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Western Digital WD RED 2TB SATA Hard Drive £62.99 amazon
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£62.99 when sold by Amazon - currently out of stock but can still be ordered. Best price by a margin according to the three camels.. previously £68.
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Buy gift cards in morissons first for 25 points per £ too
Hmm, I need a 2nd one of these for my Synology.

You can also get £5 back when you top up a gift card £50 to use on a future purchase.

Thanks for posting.
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MY PASSPORT (RECERTIFIED) 4tb £69.99 - Western Digital
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4tb's back available - red and orange for 69.99 The My Passport portable drive is trusted to store the massive amounts of photos, videos and music you love. Available in an array … Read more
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Nayno8 h, 46 m ago

would these work on the xbox? or as these are encrypted they may not work? …would these work on the xbox? or as these are encrypted they may not work? anyone confirm


They work
You can plug any USB 3.0 Harddrive into Xbox one and PC.
Gort195123 m ago

Black 4TB drives are 49.99 but they are never in stock.


and when they do come in stock the price rockets up....clickbait that site!
Black 4TB drives are 49.99 but they are never in stock.
I tend to use recertified drive like a tape drive for write once and store for archiving. Hopefully, they'll last longer if they don't have too much mileage.
888eyeball2 h, 54 m ago

would recertified hard drives be more prone to failures?



2 ways of looking at it, either:
> Drive was faulty to begin with, so may fail again. any checks they do are just to make sure it will survive the 3 month warranty
or
> Drive has had extra checks during the recertification process to ensure they are suitable to sell again, so may be less likely to fail than a drive that has just had standard factory checks before being packed and put in a shipping container


I've had 3 recertified drives from them over the last year or so (1TB, 2TB and 4TB), each of them looked new and I've had a no issues so far (and they came well packaged)
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WD Green 240GB SSD (540MB/s Read) £61.97 @ Ebuyer
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Another awesome deal on a very reliable SSD, comes with 3 year warranty and transfer speeds of 540MB/s!
Thanks Evil-Muffin and rossysaurus!

Since it only costs a few pounds extra, going to to go for the blue then.
boonkoh2 h, 39 m ago

What's the difference between the green and blue versions of SSDs from …What's the difference between the green and blue versions of SSDs from Western Digital?Their website isn't very helpful in comparing....


The green had no onboard cache so it will choke when writing large files.

This would be fine for most users but it is not a high performance drive. Still much faster than a mechanical drive but spend a bit more on a Crucial or Samsung drive if you want high performance.
boonkoh26 m ago

What's the difference between the green and blue versions of SSDs from …What's the difference between the green and blue versions of SSDs from Western Digital?Their website isn't very helpful in comparing....


ssd.userbenchmark.com/Com…455

That was a quick Google search and upon looking at the data it shows the blue being the better choice from the data sheet.

I'm just assuming from that results page.
What's the difference between the green and blue versions of SSDs from Western Digital?

Their website isn't very helpful in comparing....
WD My Cloud 4tb Personal Cloud Storage - Reduced to Clear £100 in Tesco High Wycombe
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Just found this reduced to clear in the Tesco superstore in High Wycombe, likely store specific but thought I’d bring it up anyway. They also have the 3tb model here for £72.50 if … Read more
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ws0073 h, 8 m ago

Thanks, so that was a normal wd?


It looked very much like this
33239846-1BjJy.jpgThe only thing I would say that is if it fails within warranty then I probably have 0% chance of getting an RMA as I have removed it from the case.
annodomini21 h, 15 m ago

This is why they are cheapWd cloud nas backdoor


Which, if you read the complete article, has been patched in the newest firmware.
thenextbutton42 m ago

I bought 2 of these a while back, taking the disc out of one of them. It …I bought 2 of these a while back, taking the disc out of one of them. It was the WD Red inside at the time.


