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I want a huge HDD just to store videos that I currently have on DVD (and toss the DVDs) , so I don't plan to leave it plugged in either, just use it when I need a video from it

So I can get 1 for $100 from NCIX thats been refrub'ed by Seagate. seagate barracuda st3000dm001 - they have a bad reputation it seems, no wonder their warranty is only 2 years.

Does anyone know what exactly failed on them so often? I'm sure warranties on these are non-transferable, so if it fails again after 15-days, its a total loss
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well I am on my 3rd rma'd seagate drive. they keep sending me "refurbs" like this beaut





Samsung is now owned by seagate btw. so yes it says its a sammy hdd

Not trying to troll or anything. Just a personal experience i have with seagate rma and refurb drives.
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when you look at the details on most refurbs it will have like 7000+ hours on them already, if you have delicate info that you cant afford to lose buy new or buy 2 and run raid 1
    
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da da da double post!!!!!!
    
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When buying a refurb drive I try to stick to the better names, I purchased a few corsair ssd's that were refurbed by corsair from newegg's ebay store 2 weeks ago, couldn't pass up the deal, 39.99 per drive. I watched a video from corsair on how they refurb them, honestly it seemed like a good deal and couldn't pass on it. They have to replace the silicon sheet in the ssd to refurb it, so it's basically new
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Either its been dumb luck or I've also been burned in the past:
older 7200.8 bit the dust, just locked and bricked one day - chaulk it up to old age maybe
newer 7200.11 - bit the dust one day in an oem build. it would reformat but then experience sector error like crazy
7200.12 - locked up due to firmware error, got it unlocked but bricked again 6 months later.

Their momentus laptop hdd's however have seemed pretty solid, it just their desktop ones I keep finding unreliable.


Out of all that I still have wd 250 ata atleast 10 drive I still use in my htpc...

Anyway I'd recommend a different hdd from personal experience. To date I haven't been able to brick a western digital.
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So LuckySe7ens are you saying they sent it to you like that? If so what a scam, get on the phone and go crazy

All I plan to do is load it up as soon as it arrives, and then just hook it back up everynow and again when I need something off it, I probably shouldn't worry too much as long as it works when it arrives
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So LuckySe7ens are you saying they sent it to you like that? If so what a scam, get on the phone and go crazy

All I plan to do is load it up as soon as it arrives, and then just hook it back up everynow and again when I need something off it, I probably shouldn't worry too much as long as it works when it arrives

this is the second faulty drive that I've been sent. it's worse than the first one.
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