MY PASSPORT X (RECERTIFIED) 2TB for £49.99 / £57.03 delivered at Western Digital
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MY PASSPORT X (RECERTIFIED) 2TB for £49.99 / £57.03 delivered at Western Digital

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What's the failure rate on these 'recertified' drives? I'd rather spend more and avoid data issues
Harumble8622 m ago

What's the failure rate on these 'recertified' drives? I'd rather spend …What's the failure rate on these 'recertified' drives? I'd rather spend more and avoid data issues



WD only gives a 6 month warranty on recertified drives, which should answer your question.
Probably worth pointing out that these are high speed configured to use as storage for games consoles hence the higher price. I've had one of these (recertified) on my Xbox for a couple of years and it's very fast. Heat from me. For a console I'd get this over the one listed above but for day to day storage I'd use something else.
Youftbarsteward5 h, 39 m ago

2 quid more,similar new with longer warranty



+ much better make. WD rectified = bad experience for me, I'd stay away.
Wouldn't a brand new WD drive have the same chance of failure as a recertified drive?
Supposedly they should have been checked at the factory for errors.
Maybe the recertified drive gets a more detailed inspection as it's "failed" before (that's if it has failed and not just a return)?

If the reason why it's classed as a recertified drive is because the brand new drive failed, that just means that both sets of drives have equal chances of failure, because WD aren't checking the drives properly.

With the recertified drive, you get less warranty time, for less money. That to me seems the only difference.

I'm I wrong?
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