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Old 06-21-2012, 04:32 PM   #11 (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.
Depends on what was wrong with the drive initially to make it get refurb'd. They usually don't say what was done to the item after it's been refurb'd.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: Good idea to buy a Refurbished Hard Drive?

Although, they do run a battery of tests on it to make sure it is in working order.
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Old 06-21-2012, 10:26 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I made that mistake once, The drives did work but they were extremely noisy. They sounded like the old 700 mb drives from the late 80's. They chattered so loud during a write you could hear them in another room. Luckily for me newegg did take them back on an rma
I agree with everybody else here....Avoid refurb drives!
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Now that I think of it, I did buy some refurb Seagate 320GB. They were just at an awesome price, couldn't pass it up. Although they did die, 4 years later. But we always kept backups in 3 locations. So we lost nothing.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
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It would be way too hard for me to feel safe with all of my stuff on a refurb'd drive.
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But we always kept backups in 3 locations. So we lost nothing.
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It would be way too hard for me to feel safe with all of my stuff on a refurb'd drive.
That is your answer, bro :P
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That is your answer, bro :P
After your refurb died do you feel the same way?
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After I got those refurb drives, I never had the need to get a new refurb. More like, meh, wth...
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Haha alright
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