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WD 1TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 - Black 15% discount applied at checkout - £36.26 @ Amazon Warehouse
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used amazon warehouse deals Product DescriptionWD Elements external hard drive is an easy-to-use, reliable way to add more storage to your PC or Macintosh. Simply plug it in to a U… Read more
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£27.99 from the WD store: wdc.com/en-gb/products/wd-recertified/wd-elements-portable.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkfbX8vTO2gIVwzobCh3clggbEAQYAiABEgJBGfD_BwE Or £42.99 for the 2TB


Thanks. Would be better in the title I think. :D


Like I said, sorry, "chirped", I noticed they've now increased in value since I got mine. Though it's possible someone selling those at £36 would actually take £25 each if you were buying 50 all at once... give it a go?


Oh nooo, my dear!!


I agree £20-£25 is the sweet spot for 1TB but I've got too many now so my new aim is £10-£15 (cheeky) before I purchase any more. Found a 2TB a long time ago for £18 and 4TB for £40 not too long ago either so it's possible

WD My Book 8TB Desktop Hard Drive £164.89 at Amazon (UK)
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Style Name: 1 Bay Capacity: 8 TB Product information Technical Details Brand name: WD Item Weight: 962 g Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 4.9 x 17.1 cm Item model number: WDBBGB0080HB… Read more

It's a blessing, & a curse, etc.


likewise 2017 LG TV won't read a disk that size. better to use a network share / NAS etc when going over 4TB.


new meanings to sticky notes :{ postits certainly seem to be an inefficient way for you maintain your current info - better keep it in the mind palace!


No, it has just been said (a few times in the last few weeks at Reddit.com) that I have a collection of Post-it Notes & I get very excited over them. The person repeating those claims does seem to need psychological help though. I don't need a 'database' to reach that conclusion.


this is a trick question right? obviously depends on the things like the size of the notes, your handwriting size and any shorthand notations you are using (cheeky)

Western Digital SSD Green 240GB - £49.97 @ Amazon
Found 21st AprFound 21st Apr
Plenty of choices under £50 now.

So where can I get am MLC drive for £50? Which drives use MLC? My current SSD shows 93% health status, 32000Gb total host writes, is that a lot?


No, it has been tried and did not work




Can I use this to launch a rocket into space?


That's also a TLC chip (see above about life-time)

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WD-40 450ml sprays 2 ways £2.75 instore @ Tesco
LocalLocalFound 21st AprFound 21st Apr
Seen in store at Tesco Leicester Thurmaston Fairly cheap for 450ml considering euro car parts had the 600ml on offer today instore in Leicester for £4.99.

(excited) (excited) (excited)


As posted in past deals it is fish oil, which is why fisherman spray it on their bait/hooks. No doubt someone will try and deny it, but they confirmed it on TV QI. Prog.


Derby's shoes, car internal, just didn't drink yet


Seems a national deal; found in my local.


Great price, much better value than Durex lube (excited)

Western Digital M.2 SSD 240Gb £55.98 @ Amazon
Found 20th AprFound 20th Apr
Seems a great price for this M.2 SSD, and has 4.5 stars out of 5 from 151 reviews.
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£70 now, missed that one :(


The form factor is truly amazing. I have one in my nuc too and the whole i3 computer is only about 2"×2"×1" 8)


too late back to 70 bux :(


Great price if you're after a 256GB.


Any SSD would be better than a mechanical 5400 hard drive, for sure. Do it, you won't regret it.

Found 20th AprFound 20th Apr
MY CLOUD EX2100 (RECERTIFIED) Diskless Unit Only £89.99 @ WD Store Free shipping.

I just have. Buy an old PC and stick NAS4FREE or FreeNas on it


I've just posted my first draft of an FAQ to go with WD recertified offers, after seeing the same questions and comments over and over again. https://www.hotukdeals.com/discussions/faq-megathread-for-western-digital-wd-recertified-drives-and-nas-2928847 Please feel free to comment, correct, add to etc.


Has anyone received confirmation their item is out for delivery yet?


I agree for your uses then yes this is not worthy of a purchase, I’ve had servers in the past including the little HP Gen8 which was a great low cost little 4 bay server, but for my needs now with less time to tweak settings I find the EX2 Ultra I bought a bit back good enough for the family photos and videos. I no longer bother with Plex servers and I wouldn’t recommend this for it either. I knew when I posted this deal it wouldn’t get the most heat with there only being a couple in stock at time of posting but hopefully a couple of members that have similar needs to mine have managed to pick up a cheap NAS. Anyway I appreciate the time you have taken to reply and for not throwing the toys out the pram like many do (excited) take care!


