Nope, no DOA for me except one 8tb and that was probably due to poor shipping packaging. In fact, I would be willing to bet that even the newegg DOAs are all related to shipping damage versus just normal drive failure.
Keep in mind that the drives in those enclosures are for some reason not...
That's not really new then. Because a truly new drive will have a proof of purchase that gives you a 5 year warranty from the date of purchase, no matter how long it's sat on a shelf.
What you're talking about is 'new old stock', which is generally not under warranty because it's eol.
Agreed but this is a stand-alone company that would directly have to answer to customers and not be able to hide behind ebay. Hence, why I was asking about the whole 'remainder warranty' thing to understand if this is something other companies do too and what the caveats are of such devices...
So then are they not new? Because a new drive would have 5yr warranty from the date of purchase with proof of purchase from an authorized distributor. The warranty based on the serial number probably would be 2024.
Nice find, but these are being sold with only a 3yr warranty for some reason when the datasheet on them says 5yrs. Anyone have any experience with this vendor or this sale?
They're also 4Kn if that matters. For me it's pretty tempting as 4Kn drives are usually special order.
Me too! I remember listings on here for $25/ea and wish I would have loaded up then. I purposely didn't telling myself, 'oh they will be cheaper in the future so you don't need them now'. Never again. I'm buying with my gut instinct like I usually do--brain has no say-so anymore. :D