Does R5 mean dedicated graphics?
Looks decent at that price - thanks OP!
Does R5 mean dedicated graphics?
Looks decent at that price - thanks OP!
The new square Mybook doesn't have a HDD status light that shows when the drive is powered on or in standby. The old one does. apart from that they are identical. Both of them have a circuit board inside that stops u using the case with another drive unless you know how to nobble it. Also some of the drives won't work in a desktop PC - because WD are using a dodge to stop people removing them from the case and putting them into a PC as they can charge more for those drives. There is a workaround for that too ;-)
Well that was not remotely clear. You linked to a new version and a recertified version and asked the difference. Why not then link to a recertified link of the two variants. The difference on the variants is the drive inside.
I know that - the question was really is there a diference between the new and old versions? The links were to show the pictures of the versions.
I got a 4tb new my book recertified. It has a white recertified drive in it. There are some 4tb old version on eBay for a quid less but the postage is 8.95 if you missed them direct from Wd. They have been used as opposed to being returns.
The links that you have put up there are for a new new drive and a recertified (previous gen) drive.
I've stopped being lazy :D 'The My Passport sits between the Elements series and the My Passport Ultra drives in Western Digital's external storage lineup. The Elements drives don't include software, whereas the My Passport includes WD Backup software and hardware data encryption. ... The WD Backup software is preloaded on to the drive'
What's the difference between this and My Passport? I've just ordered this too. Thanks again @reddit
2Tb back in stock too.
Back in stock. Just grabbed a1.5tb
Spam in the form of what?
anyone know if it has standard sata connection or is solder usb3 connection?
Anyone know what warranty this comes with? Thank you
Looks like it uses a priority socket for a WD USB cable in the photo on the product page..
Bought 1tb, they didn't seem to have any 1.5, 2 or 3tb left though
I got a similar code via email, the code came with this in the smallprint:- This offer is not valid on the WD Employee Store, WD Education Store, WD Partner Stores, WD Recertified or Outlet Products. Shipping and sales tax excluded. There are so many exceptions I think the SITEWIDE bit in the "15% OFF SITEWIDE*"headline is completely misleading.
Where did you generate a code from?
Doesn't seem like any of the given codes are working on this unfortunately.
20% off* your next purchase from wdstore.com. Enter this unique coupon code ahayx78wb during checkout.
Enter this unique coupon code 47p7rf2oy during checkout.
I'll take that as a no.
Haha. Youve never bought anything from Gearbest have you?
Haha haha, you're so funny I could wet myself laughing (nerd)
Just go standard delivery. You won't have to pay customs
The previous deal was also from GearBest.
Got this recently.Using mostly for karaoke and backing up files and streaming.Great NAS!
https://forums.plex.tv/discussion/235083/thoughts-on-qnap-ts-251 Doesn't look like it.
Thats a good price. I got the 253A 2 years back and its served me well since then- though i've been having some issues over the last month or so that i'm trying to sort out. (Recently discovered a bitcoin miner hogging all the resources so that might have been the cause)
Sorry, yes I got the 253a, I blame being tired. Carry on as you were.
are you on about the QNAP TS-251A-8G or the QNAP TS-253A-8G as the 251 + only has one hdmi or the
What's the warranty situation with this laptop? Oh well idiot here has ordered one on paypal credit. We'll see how badly I regret it. I can't see anything comparable in specs for the money so I really hope I don't get screwed as I'm really pushing the boat way out. I think I'll also get some 3rd party insurance just to be extra careful.
Got that asking for proof of address, sent a photo of my driving licence... no reply as of yet (annoyed)
ordered as well, let's see how we go.
Bit the bullet, £750 delivered with these specs isnt bad going at all, using the code GBPTES04 as Din_chon has pointed out.. looks to be getting delivered from Spain.. paid on Credit card so covered there, I'll keep everyone posted (lol)
They once were but haven't been in ages they split to make PayPal look better
While I get where you are coming from, I would point out that on the other side, a small investment in time learning how the components work together will save a huge amount of time and money in the future. Consider this, you would be able to effectively troubleshoot your system when, and I do mean when, not if, something goes wrong down the road. Instead of sinking lots of money and losing potentially weeks sending the PC off for repairs, you would be able to fix 90% of the issues that commonly come up in a few minutes, or at least know what part needs replacing. Just something worth considering..
I think you need to buy a console then.