I post deals because they're cheaper. Sometimes I recommend them also. Hard drives: I want bigger and bigger hard drives! As it happens I have three microservers (four disks or more in each), two real servers and a few pcs. All have their uses. Some of my servers sometimes just run as workstations, with or without server software, why not? Nowadays (as I said in a previous post) a two disk NAS isn't much use, I don't think. With the move to 4K and even larger and larger photo files.

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Found 19th AprFound 19th Apr
As title says, all colours back in stock. Orange is cheapest at £28.99 and free delivery is automatically applied. Credit to NeoTrix who posted this deal yesterday just thought i… Read more

Not strictly true, it depends on the power supply you have for your pi, mine runs fine from the pi's USB port but I'm using a 2.5amp power supply. A good power supply for the pi should handle the current draw from a portable external drive


google unlimited music storage no? just like photos?


I can't really. I have about 1.7 tb of music. This is the reason I bought the 2tb. Im sure Google wouldn't support that amount either.


Thanks very much for the feedback, I think I agree with most of it. I'll try to trim them to get to the point a bit quicker. Disc was my bad spelling, disk was in phrases I lifted from elsewhere ;) - I think there's some rule about mentioning eBay here, only certain offers are allowed, so I used my friend's nickname for emphasis... Why is everyone so defensive about eBay? It is generally a wonderful place but there is so many dodgy sellers, and buyers it can be a minefield and there moderation and support sucks big time.


I got a 2TB recertified drive a few weeks back from a deal on here. It's going ok, however I think they are slightly loud with the platter head reading/writing or it might just be me.


On a serious note is there any advantage or disadvantage between the so called older model to new one ?






These drives have been returned to WD and they have wiped them clean, 'tested' them and are reselling them cheaper as already used or returned drives. Never had a problem with mine as of yet but you never know...


What’s the different between this and the other one for 28.99?

WD USB 3.0 2TB My Passport Wireless Pro - £132.99 instore only @ Maplin
LocalLocalFound 18th AprFound 18th Apr
RRP is 179.99. Check stock on website but cannot click and collect.

and £176 https://www.ebuyer.com/750626-western-digital-my-passport-2tb-wireless-external-hard-drive-wdbp2p0020bbk-eesn


Thats funny cause link shows £164 https://www.shop.bt.com/products/wd-2tb-my-passport-wireless-pro-2-5--portable-external-hard-drive-wdbp2p0020bbk-eesn-C5G0.html?src=15


Less than £125 in most places (eg. BT Shop, eBuyer etc. etc.)


If you were to buy advise credit card to be covered under section 75 should WD not cover for any reason if there is an issue


Great device for certain niche users, but no way would I buy anything like this from Maplin now.

re-certified Western Digital My Passport 1TB in Yellow or Red £29.49 @ WD
Found 18th AprFound 18th Apr
Been a tad cheaper previously, but this still works out well enough. Only avavilble in the Wolverine Yellow or Red colours :D Delivery comes up as free as well, which is always we… Read more
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Yup paid £31.99 for a 2tb recertified a few weeks back.


I bought the 4TB version of these same Western Digital portable hard drives for 1p short of £100 NEW!, from Maplin, back near the beginning of March 2018!. And Curry's/PC World were selling the exact same 4TB Western Digital portable hard drive NEW too!, for 1p short of £100 also, in February 2018. So £29.49 for 1TB? - and second hand at that? (too expensive). Hmmmmmmmmmmmm, so it's not a Deal for me, sorry.


Yes, testing is easy and cheap, as is putting on a new casing. Replacing circuit board is fairly straightforward (so long as they have the means to re-marry the card with drive, re encryption.) On the other hand, opening up the drive and replacing damaged heads, discs or other bits in a sterile (dust free etc) environment is way too much trouble. I've heard people say WD drives must be bad due to so many recertified for sale, but in actual fact there are not very many, hence everyone dives when they are in stock. Dear Mods, is there any way a standard FAQ could be attached to all WD rectified offers, the same questions and arguments come up again and again with every offer posted: "that's a lot of data to lose" etc etc.


Yes. The point is that it's transparent and hardware-accelerated by the drive. And you'd have to know their drives are insecure in the first place. Though if your computer is vaguely new it'll have hardware encryption acceleration to run it from that end instead, to make Bitlocker an alternative.


There s really no such thing as a refurbished hard drive .. these would be returns that have been sent back, tested , and found to be perfectly ok. Or otherwise end-of-line stock. Does anybody think that they take drives apart (and sell at £30) ? No profit in that

WD Red 3TB Hard Drive £73 instore @ Maplin
LocalLocalFound 14th AprFound 14th Apr
Best price I’ve seen for a while. Works out at £73 a drive.