Thanks, so that was a normal wd?
trickytree19847 h, 8 m ago

I think you can use time machine


Think you're answering someone else's question 🤔
WD-40 Motorbike Total Wash 500ml for £1 @ Halfords (Free C&C)
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Spotted this earlier at Halfords. Cleans your bike in minutes! -- The WD-40 Motorbike Total Wash 500ml is an all-purpose cleaner designed to quickly cut through traffic film an… Read more
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Harley_Mick8th Feb

[Image] 80p for me


picked up 6 today, thanks OP!
Not on the website any more.
None left in Wolverhampton.
Inked6664 h, 5 m ago

I don't think this is a waterless wash as it says spray on and rinse off


I didn't realise that. I didn't read the whole post. Probably not ideal on the paintwork then
Dekard9758 m ago

Like I said, I wouldn't use waterless car cleaners myself. But I think …Like I said, I wouldn't use waterless car cleaners myself. But I think you've answered your own question better than I could


I don't think this is a waterless wash as it says spray on and rinse off
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WD Elements Portable (Recertified) 500GB External Drive £19.99 (£27.06 Delivered) / 750GB also £22.99 + Postage  @ Western Digital
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This seems like a great price if 500Gb suits your needs. Shame postage bumps price up, but after having a quick look even with postage this is a decent price for a external drive i… Read more
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Just checked, OOS on all sizes currently
M0rg0th1 h, 42 m ago

When I went to my cart and saw the postage fee I clicked to close the …When I went to my cart and saw the postage fee I clicked to close the window and got a pop up that offered free shipping. Worth a try if that's what's holding you back.


Thank you! It worked for me too

Try adding to your cart then clicking this link and clicking apply or turn off your pop up blockers shop.wdc.com/DRH…ASE
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When I went to my cart and saw the postage fee I clicked to close the window and got a pop up that offered free shipping. Worth a try if that's what's holding you back.
Experiment32 m ago

They are not dispatched from the UK though are they?


No, they get refurbished/recertified abroad and shipped from Europe. I've bought nearly 10 in various sizes and all arrived within a week, and all still work good as new. I wouldn't go for this deal though unless you buy 3 of them as all orders over £50 are free delivery. And you'll likely get a 20% or £20 discount code for your next purchase of a new device from their main store (ie. not including refurbs).
runnybabbit4 h, 58 m ago

Seems like a ploy to get you to spend £50+ for the free delivery. It would …Seems like a ploy to get you to spend £50+ for the free delivery. It would only cost £4.40 to send this off on RM Signed For 1st Class, and I'm sure for a company like WD it would be a fraction of even that.



They are not dispatched from the UK though are they?
Western Digital 4TB Drive £87.97 - Amazon
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Western Digital 4TB at a decent price. Though it is a (5,400 rpm) drive.
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hukd_addict5th Feb

I got 4 of these WD Blues for my 6 bay qnap. I tore them out of External …I got 4 of these WD Blues for my 6 bay qnap. I tore them out of External enclosures i bought from WD refurb store. All 4 have been PERFECT. Even then they were £90ish so this is a good deal.


Have you checked the load cycle count on them drives yet? Apparently WDIDLE3 doesnt work on the blues now either so you cant disable the intellipark
leedsfan835th Feb

For most folks the blues are enough, and already have 2 "green drives" …For most folks the blues are enough, and already have 2 "green drives" but I agree... I would like a red for specific tasks


A month waiting for delivery but picked up two on this deal for £9 more. let's hope Amazon do it again soon.

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amour3k19 h, 14 m ago

External Drives by their very nature means you should expect/assume …External Drives by their very nature means you should expect/assume 'extras'? (extra casing, extra power supply, extra engineering/workmanship etc, extra cost/extra costs ... )The OP's above Deal (in theory) doesn't have/need any of that or whatever?So it's cheaper nature in direct contract should be expected.In a similar fashion, I bought a 4TB Portable Hard Drive for under £100, so there's no way I would expect a 4TB Internal Hard Drive equivalent to sell for anything near that same price? (even though in theory, they're more ALMOST alike?! - as no external power supply is needed/required etc? - much like that of the internal equivalent that fits directly inside a Laptop, but still?).I think you get the point. :-)


Hi,

Actually I don't get your point to be honest.

I said this was a good deal as a refurbished external drive (with the same drive in it was £90 on a deal) and that was a refubished product.

