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Refurbished G-DRIVE 4TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive - $129.99 + $5.00 Shipping @ Woot.com

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Refurbished G-DRIVE 4TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive - $129.99 + $5.00 Shipping @ Woot.com

woot.com has the G-Drive 4TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive for $129.99 plus $5.00 shipping. This is the next lowest price by $35 according to Google Shopping

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There is no such thing as a "refurbished" HDD any more. There are just used HDDs. many years ago, companies actually refurbished - but it isn't cost effective any more. they just test used hard drives and ship them. They may "refurbish" the case the HDD is in (for an external HDD), but the drive inside us just used. Given that HDDs all fail eventually, you are just buying a reduced life drive. Might be OK if you are only going to use it once in a while, but .....

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that explains the 90 day warranty. I wouldn't want to use this for backup of critical files - why would I trust my data to a hard drive that the manufacturer won't even stand behind for more than a few months.

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adam694 said:   There is no such thing as a "refurbished" HDD any more. There are just used HDDs. many years ago, companies actually refurbished - but it isn't cost effective any more. they just test used hard drives and ship them. They may "refurbish" the case the HDD is in (for an external HDD), but the drive inside us just used. Given that HDDs all fail eventually, you are just buying a reduced life drive. Might be OK if you are only going to use it once in a while, but .....
  
As someone who used to work in the hardware component industry, I can attest to this. Another practice they may employ is to take working parts (minor easy to remove and replace parts) from a defective drive and place it in a "refurbished" drive. 

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