I had a feeling this comment was coming. My understanding is that we are carrying over the current laws from the EU agreement so one can only assume it will still stand...non the less, you would still have a 3 year warranty with WD themselves.


So where does the 2 years under EU consumer law stand after Brexit in 2019?


The warranty is with WD themselves so the fact Maplin is closing down doesn’t make a difference luckily. You’d also be covered by EU consumer law on any electrical goods from the original manufacturer for 2 years from proof of purchase I believe.


The stock levels shown online are not accurate, don't make a special journey.


Also online for £76.99, its an OK price if you need one, but probably a goose chase.

WD PiDrive Compute Centre £53.49 @ Western Digital
Found 14th AprFound 14th Apr
Posted a few times before, but now has an even lower price. It's the recently superceded Raspberry Pi 3, but it's still a good deal. The WD PiDrive Compute Centre has everything y… Read more

I tried to expire this before it went live, as I realised it was oos slightly too late. Apparently it didn't work, apologies.


Because this site is irredeemably broken.


I see WD, I vote hot. Stock comes and goes.


Why people voting hot it was never in stock as I checked after listing posted... another WD deal you could not add to basket


It's already oos.

Western Digital 4TB Intellipower SATA 6Gb/s 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Red (WD40EFRX)  £105.56 @ Amazon
Found 12th AprFound 12th Apr
These have been hovering around the £120 mark for ages and now finally dropped to £105.56! Absolutely brilliant drives for NAS storage
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Do not be tempted to purchase from Toral Thomas at £98. New store front. No rating. If you have purchased, get ready to claim from Amazon.


Amazing price. Tempted to buy one as a spare for my RAID system...


WD over Seagate every day....


I was looking at buying 8tb WD Reds from amazon but reviews suggested they weren't even from Europe so they didn't have any WD Warranty at all. Ended up buying directly from WD


How are the warranty replacement Seagate drives doing?

Western Digital Blue 3D 250GB M.2 SSD £67.16 @ Amazon
Found 12th AprFound 12th Apr
Description Product Description 3D NAND SSD Blue 250GB M.2 SATA - Ready for your high performance computing needs, a WD Blue 3D NAND SATA SSD offers high capacity, enhanced reliabi… Read more

It... should be obvious, but there's a genuine lack of realisation among a decent number of folks that M.2 has more than 1 interface style. Still a good price, but, as said, this is basically no different to a regular 2.5" box sata SSD with sata cable and power connector in speeds, it's just a good bit tidier. Some laptops have a slot for this as a drive option, makes for a very strong choice, M.2 sata SSD and a big, slow mechanical in the drive bay.


The price for an M2 is good so in my case it will allow the 2.5" ssd caddy to be removed and the battery replaced with a larger size. So there are benefits to this over an SSD. So based solely on a price for an M2 this is a good deal. If you dont need the extra battery space then I would prefer a standard 2.5" SSD as it is more versatile, and have considerably longer life than this - ie the black version of this has a claimed enduranceof 80tb. The Crucial MX500 and Samsung Evo have at least double that.


Good price. Heat from me. This might sound obvious but also remember that this is SATA SSD and not NVMe. So while it is m.2 form factor, it is no faster than a standard SSD. There is a WD Black NVMe for about £77


A bit off topic, but does anyone know of any good deals on a 40/42mm M.2? I see all these good deals for M.2's but never on those. I have a slim notebook that only takes those sizes which is frustrating. Good deal btw (highfive)


Cheapest it's ever been on Amazon

Western Digital 256GB M.2 SSD £73.50 @ Amazon
Found 12th AprFound 12th Apr
Description Product Description WD Black Pie WDS256G1X0C - Solid state drive - 256 GB - internal - M.2 2280 - PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NV Me) - With sequential read speeds up to 2050MB/… Read more

FYI Works in Synology nas if your model has the option


It's probably worth mentioning that the SSD in this deal (WDS256G1X0C) is due to be replaced by a faster model with higher endurance very soon (Model No.: WDS250G2X0C). - Sequential Read up to (MB/s): 3000 (from 2050) - Sequential Write up to (MB/s): 1600 (from 700) - Random Read up to (IOPS): 220k (from 170k) - Random Write up to (IOPS): 170k (from 130k) - Endurance (TBW) 200TB (from 80TB) Review: The Western Digital WD Black 3D NAND SSD Review: EVO Meets Its Match When you take into account the ~29% performance drop you get with NVMe SSDs and the Spectre/Meltdown patches it makes sense to buy a faster SSD.


I think I'm best off getting a USB 3 enclosure with cheap SSD inside.


