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Old 06-05-2012, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey. Any thoughts? Found a decently priced 320gb one on newegg, good idea or stick with buying a new one?
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ive never taken a chance on one. consider the warranty and have backups and worst case scenario is inconvenience in returning it.
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Hard drives are one thing I usually never go with refurbished on. I just don't want to take the chance on a refurbed one. Granted, a new one can have the exact same chance of failure as a refurb, but I'd rather get a new one.
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same chances, but no warranty with a refurb. if it breaks, at least you get another that works for no extra cost
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You get warranties with refurbs... just usually much shorter of a warranty period.
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I will consider a refurb on almost anything except a drive. You have no idea exactly why it was sent back and if it will start to fail on you later or not.
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True, thanks for all the advice guys.
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Buying a new hard drive is a much better option. You will get warranty.
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You still get warranty with a refurb. You just get less.
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Old 06-21-2012, 04:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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By refurbished is the motor swapped? You don't want to buy a drive with a lot of running hours logged on it.
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