expired WD My Book Desktop External Hard Drive 10TB $228.45 + Delivery (Free with Prime) @ Amazon US via AU

3070

An unbelievable price for a 10TB WD My Book external hard drive. Limit to 2 per customer, and remember to use cashback.

Features

  • Auto backup with included WD Backup software and Time Machine compatibility
  • Password protection with hardware encryption
  • Trusted storage built with WD reliability
  • USB 3.0 port; USB 2.0 compatible
  • 3-year manufacturer's limited warranty

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Comments

  • +5 votes

    Bloody good price. I'd buy it if I needed storage.
    WD is a reliable brand too.

    Obligatory is to ask, is it shuckable?

    • +3 votes

      And what type of HDD is in there?

      Edit: White labels 10TB drives according to reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/aulcwr/hdd_w...

      • +4 votes

        Looks like it's a white label drive inside. You'll need to do some work to use in a NAS (also voids warranty).
        https://www.amazon.com/ask/questions/Tx105N5VMV2ON2F/ref=ask...

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        White label good or bad?

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          Hard to say.

          If I were looking for a drive to store random stuff, and did not care if the drive happened to fail, I would get one of these. Or as a backup drive.

          On the other hand, if I were looking for long term storage to save important files, I would be looking for something else (I have 48TB of Seagate Ironwolf with some redundancy).

          • +1 vote

            @Pielo: What do you need the 48TB for though?
            Be as specific as you can be.

            • +11 votes

              @adamiscoolization: Funny question!

              It is not as interesting as you might think: I have a lot of video footage of my family going back as far as 1950, a lot of photos too. Some of my family members (me included) have moved to 4K video recording. I keep a copy of everything: Raw footage, edited footage etc.

              Anyway, storage reliability is a big concern for me.

              • +2 votes

                @Pielo: Ahh I see, so it’s all very rare and precious data that encaptures memories, kinda like family photo books back in the day. My mum still has them of my family. But yeah that would kill me if the data got corrupted or lost.

        • +5 votes

          They're good. Same as WD RED but with 3.3v reset.

          Ideal for long term storage in a NAS.

          Don't use the 3.3v reset and they're the same as WD RED, the 3.3v reset can be disabled by using tape over the 3.3v lane, or using a power cord that doesn't have a 3.3v lane (or a sata power adapter without it).

          • +4 votes

            @BradleyDS2: I find it a bit misleading to ignore the reasons for binning in the first place and to assure people Whites are the same as Reds.

            They do not even have the same operating specifications.

            Sure, in some scenarios they will function as well as other drives, but people should not be buying these expecting to have the same experience as if they got Reds.

            Reds have proven their reliability and are very well regarded for 24/7 use.

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              @Pielo: I agree. With the falling price of REDs lately, I wouldn't bother with mucking about shucking these drives to use in a NAS.

              I have been using REDs for years. I have a couple of new RED drives still unused that I purchased for redundancy… the things is, the REDs have been designed for a purpose (NAS), and they operate 24x7. The RAID 10 setup in my NAS's reduces total available data, however they ever ready to swap out a failed drive in an instant.

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            @BradleyDS2: Sorry I'm a bit noobish. Is it okay for internal pc?

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      It is shuckable but you have to muck around with the pin iirc to make it work in a NAS or w/e

      • +4 votes

        Nope, pretty sure that's only for using internally in a PC.
        Most NAS's use a backpane which don't have the 3.3v problem.

      • +1 vote

        Anything that prevents powering the 3.3v lane will work. I bought some SATA power extensions, and they came without a 3.3v wire since it's never used for anything else.

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    Max 2 per order.
    I need 3…

    Fookin' phenomenal pricing though - 10TBs local is like $460!

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    Bought +1 thanks OP

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    Awesome deal! Got one, also use cashrewards!

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    Nice price. Get in fast because these deals never last long.

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    Great hard drives. Thanks

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    got one - thanks OP

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    Thank you OP.

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    So US plug included then?

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    Where is this shipping from? Anyone who bought one know the the delivery times?

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    Crazy Deal

  • +1 vote

    What is the warranty process since it's not local stock?

    • +4 votes

      Just hope the drive doesn't die.

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      If it's like my MyBook from Amazon Germany, then it's worldwide. Managed via WD website. Had to ship to VietNam. Apparently, ACL says I shouldn't have to pay for that… but I wasn't aware. Cost like $75. But for a ~$800 setup it was worth it.

  • +5 votes

    Available space on a new 10TB drive is 9.09TB.

  • +3 votes

    thanks OP

    the 8TB deal i posted on the weekend hadnt shipped yet, so cancelled it and ordered this instead :)

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    Ah nice, just cancelled my 8tb order and got this instead. Good thing it hadn't shipped yet

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    Amazing price to GB ratio. Bought. Thanks

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    Bought - thanks.

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    So this is USD right - so around a hundred cheaper than local prices?

  • +1 vote

    I'm kind of new to purchasing from America. Does it come with an Aus plug or do I need an adapter. If so can anyone recommend one.

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      I'm pretty they come with a base AC adaptor and insert plugs for everyone, Euro, Brit, Oz and States.

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        Awesome thanks for the quick reply.

      • +1 vote

        None of the 11 8TB ones I bought did.

