Western Digital (WD) My Cloud Recertified 2TB £56.99 @ Western Digital WDC.com
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Western Digital (WD) My Cloud Recertified 2TB £56.99 @ Western Digital WDC.com

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Found 26th Apr 2017
Cheaper than 1 month ago (and 1TB version oO), down from rrp of £99.
I don't think being recertified is really a problem as long as you don't use this for data back up or anything.
Looks just about user-friendly enough for me.
Keep an eye out for the 6TB one coming back into stock at £134.
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Maybe a silly question with my iphone and ipad work with this ? Thanks
ianjury

Maybe a silly question with my iphone and ipad work with this ? Thanks



yeah it will. i had one and they work fine with apple products.

this is a brilliant price for a 2TB model and even moreso because you can pull the drive if you ever upgrade to a better nas
I am looking for 4TB+ model for my NAS but price is on higher side for refurb.
i am not really into computers but whats meaning of recertified !!
For anyone that needs user quotas the single bay version doesn't have this feature. I did a quick google before purchasing, but hadn't spotted the references I saw to "User Quota" were for the dual bay versions only. Several threads on their forums, but WD seem to be ignoring it.
Code for another 10 quid off over shopping off £100 , WDSTORECPN
this will get you 4TB one in £94.99... HEAT!!!
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naslondon

i am not really into computers but whats meaning of recertified !!


Refurbished basically- I couldn't find a better definition on the website. Maybe someone else can.
Got a recertified 3TB version running for a year now. (got for less than £70). Perfect for most peoples basic NAS requirements. The only minus is the lack of a bittorrent client (think you can get one for the higher end models). I haven't tried NFS as yet but I doubt most people will care!
I'm after a My Cloud, but what do you mean not for backups? Im
Hoping to stick photos and stuff on it, will it not be sufficient?
Ordered one for my work. Really solid reviews and alot cheaper than some NAS systems.
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mummyofmonsters

I'm after a My Cloud, but what do you mean not for backups? ImHoping to … I'm after a My Cloud, but what do you mean not for backups? ImHoping to stick photos and stuff on it, will it not be sufficient?


It will be sufficient, I wouldn't worry. But as #10 comment suggests, the drive may not be as reliable as a brand new one so it's advisable not to use it as the only backup of all your photos and other important files.
i can wholeheartedly recommend the synology nas drives if anyone ever wants to step up from these. a huge amount of functionality that includes plex, personal cloud software, torrents and a lot more - even their own 'netflix' style video app.

if you've got the money then it'll be money well spent. i started on the DS114 and i'm now on the DS116 with 3TB's. Couldn't do without a NAS drive now
i think they still have not fixed the big security holes in months.
waysan

It will be sufficient, I wouldn't worry. But as #10 comment suggests, the … It will be sufficient, I wouldn't worry. But as #10 comment suggests, the drive may not be as reliable as a brand new one so it's advisable not to use it as the only backup of all your photos and other important files.



Thank you
It's defo a good price and very tempting
Someone told me my cloud is great but keep it as 2tb hard drives rather than 4-6tb drives

What do you think? The 6mth warranty isn't very tempting
How can 2TB drives still be this expensive...and for a recertified too. They should be £30 or so max
dck

It usually means a previous customer's drive that's failed under … It usually means a previous customer's drive that's failed under warranty, been repaired and now WD are reselling it.Pros: Cheaper than buying new.Cons: Less warranty, no telling how old or how much usage drive has previously had.



It's been said on here before that these are usually excess stock (i.e. new drives) sold as re-certified so as to be cheaper, while not technically undercutting resellers.

As for the age/usage. You can see how much usage the drive has had from it's S.M.A.R.T data. On the two 3TB re-certified drives that I've had there has been no usage prior to my receiving it.
z0mbi3

It's been said on here before that these are usually excess stock (i.e. … It's been said on here before that these are usually excess stock (i.e. new drives) sold as re-certified so as to be cheaper, while not technically undercutting resellers.As for the age/usage. You can see how much usage the drive has had from it's S.M.A.R.T data. On the two 3TB re-certified drives that I've had there has been no usage prior to my receiving it.


