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Author Topic: Refurbished or used internal hard disks 3½ 6TB-12TB  (Read 222 times)

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Refurbished or used internal hard disks 3½ 6TB-12TB
« on: January 17, 2019, 01:54 PM »
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Do you know about this ?
Have you bought a refurbished HDD ?
What is your experience ?
Best international links to buy a used hard disk ?

Thanks a lot.
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Shades

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Re: Refurbished or used internal hard disks 3½ 6TB-12TB
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2019, 07:42 PM »
The bigger the drive, the bigger the back you need to have for when (not if) it fails.

Second hand drives I would only use for data/content I am prepared to lose. In my (anecdotal) experience I have had nothing but trouble with refurbished stuff. Not worth the few bucks shaved of the purchase price. Maybe that has something to do with this part of the world. I am certain that the South American continent gets the rejects from the production lines for the (Western) European/US markets.

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Re: Refurbished or used internal hard disks 3½ 6TB-12TB
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2019, 11:12 PM »
Yeah I can't see using them for anything but as redundant storage, when you were absolutely prepared to have them crash without loss of important data.

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Re: Refurbished or used internal hard disks 3½ 6TB-12TB
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2019, 09:47 AM »
I'd rather play real-world roulette.