In many many instances, external USB hard drives are much CHEAPER than the bare drive counterparts, hence the reason I bought 4 and cracked them open. The reason the USB external drives are cheaper is the warranty is shorter, that "free" warranty you get on hard drives isn't really free at all. I cracked open the USB enclosures and took a risk, it paid off.
I was also letting someone know they work fine in a qnap.
Edited by: "hukd_addict" 6th Feb
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Well it would seem amazon has increased the price on this drive a couple of times today, and now its up to £101.50, so i would consider this deal expired.
hukd_addict3 h, 59 m ago

I got 4 of these WD Blues for my 6 bay qnap. I tore them out of External …I got 4 of these WD Blues for my 6 bay qnap. I tore them out of External enclosures i bought from WD refurb store. All 4 have been PERFECT. Even then they were £90ish so this is a good deal.


External Drives by their very nature means you should expect/assume 'extras'? (extra casing, extra power supply, extra engineering/workmanship etc, extra cost/extra costs ... )

The OP's above Deal (in theory) doesn't have/need any of that or whatever?

So it's cheaper nature in direct contract should be expected.

In a similar fashion, I bought a 4TB Portable Hard Drive for under £100, so there's no way I would expect a 4TB Internal Hard Drive equivalent to sell for anything near that same price? (even though in theory, they're more ALMOST alike?! - as no external power supply is needed/required etc? - much like that of the internal equivalent that fits directly inside a Laptop, but still?).

I think you get the point. :-)
WD MY BOOK (NEW DESIGN) (RECERTIFIED) 4TB External Desktop Hard Drive £72.99 Includes Free Delivery & 6 Month Warranty @ Western Digital
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I know this has been cheaper but not for some time now. I've had several re-certified drives from Western Digital over a number of years and all (touch wood) are still performin… Read more
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benfisher199119 h, 54 m ago

Seems a good price however do people really trust their data to large …Seems a good price however do people really trust their data to large drives? Especially when second hand.


Funny, I used to think that myself some years ago although back then it was...'do I really want to put all my data on one huge 500Gb external hard drive!'

It's funny how over the years and an ever expanding collection of digital 'stuff' that storage capacity limit I had set myself has now creped up to 5Tb !

Looking after the families' computers, laptops, tablets and phones in our house is like managing a small IT department, with each of my 3 daughters having one of each plus the other half and obviously myself (a typical bloke who likes his gadgets so have two of everything!!)

I think I'm a little wiser these days i.e. I keep backs ups of my backups and also use various free cloud services (Dropbox, Google, Drive, Flickr etc to spread the risk.

But at the moment, I wouldn't store anything on a single drive larger than 5Tb...this time next year it will probably 8Tb
Unbelievable.
Actually in stock.
rev64 h, 14 m ago

Can anyone confirm the drive can be removed and used elsewhere?


Indeed it can, have done it with two myself. Video guide here:
Can anyone confirm the drive can be removed and used elsewhere?
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Just realised that although I posted the deal I'd actually forgotten to place my own order! Now done

What I tend to do when I buy a re-certified drive from Western Digital is put it through its paces for a few weeks after receiving it, writing, re-writing, re-installing and re-formatting the drive i.e. giving it a good hammering whilst its still in in its 30 day money back guarantee period. Although it has a six month warranty I'd rather it fail during these first few weeks before it becomes an integral part of my data backup plan.

Paying with PayPal also means that I don't have to pay for return postage if it comes to it...not that I've ever needed to send anything back to Western Digital. My view (rightly or wrongly) is that if a re-conditioned drive is going to fail it will probably do so in the first few weeks of operation...given a sufficient workout!

I never completely rely on a single backup for anything important by which I mean I always have a backup of my backups for stuff that would leave me devastated if lost...such as photos of my kids. I came quite close to that a few years ago and the experience shocked me into being possibly somewhat over cautious and careful...but definitely a case of better safe than sorry! The sheer panic of thinking I'd lost up to 13 years worth of photos, primarily of my 3 daughters is not something I'd want to repeat.But it often does take a serious loss of data before you ensure you have a good data backup plan.

Thankfully having a system where I backup my backups and spread the risk of having a drive failure means I worry a hell of a lot less. You can never foresee when a drive will fail you (even if you use monitoring tools) and its a hard lesson to learn if it happens to you. Thankfully it happened to me early on in my computing career and all I ended up losing was work and not precious family photos!
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Western Digital My Passport 1TB - £31.99 or Passport Ultra 1TB - £34.99 Delivered @ WD Recertified
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The orange one is £31.99 https://www.wdc.com/en-gb/products/wd-recertified/my-passport.html#RWDBYNN0010BOR-WESN But there are more colours for a little more. Personally, I've g… Read more
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Mine are always like new - do they literally put them in new external cases?
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Mine arrived. Left it by the bins and no card through letterbox. Be warned.
My one's on it's way from NL via UPS Standard.

