Posted by William Charles on May 19, 2019
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Published on May 19th, 2019 | by William Charles

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[Sold Out] Amazon: WD 10TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive $80

The Offer

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  • Amazon is selling the WD 10TB My Book Desktop External Hard Drive for $80.

Our Verdict

Normal price is around $220, cheapest previously is $140 I think so a significant discount. Not sure if this is a price mistake or genuine sale but very good deal regardless. Seems like other WD products are also on deep discount.



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IS250
IS250

FYI – other WD drives also on “sale” but they are most likely price mistakes. Was luckily up when it was posted on SD but still don’t expect it to go through.

WD 16TB – $169.99

Brian
Brian

Yeah, just placed an order for the 16TB Duo (list price $599 – on sale for $170). We’ll see… Resale value looks pretty good for these. I would never run a WD drive for my own data – way too much variation in product quality, as they pull their drives from a bunch of different scrap factories. Bad past experiences.

Chris
Chris

In my experience western digital has been vastly superior to seagate drives.

Wwllmm
Wwllmm

Yeah I’ve had a bad WD too… what do you use for external backup HD?

Brian
Brian

SSDs will always win out, but are not cost-effective for huge amounts of data. For regular external HDDs (spinning disks) Seagates are a middle-of-the-road safe choice. Samsung or G-Drive are pricier, but have better overall stability scores. If you’re really concerned about your data, you should be running multiple drives in some kind of a RAID configuration using a Network Attached Storage device. With a good NAS, you’ll also have faster connection methods than USB 3.0/1 (gig ethernet, 10gig ethernet, LAG eth) and can even mix and match SSDs in multiple form factors.

raekwon
raekwon

Order placed. Hopefully it won’t get clawed back.

Patrick
Patrick

This drive is on sale because it’s got issues and they are trying to dump them. A 10TB 5400rpm drive is not a good backup solution, zero redundancy. Don’t do it.

Karl
Karl

A 10TB 5400rpm drive is not a good backup solution, zero redundancy???

This makes no sense. Backup = redundancy by definition.

SBR
SBR

Actually by definition backup is definitely not redundancy. Redundancy is generally considered to be a real-time fail-safe measure whereby the system does not go down when a disk fails. It prioritizes reliability and availability at the cost of increased resource usage. RAID arrays are the classic “redundant” data storage solutions. A backup is an archived copy of your data that is usually not immediately accessible and requires retrieval and restoring when pulled. It prioritizes data preservation over speed or availability. A good way to think about the different between redundancy and backup is what happens when you accidentally deletes a file. if you accidentally delete a file, a redundant system is not going to help you since the deletion is propagated to all redundant system, you’d need to pull a backup archive if you have one. But if one of your disks fail, a redundant system will make sure you have no down time whereas by definition, pulling a backup is down time.

Karl
Karl

@ SBR

re•dun•dant (rɪˈdʌn dənt)

adj.
1. characterized by verbosity or unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas.
2. exceeding what is usual or necessary: a redundant part.
3. superabundant or superfluous: lush, redundant vegetation.
4. (of a system, equipment, etc.) supplied as a backup, as in a spacecraft.
5. (of language or a linguistic feature) characterized by redundancy; predictable.
6. Chiefly Brit. being unemployed.

Note definition 4. A backup is a redundant copy of your data.

RAID is not backup. You understand this, but OP does not. Either he is not using “redundancy” in the same sense you are, or he mistakenly thinks RAID = backup.

Patrick wrote, “A 10TB 5400rpm drive is not a good backup solution” which is a ridiculous statement.

Two of these in addition to your primary drive or array (i.e. 3 copies of your data, preferably one of them stored off site) would be an exellent backup solution. Too bad the deal died so fast.

Matt
Matt

A mirrored RAID volume would be a much better backup solution. It’s a very attractive offer for the price though. All hard drives fail at some point.

Dylan
Dylan

Looks like it might be dead now.

patrick
patrick

Price is showing as $234.99 now … guess I didn’t click fast enough!

Ryan
Ryan

Deal is dead, but got 3 ordered. Thank you so much, doc! This was probably a price mistake, or at least a deal of the decade!

IrishPaprika
IrishPaprika

Dead…now $234.99

Charles Chang
Charles Chang

Looks like a price error.

mk712
mk712

Dead. Looking at Keepa this seems to have been live between 3:46am and 8:23am ET.

Clearly a price mistake, but being Amazon I wouldn’t be surprised if they honor it.

I missed it by 20 minutes but good luck to those who placed an order.

Reza
Reza

16TB Duo is still available at $169 which I’m sure is a price mistake too, though “Temporarily out of stock. Order now and we’ll deliver when available.”! It still my work, I just ordered one.

Bob Roberts
Bob Roberts

Just ordered as well. Likely to be cancelled but maybe not. If they fixed one seems like they would fix them all.

Joe Giorgianni

Nothing to lose. I ordered the 16TB as well.

Jack
Jack

I just purchased one as well, looks like BestBuy selling it for $560+ was able to also use $10 off coupon. If it goes through, I have to then figure out how to sell it. Amazon maybe?

diggs
diggs

They may not have fixed anything. The 10TB may have simply gone OOS (for the listing that was available DIRECTLY via Amazon) w/o it being configured for backorder (or the # of backorders has exceed some maximum # threshold).

If this isn’t a price mistake, and if they get their hands on more stock of the 10TB unit, the deal should resurrect itself.

If the drive gets relisted (DIRECTLY via Amazon) at a MUCH higher price, then you’ll know it was a price mistake.

Chris
Chris

I just placed an order for the 16tb also. We’ll see if it’s honored or not.

slowbrake
slowbrake

Thank you for mentioning Duo. I would be more surprised if Amazon didn’t honor their own prices.

If one is worried – buy from somewhere else and screenshot it for a price match/price rewind/price protection claim. That’s what churning has learned me.

slowbrake
slowbrake

Cancelled, so I’m “more surprised” lol.

Got the $20 coupon.

dk
dk

Well it let me order the 16gb at $169, let see if it fulfills.

Proprius
Proprius

Was a mistake. Price is now changed back to $234.99.

arizonapv
arizonapv

William Charles When I click on the link it says the price is $234.99.

Simon
Simon

same here. it’s gone

Tammy
Tammy

Deal is dead.

Wynn Bailey
Wynn Bailey

Click Bait. The drive is $250

Wynn Bailey
Wynn Bailey

Click Bait. The drive is over $250.

missjenniferd1
missjenniferd1

this site doesnt do clickbait, but thanks for playing.

Jack
Jack

I ordered the 16tb one for $169. Got email this morning saying it was a price error and won’t honor. Givignme a $20 credit for my troubles. =\

Hari
Hari

Same here. Ordered 3x16TB. Got email this morning about the cancellation and $20 my next order. I see many in slickdeals not get it even though they Are Prime member and have a long history with Amazon. Maybe it’s just random.

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