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Windows 7: How do you feel about refurbished drives

25 Nov 2014   #1
durango1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
How do you feel about refurbished drives

Hi, i was shopping around today and i found some really awesome deals on newegg for internal hard drives but some of them are seagate refurbished drives. Would you trust them as much as a new drive and would you buy one if it was a great deal. Im kind of 50/50 right now, i like seagate but i might go with WD since its new.

Here is my shopping link.

Computer Hardware, Hard Drives, Internal Hard Drives, All Desktop Hard Drives, 500GB - 1TB - Newegg.com


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25 Nov 2014   #2
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I would rather pay for a new drive with a longer warranty than take a chance on a refurb with a much shorter warranty.
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25 Nov 2014   #3
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by durango1 View Post
Hi, i was shopping around today and i found some really awesome deals on newegg for internal hard drives but some of them are seagate refurbished drives. Would you trust them as much as a new drive and would you buy one if it was a great deal. Im kind of 50/50 right now, i like seagate but i might go with WD since its new.

Here is my shopping link.

Computer Hardware, Hard Drives, Internal Hard Drives, All Desktop Hard Drives, 500GB - 1TB - Newegg.com
I like the WD Black as they still have a 5 year warranty.

Jim
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25 Nov 2014   #4
JRockZ

Win 7 64 Ultimate
 
 

I myself have purchased many of them,,, most of them are "New refurbished" some "Used Refurbished" of course the "New" ones technically is a drive someone probably purchased screwed up their install couldn't get it working and then returned it, then they sent back to Seagate and Seagate ran all their tests and wiped the slate clean and then sold as refurbished,,, to me anything refurbished should be as good as or better than "new" because why you ask?? well because its been gone over and tested for Quality a second time and if the "refurbishers" do their job right I think you get just as good if not better quality than "New"

"Used refurbished" would obviously be an older dated drive/model that has been tested and wipe and re-sold, possibly from an offlease PC or something so it may have a lot of hours on it but tests out good.
I've purchased both,,, both in SSD and HDD drive's and so far only had one that wouldn't work out for me, I returned it found another one on the shelf and was back in good working order.

Most the stuff I do goes into used PC's for re-sale so how long they last I don't know but ive not yet had one come back bad nor heard of any issues.

Either way id say its worth taking a risk on if you have 30 or 90 days to return why not right?

Infact Im just now as I type this about to install w7u on a "Used" refurbed 80gb drive for an older system! Of course following tutorials (well memory) from what ive read here!!
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25 Nov 2014   #5
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

I would avoid a refurbished drive. As the others have said, I would rather trust my data to a new drive with warranty than someone's old and formerly broken drive.
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25 Nov 2014   #6
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by durango1 View Post
Hi, i was shopping around today and i found some really awesome deals on newegg for internal hard drives but some of them are seagate refurbished drives. Would you trust them as much as a new drive and would you buy one if it was a great deal. Im kind of 50/50 right now, i like seagate but i might go with WD since its new.

Here is my shopping link.

Computer Hardware, Hard Drives, Internal Hard Drives, All Desktop Hard Drives, 500GB - 1TB - Newegg.com
I like the WD Black as they still have a 5 year warranty.

Jim
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25 Nov 2014   #7
Berton

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

I've used a few but they all carried the same warranty as if new. One thing about refurbished is if an item has a serial number it is entered at the register database and in most cases cannot legally be sold again as new. Sometimes they are simply buyer rethinks/remorse in the return.
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25 Nov 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

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.
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26 Nov 2014   #9
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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.
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26 Nov 2014   #10
Arelem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
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?
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