I expected these to pretty much be gone by now since a deal on 16TB sas is at this price.
The problem is that I still use all this stuff so it's only junk to others. That and the fact that every time I sell something I need it a week later...
What do you mean in terms of the word "refurbish"? Unless those hard drives are dead, there's nothing to replace. Wiping the drive surface (physically) would count as "refurbish".I never understood why they say refurb, besides format and or replace a PCB board, dont think any third party vendor can actually refurb a drive.
Proof me wrong pls !
It depends on what one defines as refurbished. My own personal definition is 'restored to like new condition with some cosmetic wear and tear'--you literally can't do this with a hard drive as you can't turn back the poh to zero (at least not without being a scammer). So the only truly 'refurbished' drives out there to me come from the manufacturer--everything else is just used in various grades of windows dressing.Wiping the drive surface (physically) would count as "refurbish".
They generally will do more than that as they will stand behind it with a warranty. Generally, they've gone through the same qc as a new drive and passed.What's manufacturers gonna do? The only thing they can do is to wipe SMART POH to zero and then repack the drive in an ESD bag. Oh, and engrave "recertified" on the disk.