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WD Elements Portable (Recertified) 5TB Hard Drive for €66.14

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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,355 ✭✭✭✭TheDriver


    Great find, 5Tb is a fine size for the money



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,557 ✭✭✭Dymo



    What does the Recertified mean, was it returned or a faulty one fixed and certified?



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,403 ✭✭✭✭joujoujou
    Unregistered Users


    Returns, in most cases. Have a handful of recertified drives from them, S.M.A.R.T. data showing 0 or just a few hours of working time. So mostly new or like new.



  • Registered Users Posts: 36,160 ✭✭✭✭ED E


    SMART can be re-zero'd so I woudn't always take that as light use.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,355 ✭✭✭✭TheDriver


    I got one for additional storage for a NAS but it will only be for stuff that I won't mind loosing.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,403 ✭✭✭✭joujoujou
    Unregistered Users


    Of course it can, but it's IMO way too much hassle for cheap HDDs as the one we're talking about.

    And it's only owner's fault if their drive failed unexpectedly because they did not monitor SMART figures while using it, especially many SMART monitoring applications allow users to set automatic check at any period they fancy.

    Even brand new and shiny drive may fail quicker than you expect, so frequent backups is the only way to keep stuff readable. Call it overkill, but I have stuff, backup and backup's backup. Binned 5 HDDs so far, but no data loss.



  • Registered Users Posts: 12,355 ✭✭✭✭TheDriver


    I concur, I meant 4k single watch movies and not bother deleting them with 5Tb. Or lots of downloaded crap.

    With cloud storage nowadays, it's better for photos etc



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,162 ✭✭✭shnaek


    Nice one, OP - pulled the trigger on that. Handy out.



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