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Windows 7: How do you feel about refurbished drives

26 Nov 2014   #11
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

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Isn't that part of the refurbishment, replacing the parts that have worn or broken?
No, not with a hard drive.

Replacing mechanical parts in a hard drive is VERY expensive, far more than the cost of a new drive. Such repairs can only be done in a special clean room by a trained technician using special tools and techniques. Due to the cost repairs are only done for the purposes of data recovery.

The so called refurbished drives are those that have been returned and tested OK. No repairs were done.


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26 Nov 2014   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Why even think about a refurbish drive.
The cost difference between new and refurbish is minimal.
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27 Nov 2014   #13
durango1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks everyone for the great feedback, i do agree that refurbished have been put to live test and thats good, i think i will stick as suggested many times here to new with longer warranty.

Im running a hitachi sata right now as primary with a ide drive as the number 2 drive (its from an old pc and i could not see tossing it so i got an ide converter card). But its only 160gb so its time to replace it and let it go.

The plan is to get another sata for that slot and that way it can run off the existing factory additional plug and power rather than running it off a card like do with my ide.

Question, does it make a difference if my current sata is sata I or II or III and the kind i get for the drive 2. As long as my system will support I II or III then it dont matter right? I could run sata I as primary and sata III as secondary if i wanted to right?

ok i decided on this one

Hitachi Deskstar E7K1000 HDE721010SLA330 (0A38679) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM w/1 Year Warranty - Newegg.com

it was a tossup between the WD and the hitachi but the deciding factor was that this is a 1TB plus im alreadying running a hitachi and i know it will work and just plug right in.
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27 Nov 2014   #14
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

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Question, does it make a difference if my current sata is sata I or II or III and the kind i get for the drive 2. As long as my system will support I II or III then it dont matter right? I could run sata I as primary and sata III as secondary if i wanted to right?
Usually the only difference is in the transfer speeds, may not notice much difference.
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27 Nov 2014   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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Seagates are pretty poor to start with. Refurbishing a poor drive is not going to make it any better. Best seem to be the drives from Japanese companies like Hitachi, Fujitsu, etc.

I would buy a refurbished SSD but not a HDD. Mechanical parts wear out.
Isn't that part of the refurbishment, replacing the parts that have worn or broken?
Not always. Often, they just clean it up, relable it, and resell it.
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