It'a a brand new velociraptor sent form WD as a replacement for my old raptor. It's still sealled in original plastic antistatic bag.
The warranty is less though than the original as it "continues" the warranty of my old drive.
Copied from WD site:
Warranty Inquiry for UNITED KINGDOM
Select Serial No Model No Status Exp Date
NEW ONE WXL309068798 WD1500HLFS-01G6U0 In Limited Warranty 1/7/2010
OLD ONE WMAP41953330 WD1500AHFD-00RAR5 In Limited Warranty 10/27/2011
I suppose (due to previous experience) after WD receives my old drive, they will change the warranty of the velociraptor to 10/27/2011.
Depends on the buyer!