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Refurbished HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 3TB 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive $40.99 after Rebate

These go on sale for about this price every once in a while. They are Enterprise hard drives meant for extended use times. I have a few in my network server and they have served me pretty well.

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To head off the usual comments and fights about this drive, when this very regular deal pops up:

YES, these are pulls from server farms that likely have around 15,000-25,000 hours of use.
NO, they are NOT consumer returned refurbished drives.
YES, calling this refurbished is somewhat deceptive, since these are simply used drives.
NO, these are NOT "Deathstars". That was over 20 years ago, and two companies ago.
YES, they are enterprise level drives that are rated for years of constant use.
YES, there is a risk with buying a used drive.
YES, there is a risk with buying a NEW drive, especially if it's a consumer level drive.
YES, there is a serious (probably around 5-10%, based on the feedback these threads have gotten here) chance that you will receive a bad drive and will have to return it.
YES, you will want to check the SMART data and probably do a full disk test on it before using it. If you don't know what that means, check out the various threads here about these drives. CrystalDiskInfo is one popular FREE program for reading SMART into. Hard Disk Sentinel is one of the better known drive testing programs.
YES, if the SMART DATA or the tests show errors, you're likely better off returning it to be safe.
YES, that is the risk when you get such an outstanding deal on an outstanding drive.

I bought one from Newegg.com last week. Ran a test with Hard Disk Sentinel. No issues reported. Test results were " The hard disk status is PERFECT. Problematic or weak sectors were not found and there are no spin up or data transfer errors."

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when i read 'refurbished hdd' i envision the manufacturer disassembling the drive, replacing the platters, updating the firmware and doing a full sweep test on the circuitry.

when i think about how most refurbished units are actually sold, i envision newegg accepting returns for any reason, slapping 'refurbished' on the product and reselling it for 20% off, hoping everything will be ok.
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Nothing wrong with the disks - see previous similar threads. But to deal with rebate for $5 is annoying. Plus, deals on these drives frequently come up for $40 or less, without stupid rebates.
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Any reason not to use this in a desktop?
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1 yr or 90 day warranty?

Description says 1yr, bottom of page says 90 days
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The page says this deal ends in 7 days. You think these will remain in stock for 7 days? I have been tracking these drives for a few weeks. This is the best recent price.
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when i read 'refurbished hdd' i envision the manufacturer disassembling the drive, replacing the platters, updating the firmware and doing a full sweep test on the circuitry.

when i think about how most refurbished units are actually sold, i envision newegg accepting returns for any reason, slapping 'refurbished' on the product and reselling it for 20% off, hoping everything will be ok.
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Nothing wrong with the disks - see previous similar threads. But to deal with rebate for $5 is annoying. Plus, deals on these drives frequently come up for $40 or less, without stupid rebates.
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What's going on with hard drive prices? Like a year-and-a-half ago I got a 2 TB version of this for $30 from ebay. It's still going strong..
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when i read 'refurbished hdd' i envision the manufacturer disassembling the drive, replacing the platters, updating the firmware and doing a full sweep test on the circuitry.

when i think about how most refurbished units are actually sold, i envision newegg accepting returns for any reason, slapping 'refurbished' on the product and reselling it for 20% off, hoping everything will be ok.
These are Datacenter pulls. They usually wipe the SMART data and erase the drive and call it refurbished. I picked up a couple 4TB drives from gohdd on ebay and they've been working for the past 4 months for me. I would NOT use as a standalone drive. But if the drive has lived past the 2 year infant mortality rate then they're usually good for 6 years.
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Oh good, this drive supports Encryption, for all my Encryption needs Big Grin.

This is a good candidate for an extra backup drive. Even if it only lasts a few years, at this price point it's worth it for some extra data redundancy.
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What's going on with hard drive prices? Like a year-and-a-half ago I got a 2 TB version of this for $30 from ebay. It's still going strong..
There's a NAND shortage so HDD OEMs are riding that wave and won't lower prices. $35 is usually the lowest you'll ever find a spinning drive since the BoM is usually around $30 for platters and heads and motor, etc.
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For when you really don't care about your data.
If you run them in a RAID 1 or higher scenario, as these drive typically are, you're must less likely to have any data loss. Of course a RAID and even a brand new drive are not replacements for proper backups.
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