Just what I’m after at a decent price. Hot from me.
All Western Digital Discounts, Offers and Sale - October 2018
These are becoming a daily post these past few weeks , hope I can pick up a nice 2tb sub £40 🙏
I suspect a lot of these so called re-certified drives are actually excess production/stock, cancelled wholesale orders and the like. The cost of actually testing/re-certifying and repackaging anything would never be recovered given the relatively low value of the products, but selling as such protects the retail RRP and doesn't annoy the retail sellers (and potentially reduces the value by providing a lesser warranty).
I thought the same but mine looked brand new and is still working great on the Xbox I’d happily buy another just need to get lucky and grab a 4tb for around £50 now if I can (lol)
It worries me that I see so many re-certified versions, makes me think there may be issues causing many returns
Website on mobile doesn’t seem to add anything to cart. Anyone else having the same problem?
Is this still available ?
I bought a refurbished portable hard drive from WD recently, and it was like new (including protective films etc.)
Surprised to see that they weren't actually in stock, perchance? XD
I have a 2gb black version of this and it's been going strong for years now , great drive in a very small form factor (y)
(shock) (party) Didn't think they would last.
still has a postage cost showing even with Prime for me?
https://www.overclockers.co.uk/wd-green-3d-nand-240gb-m.2-2280-6gbps-solid-state-drive-wds240g2g0b-hd-558-wd.html# 240GB for £40.99 here
Another M.2 SATA drive... The price is inline with regular SATA SSD drives really.
Sods law it's gone back up
Got a link to that? Best I can see for 4TB WD portable is £96.69 https://www.amazon.co.uk/WD-WDBYFT0040BYL-WESN-Passport-Portable-PlayStation/dp/B01LQQHBLM/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1539560814&sr=8-4&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=4tb+external+wd+portable&dpPl=1&dpID=41UaNIa3JFL&ref=plSrch
I struggle to see how this is a good deal when you can buy a brand new 4T WD external hard drive from Amazon for just thirty quid more.
Not sure about that but they were selling the passport ultras yesterday at much the same price for 3TB. Not sure which is the better of the two.
is this shingled drive (smr)? i recently bought my passport ultra but i need more storage so might get this too
OOS. As per
they say £46.99 but they arent in stock just the notify button, for you to get notified when they have them back in stock
Can't add to basket, maybe already gone or a price error?
Get the 4TB in Green for only £46.99 https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/products/wd-recertified/my-passport-ultra-new.html?source=cj&cjevent=07f87ec6ce6d11e88386021a0a180514#RWDBBKD0040BBK-EESN
4TB in black is £46.99! :D
Prime only. Means I will wait till such time that I need prime again. Probably black Friday.
this made me laugh FREE Priority Delivery : get it by Wednesday, Oct. 17 FREE Standard Delivery : get it by Tuesday, Oct. 16
THink this is a Prime only deal? At least that's what I'm seeing when viewing the prices listed.
Ah cheers I never knew that
These are Sandisk. It is the same part inside this, just a different label. Western digital bought Sandisk and as they didn't at the time manufacture SSDs they just stuck their own branding. Look at the label on the back on the amazon website it says SDSSDHP - they have a WD sticker on the front but haven't disguised the origins on the back
Mine came and its a blue - model number WD60EZRZ, oh well can't complain for the new 6tb red i bought cost £175.
Whats the difference in performance / reliability between this and those portable WD hard drives other than this is bigger in size and mains powered?
i'm not sure if there are any special codes or what but i tried using code it generates if you're a student and it only worked on brand new drives and not refurb.
I recently got the 6tb of these but inside was a blue :/ I'm under the impression only the 8tb's had a chance of coming in red. Interested to see if anybody has confirmation of reds inside the 6tb's
Sorry never read your comment all the way through
Troll :/ A simple screenshot was too hard for you to post but of course you cannot since the sale did not exist.... You got found out. Man up. It is when you put it into context with the rest the sentence. 'top grammar' (skeptical)
'sad of your abuse' ? Haha that's top grammar!
