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Re-Certified Hard Drives?

Enad
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Looking at getting another HDD for my Mini PC since all its got in there is an 80gb and it's already running low.
I was looking at 1TB drives but I wanna save some cash so I found a Western Digital Caviar 320GB on Newegg that has been Re-Certified. Now my question is, maybe some of you guys have experience with Re-Certified hardware, are re-certified hard drives reliable? They won't give out in a year or anything right? Re-Certified just means that it was returned and Newegg is putting it back up for sale am I correct?
Here is the specific product: Click Here!

Thanks guys.

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Topic starter Posted : 23/12/2010 5:50 pm
Darken1
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I have no experience with recertified HDD's, but i've seen many go for under $50.00 bucks at E-tailers.
I would keep my eyes open and wait for a deal on a new one.
But for 25 bucks can't go wrong, unless you lose your data to a bad HDD :crybye:

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Posted : 23/12/2010 10:09 pm
BabyBalla
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i don't go anything recertified.

Some e-tailers don't even check if its in working order. They just put it back on the shelf and make the extra $$$

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Posted : 24/12/2010 5:27 am
Joe
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According to new egg:

“Recertified” products have been tested to ensure compliance with original manufacturer specifications, and MAY include a limited manufacturer warranty – see the item's product page for details"

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Posted : 24/12/2010 6:53 am
Enad
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Hmmm. I really didn't want to spend $50 on a hard drive.
I mean, I trust newegg...You guys think it would be alright?

If I decide otherwise I'll just get this Samsung Spinpoint F4.
Seems to have very good reviews.

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Topic starter Posted : 24/12/2010 7:49 am
BabyBalla
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ied do you really think they do?

enad if you can find a f3 go for that. F3 are very fast hdds

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Posted : 24/12/2010 8:38 am
Enad
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Alright, I'll get an F3 1TB. Should be more than enough. 🙂
$70 not too bad.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

I'll order it sometime shortly after Christmas.

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Topic starter Posted : 24/12/2010 9:17 am
Joe
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I'm only quoting from the website there mate 🙂

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Posted : 24/12/2010 12:11 pm
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