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Hey, looking for a 500GB USB/Firewire Ext. Drive and on a budget. My first choice was the Fantom Drive but the power connector bothers me because of how easy it pops out. So, I went with the trusted My Book.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136170

So, the egg has it for 120. Fine. However, Grass Roots has it for $80, the downside, refurbished and no refund. Is it worth it? I cant see any reason to return it for refund, but... Should I not buy a refurbished drive?

Grassroots- http://www.grassrootscomputers.com/W...id-348741.html
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Refurbished items are always going to be cheaper, but you are buying a used\\ (used to be) broken item. Is it worth the risk?
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Yeah i see what you mean. Im debating whether the 40 bucks is worth the "peace of mind".
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Refurbished hard drives are the one thing you should never buy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Liability View Post
Refurbished hard drives are the one thing you should never buy.
I completely agree.
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Hmm, thanks guys. Im going w/ newegg. I gotta order it now before my cheap side kicks in. Reps + all around

Now all I gotta do is get my RAM @ stock speeds while CPU is @ 3.8GHZ and ill be set.
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