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Old 03-29-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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Refurb WD20EZRX for $79.99 at Newegg

Here we go again...

Refurbished WD Green WD20EZRX 2TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $79.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822236432

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Old 03-29-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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I know this is tangential.. and no I don't work for Amazon nor Seagate, but doing my usual look around for hard drives I found this.. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00829THLE
$149.99 from Amazon (note it defaults to NOT from Amazon for $10 more, and apparently Amazon is *currently* out of stock)..

That's $150 for a 4 TB external drive! Even if you bought it and ripped out the drive (which would void your warranty presumably), it's cheaper than bare 4 TB drives.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:05 AM   #3
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I'd never use a refurb HDD
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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I know this is tangential.. and no I don't work for Amazon nor Seagate, but doing my usual look around for hard drives I found this.. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00829THLE
$149.99 from Amazon (note it defaults to NOT from Amazon for $10 more, and apparently Amazon is *currently* out of stock)..

That's $150 for a 4 TB external drive! Even if you bought it and ripped out the drive (which would void your warranty presumably), it's cheaper than bare 4 TB drives.
Oh most assuredly. This can be a great way to get inexpensive, large capacity drives. You just have to know the downside, (as you have stated, the warranty is voided.) and you sometimes run into the drives that have USB (and not SATA) embedded onto the logic board.

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Old 03-30-2013, 03:59 PM   #5
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I'd never use a refurb HDD
I've been using fifteen or twenty refurb drives for a few years with zero issues. They have worked just as well as the dozens of brand new drives I have in use.
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