Thankyou OP. I'm in the market for a new desktop. I have elderly parents, a young family. I have a busy social life and I run two businesses. I have *zero* interest in building a PC. Why on earth would i want to waste half a day of my time building one. Why would i want to waste time waiting for all the separate parts to turn up. Who is going to research which parts i need? which parts are compatible with each other? What if one part is faulty? what if another part doesnt turn up? What if the vendor send the wrong item? Who goes back to the post office to send it back? What happens when theres a problem in the build? Who is going to diagnose it? What if i'm not home when courier delivers and he doesnt want to leave the package in my shed? Who takes all the empty packaging back to the recycling centre? I've noticed this theme in all the Desktop deals. The PC builders come along and say 'you can build it cheaper'. Those parts dont just magically turn up unpackaged waiting for you on a workbench so that all you have to do is plug it together in 20 mins like a piece of Lego. If you enjoy it, then great. Good for you. But there are some ridiculously patronising views in this thread. Everybody has different circumstances. I value my time. If my PC is milisecond slower than yours then more fool me. There will always be someone with a bigger and better PC. There is clearly a massive market for us who just want to order a PC. It turns up, we plug it in and it just works.
But we all started with the first time. Technology nowadays makes it even easier than it ever was, and the amount of video tutorials also helps. The fact that most jumpers are even self explanatory, and that there are some tweaks on the design to avoid any missteps makes it a great time to build your own
Whilst I agree that 'build your own' is usually the stronger and preferred option. You have to put yourself in the shoes of those who have never self built before. Yes, the plug and play nature of most modern hardware does lend itself to following a tutorial to 'mechanically' put the thing together. But getting a viable operating system on and configured has nuances between systems, and its this that most novices have apprehension about. Also don't discount the experience required when it comes to troubleshooting and diagnostics. How many times, even as very experienced builders, have we been caught out by a dodgy bios setting or jumper. This is not to put anyone off self build. Do it, its an enlightening and rewarding, if sometimes frustrating, experience and there is a ton of support out there. More a note to all those people who have built before and take for granted the attitude and confidence required to take the first step.
anyone know if it has standard sata connection or is solder usb3 connection?
At present only the 1tb drives are available but the white one is selling at £26.10 which matches the Glacier White PS4 nicely ;)
That’s called diversity ! :D
First world problems (lol)
Just picked up a 4tb in black, been out of stock a good while... Have 3tb in white I think
It's the statement "Out of Warranty hence cheaper price" in the OPs original description that would bother me. Unfortunately, the listings gone so can't see any more information.
It depends on where you bought it from. But I just highly doubt this one guy bought 1 manufacturer refurbished laptop.
Is warranty guaranteed on a refurb?
It will have hp warranty. The i5 8250u isn't even a year old. Seller states "no returns" yet clearly seems to be a business.
Also bear in mind you can find a similarly specced refurb from Dell at 2:45 on their outlet at a similar price using one of their regular discount codes!
No worries. It's brilliant what Google translate can do.
Price gone up to 98
Amazing deal, bought mine about a year ago for about £85 and thought that was a good deal! Can’t go wrong with WD wouldn’t buy anything else
That's exactly what I just did... Ran it through Google translate. As suspected a 2 Year guarantee. Great find, thanks
Got confirmation on mine too, coming end of this week.
Drives delivered yesterday. Just got delivery confirmation for the NAS box. Please be advised that we have a revised delivery date for the items you ordered on June 12 2018 (Order #xxx). "QNAP TS-453A-4G 4 Bay NAS Enclosure with 4GB RAM" Estimated arrival date: June 19 2018 - June 20 2018
Breakdown was £39.01 per drive and £253.93 for NAS.
I managed to order this and drives are due Monday, still no date on the NAS even though was in stock this morning. Thanks OP
Nice price but 2tb drives are pretty useless to me could sell them I suppose and keep the nas
Bump Some more stock added. Thanks
Sold out :(. Doubtless thanks to the bulk buying punters. Grrrr.
All gone - expired. If you missed out check on eBay private sellers in a couple of weeks XD
let us know if it's ships!
been looking for a laptop deal and ofc I missed this :|
Last time something like this happened it wasn't honoured and it took a month to get the money back from Dell
Yup, looks like someone forgot to remove the discount that was already on the laptop, you can still see the £350 discount on the product page, it just gets removed on the basket. So it was accidentally stacking with the coupon lol. Nice if anyone managed to grab it though :)
the link seems to be dead on this one, expired?
Check out Slickdeals and maybe use the alert and it might drop to the special $135 while you are there. If you go in best buy make sure to get the made in Thailand version of the Easystore rather than China. Usually these drives are in 2 sections of the store.
I just checked the US best buy site and it's currently discounted to $169 (plus taxes depending on state). Still a better deal, but not as big a price difference. I only checked because I'm going to be in the USA soon and would jump at the chance to get this stuff so cheap! This is a good deal, considering the price it usually goes for in the UK.
https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/7gw6d3/nesn_my_book_8tb_17999_wpromo_code_emcbcrb55/ I have received two "my book 8TB" today from a german electronic market and have taken them apart: 2x WD80EZAZ (White label with metal strips) = US7SAL080 = Ultrastar He10-8 SATA (3.3v reset, source WDBBGB0080HBK-EESN) MADE IN THAILAND, 5400 rpm, 256MB Cache, Date: AUG 2017 TLER / SCT Error Recovery Control: Disabled BUT enableable with "smartctl -l scterc,70,70 <disk>" https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/70hm8h/8tb_easystore_wd_white_label_issuesolution/ My "solution" was to pull the 3.3V (orange) wire from that particular sata connector and cap/tape it off (shown in linked pics). Look at that, immediately spun up and working. I've seen other people say use a molex to sata adapter as that also ignores the 3.3V line, but I've also seen a lot of posts about these melting, so do with that what you will.
