Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Would you trust a recertified HDD?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Would you trust a recertified HDD?

Poll Results: Would You Trust a Recertified WD?

 
  • 63% (7)
    Yes
  • 36% (4)
    No
11 Total Votes  
post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Im looking @ getting a 500 gig HD for cheap . . just to store movies/recorded TV on . . . Newegg has a recert. WD for $100 but i dont trust WD 100% (except for raptors (& other server grade products)) and would like to stick w/ seagate but have a hard time justifying the extra ~$40. It'll be on 24/7. . . Would you triust a re certified WD for HTPC use?
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 170 ccb1e 0609fpaw A8N32-SLI EVGA 7950X2 2 gigs Gskill PC4000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4x 36gig Raptors raid 0, 1x 200gig storage Lightscribe DVD R/w Vista Home Premium x86 32" Syntax Olevia 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 PC&P Silencer 750 Quad Mozart Tx Revolution/G5 
Mouse Pad
Banshee 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 170 ccb1e 0609fpaw A8N32-SLI EVGA 7950X2 2 gigs Gskill PC4000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4x 36gig Raptors raid 0, 1x 200gig storage Lightscribe DVD R/w Vista Home Premium x86 32" Syntax Olevia 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 PC&P Silencer 750 Quad Mozart Tx Revolution/G5 
Mouse Pad
Banshee 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 5
I say no. How do they recertify them? I'm sure they don't pop it open and do platter quality analysis. If you were running two recerts in RAID1, then I would get since it is unlikely both would fail at the same time. Besides the Seagates also run faster!
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 #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
I say no. How do they recertify them? I'm sure they don't pop it open and do platter quality analysis. If you were running two recerts in RAID1, then I would get since it is unlikely both would fail at the same time. Besides the Seagates also run faster!
Im not terribly concerned on performance. . . ill be running this in a HTPC w/ a 3800+ and a 2 x512 of generic on an old RMA'd MSI board. . . space / price ratio is primary concern.

thanks for your input and please vote!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 170 ccb1e 0609fpaw A8N32-SLI EVGA 7950X2 2 gigs Gskill PC4000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4x 36gig Raptors raid 0, 1x 200gig storage Lightscribe DVD R/w Vista Home Premium x86 32" Syntax Olevia 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 PC&P Silencer 750 Quad Mozart Tx Revolution/G5 
Mouse Pad
Banshee 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Opty 170 ccb1e 0609fpaw A8N32-SLI EVGA 7950X2 2 gigs Gskill PC4000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
4x 36gig Raptors raid 0, 1x 200gig storage Lightscribe DVD R/w Vista Home Premium x86 32" Syntax Olevia 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
G15 PC&P Silencer 750 Quad Mozart Tx Revolution/G5 
Mouse Pad
Banshee 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 5
I say no as well, something had to go wrong with them to re-certify them in the first place right? Otherwise they would just be sold as normal, with a normal price.

In my opinion recertified=sell this stuff of cheap, because its junk LOL.

wouldent take my chances with that.
Blue
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 @ 3.6 , 1.45v ASUS P5B-Deluxe WiFi EVGA 8800GTS 640Mb 4 x 1Gb Patriot PC2-8500 DDR2-1066@5 5 5 9 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
RaptorX 150Gb , 3 x 320Gig Seagate 7200.10 Windows xp pro SyncMaster 915n Microsoft RECLUSA 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 620HX Thermaltake Armor 25cm Side fan Mx518 FUNC F10.s 
  hide details  
Reply
Blue
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6600 @ 3.6 , 1.45v ASUS P5B-Deluxe WiFi EVGA 8800GTS 640Mb 4 x 1Gb Patriot PC2-8500 DDR2-1066@5 5 5 9 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
RaptorX 150Gb , 3 x 320Gig Seagate 7200.10 Windows xp pro SyncMaster 915n Microsoft RECLUSA 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair 620HX Thermaltake Armor 25cm Side fan Mx518 FUNC F10.s 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 5
From my "experience", HDD are always the first to fail in systems, even when they are bought "new". So, this is definitely a "no go"...
ThinkPad R61
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T7500 ThinkPad Intel GMA X3100 2x1GB DDR2 Value Select Corsair 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMouse
120 Hitachi Windows XP Professional 14.1' UltraNav 
  hide details  
Reply
ThinkPad R61
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
T7500 ThinkPad Intel GMA X3100 2x1GB DDR2 Value Select Corsair 
Hard DriveOSMonitorMouse
120 Hitachi Windows XP Professional 14.1' UltraNav 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Hard Drives & Storage
Overclock.net › Forums › Components › Hard Drives & Storage › Would you trust a recertified HDD?