Just a thought, are we going to end up paying import tax on these drives?
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Mines arriving Tuesday. Coming from Germany
In case it helps anyone - I tried the add to basket then click 'back' on every browser I have on PC without joy, also all browsers on iOS, no joy - in every case got the pop up (you need to go into browser settings to allow pop ups) - sadly the pop up didn't do anything when you clicked the link therein - the delivery charge stayed.

First time on Samsung tablet (Chrome) - allowed pop up, pressed back, pop up came, link clicked, delivery cost £0.00

Chuffed - as I say, hope my OCD helps others get free delivery too
Western Digital 240GB WD GREEN M.2 2280 SSD - WDS240G1G0B - £68.02 Amazon
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It's cheaper than the BLUE version Here's some blurb about that, from the horse's mouth. WD Green SSD : WD Green SSDs deliver essential-class performance, and are a great … Read more
splender47 m ago

You are off on a tangent, reflect on what the OP @ITMA posted here as a …You are off on a tangent, reflect on what the OP @ITMA posted here as a deal, it is £68 for a Green branding WD, meaning it is a slower unit, no point in you stating 6X anything to make a counter-point, he is right and wrong, against @malhal Critical reason why that you were unreasonable and that you created fake news and allegation (he is right and wrong) against @malhal :-@malhal said ""SSDs are already low energy."Say this is applied to mean all SSDs in the world. This is 100% accurate and true (compared to hard disks). He is not wrong.You chose a specific product in this entire family of all SSDs, the Samsung Evo 960 at 6X, and said he is both right and wrong! You shouldn't choose a specific item in a huge family of products and say a person is both right and wrong for a statement about a general characteristic of a family of products. (It is a universal truth that in a family of products, faster speeds always use more energy than slower speed. That's the principle of thermodynamics.)QED.


To put it another way...he was both right and wrong. He said nobody in their right mind would put a SATA drive in an M.2 slot - I've gave reasons why they would.

You, on the other hand, were just wrong. I've already explained why.
ro53ben47 m ago

Far from it...I'm comparing to one of the fastest consumer NVMe drives …Far from it...I'm comparing to one of the fastest consumer NVMe drives using not only facts but also personal experience. I run the Samsumg Evo960 in my own rig and it runs very got compared to my legacy SSD drives. it also uses more power.http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/minisite/ssd/product/consumer/960evo/You'll see it typically uses 5.3 Watts of power, around double this green drive. It also uses 40mW at idle, which is 33% more than this Green drive.In comparison, this Green drive runs both cooler and uses less power - exactly what I claimed it would in comparison to an NVMe drive that runs 6x faster.The Black drive to which you compare, presumably to try and prove an invalid argument, does not run 6x faster. It's slow and some 30% slower than the Evo960. It's not comparable in any way but still uses MORE power than this green drive, so I'm not sure what you are trying to prove.Let's summarise those stats:1) WD Green 540MB/s M.2 SATA SSD 240GB - 80mW2) WD Black 2050MB/s M.2 PCIe NVMe 256GB - 135mW (more power)3) Samsung EVO960 3200MB/s PCIe NVMe 250GB - 5300mW (lots more power)Thanks for playing Mr Fake News.



You are off on a tangent, reflect on what the OP @ITMA posted here as a deal, it is £68 for a Green branding WD, meaning it is a slower unit, no point in you stating 6X anything to make a counter-point, he is right and wrong, against @malhal

Critical reason why that you were unreasonable and that you created fake news and allegation (he is right and wrong) against @malhal :-

@malhal said ""SSDs are already low energy."

Say this is applied to mean all SSDs in the world. This is 100% accurate and true (compared to hard disks). He is not wrong.

You chose a specific product in this entire family of all SSDs, the Samsung Evo 960 at 6X, and said he is both right and wrong!

You shouldn't choose a specific item in a huge family of products and say a person is both right and wrong for a statement about a general characteristic of a family of products. (It is a universal truth that in a family of products, faster speeds always use more energy than slower speed. That's the principle of thermodynamics.)

