Insane deal? $299.99 or lower NEW 10TB HGST Hitachi Ultrastar He10 SATA III 7200RPM 256MB Hard Drive

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  1. gotchu

    gotchu New Member

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    Bought one from here for $299.99: NEW 10TB HGST Hitachi Ultrastar He10 SATA III 6Gbps/600 7200RPM 256MB Hard Drive

    This item is new as the seller says. The last deal posted was a refurb one with 90 days warranty with a slightly lower price. But I couldn't find warranty info for this list tho. Assume it has full factory warranty?

    If you have 8% ebucks promotion, it's even sweeter. Correct me if I miss anything. So far, I think it's a good deal.
     
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  2. gigatexal

    gigatexal I'm here to learn

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    Only a good deal if you have a verifiable warranty. Is there a serial number you can check with hitachi for one?
     
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  3. gotchu

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    Checked the S/N shown in the picture. Got the following info:

    Serial number Expiration date(YYYY-MM-DD)
    7PJ20SSCPlease return drive to the point of purchase or system manufacturer.
     
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  4. gotchu

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    I guess he is not an authorized dealer anyway. From another list of the same seller, which is for 8tb version, he mentioned a 45-day warranty. Totally have no idea what's going on now.
     
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  5. Terry Kennedy

    Terry Kennedy Well-Known Member

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    Never assume anything. The serial number in the listing picture comes back as "Please return drive to the point of purchase or system manufacturer."
     
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  6. keybored

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    The last one for $275 wasn't a refurb. The drives were new but they were warrantied for 90 days by the seller because they were OEM. These drives look to be from the same batch except this seller will only warranty them for 30 days according to the listing.

     
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  7. gotchu

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    I messaged the seller, and got this reply:
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    Either he is lying, or I got a good deal. I'll wait till I receive the drive, and verify warranty using actual S/N. Will update later on.
     
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  9. BlueFox

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    Doesn't look out of the ordinary for me. Any high volume seller is going to get some negatives. 98% positive feedback ranks you as a top rated seller on eBay and they pretty much have that.

    With all that said however, doesn't look like you're going to be getting any warranty outside of the eBay return period.
     
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  10. gotchu

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    Just received my HDD yesterday. And unfortunately, using the S/N to check warranty, it still shown the same thing: return to the place of purchase...

    So this seller did lie to me. It's not that surprising now since some of you already found that this seller has a bad rating/feedback. Now I can only pray that my HDD lasts me long. Sucks.
     
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  11. abq

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    @gotchu, very sorry you were mislead/ripped off. Gut very glad I passed on this deal. ...I was worried if forum member might be involved, since looks like dealers and shills seem to be aware of this site. I regrettably have impression more than a few 'for profits' lurking and using this site now :(
     
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  12. Evan

    Evan Well-Known Member

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    Stress the drives for a few days, as you know they usually fail early or live a long life. They are reliable drives so likley when any do fail 14/16tb or bigger will be standard.
     
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  13. gotchu

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    Thanks for the advice. Will do it once I get all components for my workstation build. Was planning to build a 2x1080ti workstation for deep learning work as well as altcoin mining during idle time. Hope it can survive thru the stress test. Let's see.
     
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  14. rune-san

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    I'd ask for a refund myself. Especially if you have a message from the seller saying there's a Manufacturer Direct Warranty. Should be a slam dunk.
     
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