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3TB HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724030ALE641 (0F17731) Enterprise Hard Drive *RFB* $41AR @NF

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Last Edited by Davidhh December 29, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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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.
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Out of stock
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Back in stock.
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Back in stock.
Thanks man, in for one. Unless I'm missing something this seems like a super deal for my son's build. Why so many thumbs down?
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Thanks man, in for one. Unless I'm missing something this seems like a super deal for my son's build. Why so many thumbs down?
Besides refurb, pulled OEM drive, 90 day warranty? Absolutely nothing.
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These are good for raid system.
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Besides refurb, pulled OEM drive, 90 day warranty? Absolutely nothing.
the refurbished label leads to comments like these were broken or restored at some point. In fact most of them are working puls from servers with few power cycles and usually 15-20K hrs of use (so about 2yrs for a drive typically warranteed for 5). You have 90-days to run these hard and see if anything is amiss - plenty of folks have gotten decent drives.
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$45.99 with no rebate right now...considering this as a storage drive...thoughts?
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Just FYI for anyone that purchased this, there is no barcode for the rebate, but newegg support said you could submit the claim without barcode for the $5 rebate.
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