You're obviously the sort of troll that needs the last word so go on craic on! ;)
Sad of your abuse of the English language or sad about your inability to contribute a deal? Probably both :(
Haha u really r sad.
Not necessarily. My recertified one looks new. They may be customer returns because it is different from what they expected or they coudn't get it working on their computer for some reason. I'm very happy with mine. even if it goes faulty I either have a free NAS box where I can replace the drives or I have free drives. Either way it is a bargain.
Not that I've seen =/ it's no doubt much rarer to get customer returns on the more expensive models I would assume
I've seen a 6TB one for £85, anything remotely similar as of late?
People might gonna complain about recertified bit. But, I bought mine from them a recertified one, it's been nearly 3 years, still going great. No problem at all....
Re certified, ie refurbished
My 1TB recertified still going strong 12 months later lucky me :D
I bought two of these (they were new from Argos and not recertified ones) and one of them went faulty within about 6 months. So I wouldn't hold out much hope for a recertified one. Tempted to buy one of these just to swap and return it with the dud they sold to me last time.
Calling all HD clever cloggs. I want a couple of 1tb drives (this is available as a 1tb) so does anyone know if this model is better than the passport ones WD does please? (Passport 'Ultra'I think.) They are slightly cheaper (£28 or so when in stock). So should I buy this model, wait for the passports, or indeed, look at ano 1tb brand?
That’s it in a nutshell. But brand new rather than used and recertified.
So it's twice as big and cost twice as much.
yes yours is a sata M2 drive. Any sata M.2 drive should be compatible, whatever the size. There is another format for similar looking drives - called MVMe drives which look very similar. As long as the drive says Sata M.2 it will be fine.
Thank you. And does it look like it'll be fine for replacing a Sandisk X400 120GB? In terms of size I mean? Wasn't sure if what I have now is Sata? Someone confused me with a comment on another thread about Sata and another format? Any idea how to erase my current M.2 SSD in order to resell? Cheers
Yes, Macrium reflect. This is free and is all you need to clone an existing drive to an SSd and then be able to directly boot from the SSD as if it is your old drive.
western digital bought sandisk and the western digital green is actually just a rebranded sandisk drive, so performance will be no different. It is double the size so you'll have more space and consequently double the number of writes before failure.
You mean HP have a whitelist of parts so if it's not on the Whitelist it's not coming in. Apple are even worse in this respect. Apple are about the worst company for doing this (he says whilst typing on a Mac Mini whilst simultaneously dreaming of a future update to the Mac Mini lineup).
As far as I'm aware no one has yet developed a 2.5" drive larger than 3TB that's NOT shingled media. Your options are to go with 3TB and predictable performance, or 4TB+ (Seagate has a 5tb too) and put up with the performance issues. For most users it's probably going to work ok for, but if you are expecting to be able to copy in hundreds of GB at a time you'd better expect some pain while it re-stages all that data into the shingled portions of the drive.
thanks for this. so are all 4tb hard drives SMR? if not what are my options? and finally does this apply to 3tb versions too? Thanks
How often do these come back in stock?
..and as above if you get MyCloud you can back it up online. Indeed for photos etc, online Dropbox is great as it keeps them in the cloud.
Just to state.. have a web search for "WD recertified" and the MyBook is a great choice. Needs a plug socket, but is very stable and generally faster.. they do Mac specific white ones too and they're quite inexpensive pretty sure either will work mind you. I've had mines running constant on the PlayStation 4 for over a year and it still ticks perfectly.. to add to that, I got a Maxtor one and it's now about 15 years old and still goes superb.. so do it! Save a bomb and get the very same thing :)
3TB IN STOCK ALERT - £49.99 and New design 6TB at £84.99
I’ve just bought 1 for my PS4. Hope it’s compatible
will this work as an external drive for a humax receiver ? thanks
Just watched a youtube video of someone dismantling it, and theirs had a WD Caviar Green drive inside.
