WD 4TB Green SATA 6Gb/s 64MB 3.5" Used stock 6 months warranty delivered £78.14 @ dabs.com - HotUKDeals
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Used stock is a great opportunity to bag yourself a bargain. There are many reasons why a product may be classed as used stock ranging from missing manuals or software to simply having been opened or having damaged packaging. Some items may have been repaired under warranty. Rest assured though that all used stock comes with a 6 month warranty and is in good working order.
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1 Like #1
tempting, if only you can guarantee getting a customer returned, never used rather than a ex-faulty and refurbb
#2
Surely they still qualify for manufacturers warranty?. 6 months is nothing for a hard drive.
3 Likes #3
I would not risk any used hard drive - especially that big. Chance of fail and loss of data is not worth it
#4
DAZZ2000
Surely they still qualify for manufacturers warranty?. 6 months is nothing for a hard drive.

They probably will, my 4TB WD My Book had full manufactures warranty on it, got it via Dabs as "Used - Customer return"
#5
How does a hard disk show "signs of use" ?
#6
I had Lacie 3tb nas with warranty confirmed until 2016 on their website whe n used serial number, not sure about wd tho
#7
lucyferror
I would not risk any used hard drive - especially that big. Chance of fail and loss of data is not worth it
While that is true. You should have a back up, especially for that much data.
Ideal to consolidate multiple drives or to back up other drives if you're worried about reliability.

Edited By: Oneday77 on Jul 07, 2014 22:04
#8
Oneday77
lucyferror
I would not risk any used hard drive - especially that big. Chance of fail and loss of data is not worth it
While that is true. You should have a back up, especially for that much data.
Ideal consolidate multiple drives or to back up other drives if you're worried about reliability.

Hmm I have 8 hard drives in my pc - 8 x 2TB running 24/7 - all Samsung.
Plus few external ones as well for a back up. No problems at all.
You can't be never sure what was happening with those used ones before they were returned
1 Like #9
jasee
How does a hard disk show "signs of use" ?

Physical marks ie scratches where the drive has been pushed into a drive bay. Possible old partitions to bin off and maybe, worst case, signs that it's been low level formatted - to bin off any bad sectors.

The physical marks are an obvious minor detail.
1 Like #10
jasee
How does a hard disk show "signs of use" ?

porn in deleted space and white marks on the unit.
#11
lucyferror
Oneday77
lucyferror
I would not risk any used hard drive - especially that big. Chance of fail and loss of data is not worth it
While that is true. You should have a back up, especially for that much data.
Ideal consolidate multiple drives or to back up other drives if you're worried about reliability.

Hmm I have 8 hard drives in my pc - 8 x 2TB running 24/7 - all Samsung.
Plus few external ones as well for a back up. No problems at all.
You can't be never sure what was happening with those used ones before they were returned

Actually, you can be very sure the condition of the drives.
smart data can't be erased and is very comprehensive.
2 Likes #12
robo989
jasee
How does a hard disk show "signs of use" ?

porn in deleted space and white marks on the unit.

At least he'll know it was you who returned it to dabs ;)
banned 4 Likes #13
Software such as Hard Disk Sentinel can tell you the amount of time the drive has been powered on, e.g.

Maybe possible to buy, check the stats, and return if it's had heavy use?

http://i59.tinypic.com/25f7x55.jpg
#14
mbrown956
Software such as Hard Disk Sentinel can tell you the amount of time the drive has been powered on, e.g.

Maybe possible to buy, check the stats, and return if it's had heavy use?

http://i59.tinypic.com/25f7x55.jpg

One of my HDD's Seagate1tB scored 79%, I won't sleep well tonight:

Problems occurred during the spin up of the disk 7 times. This can be caused by the disk itself or huge power load (weak power supply).
At this point, warranty replacement of the disk is not yet possible, only if the health drops further.
It is recommended to examine the log of the disk regularly. All new problems found will be logged there.

It is recommended to continuously monitor the hard disk status.


Edited By: pablomalin on Jul 07, 2014 23:17
#15
mbrown956
Software such as Hard Disk Sentinel can tell you the amount of time the drive has been powered on, e.g.

Maybe possible to buy, check the stats, and return if it's had heavy use?

http://i59.tinypic.com/25f7x55.jpg

Do a google can't remember off top of my head but there's free utilities that can tell you absolutely everything from number of reads/number of times heads have been parked, to number of on/off cycles, re-alocated sectors (so if a low level format has been done to correct bad sectors). Basically plenty enough to tell you if the drive has had some fishy use.
#16
robo989
Actually, you can be very sure the condition of the drives.
smart data can't be erased and is very comprehensive.

Not true. I had a WD Blue fail on my Dell PC and they sent me a refurbished drive that has SMART disabled. All the utilities for reading SMART information show absolutely nothing.
#17
lucyferror
I would not risk any used hard drive - especially that big. Chance of fail and loss of data is not worth it

Agreed. And the reviews of WD's Red/Green 4TB models are not that great for new drives.

I got a WD Green 3TB for £65 off Flubit a few weeks ago. Little bit more expensive, but I sleep easier at night.
#18


One of my HDD's Seagate1tB scored 79%, I won't sleep well tonight:

Problems occurred during the spin up of the disk 7 times. This can be caused by the disk itself or huge power load (weak power supply).
At this point, warranty replacement of the disk is not yet possible, only if the health drops further.
It is recommended to examine the log of the disk regularly. All new problems found will be logged there.