QED.
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splender28 m ago

Use the facts published by WDC instead of making up fake news and facts …Use the facts published by WDC instead of making up fake news and facts about this specific item.The WDC specifications says:-1. WD Green ™ SSD 240 GB uses Average Active Power 0.080 Watts ; Max Read/Write Operating 2.8 Watts2. WD Green WD20NPVT (*) 2.0 TB 2.5" form factor, Read/Write Power : 1.7 Watts , Idle Mode 0.80 Watts3. WD Black PCIe NVMe SSD 256GB/512GB uses Avg. Active Power 0.135 watts; Low Power Mode PS3 0.05 watts


Far from it...I'm comparing to one of the fastest consumer NVMe drives using not only facts but also personal experience. I run the Samsumg Evo960 in my own rig and it runs very got compared to my legacy SSD drives. it also uses more power.

samsung.com/sem…vo/

You'll see it typically uses 5.3 Watts of power, around double this green drive. It also uses 40mW at idle, which is 33% more than this Green drive.

In comparison, this Green drive runs both cooler and uses less power - exactly what I claimed it would in comparison to an NVMe drive that runs 6x faster.

The Black drive to which you compare, presumably to try and prove an invalid argument, does not run 6x faster. It's slow and some 30% slower than the Evo960. It's not comparable in any way but still uses MORE power than this green drive, so I'm not sure what you are trying to prove.

Let's summarise those stats:

1) WD Green 540MB/s M.2 SATA SSD 240GB - 80mW
2) WD Black 2050MB/s M.2 PCIe NVMe 256GB - 135mW (more power)
3) Samsung EVO960 3200MB/s PCIe NVMe 250GB - 5300mW (lots more power)

Thanks for playing Mr Fake News.
ro53ben19 h, 35 m ago

You're both wrong and right. SSDs are indeed low energy compared to their …You're both wrong and right. SSDs are indeed low energy compared to their physical friends, but the energy used is linked to their speed. NVME drives (some even 6x faster than this) run very hot and use power in doing so. More than a slower drive might. High power, high heat, more cooling required. In a laptop this drive could be beneficial and keep temperatures down - an overheating NVME will run slowly anyway if overheating. Finally, many older machines have M.2 slots that don't support NVME at all...so a SATA drive is the only option - not all slots support both.



malhal20 h, 17 m ago

SSDs are already low energy so it seems WD is now using green to mean …SSDs are already low energy so it seems WD is now using green to mean slow, shit and a total con. No one in their right mind would put a traditional SATA speed SSD in an M.2 slot with 4x faster NVME so readily availbale now.



Use the facts published by WDC instead of making up fake news and facts about this specific item.

The WDC specifications says:-

1. WD Green ™ SSD 240 GB uses Average Active Power 0.080 Watts ; Max Read/Write Operating 2.8 Watts
2. WD Green WD20NPVT (*) 2.0 TB 2.5" form factor, Read/Write Power : 1.7 Watts , Idle Mode 0.80 Watts
3. WD Black PCIe NVMe SSD 256GB/512GB uses Avg. Active Power 0.135 watts; Low Power Mode PS3 0.05 watts
Edited by: "splender" 2nd Feb
This is the lowest it's been on Amazon so a good price for that reason. I think most people won't notice speed differences between this and the 'blue' version in day-to-day usage.
WD My Cloud Mirror WDBWVZ0040JWT-EESN 2 x Total Bays NAS Server - Desktop at Ponders End Tesco instore (London) - £73.62
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Best in my local was a 2TB My Cloud for £62.50, 3TB for £72.50 and 4TB for £100. This 4TB version was still £147
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Do you have to use WD Hdd's in this or can you use other brands (like seagate/toshiba etc)?
PS. Yes I know WD Red HDD'S are better than most others.
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ultraal200357 m ago

[Image] So I drove 30 minutes to the Ponders end Tesco branch an hour …[Image] So I drove 30 minutes to the Ponders end Tesco branch an hour after you posted this....That particular shelf was only for one off reduced/damaged items and the manager checked the normal stock for me anyways and found it to the normal price.....So yeah 10 in stock....Ps. Also checked Beckton Tesco branch and it was normal price there too


They weren't damaged but they were reduced. And there was 10 of them when I've taken a picture. They were on all of the shelf's from top to bottom. Sealed new, guess they've gone quick. Should have taken a better picture when been there.33170010-bSOl4.jpg
I'll buy just to strip out the RED drives if that's what they are.
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So I drove 30 minutes to the Ponders end Tesco branch an hour after you posted this....

