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obsidianchrysalis
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Thu May-09-19 07:25 PM

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"Made the mistake of buying a refurbished hard drive. SMH"


  

          

I found a great deal on a Western Digital 2GB external hard drive about two months ago and pulled the trigger. The only issue was the drive was factory refurbished and not new.

I was skittish about buying a refurbished hard drive. The hard drive was factory refurbished so at the least it was refurbished with the best possible service. (or so I like to think)

The drive was a backup of my work-related files. I also keep my files backed up in the cloud but in the event, a file was accidentally deleted a copy would be available.

It worked fine for the first two months and then I noticed the drive's partition magically vanished.

I restored the partition but of course, all of the data was lost because the partition can only be set if the drive is formatted.

I tried to run Recuva to restore the files but that was Hail Mary which didn't work out.

I know that even fresh drives fail at times so this event could just be a coincidence but I plan on never buying refurbished memory related components again.

Thankfully, I have my cloud files so I at least have that as a backup.

** THE MORE YOU KNOW **

  

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Made the mistake of buying a refurbished hard drive. SMH [View all] , obsidianchrysalis, Thu May-09-19 07:25 PM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
isn't a new HD cheap AF anyway?
May 09th 2019
1
True.
May 09th 2019
3
yeah man. it's like tires. some things you don't want to spend less on
May 09th 2019
2
that's a typo right? "2GB"
Jun 27th 2019
4
Ha!
Jun 28th 2019
5
      LOLLLLL
Jun 28th 2019
6
Huh?
Jun 30th 2019
7
they're still not thaaat cheap
Jul 01st 2019
8
Lawd don't ever ever ever buy a used hard drive
Aug 06th 2019
9
Definitely not like buying my used Dell laptop
Aug 07th 2019
10
thats like buying used underwear.
Aug 21st 2019
11
That's like letting Burb moderate your boards.
Aug 22nd 2019
12
LMAO!
Sep 04th 2019
13
still
Sep 04th 2019
14
Aw, man. That's cold.
Sep 06th 2019
15

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