Thought wd process to recertify used a piece of software called trex to reset any smart data but may be mistaken
These are awful slow both the web interface which is diabolically so (it take a good 3 to 4 minutes for the initial home page to appear) and the transfer rate isn't that great either - about half the speed of any other device on my network (gigabit ethernet) - get maybe 40-50MB/s compared to a solid 110MBs to my other PC.
Saying that, it is slow but steady, never had a reliability issue with it, even when I was doing beta testing as part of the WD CREW program.
Bought black one in Tesco Knocknagoney (Northern Ireland ) for £48
Got for price but found one cheaper!
Northerndave

How can 2TB drives still be this expensive...and for a recertified too. … How can 2TB drives still be this expensive...and for a recertified too. They should be £30 or so max


It's a network attached drive, not an external USB disk. It also allows you to host your own cloud server so you get your files while out and about if you want as well as backup your phone data etc via apps.
These have popped up a few times at prices above this and sparked my interest. I've purchased at this price, thanks OP.
Edited by: "daddylanc" 27th Apr 2017
Bertz99

Thought wd process to recertify used a piece of software called trex to … Thought wd process to recertify used a piece of software called trex to reset any smart data but may be mistaken


Yeah from experience they reset all the SMART data and issue a new serial number before sending, which makes sense but does mean you have no indication as to how old it is.
Suspended
Noisy and don't last more than 3 months. Hold tight to your receipt to return it if you have got all the time in the world to experiment with them.
sam_of_london

Noisy and don't last more than 3 months. Hold tight to your receipt to … Noisy and don't last more than 3 months. Hold tight to your receipt to return it if you have got all the time in the world to experiment with them.


Mine is silent and been running perfectly for over a year now
chocci

Mine is silent and been running perfectly for over a year now



​mine too. I find pleasant surprise with this drive. combine with my cloud apps, it can backup the photos taken from my phone direct to wd cloud. backup on my PC also seamless. software slow at start because it's collecting details of the content composition e.g. % of photo, video, etc.
chocci

Mine is silent and been running perfectly for over a year now


Hi there - I do like the My Cloud series... would you say buying recertified is good enough or should buy brand new?
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mummyofmonsters

Hi there - I do like the My Cloud series... would you say buying … Hi there - I do like the My Cloud series... would you say buying recertified is good enough or should buy brand new?


For me the savings are so significant that recertified makes sense - and if I don't get on with the thing then it's no great loss. It's hard to know without canvassing many buyers of both new and recert drives whether there is a reliability issue (new drives fail too!) but, as I've said above, as long as you don't keep the only copy of all your photos and documents on it then long-term reliability is not really a great concern (for £57).
2TB now OOS sadly
mummyofmonsters

Hi there - I do like the My Cloud series... would you say buying … Hi there - I do like the My Cloud series... would you say buying recertified is good enough or should buy brand new?


Mine looked brand new. A lot of recertified items are just customer returns as they werent happy with it or couldnt work out how to use it!
Decent enough to use with a PS4/XBox? If anyone knows.
Thanks
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flow

2TB now OOS sadly


Thanks, I'll try and expire. Still 3TB for £89.99 and you can sign up for stock alerts if you're still intereted.
And thanks for the helpful comments.:)
RebTheRebel

Decent enough to use with a PS4/XBox? If anyone knows.Thanks



Not really, you might be able to stream media to the xbox/PS4 from this but if you want to use it for games.etc you'll want a USB drive not a Network one.
2TB now showing as £54.99 and 4TB for £99.99
All oos now
Can someone explain if this would be good to store business documents, pictures and videos as a only back up as i use usb at the moment and im looking for something to ensure none of the work will get lost..... So confused with it all... I just want a stable back up incase my computer ever goes down
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