That particular shelf was only for one off reduced/damaged items and the manager checked the normal stock for me anyways and found it to the normal price.....

So yeah 10 in stock....

Ps. Also checked Beckton Tesco branch and it was normal price there too
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WD My Cloud PR2100 NAS Plex Server £300 @ Amazon.de
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Supports up to 4 x 1080p Video/ Audio trans-coding via Hardware accelerated trans-coding. It really works! Price includes delivery to UK. In the box is both UK and EU adapters (… Read more
ontheqt28 m ago

This one does hardware transcoding unlike most nas where it's software and …This one does hardware transcoding unlike most nas where it's software and processor intensive. This unit can to my surprise do 4 1080p audio and video transcodes despite its processor because of this. You'd be forgiven for thinking all nas could do this but they can't. More powerful and expensive nas can't do as many streams. I can only assume this went cold due to a lack of understanding as to this devices value.


Exactly i know enough out plex and so on and the fact this can transcode 4 at a time at 1080p is pretty impressive for the form factor / cost. I was looking at a Ts150 however the cost of an xeon upgrade drags the price up pretty high granted I would be able to run some vms off it also
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BigG936 h, 11 m ago

Would be nice to see evidence as I am currently looking into my options …Would be nice to see evidence as I am currently looking into my options for a plex server and from what I have seen in terms of requirements for 4 streams at 1080p its a chunk more of change than this nas


This one does hardware transcoding unlike most nas where it's software and processor intensive. This unit can to my surprise do 4 1080p audio and video transcodes despite its processor because of this. You'd be forgiven for thinking all nas could do this but they can't. More powerful and expensive nas can't do as many streams. I can only assume this went cold due to a lack of understanding as to this devices value.
I could do with something online if anyone knows of a decent rental. after a managed account with a few streams.
Hmm. On the fence with this one. A bit pricey for what you get tbh.only 2 bays too. Still rather a have a HP microserver at half the price which is upgradable in terms of cpu, gpu, ram and more HDD slots etc..
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gangstarrrr2 h, 28 m ago

You can build something cheaper, but again, dependent on if you want to go …You can build something cheaper, but again, dependent on if you want to go down that route.



Would be nice to see evidence as I am currently looking into my options for a plex server and from what I have seen in terms of requirements for 4 streams at 1080p its a chunk more of change than this nas
WD My Cloud 3TB Hard Drive £72.50 instore @ Tesco
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Your own personal cloud - My Coud allows you to keep all your content in one safe place at home or your office. No monthly fees. No limits. Storage space 3TB: GB210 hours of video… Read more
I have had one of the 4tb for about 2years, brilliant bit of kit, multiple logins been set up for all my 5 at home so they can backup from each of their mobiles. I never have to use a flashdrive any more if i need files from home at work. Folders for films/music/tv can stream via Kodi on my Firestick. Wouldnt be without it.
Tescos Lowestoft (Pleasure Wood Hills) I bought 1 they still have 2 4TB ones left on the shelf 40 minutes ago for £100 each.

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Few left in Stretford store too
High Wycombe town centre store has them. I was in there about 90 minutes ago and they had the 3TB for £72.50 and the 4TB for £100. First floor, in the aisle nearest the service desk, where they keep the SD cards and PC peripherals. I didn't buy one as I have no need for it, but maybe someone else here is still after one.
33172391-0ftjH.jpgNoooooo. All gone in Solihull Tesco extra
10TB WD-Gold SATA Hard Drive WD101KRYZ £319.05 @ Amazon
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dewonderful12 h, 13 m ago

ThAt;'S aN aWfUl LoT Of dAtA tO loSe iF IT diES


Obviously you buy 2, other being the backup, and not necessarily in the same machine.
ThAt;'S aN aWfUl LoT Of dAtA tO loSe iF IT diES
What are they like for idle / seek noise and vibration compared to the 8tb+ Reds?
daskapital5 h, 8 m ago

Incoming standard HUKD responses to posts about disks in 3. 2.1.... yes …Incoming standard HUKD responses to posts about disks in 3. 2.1.... yes hard disks die. no RAID isn't for backups. who cares if you loose 10TB or 4TB.... ideally you want to loose 0TB. Back it up. Let's not repeat the same crap every time someone posts a disk post. We need disks. If you value what's on them then you need another disk to back it up to. If you're paranoid, ship the disk to another family member / out of your house for safekeeping.