Ah thanks that's good to know I will run that tool to see what it is without shucking. Luckily these are for a NAS so all good. We always pay over the odds so I am happy to save with these at least. Cheers.
Even if it is a red or has a generic white label its the same helium drive by HGST whom WD acquired. White obviously has lower resell value and can have enterprise power connector which needs a pin disconnected to work with some power supplies. The cache can also very. You can use DriveDX to see the model without shucking. If it is made in Thailand rather than CHina it is your best chance at a 256MB cache WD Red (vs 128MB in others). Still too expensive tho, cheaper in USA at $130 at Best Buy. These drives are extremely noisy so not suitable for inside a desktop
The easiest option these days, is to buy direct from WD Europe (and its even more cheaper if you have an NUS/ISIC student card).
Amozon need to have a course for their packing staff... massive box with delicate stuff in bottom and a rake of air filled bags on top... total joke, would never buy a hard drive from them...
A if i missed this grrrrrr, as if it was only on for around 4 bloody hours
Please note that Amazon don't pack hard drives very well, for shipping. For example, this is how Amazon sent a hard drive to me this week, https://twitter.com/verticalbanduk/status/1004775407814574080.
why not lead with the 3TB in the description then 4TB then 6TB. As I mistook the deal as 6TB for £81.
Haha, thanks for the image :D
Enjoy your new alien computer...
I received the computer yesterday, and couldn't be happier. There is a small scratch on the right side of the case, but other than that it's immaculate. The Alienware still has the official wrapping on too. Thanks again OP for posting this deal!
I agree. I only have an rx 480 so not a lot of point worrying about which cpu, its all the same as long as its 'enough'. People keep banging on about intel gaming lead but unless you use a 1080 ti its little diff. I dont think 10 nm will be up to much before 2020 and even then I doubt its gonna be 'better' than ryzen 7nm. The lappy chips released so far are slower than 14 nm versions.. Intel have only just hired jim keller,thats how far away they are from a new arch. They are cannibalising the big xeons to combat thread ripper 2, (thats gonna be a loser,they are massive dies). No point upgrading a 6700K for years yet anyway. I like the non K 4770 at £125 ish cos the ram costs £40 for 2x8 (if you can walk into a cex and pick it) and you can get new cheap boards but other than that I would go with ryzen. If you settle on a big 7nm ryzen you will be able to get boards for YEARS.It will be many moons before another jump like that occurs. But we shall see. 1st gen ryzen 1600's go ~115 on ebay, maybe 155 with a b350 board. The 2600 new build is~£30 dearer than the i5 8400 build (but has a decent cooler). Laters.
As a deal hunter whose main use of their computer is gaming I'm in a difficult spot. The 9th gen CPU's are coming out soon (Q2/Q3 2018) which is ridiculous and, like you say, makes the current chipset obsolete and no value for money. At the same time, AMD are still behind in gaming Benchmarks but ahead in almost everything else - 7nm won't be out until next year though. However, Intels 10nm is superior to AMD's 7nm....if they ever manage to release it. Things are a bit too unpredictable either way for me personally to invest in either for the long term. I'm still using my 6700k 3 years later. I honestly think the best bet for a budget builder at this point may be to look backwards rather than forward, going down the Xeon Route or just an older i7 3770k if you can find them cheap enough. That, or build a very cheap "This will do for now" Ryzen 2/Coffee Lake. I don't know why I'm even worrying - I game at 4k so my CPU is almost irrelevant for my frames lol
How much were the 500gb?
Looks like this is a drive with the connector soldered to the drive. Fine for game data or leaving on a desk etc, but not a serious portable external drive, as I'd be wary about trusting important data/backups etc to a device that is one yanked USB cable away from being a paperweight.
Great deal. Picked one up from the Teesside branch. They had some 500Gb, 1TB and a couple of 2TB ones left. Cheers OP!
I don't know where they're either, recently my Asda moved things around, I looked at where the USBs and Printer papers are but I didn't see any Blank CDs or Harddrives..
next too the computer stuff like blank cd's etc
It's not an older processor? It's literally one of the latest ones out.
Oh definitely. I think some buyers look at this and go "wow" what a powerful computer at a lower price. You and I both know that it's an older processor bottle necked by a crap GPU. Marketing is great 'aint it.....
I brought a brand new one for £970 with 16gb ram and 512 ssd thought it was a good price for new and sealed. At shops its priced at 1500.
I reported it OP :D
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