It is recommended to continuously monitor the hard disk status.


Uh oh. You'll probably want to back-up that data on that hard drive.
#19
robo989

smart data can't be erased and is very comprehensive.

SMART data (tables) can be erased.
#20
I'm seeing £114.99
#21
OOS. :(
#22
All used stock gone!..
#23
Very dangerous to buy a used hard disk drive. This drive may have been on a server , on a machine that was causing it to run on high temperatures, both these things can reduce a drive's life significantly.
There are ways to manipulate s.m.a.r.t. data.
Moreover, risking 4tb of data on it makes things even worse. Cold for me
#24
dck
robo989
Actually, you can be very sure the condition of the drives.
smart data can't be erased and is very comprehensive.

Not true. I had a WD Blue fail on my Dell PC and they sent me a refurbished drive that has SMART disabled. All the utilities for reading SMART information show absolutely nothing.

I've never seen such a thing handling countless hard drives.
I know you can disable smart reading in the bios but that isn't disabling any logging of actual data on the drive itself. It may be possible to disable that reading on the drive itself too but again it won't be disabling logging.

Smart data cannot be reset by you or I without additional hardware.

Don't trust the first few results that popup from "can smart data be reset" in google btw. At least dig a bit further into what is actually needed as although it can technically be deleted it's not a trivial matter and not one that a normal user would be able to do so in layman's terms it cannot be reset.
#25
Just bought off Scan a 4tb Hitachi Deskstar for 117 to replace a died 3tb. Wished I'd waited and managed to catch this
#26
robo989
dck
robo989
Actually, you can be very sure the condition of the drives.
smart data can't be erased and is very comprehensive.

Not true. I had a WD Blue fail on my Dell PC and they sent me a refurbished drive that has SMART disabled. All the utilities for reading SMART information show absolutely nothing.

I've never seen such a thing handling countless hard drives.
I know you can disable smart reading in the bios but that isn't disabling any logging of actual data on the drive itself. It may be possible to disable that reading on the drive itself too but again it won't be disabling logging.

Smart data cannot be reset by you or I without additional hardware.

Don't trust the first few results that popup from "can smart data be reset" in google btw. At least dig a bit further into what is actually needed as although it can technically be deleted it's not a trivial matter and not one that a normal user would be able to do so in layman's terms it cannot be reset.

The drive in question says 'recertifed' and has a black WD label on it - and as stated, supplied to me by Dell.

So presuming WD did the recertifying, I'm sure they know how to disable the SMART on the drive.

But yes, as a general rule the likes of dabs, etc wouldn't know or care about resetting/disabling SMART.
#27
dont buy hard drives from dabs often fake and faulty presented as new
#28
cabbage10
dont buy hard drives from dabs often fake and faulty presented as new

Eh fake hard drives? I have not heard of that. And these were clearly labelled as refurbished. So I don't see a problem.
#29
best to do a smart hdd test to be on the safe side but it seemed like a good deal anyway but just be cautious
#30
well what happened to just wunce was they gave me a replacement on a 1tb samsung spinpoint got another but it had a black writing sticker not the usual blue and pc wouldnt allow me to install windows on it so kept it as a backup drive
#31
a used one came back in stock later today so ordered one

Status: Processing
1 Like #32
So mine turned up today

3 hours use and 6 power ons

Not too bad, it looks brand new as well.
#33
0 hours use and 9 power ons for me. Very pleased!

http://i60.tinypic.com/r1k4ky.png




Edited By: bogglesmith2 on Jul 11, 2014 17:41
#34
Nice, have you checked if it still has manufactures warranty ?

http://websupport.wdc.com/warranty/warrantycheck.asp?custtype=end&lang=en
#35
Zaim2012
Nice, have you checked if it still has manufactures warranty ?

http://websupport.wdc.com/warranty/warrantycheck.asp?custtype=end&lang=en

Yes
xxxxxxxxxxxx WD40EZRX-00SPEB0
4 TB WD Green SATA Hard Drive In Limited Warranty 12/12/2015

Edited By: sven256 on Jul 11, 2014 18:19
#36
sven256
Zaim2012
Nice, have you checked if it still has manufactures warranty ?

http://websupport.wdc.com/warranty/warrantycheck.asp?custtype=end&lang=en

Yes
xxxxxxxxxxxx WD40EZRX-00SPEB0
4 TB WD Green SATA Hard Drive In Limited Warranty 12/12/2015

Cool, if you register the drive the warranty will update to reflect your purchase date.
#37
Zaim2012
sven256
Zaim2012
Nice, have you checked if it still has manufactures warranty ?

http://websupport.wdc.com/warranty/warrantycheck.asp?custtype=end&lang=en

Yes
xxxxxxxxxxxx WD40EZRX-00SPEB0
4 TB WD Green SATA Hard Drive In Limited Warranty 12/12/2015

Cool, if you register the drive the warranty will update to reflect your purchase date.

I registered the drive but it still states 12/12/15 as expiry. 519 days is just fine by me, however.

Edited By: bogglesmith2 on Jul 11, 2014 21:52: exclamatory reduction.
1 Like #38
Ordered 2. Perfect condition. 1 had 3 hours use and the other 9. Absolute bargain, regret not grabbing more.
#39
one hours usage on mine when got it very happy looks brand new and is acording to stats :D



http://postimg.org/image/hgmklrgen/








Edited By: max84 on Jul 13, 2014 21:32: update

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