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HGST 2TB Ultrastar 7K3000 "Enterprise" Hard Drive HUA723020ALA641 *RFB* $37

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Seagate SkyHawk 4TB [newegg.com] Surveillance Hard Drive $114.99AC
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Created 09-05-2017 at 01:07 AM by sr71
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Am I missing something?
This is a great deal on the 2TB!
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Am I missing something?
This is a great deal!
Yeah, its a used drive with a bazillion hours on it. Nothing 'refurbished' about it.

Best case, they don't wipe the SMART stuff off the drive along with the bad block table and it slogs along for a few years in a raid array or as a backup drive. Worst case its DOA, its had its bad block table wiped so you have to do a multipass test to rebuild it, and/or it drops dead and takes some data with it.

These are great when they're new. I'd buy a new consumer grade drive for a little more than this. I haven't had a consumer drive fail in at least 7 years.
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Yeah, its a used drive with a bazillion hours on it. Nothing 'refurbished' about it.

Best case, they don't wipe the SMART stuff off the drive along with the bad block table and it slogs along for a few years in a raid array or as a backup drive. Worst case its DOA, its had its bad block table wiped so you have to do a multipass test to rebuild it, and/or it drops dead and takes some data with it.

These are great when they're new. I'd buy a new consumer grade drive for a little more than this. I haven't had a consumer drive fail in at least 7 years.
Just seems perfect for back up storage or as the main drive on a budget build to sell.
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Just seems perfect for back up storage or as the main drive on a budget build to sell.
I'm sure a customer would be thrilled to buy that budget build and get a drive that sounds like a can full of marbles with 3 years of steady wear on it.
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I love that Seagate drives automatically get mass downvotes, but people will trust their data on 2-4 year old drives that were already refurbished for a reason (read: failed).
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I'm sure a customer would be thrilled to buy that budget build and get a drive that sounds like a can full of marbles with 3 years of steady wear on it.
Stu5797 stated he was building a budget build - presumably at a cut rate price. "A customer" looking for the cheapest computer should not expect premium components that are not refurbished.
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