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3TB HGST Enterprise 7K4000 HDD (new, bare drive) - Newegg Marketplace Seller - $69.99 - FS

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A Newegg Marketplace seller has a New 3TB HGST 7K4000 enterprise drive with a 3 year warranty on sale for $69.99

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Pr...5AD6NV7790


Reviews on other sites are decent, Tweaktown gave it a must have award

This has a year longer warranty than the deal on the seagate 3tb barracuda they currently have on sale for $74.99. The seller has excellent reviews.
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The picture shows a drive made almost 5 years ago.
Potential buyers may want to consider reports that the seller, Goharddrive, sells used drives with the SMART data wiped. Search for more info if you are interested; here is a sample I found:

"GoHardDrive are counterfeiters, pure and simple. Same as a used car dealer zeroing out odometers and selling the cars as "new" but with the condition that they service the "warranty". Ofcourse there are laws against doing that to car odometers, but since we're talking harddisks here its legal grey area.

They take used drives and refurbs decommissioned from datacenters and from liquidations, wipe SMART (takes a fraction of a second), and masquerade them as "new" to the unsuspecting...."

https://forums.servethehome.com/i...-new.4507/
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The picture shows a drive made almost 5 years ago.
Potential buyers may want to consider reports that the seller, Goharddrive, sells used drives with the SMART data wiped. Search for more info if you are interested; here is a sample I found:

"GoHardDrive are counterfeiters, pure and simple. Same as a used car dealer zeroing out odometers and selling the cars as "new" but with the condition that they service the "warranty". Ofcourse there are laws against doing that to car odometers, but since we're talking harddisks here its legal grey area.

They take used drives and refurbs decommissioned from datacenters and from liquidations, wipe SMART (takes a fraction of a second), and masquerade them as "new" to the unsuspecting...."

https://forums.servethehome.com/i...-new.4507/
It'll be easy enough to check the warranty with HGST when I have the drives to check the SN. I ordered 4. If I did get used drives, I'll just send em back.
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I ordered from (presumably) the same seller on Amazon a few days back for same price. Received today and warranty check on HGST website is coming back as 10.31.19. They also appear new. Not sure what else to check.
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I ordered from (presumably) the same seller on Amazon a few days back for same price. Received today and warranty check on HGST website is coming back as 10.31.19. They also appear new. Not sure what else to check.
These should have 5-year manufacturer warranties if I'm not mistaken, so those drives have either been sitting for 3.5 years or they've been in use for 3.5 years. Hard to know which.
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I ordered from (presumably) the same seller on Amazon a few days back for same price. Received today and warranty check on HGST website is coming back as 10.31.19. They also appear new. Not sure what else to check.
I would check the drive label for a clear (unaltered) manufacture date. Is it recent?

HGST has a very good reputation for reliability; used drives (if that's what these are) may have many more miles to go.
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If these are actually used, there are cheaper alternatives. A couple of weeks ago, there was a huge discussion on the sale of these drives (or a similar model) for about $45 each, used (from data centers) at Newegg.
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the caveat is that it's 5yr to the original purchaser which may be the OEM, so you still probably have to return to goHardDrive not HGST to get a replacement if you have issues.

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I ordered from (presumably) the same seller on Amazon a few days back for same price. Received today and warranty check on HGST website is coming back as 10.31.19. They also appear new. Not sure what else to check.
run a complete surface test or 2 - if the drive have SMART data wiped then the bad sectors will start showing themselves

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These should have 5-year manufacturer warranties if I'm not mistaken, so those drives have either been sitting for 3.5 years or they've been in use for 3.5 years. Hard to know which.
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