Refurbished 3.5"  500GB SATA 7200RPM Hard Drive 1yr warranty  @Amazon
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Refurbished 3.5" 500GB SATA 7200RPM Hard Drive 1yr warranty @Amazon

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Found 12th Aug 2012
MDT hard drives are a factory refurbished drive from one of the popular and well know manufacturer. A state of the art clean room facility using the latest technological equipment is used in the refurbishment process. Drives are disassembled; thoroughly cleaned and any necessary components (heads, media, PCB, motors, and spindles) are changed to meet stringent specifications. Each refurbished drive is burned-in for a minimum eight hours and then thoroughly tested to ensure the drives meet the highest level quality. This meticulous process results in a product which has the lowest field failure rate of any White Label drive in the market. This drive is an internal 500Gb S-ATA drive with up to 300Mb/s transfer rate and 7200RPM for fast data access.

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I'm usually pretty OK with refurbished things - but a hard drive? Seriously?

Unless you think your data is worth less than the £15 or so saving, that is.

If your HDD breaks, as in bad sectors hit it with a large hammer again and again until it is in very small pieces, a refurb could hold so much data on it!!!

its 7200, may worth thr punch

not worth the risk imo even at this price, cold from me

nope nope nooooope.

Lessons learned from 10 years of computer maintainance.

1. Always buy a brand new harddrive.
2. Avoid Maxtor, Seagate and Hitachi. No matter what anyone claims.
3. Hard drive beginning to show small intermittent faults? Back it up. You have mere hours. days if you're lucky.

There will come a day when we look back at these primitive, unreliable devices in the same regards as we do with floppy disks.

alanfixedit

nope nope nooooope. Lessons learned from 10 years of computer … nope nope nooooope. Lessons learned from 10 years of computer maintainance.1. Always buy a brand new harddrive. 2. Avoid Maxtor, Seagate and Hitachi. No matter what anyone claims.3. Hard drive beginning to show small intermittent faults? Back it up. You have mere hours. days if you're lucky.There will come a day when we look back at these primitive, unreliable devices in the same regards as we do with floppy disks.



think everybody will agree with 1 and 3, but as hdd makes go it's luck of the draw, there's always some that will fail. But 1 year warranties on Seagate vs 2 years on WD is a no brainer....

alanfixedit

nope nope nooooope. Lessons learned from 10 years of computer … nope nope nooooope. Lessons learned from 10 years of computer maintainance.1. Always buy a brand new harddrive. 2. Avoid Maxtor, Seagate and Hitachi. No matter what anyone claims.3. Hard drive beginning to show small intermittent faults? Back it up. You have mere hours. days if you're lucky.There will come a day when we look back at these primitive, unreliable devices in the same regards as we do with floppy disks.



I've had my 80gb Hitachi hard drive since 2005 lol. You're really bad at your job.

I'm really bad at my job because I see what brands fail most? :P

I'm sorry. You have been lucky. lol. nothing else!

gogosteve

think everybody will agree with 1 and 3, but as hdd makes go it's luck of … think everybody will agree with 1 and 3, but as hdd makes go it's luck of the draw, there's always some that will fail. But 1 year warranties on Seagate vs 2 years on WD is a no brainer....



Refurb HDD are def a no no.. Some WD come with a 5yr warranty and have to agree about pot luck on failures..

BTW Why is this in the Mobiles section?? oO

Edited by: "KH4Y4M" 13th Aug 2012

ether707

I've had my 80gb Hitachi hard drive since 2005 lol. You're really bad at … I've had my 80gb Hitachi hard drive since 2005 lol. You're really bad at your job.


i also have drives made by hitachi and seagate which are many many years old

i think this guy must work at pc world going by the basic, inaccurate and slightly obvious pieces of advice

Whilst I like the argument that faults are less to do with brand and more to do with individual model reliability, I've only ever had problems with Seagate-brand drives funnily enough, with the exception of one WD drive which was very old.

Only owned two Seagate drives as well, both conked out during their warranty. The first was a desktop drive which spontaneously became afflicted with the 'click of death' when it was left on overnight, the second an external drive which started asking me to format. In the case of the latter I was sent a replacement which ran at 50*c and started showing SMART errors fast.

Just... don't buy Seagate.

alanfixedit

nope nope nooooope. Lessons learned from 10 years of computer … nope nope nooooope. Lessons learned from 10 years of computer maintainance.1. Always buy a brand new harddrive. 2. Avoid Maxtor, Seagate and Hitachi. No matter what anyone claims.3. Hard drive beginning to show small intermittent faults? Back it up. You have mere hours. days if you're lucky.There will come a day when we look back at these primitive, unreliable devices in the same regards as we do with floppy disks.



maintainance = maintenance

alanfixedit

I'm really bad at my job because I see what brands fail most? :P I'm … I'm really bad at my job because I see what brands fail most? :P I'm sorry. You have been lucky. lol. nothing else!



Or maybe you've just been unlucky? And made judgements from a few bad experiences? ;).

dataload

I think this guy must work at pc world going by the basic, inaccurate and … I think this guy must work at pc world going by the basic, inaccurate and slightly obvious piece of advice



+1

Looking for a new contract deal for my missus, is this one any good?

i have a 160gig ide maxtor working every day scince 2002 no problems,

alanfixedit

I'm really bad at my job because I see what brands fail most? :P I'm … I'm really bad at my job because I see what brands fail most? :P I'm sorry. You have been lucky. lol. nothing else!

dataload

I think this guy must work at pc world going by the basic, inaccurate … I think this guy must work at pc world going by the basic, inaccurate and slightly obvious piece of advice



Shall we leave the poor guy alone? :-)
It's true that most IT techs buying choices will probably be coloured by their own personal experiences (which will inherently be based on some amount of random misfortune), but there are also documented issues that have become garnered more publicity than others.

There's a reason that IBM/Hitachi Deskstars became renamed Deathstars and they were hit with a class action suit.

I'm not going to defend him any more than that, but some brands have had more widespread issues than others over the years :-(

Edited by: "FatalSaviour" 13th Aug 2012

dataload

i also have drives made by hitachi and seagate which are many many years … i also have drives made by hitachi and seagate which are many many years oldi think this guy must work at pc world going by the basic, inaccurate and slightly obvious pieces of advice



Yeah lol. I went into PC world to get a cable for my computer. The "tech guy" there was the most unsocial nerdiest person I have ever met. He was actually getting angry while talking to me oO He kept huffing and puffing because he never heard of a ATA cable before.
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