3TB Seagate Barracuda SATA £64.98 plus £5.99 p&p @ MicroDirect (Recertified)
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3TB Seagate Barracuda SATA £64.98 plus £5.99 p&p @ MicroDirect (Recertified)

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Found 28th May 2014
This one dropped in my inbox and I thought the price was good though later noticed it has been recertified (assumedly not new but nearly and compliant with HDD diagnostics)

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Delivery

Standard delivery 2-3 days £4.99 (Incl. VAT £5.99)
Next day delivery £5.99 (Incl. VAT £7.19)
Next day delivery pre 1pm £10.99 (Incl. VAT £13.19)
Next day delivery pre 10am £13.99 (Incl. VAT £16.79)
Saturday delivery £21.99 (Incl. VAT £26.39)

seems a good deal, grey import?

Seems good. The 12 month warranty is the same you'd get from a standard retails of the Seagate barracuda and also WD blues I think (they might be 2 years)

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Seems good. The 12 month warranty is the same you'd get from a standard … Seems good. The 12 month warranty is the same you'd get from a standard retails of the Seagate barracuda and also WD blues I think (they might be 2 years)



Awesome. In that case I'm quite tempted!

If your considering this, get 2. You'll need one as a back up! Cold from me as my 18 month old one failed 3 weeks back.

Re-certified, as far as I know, usually means low level formatted to bin off and mask bad sectors. You then get a slightly smaller capacity and hopefully functioning drive - happy to be corrected on that?

Not only has it dropped in your inbox, it has probably been dropped on the floor at one point...

Steer Well Clear Microdirect bad service no repairs no refund bought a motherboard off them sent back for repair they replaced my motherboard or so i thought....was same motherboard.try customer services be waiting all day get through,phone sales you get through no prob.lol

So, £8 cheaper than a brand new one from Amazon - or about the same price as new one from flubit.

In addition to what DAZZ2000 said, most re-certified drives also have their S.M.A.R.T. disabled, so you can't tell how hammered it's been or whether certain threshholds have been exceeded by such gigantic amounts that failure is very imminent.

Sorry, but even if it wasn't a Seagate (the worst HDD maker on the planet), this offer would still suck big time.

Im very fragile to venture into these waters of re certified.

But il add heat for the price and size

Voted cold. A cased 3TB new drive should not be more than a few pounds extra. Why take the risk with your data?

That is a lot of data to be put on a faulty HDD

scratch that, recertified HDD oO

I've found that repaired drives from Seagate do have a shorter life than brand new ones. I'd only consider one if it was less than 2/3rd of the new price and I wasn't using it for anything important.

so voting cold because it's not sufficiently cheaper.
Edited by: "speculatrix" 30th May 2014

Not worth the risk.
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