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Western Digtal My Book 3TB Desktop Hard Drive (Recertified) £43.19 Delivered @ Western Digital
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Western Digtal My Book 3TB Desktop Hard Drive (Recertified) £43.19 Delivered @ Western Digital

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Posted 26th Dec 2019Edited by:"matwalaboy"

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Feels like a good price here for the recertified hard disk with the code - thanks to @Chanchi32 for the code

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Specs
  • Capacity 3 TB
  • Interface USB 3.0 & USB 2.0
  • Compatibility Formatted exFAT for out-of-the-box compatibility with Windows and Mac. Operating System: Windows® 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X El Capitan, Yosemite or Mavericks. May require reformatting for other operating systems. Compatibility may vary depending on user’s hardware configuration and operating system
  • Dimensions (L X W X H) 3,538.22mm x 1,244.6mm x 4,333.24mm

In The Box

  • My Book External Hard Drive
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • AC adapter
  • WD Backup™, WD Security™, and WD Drive Utilities™ software
  • Quick install guide

Hope it helps someone.
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17 Comments
Decent price for 3tb but the transfer rate of upto 5MB/s (40mbps) seems slow compared to most drives of this capacity.
Edited by: "Karlosbandino" 26th Dec 2019
Note, this is AC powered
Would this be any good for Xbox??
Karlosbandino26/12/2019 10:09

Decent price for 3tb but the transfer rate of upto 5MB/s (40mbps) seems …Decent price for 3tb but the transfer rate of upto 5MB/s (40mbps) seems slow compared to most drives of this capacity.



Whats the normal transfer rate?
spot on, cheers
had a few Recert WD stuff, no failures
stealth66626/12/2019 10:45

had a few Recert WD stuff, no failures



I may add, they are stood solid and rarely touched, I also have a low speed fan on top pullng warm air out
rav4cas26/12/2019 10:40

Whats the normal transfer rate?


Up to 130-140mbps on average.
Karlosbandino26/12/2019 10:09

Decent price for 3tb but the transfer rate of upto 5MB/s (40mbps) seems …Decent price for 3tb but the transfer rate of upto 5MB/s (40mbps) seems slow compared to most drives of this capacity.


Not sure why, but this is a clear error. I've had a few of these enclosures, and found them to transfer at around 70 megs/sec on usb3.
Would there be a way to turn this into a NAS drive?
@corderz Absolutely, they are just 3.5" drives inside, most likely a WD blue at this capacity. There may be an issue with the 3.3v pin depending on your enclosure but this is easily overcome.

Obviously it's your call but I'd recommend going for a higher capacity drive in a nas. I find 6 or 8tb is the sweet spot.
willo7726/12/2019 10:32

Would this be any good for Xbox??


I would like to know this too if anyone can help??? Brilliant price
gorillaparfait26/12/2019 17:40

@corderz Absolutely, they are just 3.5" drives inside, most likely a WD …@corderz Absolutely, they are just 3.5" drives inside, most likely a WD blue at this capacity. There may be an issue with the 3.3v pin depending on your enclosure but this is easily overcome.Obviously it's your call but I'd recommend going for a higher capacity drive in a nas. I find 6 or 8tb is the sweet spot.


I think the poster was asking if you could get an adaptor or something to make this enclosure a nas enclosure. Not if you could Remove it and put it in an existing nas.

I think anyway. Apologies if I’ve got it wrong.
Edited by: "J1240" 26th Dec 2019
gorillaparfait26/12/2019 17:40

@corderz Absolutely, they are just 3.5" drives inside, most likely a WD …@corderz Absolutely, they are just 3.5" drives inside, most likely a WD blue at this capacity. There may be an issue with the 3.3v pin depending on your enclosure but this is easily overcome.Obviously it's your call but I'd recommend going for a higher capacity drive in a nas. I find 6 or 8tb is the sweet spot.


Could you elaborate on the 3.3v pin issue please? I’m interested in putting one in my single bay Synology box.
BarGin27/12/2019 09:08

Could you elaborate on the 3.3v pin issue please? I’m interested in p …Could you elaborate on the 3.3v pin issue please? I’m interested in putting one in my single bay Synology box.


It boils down to the newer drives working on a new SATA standard which has an extra pin that can cause the drives to not power up. I have an older HP microserver and they work just fine but your mileage may vary.

It's an easy fix. You can damage the pin so it won't be read, cover it with kapton tape or replace the SATA cables.

There's plenty of guides online but if you want a plug and play solution, shucking drives may not be for you.
Edited by: "gorillaparfait" 27th Dec 2019
Ordered and didn't put in the discount code. Ah well.
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