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Storage is always a key consideration, whether it's for a laptop, a Mac, a PS4, an Xbox or an iPhone. These days, people need more room for data than ever before, thanks to music, videos, photos and software, and external hard drives are a great way to supply this. Find the very best external hard drive prices by shopping at hotukdeals. Read more
WD 10TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive £169.99 @ Amazon
Posted 17 h, 50 m agoPosted 17 h, 50 m ago
WD 10TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 Fast data transfers High-capacity add-on storage Plug-and-play ready for Windows PCs Wd quality inside and out

WD haven’t advised about SMR in their external drives. Evidence and testing seems to suggest you’d be safe with 8tb and above drives.


What is a good non smr external drive ?


WORM is what it is designed for but the naughty manufacturers are miss using it in products it shouldnt be in. Should only be used really for archival usage


Seagate are no better. I picked up a 2tb Barracuda 7200rpm on a whim when building the system as a place to keep my Plex media. Big mistake. It drops down to 10mb/s write after the first gigabyte or two has been written. The logic is inverse to what makes sense to me. It is used to enhance capacity - I foolishly assumed 2tb was so small these days it'd be fine, but the technique would be used in order to try and extract more capacity from the larger drives. SMR should be viewed upon as a write once(slowly), read many media type.


Because they put them in their Red series, which are marketed as designed for RAID, when they are anything but. These were/are sold standalone. It's got nothing to do with being a tightwad. Now that we know which are SMR and which are CMR, in personally still perfectly happy to buy WD drives if the price is right.

G-Technology 4TB ArmorATD, Rugged, Shock-Proof and Water-Resistant External Hard Drive - USB-C, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.0 £119.99 @ Amazon
Posted 31st MayPosted 31st May
5TB - £134.99 Triple-layer shock resistance with external bumper and internal shock mount Rain- and dust-resistant (IP54) enclosure comes with a 1000lb crush rating Up to 5 T… Read more

Some bs written 5 Years ago. Don't listen to the Internet.


https://www.pcworld.com/article/2925173/debunked-your-ssd-wont-lose-data-if-left-unplugged-after-all.html but i will not check this, hdd's are cheaper for storage.


Anyway i will not test this because hdd's are cheaper per gb. Somtimes i connect my backups drives only one time a year and i will not risk my pictures and videos from last 20 years.


How long?


This is not correct. Read this link

WD My Passport Portable Hard Drive 2TB Blue/Orange/Yellow Colour - £49.49 @ Western Digital Shop
Posted 30th MayPosted 30th May
Auto Backup Automatically back up photos, videos, music and documents from your system onto your My Passport drive with the included WD Backup software. Set it to your schedule. Ju… Read more

3tb for 58.50 heat added


Can't see option to key in discount code. I am using the 10% own though


Yes, please share a 20% or even 15% code... thanks


Anyone has a 20% code. Please share


Well there is code BTS10 (as included in the OP) for 10% off, but for people who have Perks At Work they can get their own individual 20% off code.

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WD 4 TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive (13.8mm) with Password Protection & Auto Backup -Yellow - £71.99 With Code @ Western Digital Shop
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Posted 30th MayPosted 30th May
3TB Yellow/Orange/Blue also available for £58.49 with the same Code Other available discount : 15% off Student, Teacher & Senior Discount at Western Digital (if you're el… Read more

The 15% off for senior 55+ discount does not work - says not valid for us senior OAP's on the youthdiscount website where you meant to get the code from... can anyone spare a 15% off code for me to use? Thanks in advance.


Just ordered my self a yellow 3Tb yomupgrade my PS4




Why avoid? Do u assume everyone is going to use these external mobile drives in RAID setups?


The student discount wasn’t working for me for ages It works now Just ordered the 3TB yellow for £55.24

WD BLACK P10 Game Drive - 2 TB, Black - £69.99 @ Currys PC World
Posted 28th MayPosted 28th May
Free up space for new games on your PC or console with the WD_BLACK P10 Game Drive . Its massive 2 TB capacity allows you to store dozens of titles, so you’ll never have to delete … Read more

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/external-hard-drives/wd-elements-se-portable-hard-drive-2-tb-black-10172482-pdt.html This is £62.99 for the same capacity. Don't know if the type of drive inside is different, mind you.


