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Rommsey 7 14 June 30, 2016 at 08:29 PM in Hard Drives (12) More Monoprice Deals
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2TB HGST|Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 3.5" 7200 RPM Enterprise Grade Hard Drive (HUA722020ALA331) [Clean Pull] on sale for $44.99.


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What is a "clean pull" hard drive? A "clean pull" hard drive is one that was in a pre-built desktop system that was built by a system manufacturer but did not sell. The hard drive has been pulled out of the system and re-packaged in static free wrap. These hard drives have never been used and never burned (0 Burn Hours). This hard drive comes with a 6 month warranty from the manufacturer.

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so you are saying that the pre-built desktop systems were never tested, thus no burn and never used?

good luck to whoever bought those sold systems...?
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They were likely poorly configured systems and were parted out because they did not sell well
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4 year old drive that runs hot. on the plus side the firmware is apparently written for use in raid arrays
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They say 6 month warranty from the manufacturer. but I would be willing to bet that the manufacture would laugh at you if you tried to get them to warranty it
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Besides, it's Monoprice. Those guys play fast-and-loose with their sales, so I wouldn't trust them no matter what they were selling.
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Took a chance on one of these. CrystalDiskInfo says the drive has 42091 power on hours.

Clean pull? Not so much.
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#8
"These hard drives have never been used and never burned (0 Burn Hours). "
Maybe they think this means they were never in a fire.
So 42091 power on hours is really OK because the place didn't burn down... so 0 burn hours.
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Price appears to have risen to $49.99 now. No Qty discount.
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Quote from tjones261 View Post :
"These hard drives have never been used and never burned (0 Burn Hours). "
Maybe they think this means they were never in a fire.
So 42091 power on hours is really OK because the place didn't burn down... so 0 burn hours.
How did MonoPrice explain the discrepancy in hours, and what did they offer to make up for this?

The older Hitachi/HGST drives (probably 7K3000 and older) have an unusual power-saving feature that drops the speed from 7200 RPM to around 4500 RPM during prolonged idle, but this has to be enabled by using the Feature Tool, a DOS utility no longer available from HGST but is included on the Ultimate Boot CD download of utilities & diagnostics [ultimatebootcd.com].

Back in mid-June, Fry's was offering new 2TB Toshiba enterprise hard drives for $80, or on June 12 for $60 with coupon code, but they were 4 built years ago, and their 5-year warranties started on the manufacturing date. However some lucky customers were offered substitutes of either WD Blacks or HGST Ultrastars.
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Quote from larrymoencurly View Post :
How did MonoPrice explain the discrepancy in hours, and what did they offer to make up for this?

The older Hitachi/HGST drives (probably 7K3000 and older) have an unusual power-saving feature that drops the speed from 7200 RPM to around 4500 RPM during prolonged idle, but this has to be enabled by using the Feature Tool, a DOS utility no longer available from HGST but is included on the Ultimate Boot CD download of utilities & diagnostics [ultimatebootcd.com].

Back in mid-June, Fry's was offering new 2TB Toshiba enterprise hard drives for $80, or on June 12 for $60 with coupon code, but they were 4 built years ago, and their 5-year warranties started on the manufacturing date. However some lucky customers were offered substitutes of either WD Blacks or HGST Ultrastars.
I opened my RMA yesterday...so far no response.

For what it's worth, I had it plugged in for a few hours on a USB adapter. Mind you, just plugged in, not writing or reading from it. Just sitting there.

When I went to unplug it so I could box it back up, I almost dropped it...it was HOT. Not hot enough to burn immediately, but hot enough to be uncomfortable holding it for more than a few seconds.
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Got the RMA confirmation from Monoprice. No questions or response as to why the description was false, just an RMA label.
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Quote from mgeoffriau View Post :
Got the RMA confirmation from Monoprice. No questions or response as to why the description was false, just an RMA label.
File a complaint at BBB.org or FTC.gov.

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When I went to unplug it so I could box it back up, I almost dropped it...it was HOT.
I've measured drives at up to 55-58C. Hot but not enough to cause 2nd or 3rd degree burns for a few seconds. Apparently 60C water takes 6 seconds to scald, 51C water about 30 seconds.
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#14
Sounds like the ebay pulls a few weeks back which had about 30 cycles and 30-40k hours. They're working great so far. (i got about 10 ).
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