Was wondering the same. I'm in the market for a 2tb drive, and a WD Blue is around £55.
thanks OP.. (pirate)
Great price for 4TB
Baiting again, price dropped again last night, ordered 2, this morning order was cancelled and price has gone back up.
" Hello, I am sorry to hear that your order has been cancelled. After looking into this, this was because there was a price issue and we wouldn't be able to supply these items at the cost that were on the order. I apologise for this and any inconvenience this may have caused Kind regards Mark"
Mine is still awaiting dispatch
Will just take longer to cancel through paypal.
Took three, one of then been cancelled peyment issue, other two which I paid with paypal no problem, waiting dispatch
That chart has NVME based units costing hundreds of pound, even thousands. I've added my score to the table with an old Kingston unit which is much faster https://www.kingston.com/us/ssd/enterprise/DCP1000 but this misses the point. This is a 240gb unit from WD the one of the worlds largest storage companies, from a retailer with east returns, warantee. Yes the controller and storage are not as fast as Samsung or other performance products. But this is a great price. Even the Transcend units are faster and they are a value brand, yet their offering in this space is £49 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Transcend-240GB-SSD220S-Solid-State/dp/B01DRWWNX4, the cheapest big brand at this capacity is Sandisk https://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-PLUS-Sata-Inch-Internal/dp/B01F9G43WU at £38. On newer laptops folk will use M.2 and on older units this lack of performance on this unit is largely irrelevant when migrating from HD (spinning rust) to SSD which is what this price segment is all about. If people have an old laptop with no M.2 port (these only become common in the past 2-3 years) they can opt to replace their old HD with 120 OIPS with something like this which supports 1000s of OIPS and see significant improvement in boot and loads time. People thinking about retrofitting an SSD to an old desktop or laptop (probably the cheapest, most dramatic speed up possible) should consider the free software that the SSD vendors have available but don't advertise clearly. Not only does the software automate the migration (e.g. Windows from HD to SSD) but it can even take care of boot settings CMOS etc if the BIOS supports it, will expand the partition etc. Most also integrate firmware updates for the new SSD (worth doing on a new drive). As ever make a couple of backups of anything important before you start! I've used the software from Samsung, Transcend, Seagate, etc just search on Google for <make of drive> ssd software migration https://www.transcend-info.com/Support/Software-10/ https://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/download/tools/ https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/products/features/acronis.html https://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/discwizard/
Looks like they just automatically priced matched a newly launched 3rd part seller named VargTech How easy is it to launch a shop on Amazon and list this SSD for £30 to see if that gets matched? Lol
speed wise @ the bottom of the pile = well below average check here
They go into a slot on the motherboard, no cables required
do these install the same way as the one above?
Normal nand is placed at different points along the PCB. 3D nand is stacked. Lower latency.
Pls can som1 explain 3D NAND simply to me?
Samsung has the best performance and quality... Enough internet for today
samsung has the best performance and quality, but their price is the highest aswell. they haven't really adjusted their prices in this current ssd price crash, so they are significantly more expensive, to the point that i doubt they are worth it, unless you're putting mission-critical things on it that could ruin your life if lost. don't know much about sandisk so can't comment there. they are middle of the road, i think
indeed, but it is not pretending to be one :)
Bad luck, but keep it bookmarked, check a few times a day and you'll get one. And you still get people with the old "if they have so many recertified ones, they can't be very reliable" (lol)
Thanks for the heads up bud ,that's really kind of you. Bought the 2gb last time, so couldn't justify buying another! Was tempted though!! (y)
Still after it just missed out. Thanks have to wait again. They do go fast
3TB back in stock - grab it quick!! Back in stock, see above. Just in case you're still after the 3TB.
Thanks for the tip