Can get this portable 2TB of eBay using code PRICE8 for £55ish.


69.99 delivered on amazon and according to teh 3 wise camels its been this price for the last few month


WD Online Store - its 69.99 i dont know how much delivery is though.. https://shop.westerndigital.com/en-gb/products/portable-drives/wd-black-p10-game-drive-usb-3-2-hdd#WDBA2W0020BBK-WESN but voucher - 5OFF1UK gives a fiver off so 64.99 (PLUS DELIVERY) If of any use to anyone

WD 12TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - £170.99 (Newsletter Discount) @ Western Digital Shop
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Nice price for this 12TB Desktop Drive - works out to be around £14.20 per TB so great value overall. 2 year warranty included & free delivery. Sign up to the WD Store news… Read more



Gee, thank-you. :) Bet ours don't ship now! :D I ordered on Friday morning, after much nonsense with one credit card being debited but no order actually placed. Mine still shows as "In Process", 2 working days later...


I only stumbled into this thread well after it had expired (yesterday) but I added a ‘Like’ to almost every post where members went that extra mile to help others save money and get a deal by posting discount codes. Wonderful community. (y) (y)


Well, according to the site I have 4300 minutes before my next code becomes available...


I'm still waiting on my delivery which I placed shortly after this deal went live. It was 'suspended' for ages, now it's changed to 'fully shipped' but the UPS tracking reference they've given me seems to suggest they've created the shipment but not handed the goods to UPS yet. Can't grumble I suppose, it was cheap!

WD 6TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - £96.76 [£93.88 with Fee Free Card] Delivered @ Amazon Germany
Posted 25th MayPosted 25th May
Good price here for this quality drive. Cost is £96.76 delivered from Amazon Germany - Use a fee free card like revolut to pay around £93. Amazon UK price is £119 Hi… Read more

WD include an interchangeable EU/UK plug. WD blue drive usually in these 6TB


Bare drives are a more niche SKU; builders are vocal online but when it comes to the market, relatively rare.


Personally, I'm only using it for archived storage (mostly R/O) so I'm not fussed about the SMR/PMR thing.


True. Could it be SMR though?


was looking at customer images, looks like it comes with UK plug.

Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive - 4 TB for £74.28 delivered @ Currys eBay (+2 years guarantee)
Posted 24th MayPosted 24th May
Decent external drive offering plenty of space. Double discount offer and free delivery. Use code PRICE8 at checkout. The Seagate 4TB Backup Plus Hub Desktop doubles as an a… Read more
Get deal*Get deal*

£76.99 @ Argos for collection if anyones interested.


Looks like the 4tb have Desktop Drives. And now they've only 2 left, when i need three. Oh well... eagerly awaiting the next 4tb HDD deal :D


The 8TB ones have Archive (SMR) drives in them. Not for NAS use! I don't know what the 4TB drives are.


You can shuck them, but they crack and break all over the place. Not something you could send back and ask for warranty.


No problem, I apreciate the feedback and will make sure I have another copy of any data on it (I do anyway but still will do especially now haha)

Seagate Backup Plus 5 TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive – £90.24 at Currys/ebay
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Posted 24th MayPosted 24th May
Decent drive at a reasonable price, might suit someone. 5% off at checkout. Specification MPN: 2R2AP6-572 Wired connections: - USB 3.0 x 1 - USB 2.0 x 1 Personal Cloud storage… Read more

No worries and no need to apologise :)


Yes, sorry, will expire


Damn 5% code has finished


Slightly cheaper per Tb than the WD portable 4Tb one posted earlier. I prefer WD myself for external drives. But thinking about it, the 2Tb i have in my release PS4 was out of a Seagate external drive and it was a branded Samsung drive. Might grab one for using with the pro as an external. Thanks op.

