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Old 5th July 2007, 16:26   #1
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Default Testing refurbished 500GB Seagate Hard Drives

I find my hard drive getting smaller by the day; some of you might have the same feeling. With photos and videos being created daily from my growing family, it is time to look for larger hard drive. Hard drives are becoming a good bargain lately, as low as 24-cent per gigabyte. We will take a look at this 500GB from Seagate.

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One of drives failed (SMART) today; right before I have to take a out of town trip. I have not had a HDD failure in 4 years. It is still under Seagate warranty. Will process RMA next week.
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you think it has anything to do with their refurbished nature?
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I doubted, my previous refurbished (replacement) drives never have problem over 5 years. I did come across my mind for a few seconds.

That's why USB HDD comes in handy for backup.
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RMA returned on Nov 21, replacement arrived today.
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a good 2 weeks still, I have 320gb Seagate HDD which failed on me, will have to send in back for RMA too
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In my case, they did not have the same drive in stock. Otherwise, there is a charge for $19 and they ship you a replacement immediately without receiving the defective drive first. If the "defective" drive is not sent or received by Seagate within 30 days, a charge will be made to your credit card. It seems a normal practice for WD also.
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a good 2 weeks still, I have 320gb Seagate HDD which failed on me, will have to send in back for RMA too
How old was it, and what happened to it? I have quite a few of those drives...
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about 1 year old, when copying data to the drive, the copy operation would hang and the drive would disappear from device manager.

Tried format 010101 with Seagate tools (what we call low level format) and scanned the disk, no errors were found on the platters but SMART keeps giving errors on the quick test, stating that operating temp went over 70C, but the HDD has never reached 40+C I'm sure of it, dedicated cooling and all for each HDD in my previous file server case.
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Hard-drive is a relationship; everyone needs it. It does not matter how well you care for it, no one knows when she/it walks out on you. When it does, you always have a feeling of betrayal. The first time is always the worst; she/it takes all your secret not knowing if she would fall into the wrong hands. You would learn how to protect your secret as time goes on in your next "relationship". When you hair turns grey, relationship has an entirely different meaning; you tend to not rely on it entirely and always have a backup.
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