For Sale 4 x WD 4tb RE (Datacentre) 3.5" Sata Drives under warranty (better performance than RED / RED Pro)

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  1. muppetman74

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    I'm re-jigging my home storage again so I am selling four Western Digital 4tb 3.5" RE Datacentre drives (all still with plenty of warranty). For those of you unfamiliar with these drives, they were/are Western Digital's top of the range SATA disks for NAS/Server use - they are designed for 24x7 Datacentre usage, so should be bullet-proof for home use! The offer better performance and reliability than WD RED or RED pro drives (they are 7200rpm RAID drives as opposed to the REDs, which are 5400rpm drives). That's why these drives came with a 5yr warranty from new while REDs only include 3yrs from new. I believe the most comparable drive in the WD range are now the Gold drive series.

    For reference, I ran an array of these as well as an array of RED drives, and the RE's were consistently faster for both reads and writes. When I purchased these, they were approx double the price of comparable REDs, but I managed to find a deal so while they were still significantly more expensive than REDs, I was happy to pay the extra for the additional warranty, performance and reliability.

    Specs are here -
    https://www.wdc.com/content/dam/wdc/website/downloadable_assets/eng/spec_data_sheet/2879-800066.pdf

    I have checked all drives with HDTune and no errors noted (they are still all under warranty so no worries anyway on that regard). Warranty status is as follows:

    Serial Status Model Number Description Expiration Date
    WCC***39 In Limited Warranty WD4000FYYZ WD RE / WD RE4 06/17/2019
    WCC***91 In Limited Warranty WD4000FYYZ WD RE / WD RE4 06/06/2018
    WCC***54 In Limited Warranty WD4000FYYZ WD RE / WD RE4 06/06/2018
    WCC***76 In Limited Warranty WD4000FYYZ WD RE / WD RE4 06/06/2018

    I'm after 110GPB delivered for each drive (they cost me well over double that new!)

    I'm at work so replies might be a bit delayed during the day so please don't be offended if there is a slight delay in reply. I'll give preference to people wanting to purchase multiple drives as it will make my life easier!

    Thanks

    Price and currency: 110 GBP each
    Delivery: Delivery cost is included within my country
    Payment method: BT, PayPal Gift
    Location: Manchester
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    Prefer goods collected?: I have no preference

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    Whereabouts in Manchester are you?
     
  3. muppetman74

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    Postcode is M33. Cheers
     
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    Ok. I'm interested and can collect, though preferably meeting halfway as I am SK22, but we'd need to do some work on price. The last few similar on here seem to go for ~£80, so I'm looking for two at £160, if it is workable?
     
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    Nowhere near, I'm afraid. WD REDs with decent warranty go for more than that on the site and these are far superior drives.
     
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    The "nowhere near" comment wasn't in relation to your offer - it was that SK22 is nowhere near me! I can see how you read it that way though!

    I'd be willing to entertain close offers but don't want to be letting these go at a lower price than lower-spec drives with less warranty, I'm afraid. Also, collection wouldn't save me anything over postage in this case as you were wanting to meet halfway which would cost about the same in terms of petrol.

    Cheers.
     
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    £360 posted for all four? :)
     
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    If you could up your offer to #375 (postage and insurance won't be cheap) we can have a deal. I wasn't planning on dropping this low but it would be convenient to sell all drives in one go.
     
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    bump......
     
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    I’m still interested mate, and will collect from you at your convenience if it makes a difference? :)
     
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    I'll drop to £87.50 collected per drive if thats any good for you - I don't really want to lose much more on these and they are great drives that don't come up for sale that often, especially with a decent length of warranty left.
     
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    I can offer £368 delivered for all four to get them all off your hands in one go?
     
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    It's a deal. I'm just out at the minute but will send over a PM shortly when I get back. Cheers!
     
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    Great, payment sent and delivery details exchanged
     
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    Packed with lots of bubble wrap and posted earlier. Sending you tracking info by PM now...
     
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    Sorry I've been away for a couple of days, the items have been received and everything seems to be working as expected. I'll leave feedback shortly if you could do the same please?
     
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    Good to hear! I'm away from a PC for the weekend but will leave feedback on Monday.

    I'll also be posting two of the same drives for sale shortly with additional warranty as these are the most recent ones I've bought.
     
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    How much for the 2 mate and how long warranty do they have? might be interested taking them off your hands

    Cheers
     
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    Sorry for the delay in response - I've been away. I'll be putting these up for sale in the next week or so as I'm waiting for my RAID array to rebuild with new drives so I can remove these. I'll have to check the serial numbers properly once I've removed them but if I remember correctly, the warranty expires 2019 sometime. I'd be after the same price as the last lot, esp as these have longer warranty.
     

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