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CEX USED 320 GB SATA Hard Drive - 24 month warranty. - £5.95 Delivered
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CEX USED 320 GB SATA Hard Drive - 24 month warranty. - £5.95 Delivered

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Posted 21st May

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320 GB SATA Hard Drive

perfect for folks who bought low SSD for their new systems, and need urgent harddrives,..

less then a £6 with postage, .

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If the above concerns you?.....

Wipe them clean ur self to make sure? jesus.
I would be weary of used hard drives,
Rarely are they cleaned properly, could cause more issues than the cost is worth.
Hdd’s are so cheap now, 1tb is £30
they are desktop 3.5 drives so dont buy thinking laptops.speaking as somebody who has bought many drives from CEX be prepared for failure on these drives. Id say about 30% have been dead that Ive bought. The good news is they are good at replacing them. It can take weeks though and especially now. You also dont know what brand or date you will get. Its pot luck. My last one was 2007. But I got a 4Tb one that was 2019. That was dead though which was ANNOYING.
Edited by: "Quad" 21st May
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Wow, so cheap.
Almost giving them away.
Would this fit in a MBP mid 2012?
Had friends buy HDDs from CEX to have them arrive with trojans on them, presumably these drives hadn't been fully cleansed before resale.

Heat added nevertheless, good deal for some storage!
Edited by: "brundy" 21st May
I would be weary of used hard drives,
Rarely are they cleaned properly, could cause more issues than the cost is worth.
Hdd’s are so cheap now, 1tb is £30
justonemore21/05/2020 13:23

Would this fit in a MBP mid 2012?


no i doubt it, i think (judging by the picture) that these are 3.5" drives (for desktops) and not 2.5" laptop drives
If the above concerns you?.....

Wipe them clean ur self to make sure? jesus.
No indication if these are 2.5 or 3.5 ?
they are desktop 3.5 drives so dont buy thinking laptops.speaking as somebody who has bought many drives from CEX be prepared for failure on these drives. Id say about 30% have been dead that Ive bought. The good news is they are good at replacing them. It can take weeks though and especially now. You also dont know what brand or date you will get. Its pot luck. My last one was 2007. But I got a 4Tb one that was 2019. That was dead though which was ANNOYING.
Edited by: "Quad" 21st May
dossdes21/05/2020 13:30

no i doubt it, i think (judging by the picture) that these are 3.5" drives …no i doubt it, i think (judging by the picture) that these are 3.5" drives (for desktops) and not 2.5" laptop drives


They are older hdd’s, yeah can be formatted and cleaned etc just wouldn’t advise to
sarden8421/05/2020 13:30

If the above concerns you?.....Wipe them clean ur self to make sure? jesus.



But what if I'm not Jesus will I be ok?
cheers mate, ordered a 320GB
Luck of the draw what you get! I got one of those 10k rpm WD Raptors sent once as a normal hard drive, they're generally quite good for hard drives though as long as they work, good value for upgrading old laptop and consoles!
justonemore21/05/2020 13:23

Would this fit in a MBP mid 2012?


Yes, the 2.5” one will, but honestly I would say to get a Solid State Drive for that computer if you can afford one. I have and the speed now is unreal!
sarden8421/05/2020 13:30

If the above concerns you?.....Wipe them clean ur self to make sure? jesus.


It's worth pointing the security risk that a product can pose, I don't see why you have a defensive response to that.
sarden8421/05/2020 13:30

If the above concerns you?.....Wipe them clean ur self to make sure? jesus.


they might have viruses/malware on them, also, hard drives lose functionality with time and rough handling
Not worth it. Very likely you may lose your data. I did have brand new HDDs (NAS grade) faulty as well, so there is never a guarantee but you give yourself at least some chance not to lose your valuable data. Fantastic deal if you resell your old machine and need something to plug the hole though :).
Edited by: "LukeMB" 21st May
brundy21/05/2020 13:24

Had friends buy HDDs from CEX to have them arrive with trojans on them, …Had friends buy HDDs from CEX to have them arrive with trojans on them, presumably these drives hadn't been fully cleansed before resale.Heat added nevertheless, good deal for some storage!


I thought formatting a drive would destroy everything, is this not the case with trojans?
If you know a little bit about computers then you know how to scan your drives for viruses or format.....No problem there then with security.
Its pot lucky if they work or not thats the gamble for a whole £5.95p.
I have got IDE Drives that still work fine and they are about 10 years old if you look after your drives and don't throw them up the wall they will last years.
Also i don't just use one drive to backup my stuff i have 3 so if one does go down i still other drives.
Edited by: "sdduk2" 21st May
Ralph88821/05/2020 15:48

I thought formatting a drive would destroy everything, is this not the …I thought formatting a drive would destroy everything, is this not the case with trojans?


