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Western Digital 12 Days of Deals
Posted By: Not a Number, 12-11-2018, 09:27 AM

Western Digital is offering 12 Days of Deals on selected items. Limited to stock on hand.

Today's deal (Day 5) is 60% off recertified drives - even though the popup says 20%.

Might be a great time to pickup a drive or two for backup storage.

https://www.wd.com/promotions/holiday.html
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12-11-2018, 01:05 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. Looks like they already had some nice ones.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
Western Digital is offering 12 Days of Deals on selected items. Limited to stock on hand.

Today's deal (Day 5) is 60% off recertified drives - even though the popup says 20%.

Might be a great time to pickup a drive or two for backup storage.

https://www.wd.com/promotions/holiday.html
I tried to purchase a 1 TB one, and got a popup for me to register to be informed when they are back in stock.
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I tried to purchase a 1 TB one, and got a popup for me to register to be informed when they are back in stock.
Yeah, they are limited to stock on hand. I ordered a couple My Passports, all they had were 2 TB and 4 TB. My old chipset won't handle drives larger than 2 TB without a driver which I want to avoid.

Looks like all the My Passports are gone now. Check the different colors too, they might be a few dollars cheaper. The red and orange were $4 less than the other colors.

Kind bites because I just bought a recertified Elements 2 TB last week before the sale. So it goes. At least they offer free shipping (UPS economy).

Let's see what the remaining days bring.

Yep, not much left now. Only thing I found so far was some 2 TB My Cloud Home drives.

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Day 6 - Today's Deal: My Passport + Free Case Bundle - starting a $59.99 free standard shipping



Meh. I don't think this one will sell out so quickly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
Day 6 - Today's Deal: My Passport + Free Case Bundle - starting a $59.99 free standard shipping

Meh. I don't think this one will sell out so quickly.
True, but it is priced slightly cheaper than 'big box' stores and I don't have to drive out to Grape Road {the street where the large mall and most big box stores are located; it is several miles from here, and often grid-lock between Black Friday and Christmas .... in fact, one of the stores has a song "We're not on Grape Road ...."}
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Well that was quick. The drive I ordered last week (Fri) and the ones I ordered yesterday arrived today. But then they were coming from maybe 15 miles away
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Today's Deal Day 7 : My Passport SSD 1TB - $189.99 (free standard shipping)



You can get the deal on Amazon too. Prices seem to be all over the place on this one WD says regular prices is 299.99. Amazon 399.99. Other places (Newegg, Amazon sellers) in the $350 range.


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After having 3 WD's physically die on me, I've learned my lesson and will never own another one of their products.
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After having 3 WD's physically die on me, I've learned my lesson and will never own another one of their products.
I haven't had any die in any form. I have purchased two in the past 24 hours - one at a brick-and-mortar store within walking distance of my home and one from this offer.
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In my long career in the software business most of the drive failures I had seen up to 8-10 years ago were WD. However it seems that Seagate has taken second place to WD in terms of reliability on almost all the drive and hardware review sites.
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In my long career in the software business, the only disks that have failed on me were Seagate units. In practice, I believe no brand of disks fails very often; I make a new complete backup every month or two, so I'm fairly certain I'll always have several good copies available.
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Day 8 Today's Deal = My Cloud Home


Single drive 2TB starts at $139.99 (regular $159.99). Duo 4TB $249.99 (regular $309.99).
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In my long career in the software business, the only disks that have failed on me were Seagate units. In practice, I believe no brand of disks fails very often; I make a new complete backup every month or two, so I'm fairly certain I'll always have several good copies available.
LOL. We bought several 100 (yes over 300 as I recall) for a GM/UAW joint project years ago and over 90% had issues. The issue? WD used the wrong lubricant in the drive mechanism and when the drive sat parked for a period of a week or more, it would not boot up. One of our frustrated techs found a crass but effective solution - pick the computer up about 1/2 inch and drop it. It worked nearly every single time. The only other HD I had a failure on was an old Maxell.

Yeah, you can have all the WD's you want. In fact I have a couple 1Tb paperweights sitting here near my desk with burned out control boards, and WD can't (or won't) replace the boards. Yes, they gave me replacement drives, but that did nothing to get the data and programs back - something that could have been done with a new control board. You can even see the heat marks on the boards. If I hadn't been using back ups, I would have lost every document and picture I had. Some day I'll take them apart to retrieve the rare earth magnets from them, as that's all they are good for now. A data retrieval company offered to retrieve the data for $500 a drive. For that kind of money, I reloaded and re-download everything on new drives. At the least, WD could have offered to image the old drives on to the new ones. If a third party could access the drives, I'm pretty sure the manufacturer should have been able to, but no, they were of no help.
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Day 9 - Today's Deal - My Book 4 & 6TB drives beginning at $84.99


$84.99 and $129.99. Regularly $119.99 and $169.99, respectively.
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