Recertified Hard Drives
Posted 07 August 2004 - 01:05 PM
Hypermicro seems to have about the longest warranty on their recertfied SCSI drives (a year compared to 90 days! elsewhere.)
I'm wondering whether I should get a recertified drive as a scratch drive, or whether they are any less reliable than a new one. In theory, since they are rebuilt and individually checked, they should be as good or better than new I'd think. And, it's not going to be my OS drive so I could take a chance and save some $$$.
If not, then I'll I'll just get a new one from HM. (In 2 months or so.)
Posted 07 August 2004 - 05:16 PM
This could mean user error(probably the most likely), or it could mean that the drive's fault was not deemed to be critical or important(for example a few bad sectors), or worse that the fault is intermittant and simply wasn't caught once returned.
For non critical data storage and a 1 year vendor warranty I wouldn't have any qualms. But I would not use it as a main drive in a system, any downtime experienced is probably not worth the relatively small savings compared to a new drive.
Posted 07 August 2004 - 06:08 PM
I have used recertified drives and never had an issue with them. If you purchase them with an understanding of what you are getting, you should have no problems.
Posted 08 August 2004 - 05:41 AM
About 2 month ago one of them died after beeing used 24/7 for 4 month in my home server. They were cooled with a 80mm fan so they didin´t run hot.
This doesn´t proove that recertified drives are bad quality neither I wanted to express that, this was just my experience.
Posted 09 August 2004 - 07:49 AM
Posted 09 August 2004 - 05:30 PM
Posted 09 August 2004 - 08:00 PM
But if I continue with SCSI, it would be nice to find something recertified >1 year warranty. If the original warranties are 5 years, it would be nice to have something in-between 1 and 5.
Posted 10 August 2004 - 08:17 AM
Posted 10 August 2004 - 05:33 PM
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