Unsurprisingly Apple uses a proprietary format PCIe SSD so upgrading is as difficult as it gets. Using off the shelf parts requires no courage which is why Apple chooses to make their own interface standard that nobody else in the world uses. Therefore the only way to upgrade your storage would be to either buy a specific drive designed for macbooks like you linked on the other thread or perhaps buy one that someone has removed from a similar model macbook.


Thanks for the info. Do you know what the specific features I should be looking for are?

Wd MyCloud 4tb £50 Reduced to clear instore at Tesco
LocalLocalFound 9th AprFound 9th Apr
Looks a good deal to me. V1 WD MyCloud 4tb. Can anyone let me know why I shouldn't buy this for 50 quid? in Tesco Extra in Middleton, Manchester
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Personal speaking, you should have hammered all 4 ... lol.


oh goody, my favourite lol. they used to be really cheap to be fair.


Sure no problem. They can be found at www.sarcasm.com


where? i used to pick them up for £110 with Cashback. they seem to be alot more expensive now. if you have a decent linky please share, thanks.


Plenty of empty boxes on display in my locals has anyone else got one.

Western Digital 6TB Purple Hard drive HDD £144.99 Amazon
Found 7th AprFound 7th Apr
Recent price drop 1 in stock, more on the way
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esq3585 8th Apr If it's cheapest and it is for home use I would just buy the cheapest colour tbh bingowings859 th Apr no downsides, as esq3585 says just buy the cheapest colour. The green drives had problems ages ago, so for that reason the least i'd buy is blue. I have 4TB purple as my data drive. Thanks. I forgot I asked this question so nice to see some answers waiting my next visit (y) thesilversurfer2009 9th Apr HiI would not recommend the WD purple drives for NAS because their firmware is optimised for writes and to complete in a specified time. There is a lot of info on this if you search the forums.https://www.reddit.com/r/synology/comments/6s4e40/would_a_wd_purple_be_suitable_for_regular_nas_use/I purchased for 4 WD 3TB purple drives which I believe are unused as part of a HP microserver bundle. They still have a 13 month warranty left. If anyone is interested in them please PM me . In my case I want to build a NAS rather rather than a surveillance system so will purchased RED drives instead.Cheers I think they meant as a simple data drive in a PC. For my NAS I bought WD Red but I too was thinking of whether I needed to worry about specifics when used in my PC for something that I don't need urgent access to, just somewhere to stick stuff :D


Hi I would not recommend the WD purple drives for NAS because their firmware is optimised for writes and to complete in a specified time. There is a lot of info on this if you search the forums. https://www.reddit.com/r/synology/comments/6s4e40/would_a_wd_purple_be_suitable_for_regular_nas_use/ I purchased for 4 WD 3TB purple drives which I believe are unused as part of a HP microserver bundle. They still have a 13 month warranty left. If anyone is interested in them please PM me . In my case I want to build a NAS rather rather than a surveillance system so will purchased RED drives instead. Cheers


no downsides, as esq3585 says just buy the cheapest colour. The green drives had problems ages ago, so for that reason the least i'd buy is blue. I have 4TB purple as my data drive.


If it's cheapest and it is for home use I would just buy the cheapest colour tbh


I understand the colours are used to indicate they are designed to be optimal for a specific purpose but what are the downsides to using it as a standard desktop device?

WD Red 4TB NAS Optimised 3.5 inch SATA III Hard Drive - £83.99 Delivered @ Maplin
Found 6th AprFound 6th Apr
Free delivery and a great price for the 4TB version. Mine's going into my Synology NAS. These are designed and tested for 24/7 runtime, primarily for NAS devices, not desktops. A… Read more

warranty claim with WD rather than send back for a refund


I ordered two and one is DOA. Gutted.


Finally arrived today. Full retail box with 3 year warranty.


Yep, all gone now. Expired too.


OOS :( expired

WD 4tb My Passport Portable Hard drive £83.99 at Amazon - Sold by TT WARES and Fulfilled by Amazon
Found 1st AprFound 1st Apr
Morning gang! I've just found this absolutely cracking price for this hard drive. I paid £120 about a year and a bit ago for it and zero regrets. P.s Happy Easter 8)

Looks like only that the My Passport support hardware encryption AES-256 bits in case you want to protect your hard drive. I swapped from the My Passport to the Elements to same 3 quids as I don't need to protect the data.


What's the difference between this and the £3 cheaper WD? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0713WPGLL/ref=psdcmw_430544031_t1_B01LQQH86A


Good deal. Paid a ton a few months ago. Heat.


Mines just full of .mkv for my Plex to stream to the Ps4, I remember when I thought 20gb was big lol


Good price. I have 2 of these connected to my XB1X as some of the enhanced games are seriously LARGE, and they are ideal. Heat added :)

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