expired WD Elements 3TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $122.95 Delivered @ Dick Smith

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not bad price for 3TB. $115 + $7.95 Delivery. Cheapest NZ price is $159 + Delivery. Amazon cheapest comes to $142 Delivered.
Model: WDBU6Y0030BBK-WESN

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    Pretty good price. I think I paid $144 from PBTech at one of their sales recently which was very good value.

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    These known to be any good?

    I've always purchased WD drives, but it's been a while and am not sure if they're any good of recent times.

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      Who really knows these days, with things usually built down to a price point rather than for genuine longevity. You pays your money and takes your chances. When I looked a year or so ago people in random forums were pretty scathing of Seagate and WD was flavour of the month. But in 20 years I've only ever had a WD drive go bad on me.

      Similar experience with SSDs, I have an el-cheapo OCZ Vertex 2E (8 years old??) that's still going fine. Meanwhile the more expensive Crucial M4 I bought around the same time for a gaming desktop, rather quickly started suffering an intermittent fault. It was always a 'cross your fingers' moment if you had to reboot that machine.

      At the end of the day it's a trade-off between price point and warranty for me. Whether your individual drive will go bad cannot be predicted no matter which brand you buy. WD are of course a main player and you could do worse than this deal I reckon.

      Hope you get some other answers, I'm curious what others think too.

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        Thanks mate, matches my situation exactly too, right down to the OCZ Vertex!

        Will Noels price match against Dick Smith?
        Unlikely, but has anyone tried?

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          Noel Leeming can be buggers - easiest way to find out is I think you can attempt price-match online now. If you can catch their online chat people when they're available just ask there. I've heard if they do price match they just give you a voucher code to enter online so you don't even have to go into the store. I haven't used it but it's a pretty handy way of doing things. ps - Long live the Vertex 2E!! lol

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          @choc squiggle: yip they give you a unique code which is only valid for so long. The online chat is offline a lot though which is annoying.

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          @nachos: Yeah they're offline a lot these days. Will try again tomorrow.

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