Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Is this an ebay scam...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Is this an ebay scam... - Page 3

post #21 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirby1 View Post
IDK, price doesnt seem that great. Its a fast drive but only 300GBs.

Doesnt look like a scam but if it was Im sure ebay would give u ur money back.

It could just be refurbished, Ive seen a lot of refurbished drive on sale lately. Newegg has a ton and they are very cheap.
It doesn't appear to be refurbed, and appears to be in stock packaging. Also, the product in question run $150 on newegg, tiger direct, and amazon. Refurbed units run $110 on same sites, so if this is new, it's an awesome deal. I get it's only 300 GB, but I already have 1, so I get a couple more, and put them in RAID0 for a performance boost. I see it as a win. Besides, raptors have always run higher in price than storage drives.

Any higher in performance I'm looking at 15K SAS server drives, and one of those would cost $150 for a drive that's less space, plus I'd have to buy a new hardware controller.

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief View Post
What are you 'weary' about SSDs for? They are awesome...
IDK. The read/write degredation over time can be an issue, and I'd rather not have to deal with say monthly re cloning after a wipe to 0s to refresh the usage. Just a hassle I'd rather not deal with at this time. Also the cost/gb ratio isn't as low as i'd like it to be yet. I'm sure I'll get one someday, but for now, I'll stick with my spindle based drives.
post #22 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by herkalurk View Post
Any higher in performance I'm looking at 15K SAS server drives, and one of those would cost $150 for a drive that's less space, plus I'd have to buy a new hardware controller.
If you're look at performance, don't even bother looking at HDDs really.... Depending on use, HDDs cannot come close to a SSD.



Quote:
Originally Posted by herkalurk View Post
IDK. The read/write degredation over time can be an issue, and I'd rather not have to deal with say monthly re cloning after a wipe to 0s to refresh the usage.
What read/write degredation over time? The write performance degredation has been pretty much mitigated.

The write cycle degredation is not much of an issue for the majority of use either. Unless, you are writing more than 20GB a day....
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
Once again...
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 [4.28GHz, HT] Asus P6T + Broadcom NetXtreme II VisionTek HD5850 [900/1200] + Galaxy GT240 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaw X [1632 MHz] 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Intel X25-M 160GB + 3xRAID0 500GB 7200.12 Window 7 Pro 64 Acer H243H + Samsung 226BW XARMOR-U9BL  
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec Truepower New 750W Li Lian PC-V2100 [10x120mm fans] Logitech G9 X-Trac Pro 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
If you're look at performance, don't even bother looking at HDDs really.... Depending on use, HDDs cannot come close to a SSD.




What read/write degredation over time? The write performance degredation has been pretty much mitigated.

The write cycle degredation is not much of an issue for the majority of use either. Unless, you are writing more than 20GB a day....
Well, here's the problem as I see it: a 256GB SSD will cost you $500 and, while you get much higher performance, it also costs more and you get less capacity. This Hard Drive has much lower access times than a normal HDD, while also delivering higher read/write speeds. At $90, I don't really see anything wrong with it.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo P7450 @2.7GHz Pegatron G60VX (A12) GeForce GTX 260M 1GB @610/1500/2000 Hynix 4GB DDR2 @1000MHz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
KeyboardPowerMouse
Microsoft Digital media Keyboard 3000 Delta Electronics ADP-120ZB BB 120W Logitech G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 27
Perhaps it is refurbished or recertified and it just doesnt say so. I think if you ordered such a refurb/recert drive from newegg, it would come in sealed packaging because the manufacturer would seal it after the refurbing/recerting.

Either way feedback is high and if there was an issue im sure the seller would take care of it.
Edited by Kirby1 - 5/16/11 at 12:41pm
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 4.5 GA-P67A-UD3-B3 EVGA 570 8GB Gskill 1600mhz 
Hard DrivePower
1.5TB CORSAIR 850TX 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500K @ 4.5 GA-P67A-UD3-B3 EVGA 570 8GB Gskill 1600mhz 
Hard DrivePower
1.5TB CORSAIR 850TX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 27
between you verifying the S/N, the users feedback history, and paypal having your back. I'd say go for it
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Sempron LE-1300 Radeon x1200 4Gb DDR2 160GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.6 HD LCD 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Sempron LE-1300 Radeon x1200 4Gb DDR2 160GB 
OSMonitor
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.6 HD LCD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 27
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kirby1 View Post
Perhaps it is refurbished or recertified and it just doesnt say so. I think if you ordered such a refurb/recert drive from newegg, it would come in sealed packaging because the manufacturer would seal it after the refurbing/recerting.
Well, if they are refurbs, then it seems they're still covered by WD warranty service, at least the one pictured had a valid warranty. Either way, I wouldn't buy today, but wait till Thursday when paycheck clears.
post #27 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by alphaOri View Post
between you verifying the S/N, the users feedback history, and paypal having your back. I'd say go for it
Not to mention US! These eBayer's are dead serious about their ratings. After all, in most cases these days this is how they make their living. If an eBayer rips off one of our fellow Forumites and we started sending him and eBay e-mails complaining about the rip off, that person would sprain his jaw apologizing and wear out his fingers e-mailing his apologies to everyone that became involved.
That's why this is a +99% guaranteed legitimate deal. Some large e-tailer like Amazon, NewEgg, etc. can just ignore most people. They have people that handle such things. That's how Exxon got through the Valdez disaster and Union Carbide after the Bhopal, India mass-poisoning. (Google "union carbide disaster", if you've forgotten.)
As individuals, an eBayers rep is worth a helluva lot more to them than the rep of some corporation.
These Raptors are a completely top-notch deal. I don't need them ATM, but I may just buy a pair. I'll have to think about it tonight.
Rant
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3930K RAMPAGE IV EXTREME MSI R9 290X Lightning MSI R9 290X Lightning 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung SSD 840 500GB Toshiba Desktop 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 3TB 7200RPM 64M... Pioneer BDXL Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7x64 SP 1 Dell U3011 Duckyshine Year of the Snake Corsair 1200i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 900D Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Fierce Gaming Control Teflon coated steel On Board 
Other
Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 High-power 2... 
  hide details  
Reply
Rant
(21 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 3930K RAMPAGE IV EXTREME MSI R9 290X Lightning MSI R9 290X Lightning 
RAMRAMRAMRAM
Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  Corsair  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung SSD 840 500GB Toshiba Desktop 3.5" SATA 6GB/s 3TB 7200RPM 64M... Pioneer BDXL Corsair H100i 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7x64 SP 1 Dell U3011 Duckyshine Year of the Snake Corsair 1200i 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Corsair 900D Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Fierce Gaming Control Teflon coated steel On Board 
Other
Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 High-power 2... 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Is this an ebay scam...