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3.5" Hard Drive 250GB Seller Refurbished Multiple Brands £6.99 @ fgddirect eBay
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3.5" Hard Drive 250GB Seller Refurbished Multiple Brands £6.99 @ fgddirect eBay

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Posted 18th Mar

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When I need a hard drive, I go to the local car boot sale, and buy a Sky+ box for max £2 a pop!
AnthHether00118/03/2020 16:39

'Seller refurbished'. Er . . wiped and 'tested' means refurbished?


Maybe they wiped them with highly sought after tissue?

Still a good deal
Edited by: "nerf-addict" 18th Mar
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Mmmmmmm, rumbly.
Thought only the manufacturer could repair hard drives....properly.
I'll vote hot as the price is minuscule for what this is, but refurbed HDDs are best avoided for critical data, plus the capacity is quite low for modern machines. It's of limited use, saying that, I suppose could be useful as a get out of a hole, troubleshooting piece of kit or last resort OS drive 'for now' but it should not be the only drive in a machine.

I guess this route (honest advert, sold separately) is morally more sound than putting it in a cheap build to sell on to someone unsuspecting. Some one may have a unique reason to buy. And like I say, who'll lose sleep over a £7 HDD. Unless the data is irreplaceable!
Wouldn't ever fancy a used/refurbished HDD. Could be worse though, could be a refurb SSD.
I contract places that upgrade new PCs and throw out 500gb 3.5" drives. Madness really, they could be flogging them.
When I need a hard drive, I go to the local car boot sale, and buy a Sky+ box for max £2 a pop!
mogsog18/03/2020 15:26

I contract places that upgrade new PCs and throw out 500gb 3.5" drives. …I contract places that upgrade new PCs and throw out 500gb 3.5" drives. Madness really, they could be flogging them.


True, but they may not have the time or resources to send them for the minimal profit to be had. Also, they could be flogging them for a low cost locally to sellers like this, who then sell them on.
'Seller refurbished'. Er . . wiped and 'tested' means refurbished?
rav4cas18/03/2020 15:18

Thought only the manufacturer could repair hard drives....properly.


Depends on your level of repair.
Most repairs are just low level format and error testing.
AnthHether00118/03/2020 16:39

'Seller refurbished'. Er . . wiped and 'tested' means refurbished?


Maybe they wiped them with highly sought after tissue?

Still a good deal
Edited by: "nerf-addict" 18th Mar
How is that a good deal? It's roughly £28/TB for some crappy drive. You can get new ones @ £15/TB or less
5 quid for 500gb at cex... with most likely the same amount of refurbishment...
paul3718/03/2020 18:35

5 quid for 500gb at cex... with most likely the same amount of …5 quid for 500gb at cex... with most likely the same amount of refurbishment...


.....and a two year no quibble cex gurantee
Bestbitter18/03/2020 15:37

When I need a hard drive, I go to the local car boot sale, and buy a Sky+ …When I need a hard drive, I go to the local car boot sale, and buy a Sky+ box for max £2 a pop!


Shhhh dont be giving away the secrets , or the prices will go the way of the toilet rolls
Thanks, I will raid 0 10 of these into 1
colombo18/03/2020 18:45

.....and a two year no quibble cex gurantee


My go to for hard drives for the price and warranty.
Only use them as back ups to back ups.
Run a quick test, backup then straight into storage.
Warranty doesn't really count for much in my case as I write to it then archive but it's cheap enough to do multiple backups and the drives I've bought from CEX have had very little use.
Cold. As someone's already mentioned, CEX will ship you a 500GB for a fiver, and place a two year warranty on top of it.
rav4cas18/03/2020 15:18

Thought only the manufacturer could repair hard drives....properly.


They aren't repaired. They are refurbished, which as with most PC hardware means they they have usually just been removed from something else, wiped/formatted and dust blown out of them. So yeah, "refurbished"...ish.
If you can afford, save yourself a lot of hassle and just buy a new drive
mogsog18/03/2020 15:26

I contract places that upgrade new PCs and throw out 500gb 3.5" drives. …I contract places that upgrade new PCs and throw out 500gb 3.5" drives. Madness really, they could be flogging them.



Yeah but on the whole it has to have the data wiped , and that has to be done to a high standard. So that price is easily more than any selling price for the drive. Far far easier to just crush n Destroy.. and in the end with Brand new SSD selling for dirt cheap, its hard to know where this would be useful,
A bit like me, too small, too old and too slow ..
GwanGy19/03/2020 10:52

Yeah but on the whole it has to have the data wiped , and that has to be …Yeah but on the whole it has to have the data wiped , and that has to be done to a high standard. So that price is easily more than any selling price for the drive. Far far easier to just crush n Destroy.. and in the end with Brand new SSD selling for dirt cheap, its hard to know where this would be useful, A bit like me, too small, too old and too slow ..


Don't be so hard on yaself
GwanGy19/03/2020 10:52

Yeah but on the whole it has to have the data wiped , and that has to be …Yeah but on the whole it has to have the data wiped , and that has to be done to a high standard. So that price is easily more than any selling price for the drive. Far far easier to just crush n Destroy.. and in the end with Brand new SSD selling for dirt cheap, its hard to know where this would be useful, A bit like me, too small, too old and too slow ..


Nope they are factory fresh, no risk of data from the organisation being on them.

Just a lazy big corporate entities that can't be bothered.
Edited by: "mogsog" 19th Mar
Any previous data on the Cex drives are easily recovered so their processes are very lax.
Worth bearing in mind before you trade any drives in for quick cash.
Not found anything interesting other than loads of boring business files and promotional videos.
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Good deal!
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