is also the DS119J, but that is a single bay unit which means limited data redundancy or expandability, but it might be enough for your needs.

However, if you want to run Plex on it, or do any kind of transcoding, then go for the 218+ or 918+ units, but it will cost you! Im thinking of upgrading to one of these in the near future.

I would check out the videos on YouTube by NasCompares for an indepth guide to the Synology or Qnap NAS'
herodave01/02/2020 19:36

Look at the Synology 218 series. Very easy to set up


See another recommendation
Thanks for posting; we have added this thread to the Highlights pages
rayliuphotographer01/02/2020 19:39

I can't say about QNap or WS Cloud, but I really like my Synology 2 bay …I can't say about QNap or WS Cloud, but I really like my Synology 2 bay 216J, which I bought in 2017. I find it intuitive to use and has a host range of different things you can do with it aside from data storage. The more current equivalent would be a DS218J which has a slight bump in spec. For what you described above this Nas would suit you, and you can use 1 or 2 bays or have a Raid configuration or not, as you wish. I mean there is also the DS119J, but that is a single bay unit which means limited data redundancy or expandability, but it might be enough for your needs.However, if you want to run Plex on it, or do any kind of transcoding, then go for the 218+ or 918+ units, but it will cost you! Im thinking of upgrading to one of these in the near future.I would check out the videos on YouTube by NasCompares for an indepth guide to the Synology or Qnap NAS'


Thanks for the recommendation. I will definitely look into this. What do you mean by transcoding?
codebee01/02/2020 17:33

Only if put them back in the original enclosure, but as you've said you …Only if put them back in the original enclosure, but as you've said you sold it to CEX you now have zero warranty. The key thing here for others is you need to keep the enclosure in order to keep your warranty.



Is this in their T&Cs somewhere? Both serial numbers confirm valid warranty on the WD warranty checker indepedant of enclosure.
alpha30058901/02/2020 17:12

£30 per TB is a terrible price. You can get WD Reds for £15-16 per TB when …£30 per TB is a terrible price. You can get WD Reds for £15-16 per TB when a deal on a shuckable unit or similar pops up. I got a My Book Duo 16GB from the WD store last year for £230 with a 10% code from Plex Perks. Contained 2 x 8 TB WD Reds with full warranty. Traded in the empty enclosure to CeX for £40. Worked out £14.37 per TB.


Useful to know for future reference. Had to look up what Shuckable meant, and now I know. When I do upgrade to the 218+/918+, going to be looking for 2 x 4TB at least. The reason I stuck with 2TB on my current setup is because I soley use it for CCTV and some light data storage but no media (film/music).
alpha30058901/02/2020 21:33

Is this in their T&Cs somewhere? Both serial numbers confirm valid …Is this in their T&Cs somewhere? Both serial numbers confirm valid warranty on the WD warranty checker indepedant of enclosure.


Yes the drives will show in warranty by their serial numbers but when you actually try make a claim they will require reciept of purchase as they don't honor warranty on second hand hand drives. The only proof of purchase you will have is for the external drive including enclosure, not the internal drives individually.

support-en.wd.com/app…icy

It's perfectly legal to remove them from the enclosure (As long as you don't break it) and then place them back in the enclosure when doing a warranty claim. Otherwise it will be rejected if the enclosure is missing or damaged.

Feel free to contact WD directly to verify this. Although if it was me and I didn't have the enclosure I'd still chance my arm at playing dumb and sending in the drive by itself. You could get lucky.
Edited by: "codebee" 1st Feb
Anyone else think after all this time £60 for 2TB, even if it's a Red drive, is too much?
malhal01/02/2020 00:49

Synology is a software RAID it isn't a hardware RAID so a WD Red is a …Synology is a software RAID it isn't a hardware RAID so a WD Red is a waste of money


How so?
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