        • +2 votes

          Same, never had a drive come with a world wide plug.

          I generally just go to jaycar for convenience and get a different plug. I HATE adapters.

          • -1 vote

            @scuderiarmani: I just bend the pins and plug it into a powerboard.

            Same voltage and current as it'd get from an adapter or different plug, they're designed to take it.

            Wouldn't dare plug it directly into a power point like that though.

            • +1 vote

              @BradleyDS2: Braver than I am….

            • -2 votes

              @BradleyDS2:

              I just bend the pins and plug it into a powerboard.

              Guessing you’re a renter and don’t give a shit about the house you live or the poor person who owns it?

              For a few dollars, just buy an adapter ffs.

            • +1 vote

              @BradleyDS2: Just to be clear, I definitely don't recommend doing what I do, but it is worth noting it is possible to do without any problems.

              Even if it can be done without any problems, if you do need to do it for whatever reason, make sure you plug it into a power board, not a power point directly. That way if it hasn't been bent correctly there's no risk of damaging the power point.

              Still isn't something you should do though, but there are circumstances where it may be necessary (such as in rural areas if time is a factor)

              • +1 vote

                @BradleyDS2: All these drives come with power transformers that are usable worldwide.
                Read the back the of 12v transformer and it clearly states 120v-240v.

                There is absolutely nothing wrong with bending the prongs gently to 45 degree angles. When done carefully, the spacing between the two prongs fit perfectly in AU power sockets.

                I have done this with laptops, drives, a CPAP machine and other chargers bought overseas without any issue whatsoever.
                Just make sure you read the back of the transformer to ensure it is capable of 240v.

                The trick to bending them is to do it at the base. Don't grab the pliers higher up on the prong as it'll 'twist' the metal too much and prevent being able to be inserted.

                There is no additional risk electrical or otherwise, and if those above who are negging Bradley would care to explain their reasoning behind it I'd love to hear it.
                Taking the precaution of plugging it into a powerboard is all that is required, but I do that with all my devices anyway.

  • +1 vote

    Bought two. Thanks OP.

  • +1 vote

    Brilliant - thanks OP! Time to fill up the DS918 from a previous Amazon deal. Very cheap 40TB!

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    Geez, I have nearly 150TB of storage now. When will it end………..

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      Please tell me you have drive redundancy and offsite backups.

      • +1 vote

        Yes every drive has a mirror of the same size off site. It's a tedious arrangement but it works.

    • +1 vote

      Wtf are you storing out of interest.

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        Lots of people don't realise that when you delete things from your pc it doesn't remove it from the internet forever.

        I stopped storing anything that was easily replaceable; it was so freeing. Now I have redundancy for things like documents and photos, but everything else just goes on whatever drive is available, and if I run out of space then I just delete things.

      • +1 vote

        If it's me you mean, 4K projects I produce - commercials, corporate videos, etc. The data sizes on uncompressed 4K are enormous.

  • +2 votes

    Please be gentle with me, rookie question incoming ( bracing myself as bead of sweat runs down cheek ).
    Can this drive be used laying on it's side or does it have to be upright?

    • +2 votes

      Will be fine either way

    • +9 votes

      Even though you can use it vertically or horizontally. I would still recommend laying it on its side.
      Reason: If it topples over, depending on the impact it may damage the internals since it's a
      mechanical hard drive, no such risk when laying sideways (Lesson learnt from a past mistake).

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        I lost a massive amount of time, effort, downloads… while actually being freaky about handling the drive, shuffled my hands to connect the USB cable. Drive slipped, went from vertical to flat… Bzzzt, clunk, bzzzzzzzt, clunk (repeat). DEAD. And that was short size vertical. Like 100mm high. ERGH!! They're desktop HDDs people! Please remember that. They are NOT designed to take a bump.

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        Also just to add, never rotate it while the disk is spinning inside. Moving it too hard will also scratch the surface.

        • +1 vote

          It's rated to 30g's while reading, 65g's while writing, and 250g's when not operating. 30g's is approximately the amount of acceleration required to pitch a baseball at 120km/h (not quite major league fastball speed, but much faster than anything that you and I could manage). You're pretty unlikely to reach 30g's moving it around in your hands without dropping it.

          Dropping it is entirely different, it's pretty easy to exceed 30g with shock force, and even 250g is not out of the question if the drop the drive onto a hard surface (floor or solid table).

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        Thanks, good to know.

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    Thanks OP, ordered one and expected delivery around first week of May.

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    Out of space, just in time. Thanks.

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    Thanks, bought 2

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    Thanks OP bought a DS918 recently and been looking for a cheap 10TB drive!

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    Great price!

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    Thank you, ordered one

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    damn.. i just bought the Lacie 6tb from another place and this comes out??? too late to cancel.. :(
    (would this be better than the Lacie drive?)

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    Awesome thanks. Will go good with my matching 16tb backup. I was looking at purchasing another but not at $849…

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    Waiting for the portable version.

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    Sorry noob question, can I use it as extra storage for my PS4?

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    I have one 8TB drive that is pretty much full, so I need another one.

    Eventually, they'll all probably end up in a NAS (but not any time soon). Should I stick to buying 8TB drives, or should I get onto this?

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