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 **
I guess I agree with what you're saying
The hard drive new was like $70 and the refurbished one was $40 so it was almost half off. But like RJCC typed, it would have been worth it to spend the extra $30.Lesson definitely learned.
and like will said, storage is wild cheap now.www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at
had to check the date on my time machine.. felt like mid to late 90s for a second there.
Yeah, I forgot to mention the drive was a Zip drive. I had a bunch of AVI's and Real Player media files on it. LOLYeah, it was a 2TB drive. The factory new drive that I bought is working out well now. Lesson learned.
yeah I figured it was 2tb and just moved on. but wow. www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at
SSDs (SATA/M2) are cheap AF. HOW SWAY?!
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www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at
Never ever ever ever. It's like buying a used set of tires. Hard drives are constantly in use, and they wear down over time due to the fact they have moving mechanical parts inside.
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Bought that thing about eight years ago and was working really well before I retired it. Got a new laptop which had a faster CPU but that laptop got me through a bunch of projects.
Everything is gonna be fine until it isn't.