Even if you create a tiny 1 gig partition to hold data files. or just a few folders that contain 50 mb, that's too much information to return a drive. Sooner or later, a user is going to backup a password data file, some important MS Office/Libre Office/Open Office documents, or their USB thumb drives.
In your example above, you mention pictures and videos. Would you really want some stranger who refurbishes your drive viewing what could be thousands of family photos and videos?
It's only my opinion, but I would sooner just destroy a drive and eat the money rather than return it.
I honestly wouldn't really care if someone had family pictures. I don't know why they would want them but I wouldn't care if they had them either.
In today's world it is a much smarter idea to have important documents and other stuff on a SSD in the first place so you don't have to worry about losing them. I would not have them on a huge storage drive that I am probably using for entertainment purposes.
Last edited by Greatbam; 03-15-2013 at 01:39 PM..