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Jan. 3, 2017 @ 11:56a
posted: Jan. 3, 2017 @ 11:36a
I'm guessing the 3-year warranty is from the e.Bay seller not Dell or Seagate since these are OEM relabeled drives. I'm also wondering how these OEM drives made their way to e.Bay instead of being used by Dell.
stereo55 said: I think a safer bet would be this Toshiba P300 3TB (2yr warranty) @ Newegg for $75 , LINKY These Dell Seagate are enterprise grade hard drives not consumer grade HDDs. They carry a premium because they are built to last much longer
iLetTheDogsOut said: stereo55 said: I think a safer bet would be this Toshiba P300 3TB (2yr warranty) @ Newegg for $75 , LINKY These Dell Seagate are enterprise grade hard drives not consumer grade HDDs. They carry a premium because they are built to last much longer I understand that and know what an "enterprise" drive is , but a 3 yr warranty from an unknown (if covered only by the eBay seller) does not sit well with me and maybe others. I was purely relating drive size and price that "might" be more suitable for some (I semi updated my post to reflect that).
25,000 hours "refurb" sold as new, with the SMART data wiped, if comments on SD deal site are true.
SD thread " ... "sold via goHardDrive". And apethouse and goharddrive (and eBay stores goharddrive and gohdd) are all the same company and seller.". and "...good luck with the seller that has (always) doing reset smart data to treat as a brand new drive...". Buyers please test with https://www.smartmontools.org/wiki and report back on the seller. "...Thanks for this link. I ran it and mine had 25,760 hours! Initiating RMA through Newegg. Are you guys taking any other actions against this seller?..."
eBay seller can claim it has a 10 year warranty...but what are you going to do if they refuse to fix it in 6 months? The reality is the warranty is only as long as you can file an eBay dispute...which I believe is 30 days.
And while we're at it, here's an alternative for $69.99 + Prime F/S with 5-stars from 32 reviews & also "Certified Refurbished on Amazon ": HGST Ultrastar 7K4000 HUS724030ALE641 (0F17731) 3TB 64MB Cache 7200RPM SATA III 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Internal Hard Drive (Certified Refurbished) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LYVD7ME/
Moderator Comment: Edited to clean link. — Jan. 4, 2017 @ 12:08am
posted: Jan. 4, 2017 @ 9:45a
The 2 Amazon reviews seems to confirm these are used drive. Out of 6 drives one was DOA. Also they were manufactured in 2012, not really a problem, but they've been around a while. Purchased 2 drives and one failed within 3 months.
I want to WARN all of you - I've had a few 3TB Seagate drives in the past. Had. They have a higher failure rate than regular hard drives. Quality control was not up to standard during the manufacturing of these drives.
I agree this is a fly by night seller and warranty is worth nothing. Even at $65 for this drive (apply CNEWYEAR15OFF and get $15 off through paypal), this is not worth it. I would gladly pay a few dollars more for a better warranty.
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