General yes, but there is afew instances where youll need to retwrite the drive with one/zeros to eliminate them, but the chance of these types are very very slim to none, so of the classic trojs,

the newer the hdd, means the less chance of the older o/s..... as time goes along, better quality.
also with new software being used to remove virus, better all around,
cex increasing its awareness of such problems over time = better,
plus ordering from the website then shop level means products are better checked.

its nice for some users to showcase some of the previous past lies with used harddrives, but the chance of that is very very slim, and general would not need to worry, as an extra caution one can reformat the drive so easily to ensure...... most majory higher % will be fine regardless.
Edited by: "sarden84" 21st May
asd1324234asd21/05/2020 14:45

they might have viruses/malware on them, also, hard drives lose …they might have viruses/malware on them, also, hard drives lose functionality with time and rough handling


They might?..........
and they might of never? which is a bigger might?........

95%+ be fine.......

just like brand new tec.....
brand new hard drive fail rate on new?..... does it happen yes? fail % on cpu's on new? yes.. mb, gpus.....
fail rate on AIO.s....... every aspect of something as some risk,

scaring and worrying folks for basically nothing.. priceless.

if any ones worried, reformat... job done.

awareness great, worrying folks.. not so.
Edited by: "sarden84" 21st May
Your post was not clear as to whether Trojans survived formatting or not. I clarified that.
Filling a drive with random 0/1's is a standard way of cleaning a drive. You would not want your bank details or private pictures to be sold with the drive just because the drive has not been properly wiped.
diskwipe.org/dis…php
Halfang21/05/2020 16:21

Your post was not clear as to whether Trojans survived formatting or not. …Your post was not clear as to whether Trojans survived formatting or not. I clarified that. Filling a drive with random 0/1's is a standard way of cleaning a drive. You would not want your bank details or private pictures to be sold with the drive just because the drive has not been properly wiped. https://www.diskwipe.org/disk_wipe_faq.php


yes ones / zeros is essential part of making sure nothing if traceable, quite easy to use data recovery software to find hidden things on harddrives, but remember folks aint selling them here, there buying them.

ones/zeros isnt full proof either...

if people want to take risks and not ensuring there data is completely unreadable. and do the nes things to do, if they got stuff to hide or personal information, but the buyers of such devices, is what i said above.

im talking from a buyers view, then a sellers...
Halfang21/05/2020 16:21

Your post was not clear as to whether Trojans survived formatting or not. …Your post was not clear as to whether Trojans survived formatting or not. I clarified that. Filling a drive with random 0/1's is a standard way of cleaning a drive. You would not want your bank details or private pictures to be sold with the drive just because the drive has not been properly wiped. https://www.diskwipe.org/disk_wipe_faq.php


I was wondering if disk wipe is old software because it states (Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista ) Wheres win8/10? No mention of it.
sdduk221/05/2020 16:35

I was wondering if disk wipe is old software because it states (Operating …I was wondering if disk wipe is old software because it states (Operating System: Windows XP, Windows Vista ) Wheres win8/10? No mention of it.


Disk wipe works perfectly on w10
Just wipe them, it’s as easy as opening disk management and hitting format drive. When you re-install windows because of ‘viruses’ this is essentially what happens
I have been told off by the hukd boffs.

I'm not allowed to give stuff away for free it seems.
Great as a budget storage option to pair with a 128gb SSD to store games, software or other data that you can easily redownload.
Miles_Smith21/05/2020 18:34

Great as a budget storage option to pair with a 128gb SSD to store games, …Great as a budget storage option to pair with a 128gb SSD to store games, software or other data that you can easily redownload.


Thank you, some seems my logic on either this used / the new one posted lol.

there everyones cup of tea but they do someone wonders, either.
Bought 4x 500Gb SATA drives from CEX recently. The first 2 never arrived and the other 2 were D.O.A
This was because they were only packed in flimsy jiffy bags and probably had a rough ride in transit. I got refunded eventually however they should have been sent in bubble wrapped boxes.
Ok to use for cctv. Bargain at £5.95
seems like there are some on here whom are not aware of the difference between formating and wiping

all disks should be WIPED not formatted it should wiped with a minimum of a 3 pass wipe, loads use macuram, i use Easeus, its free

i always wait for local CEX to have what i require and then go to store and can tgen check brand and avoid postage

always remember and use the 3-2-1 backup strategy

data does not exist and is not safe unless all three are intacted

a minimum of at least 3 copies of data is required or at least 2 DIFFERENT formats stored in more than 1 location ;-)
Edited by: "dazzadirect" 26th May
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