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3TB HGST Ultrastar 3.5" SATA III Internal Hard Drive (Pulled Drive) EXPIRED

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Monoprice has 3TB HGST Ultrastar 3.5" SATA III 7200 RPM Internal Hard Drive (Pulled Drive, HUS724030ALA640) for $39.99. Shipping is free. Thanks B-dawg
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I found that Monoprice.com has the HGST 3TB hard drives on sale for $39.99. Most of the other posts I've seen have these selling for just over $40 so this looks like it's a good deal.

My assumption is these drives are similar to the drive pulls being sold by Newegg recently.

https://www.monoprice.com/product...LC-1122587
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What do you think pulled drives are? They've basically been spinning in a data center for three years. Nobody is going to pull new drives out of an array and sell them at this price.
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HGST is the most reputable brand there is, but all drives die eventually. These will have a 3 year shorter life than new ones.
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A three year old HGST commercial drive will outlive a brand new Seagate drive. Just sayin'
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Great price, but the comments on Monoprice indictate these are not pulled drives, but used drives.
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I'd thought pulled meant used
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Great price, but the comments on Monoprice indictate these are not pulled drives, but used drives.
What do you think pulled drives are? They've basically been spinning in a data center for three years. Nobody is going to pull new drives out of an array and sell them at this price.
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I'd thought pulled meant used
Obviously, it's also said in the listing "Some Pulled drive might have some usage."
I would rather go for a new one from a reputed brand.
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Obviously, it's also said in the listing "Some Pulled drive might have some usage."
I would rather go for a new one from a reputed brand.
HGST is the most reputable brand there is, but all drives die eventually. These will have a 3 year shorter life than new ones.
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I can't believe people buy used hard drives. Even for non critical data, the potential hassle just isn't worth it.
I disagree, given they are Enterprise and I'm not using them in a production or high io environment and can get more spares then if say I bought new, it's well worth the roll of the dice.

Plus always test them when they arrive and return any that have bad blocks or don't meet my standards
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I bought a few of these a few weeks ago for about this price. I gave them a thorough test and they passed with flying colors. If I remember they had about 1-2 years of use. Not exactly what I was hoping but assuming they just sat there spinning and not powered on and off all day they are likely in good shape. They are also in a very redundant array. Figured why not. I don't think I would go this route without some pretty good protection but two drives for under 80 bucks that should easily give me some years of use isn't bad at all. Just depends on your situation.
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A three year old HGST commercial drive will outlive a brand new Seagate drive. Just sayin'
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Is there any promo code to make this even better?
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I can't believe people buy used hard drives. Even for non critical data, the potential hassle just isn't worth it.
I'd bet you''re as likely to have a brand new from the factory hard drive fail as a good enterprise hard drive with years of life left in them. Does depend on how much wear and tear they already have, but these Ultrastars have been some of the better ones to pick.
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good chance of it. Smilie
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A three year old HGST commercial drive will outlive a brand new Seagate drive. Just sayin'

So will a housefly
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The reviews indicate that these have about 2+ years of use on them. Plain and simple, these are used hard drives. For reference, Seagate Barricudas are about $80. I think I'll pass, but solid deal as long as you know what you're getting.
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