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[eBay.ca] Refurb WD Enterprise 4TB HD $72.24 with Ebay coupon valid today only

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[eBay.ca] Refurb WD Enterprise 4TB HD $72.24 with Ebay coupon valid today only

Yes, this if for refurb enterprise drives so some don't like them. If you're running NAS with RAID, these are cheap drives. Newegg is very good about returns as well. This has 30 day return and I've had no issues with exchange when I come across drives with high level of reallocated sectors. $85 is a great price for these (last cheapest price I've seen is $99, reg $119). If you're OK with refurb (or enterprise returned drives) this is a great deal.
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I wonder how much run-time are on these drives. Only thing holding me back...
"It's how you deal with failure that determines how you achieve success."
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Hi, how do you test them to see if they are ok?

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With these refurb drives it will be hit and miss. Roll the dice and take your chance. I bought a hitachi refurb drive from them before and ran pretty well. over a year now and no issue so far.
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masarwar wrote:
Mar 20th, 2018 5:01 pm
Hi, how do you test them to see if they are ok?

thank you
Run a long SMART scan on them. If you're really paranoid, you can run a full badblocks scan too. Running both of them should take you a full couple of days.
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The Destroyer wrote:
Mar 20th, 2018 4:59 pm
I wonder how much run-time are on these drives. Only thing holding me back...
If anything, I would be more concerned with how many power cycles the drive has as that's more detrimental than run time.
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WTH does "refurbished" mean? Clean and repackage?
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ZipSpeed wrote:
Mar 20th, 2018 5:52 pm
If anything, I would be more concerned with how many power cycles the drive has as that's more detrimental than run time.
I've bought some of the WD previously. Runtime is 23-24000hrs, 24-50 power cycle. I bought 4 and all 4 had higher than usual reallocated sector count and uncorrectable sector count, but Newegg had no issue doing exchange for me. They'll refund as well and send UPS label, so low risk.

I've bought some 3TB HGST refurbs and had good luck with those. All drives shown good without the same reallocated sector count.
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masarwar wrote:
Mar 20th, 2018 5:01 pm
Hi, how do you test them to see if they are ok?

thank you
I run CrystalDiskInfo to look at the Smart info.
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Does CrytsalDiskInfo tell you how many relocated sectors are already used so to estimate the wear of the drive and how many lifetime errors the drive has encountered?
frugalcanuck wrote:
Mar 20th, 2018 6:40 pm
I run CrystalDiskInfo to look at the Smart info.
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shyhermit wrote:
Mar 21st, 2018 9:56 am
Does CrytsalDiskInfo tell you how many relocated sectors are already used so to estimate the wear of the drive and how many lifetime errors the drive has encountered?
Crystal DIskInfo shows you the raw stats. It's free, give it a try.

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