What I WOULD like to be loose is my jeans, then I would have lost a bit of this Xmas overindulgence...
friar_chris2 h, 7 m ago

I was mostly just having a poke at the 'all your eggs in one basket' …I was mostly just having a poke at the 'all your eggs in one basket' image. I would of course rather lose 1.4MB than 10TB, but one could argue there is more chance of losing 1.4MB amongst millions of old degraded floppys (and probably across all of them) than a sweet new 10TB unit - Not that I want to have that argument - we are not comparing like-for-like.It's swings and roundabouts, these basket/egg/nest/tree analogies, like all analogies are comparing things which are not the same. Taking storage media to each extreme of 10TB or 1.4MB, a folly of using tiny storage units is apparent. For my situation, convince (is the biggest thing - I don't want more than 5 drives, I want to be able to store many similar, large files together, and I don't want to un-zip them) and price per TB are key criteria (and I have a cloned backup).Side-Story for illustration: I had a drive recently develop bad sectors which were unrecoverable on a 3TB drive. I copy-pasted the data across onto a new drive, it failed on 2 video files. I was able to access all the rest of the disk. In that situation, I've maybe lost 1.4MB on a 3TB drive or indeed 1.4MB on a 2.5" floppy.Ignoring backups: In terms of unzipping files on floppy, the 1.4MB loss renders the video gone, and its gone from my 3TB drive too. The drive was in warranty (WD incidentally) where as the 1.4MB wouldn't be and so I've not lost any of the storage. Without the warranty, yes I would have in effect lost more storage than if the same error had taken place on 1.4MB media, but as I said it's swings and roundabouts, and I'm looking for convenience.Considering backups: The warranty means I have lost nothing. These come with a 5 year warranty, that's not trivial. Also, as you say 'Be like the tree' - I do take regular back ups, so there just is no problem whilst in warranty."Be like the squirrel" - Jack White



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WD Black 512 GB NVME SSD £159.97 @ Amazon
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It is what it is.
Shonk1 h, 20 m ago

sorry im not mad at him or anything im sure he made the right choices for …sorry im not mad at him or anything im sure he made the right choices for a new buildits just frustrating that its 2018 and prices are where they arethat you get minimal gains for so much moneye.g. lets face it 1060 is a £150 card1080 is under spec'd due to lack of competition from amd of late in the high end marketso they are just free to rehash and down spec parts if amd really kicked ass with vega for sure volta cards would be out for gamers at £400-500 not gimped eitherthen there's the miners buying up all cards etc..just sucks atm for anything pc related atleast amd have put pressure on intel on the cpu core count side


Ah, I see; I apologise for being less than polite. I can understand your frustrations.
fringiee4 h, 41 m ago

Even if you did have a PC that did outperform his PC overall you'd still …Even if you did have a PC that did outperform his PC overall you'd still face major drawbacks so you're just flat out wrong. That being said why make a petty remark in the first place?



sorry im not mad at him or anything
im sure he made the right choices for a new build
its just frustrating that its 2018 and prices are where they are
that you get minimal gains for so much money

e.g.
lets face it 1060 is a £150 card
1080 is under spec'd due to lack of competition from amd of late in the high end market
so they are just free to rehash and down spec parts
if amd really kicked ass with vega for sure volta cards would be out for gamers at £400-500 not gimped either
then there's the miners buying up all cards etc..

just sucks atm for anything pc related atleast amd have put pressure on intel on the cpu core count side
Edited by: "Shonk" 30th Jan
awoodhall200319 m ago

@Shonk 2012 spec? 290x wasn't even released until the very end of 2013!



yes yes i know
its a 2013 gpu that i picked up in 2014 for £200 on ebay when gpu mining crashed for a little while
R9 290X Tri-X OC then oc'd to 1111 from 1040 i think

you could say the same for the 256gb nvme mlc ssd i have in there that i picked up for £45 new pull
a few months ago 2017 ssd

still a 2012 pc
Edited by: "Shonk" 29th Jan
Shonk19 h, 36 m ago

£1100 for a pc that my 2012 spec pc will smack up and down in games



Shonk8 m ago

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@Shonk 2012 spec? 290x wasn't even released until the very end of 2013!
Berhwale14 h, 35 m ago

These days, I only do a little light gaming, but when I do, I play at 2K. …These days, I only do a little light gaming, but when I do, I play at 2K. I'd be interested to see the specs of your 2012 PC that matches the 1060's frame rate at 2560 x 1440.