WD 8TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - £139.99 delivered @ Amazon
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Posted 24th MayPosted 24th May
Features & details Fast data transfers High-capacity add-on storage Plug-and-play ready for Windows PCs WD quality inside and out Simple to store more The WD Elements Extern… Read more
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Today's backup solutions are driven by the need to store more and more wife-unaware-encrypted HDP0rN. If you don't need a NAS, get this. If it fails, download yer 'stuff' again ;-)


Those backup answers are so boring and tired now.


But if they don't die at all your electricity bill will be higher, if you need more explanation why 8 TB is better than 2 x 4TB, well just thought; if you put them in a NAS then now you would need double the NAS' to store the same data. Also if you also backup to the cloud, it doesn't care if you bought 2 x 4TB over 8 TB. Plus its just dumb. Also if you buy it as a main drive or main backup drive then if you need more storage in future you can put it in a NAS and NAS have a certain number of slots, therefore its cheaper more sensible to buy the larger drive. Also if you buy a small drive and RAID it with a larger drive then you lose some capacity of the larger drive in most cases (synology hybrid NAS can use this spare toward future drives). So you're better off sticking with the same larger sizes.


There is no right answer to this as it depends on your use case. So long as your data is backed up. If 2*4tb is to keep. One as a backup then fine, if it is to have 8tb useable, u may as well have the 8tb in one unit - by the time the warranty is finished you will be able to but 12tb for the same money most likely


Freenas uses ZFS Google festers freenas setup guide if you want to learn how to set one up. The HP. Proliant micoservers used to be a popular option for a freenas system. Yes they need cpu and ram- ZFS is quite ram hungry.

WD 1 TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive with Password Protection and Auto Backup Software at Amazon for £38.33
Posted 24th MayPosted 24th May
Slim style. The new My Passport Drive has been redesigned for you to make the most of your own Journey. It features a convenient, slim form factor and is available in a r… Read more

I have had a tb hard drive in my Xbox for ages and tbh never filled it but in my opinion there’s no point keeping games on there you never intend to play again so I think this for the price is a decent deal


For consoles go bigger. My 3 tb on my Xbox one is nearly full - remember all physical games download a chunk as well. And what with the 80gb Assassin Creed and Call of Duty patches you need big. However, for a non gaming laptop this would be ideal.


1. It isn't value if you never use the other three TB. 2. It isn't value to spend more than you intended to spend.


If you were just buying 'TB' then this would make sense, but you are paying for other drive components, the caddy and it's electronics, production or item, packing, shipping, handling etc


Great price. Rubbish value.

WD 4 TB My Passport Portable Hard Drive with Password Protection and Auto Backup Software- Black-Works with PC, Xbox & PS4 - £77.49 @ Amazon
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Datasheet (LINK) Slim style. The new My Passport Drive has been redesigned for you to make the most of your own Journey. It features a convenient, slim form factor and is ava… Read more

I think it's back now.


I bet you're a wizard on the pinball machine!




play them..


Yes, but no but....

SEAGATE Gears of War 5 Special Edition Game Drive for Xbox 2 TB £55.19 @ Currys/ebay
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Posted 20th MayPosted 20th May
SEAGATE Gears of War 5 Special Edition Game Drive for Xbox - 2 TB for £55.19 @ Currys/ebay. Use code PRICE8. Take your games everywhere Store those big games in style with t… Read more

Have only just looked at the game pass code, it is game pass ultimate. Just an FYI to anyone who bought but hasn't bothered with the code yet.


Oooh just bagged the last one I think, for £52.43! (y) Pays to keep checking cos it was showing as out of stock last night! (y) My son will be well made up with this on his birthday! Hope Curry's don't take ages to dispatch (confused) Thanks so much for posting (lipstick)


Just noticed it is slightly cheaper now too as automatic 5% off at checkout and the 8% code can be stacked so now only £52.43.


3 in stock at the moment if anyone was waiting.


Keep an eye on it, they had two come back in stock in the last hour.

