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Old 08-28-2012, 07:48 AM   #1
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Refurb Drives

Oh wise and wonderful TCF:
what is your opinion on using a refurbished drive?
The drives specified for upgrades are getting more and more difficult to find.

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:01 AM   #2
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It kind of depends on how lucky you feel. I've had a warranty replacement refurb Maxtor 120 GB hard disk in one of my TiVos for many years now and it has been working well despite having a few bad sectors accumulate over time. I also had a client that would buy refurb drives for an ancient server and many arrived DOA. That being said, there have been a bunch of cheap refurbs on newegg over the past few months that I would consider giving a shot because they were so cheap.

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Old 08-28-2012, 12:05 PM   #3
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1saleaday.com has a flash deal today for all kinds of refurb drives for both PCs and laptops. Personally, I prefer new drives to refurbs simply because the price differential is worth the full warranty. A refurb drive typically has only a 30-90 day warranty whereas a new drive can be three years or longer.

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