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post #1 of 13
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So, I'm doing this backward since I already have the FS thread and a price here... but I just wanted to clarify that the price is fair. They sell on Newegg for ~$80 so I figured $15 less with free shipping would be pretty good.

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post #2 of 13
Sounds about right but since you can get a new F4 for the same price new and at times they out perform a WD black you might not get a lot of bites. I am a die hard WD fan but my sammy F4 sure holds it's own against the WD Greens
    
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post #3 of 13
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I have an F3, but wasn't the F4 a step backwards in terms of performance?
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post #4 of 13
If I had a need for it, I'd ride over the river and buy it from ya to save shipping.

from the sunnyside!

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post #5 of 13
The F3 from what I remember is comperable to the 1TB black

However the F4 seems to smoke my WD greens and it keeps up with the 7200rpm drives too. I do network transfers so I would need to upgrade to Cat6 before I could get the full use of a 7200rpm drive.

Your price is fair since on release I paid close to $200 for mine
    
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post #6 of 13
That is a fair price. It is actually a great price if the drive still has a warranty ( I don't know if it transfers when sold).
 
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post #7 of 13
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Whoa... $200 is a whole lot lol.

I'll wait it out and see if anyone bites. If not, I may hold on to it. I paid like $90 when I originally got it... and then factor in the shipping for the dead drive back to WD... I have about $97 invested in the drive. Selling a drive that's basically brand new for a $32 loss seems silly. Especially when I lost almost a full terabyte of data when the original one got the click of death
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post #8 of 13
What kind of warranty do you get on the returned drive? Because if it is a limited warranty than it doesn't matter that it is "essentially new". The whole point of a black drive, besides construction and MTBF, is the five year warranty.

I'd say $60 shipped.
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post #9 of 13
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Good point on the warranty.

The drive was originally purchased from Newegg 6/5/2009. According to Western Digital:

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In an Advance RMA, the replacement drives are shipped with a 90-day warranty.

If the remaining warranty on the defective drive is more than 90 days, the remaining warranty will be applied to the replacement drive after we have received the defective product. For example, if the defective drive’s warranty expires on February 21, 2011 and the replacement drive was shipped on December 1, 2009, the current warranty on the replacement drive will be 90 days from December 1, 2009 until we receive the defective product. Once we received the defective drive, the warranty on the replacement drive is updated to February 21, 2011.

If the remaining warranty of the defective drive is less than 90 days, the warranty on the replacement drive is 90 days from the date the drive was shipped.
So that means this drive is under warranty until 6/5/2014 and has just under three years left.
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post #10 of 13
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Good point on the warranty.

The drive was originally purchased from Newegg 6/5/2009. According to Western Digital:



So that means this drive is under warranty until 6/5/2014 and has just under three years left.
Good, that is important. That should help the resell. I've seen these drives for as low as $78 at the local Fry's, so second hand you should expect $60, only b/c it is fresh from the RMA with three years warranty left.
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