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WD 12 TB HDD (NAS) reduced to £345.82 at Ebuyer
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This is the Enterprise WD hdd. Just bought one for my NAS drive Internal Hard Drive12TB 3.5" 7200 RPM 5 Year Warranty As I am no expert, please see a review that I googled: West… Read more
MrPuddington27th Jan

This is designed for nearline datacentres, so why would anybody buy this …This is designed for nearline datacentres, so why would anybody buy this for use at home? If you buy one, there is no backup. If you buy two, you have a backup (or redundancy), but you spend 700 pounds on 12 TB of storage. I would rather set up a 4 drive RAID5 NAS, where you get 12 TB (with raid) for under 400 pounds.This drive only makes sense if you need more storage, for example because your RAID5 is full. Do you really need a datacentre at home?


Worth having a read of this 5 year old article on why you should be going RAID10 rather than RAID5 or 6.

community.spiceworks.com/sto…age

Edit: From the comments of the article:

Hopefully though, no one has created a RAID 5 array in the last say 5+ years, and if you did, and it's over 6 TB, if you have a drive failure, don't even bother trying to resilver (resilver failure rate of something like 55%), instead ensure backups are good, and blow the array away and remake it, hopefully in RAID10 this time.
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Voted hot for the item not the shop, I would never buy from ebuyer I would pay more to buy elswhere very very bad customer service.
Hi everyone. I Need advice. I bought one of these and it arrived today. The issue is the packaging. They used air filled bags to protect it but only on top and not all around. The bottom and sides had essentially no protection. Worse still, the drives could slide left and right during transit since there was no side cushioning to hold the drive in place. My main worry is that once I open the drive packaging I'll find the drives have issues already. Even if not already noticably broken, I worry that the lack of care in transit means the drive will die earlier than it would if it was taken care of. They are under manufacturers warranty (5 years) which is a fail safe but I'd rather return them and buy from someone else that will package fragile objects appropriately. After hearing what was said about their RMA targets (I saw the picture), I'm not sure what to do. I could return it (they only cover £3.50 postage the cheap b******s) or I could try using the drives but opening the packaging makes returns harder. Frankly I'm quite upset about this. I have used Ebuyer before over many years (once/twice a year maybe) and had no problems but they may have gotten bad over time based on what other commenters are saying now. What do you think I should do?
hcc2727th Jan

Haha, that was a classic. For anyone not familiar, here's the story.


They'd all get it
Broadsands27th Jan

Just had a 4TB External WD HD fail - completely put me off the brand.


HDs fail. That's what they do. It's just how long your luck holds. If you have irreplaceable data get interested in learning about proper data resilience. If not then don't worry. RMA the drive if still in warranty and just write off the lost data. Easy.
Western Digital 4TB Blue 5400rpm - Amazon £89.97 (£79.97 using code)
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I think this is the cheapest base price it's ever been, add the £10 off £50 code that is today only (BIGTHANKS) and you've got yourself a pretty good deal.
UltraMagnus2 h, 6 m ago

Are these suitable for NAS?


I dont think they are ideal..could be fine but due to the energy efficiency they park every 8 secs - the old blue (which were Greens) could be changed - dont believe these can
Are these suitable for NAS?
Been waiting for the Purple (WD40PURZ) to drop to around this price before upgrading to a 4K NVR. Might just take the plunge at £95.71 (with the code).
AhmadK1 h, 1 m ago

go to their online chat and politely ask for a partial refund


Will do that. Well will try
debesis266 m ago

Was £94 yesterday and that when I bought it. Eventually paid £78 after u …Was £94 yesterday and that when I bought it. Eventually paid £78 after using £10 code and £6 promo code for buying gift card. Saved £16 but if I had bought it today it would be £20 😪


go to their online chat and politely ask for a partial refund
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