Seagate 2TB Black Expansion Portable External Hard Drive - PC / Mac / Xbox / PS4 £59.99 @ Amazon
Posted 19th MayPosted 19th May
Decent price for a 2Tb Portable Hard Drive. Options on Amazon for different storage spaces.
Get deal*Get deal*

I also can't understand it. It's not a great price for a 2Tb.


still the best portable HD - inside is a fast and reliable Samsung Spinpoint M9t (Seagate acquired Samsung portable HDs and this is the last good one before Seagate began botching them) but £60 is the normal price.


Why are people voting hot for RRP!? (confused) It's been this price for years. You're better off buying from Currys when they have it on offer or getting it from Argos when they do their voucher events.


Doesn’t seem like a great price. I’d rather spend £15 more and get 4TB - https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wd-my-passport-4tb-various-colours-with-3-year-warranty-7499-using-code-at-western-digital-3462806


Agreed. I would wait for a better deal. This is bang average at best

WD 12TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - £185.99 @ Amazon
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Posted 18th MayPosted 18th May
Available from Amazon direct, that's about £15.50 / Terabyte. WD 12TB Elements Desktop External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 Fast data transfers High-capacity add… Read more

I bought the WD Book Duo 24tb for £453 minus 15% discount = £385 from the WD Store. Equates to £192.50 each... not bad for 2 x 12tb WD Red drives? (approx £16/tb)?


Agreed. If one is careful and not ham fisted then removing the drive from the enclosure should not break any tabs after maybe the first one you do. The Element are easier than the My Books; but the My Books can be shucked with slightly more care.


That makes perfect sense to me. Binning, i.e. categorising based on quality, the drives and changing which pcb to put on the drive to add or remove features seems very logical. Things like the vibration sensor can be relatively expensive. So having your best drives, i.e. those which have the best performance and or fewest errors, and put a pcb with all the bells and whistles and for the "lower drives" having fewest features would means a lower total rejection rate. For a large manufacture having different pcb as a way grading devices would be very cost effective because most of the cost would be in the drive mechanism and not in the firmware or the cost of the pcb. However I would not recommend re-flashing the firmware of the lower grade drives to higher drives because the lower grade pcbs my not have the sensors that the higher grade board have.


Holy crap - that's a savage way to shuck a case. If you ever needed to put it back in the case to return for warranty repair - they're gonna know you ripped the drive out it. Use the corner of a credit card if you don't have proper spudgers - you only have to run it along the length of the case on both sides and it'll pop open without breaking any of the catches.


I got the last 2 from the deal last month... both were WD120EMFZ which according to https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/du0op4/is_the_wd120emfz_12tb_easystore_a_firmwarelocked/ may actually be a firmware locked 14TB Ultrastar DC HC350 I've another from last year which is a EMAZ. None of these drives are SMR.

WD My Passport portable drive - 3TB (All Colours) for £58.49 With Code Delivered @ Western Digital Shop
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Code credit : @Dusty666 (y) Red is oos though. Don't need to sign up just use the code at checkout. Also, other discounts available as : 15% off Student, Teacher &am… Read more

Yes, as an external drive.


Can you use this with ps4


Just got one. Great deal still on offer


Mine's not either. Pretty disappointed really, definitely an error on the site - looks like only the 1 and 2Tb drives have the slim 13.8mm depth. I have a couple of these, there's a considerable difference.


Has anyone that ordered this measured the height of their drive? Mine is definitely not 13.8mm

WD My Passport Portable drive 4TB - Various Colours £71.99 with BTS10 (£68 with senior/education discount)
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Posted 16th MayPosted 16th May
Credit to johneboy04, he found this one Lots of unused 15% discount code in the comment section This deal will has stock for all colors for the 4tb portable drive. There is very … Read more

Good news. Western digital refunded the differences. Very good customer service too.


Ok, I will, thank you :)


pm FlapJack7, he is a great person and willing to help


If anyone has a spare working 15% / 20% code they could PM me, I would be grateful 🙏


I doubt anyone used the code as it wasnt from here i got it myself directly using uni details. I will give them a call tomorrow and see what they say.

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