Refurb WD Thunderbolt ext. drives on Woot.

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  1. kretek macrumors member

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  2. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    Nice find! I may try one of these, mainly as a solution to my "USB 3.0 interference with Bluetooth" issue. My current work around is a CalDigit Thunderbolt dock with a 2M cable, with my USB 3.0 drives hanging off that. That cures about 90% of my Bluetooth issues, but the pure TB dock should solve for all of those remaining.
     
  3. matreya macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I wouldn't touch any reconditioned drives from WD, EVER.
     
  4. BeatCrazy macrumors 65816

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    I've got plenty of backups, and am really just interested in this for the enclosure itself.
     
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  6. BeatCrazy, Feb 24, 2016
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    Awkward, or impossible? The enclosure you linked is 60% more expense than the WD. And the WD includes drives, you could at least use them for spares/scratch, even if they're junk.

    EDIT: sorry I didn't open the first link correctly, the Mercury Elite Pro 2-bay enclosure @ $245 does seem very reasonable. I wonder if that "sale" price is just their normal everyday price?
     
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    WD enclosures are notoriously craptastic when opening.
     
  8. matreya macrumors 65816

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    Awkward, in that you need to bend plastic with a screwdriver and then wrestle the cover off. It's not impossible, but it's a real PITA.

    I bought one of the 2-bay enclosures for $299 2 years ago, so $245 is a reasonable price :)
     

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