I got a repaired es2. seagate hdd instead of new?

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  1. issa2006

    issa2006 Member

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    in the past wd + seagate would replace enterprise hdd with new one(non repaired etc)

    but i sent back a es 750g seagate and got back a repaired(certf) es2 model?

    i forgotten how to reed the hdd date on it?

    date code 11343


    also i noticed that around the sticker is a green line/bar. (all the way around)



    have wd changed their policy of enterp hdd as well?
     
  2. Rampage101

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    TBH I believe Seagate have been doing this for a while.
     
  3. EvilGenius

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    Nice, if it's anything like their repaired desktop drives you won't be able to trust it with anything either.
     
  4. rowan194

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    Mmmm certified repaired drives are sexy. A second hand drive with a factory remap and some quick tests, she'll be right!

    (I don't really know if that's what they actually do, but I wouldn't be surprised. I have four Seagate refurbs and they were all showing bad sectors after a couple of months. One refurb tripped SMART after an hour.)

    I would even go further and say that a new consumer drive would probably be more reliable than a refurb. :D
     
  5. karlcloudy

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    Certified repair? More like Certified shit! Either way though, important data on any HDD should be backed up (preferably not to another certified repair drive :tongue:)
     
  6. EvilGenius

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    Pretty sure it must be... We all know a drive that starts developing bad sectors will just keep on degrading, so instead of using *insert drive tools program here* to remap the sectors ourselves we RMA it, only to get one back that half the time fails again just as quickly anyway. Makes the warranty almost useless.
     
  7. th3_hawk

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    Gotta say that the few time I have returned a drive I have always received a refurb and have always carefully put it on a shelf or given it away to someone who was willing to take the risk. (It's usually the case that I have already replaced the drive with a new one by the time that process is done that helps too).
     
  8. karlcloudy

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    Probable Seagate warranty process:

    1. Receive RMAed drive(s) from customer
    2. Reset any "bad" SMART flags to 0 to make drive look fine
    3. Do test for 5 minutes to make sure it'll read/write OK for a short period
    4. Return drive to customer with "Certified" repair (despite there being no certificastion process taking place)
    5. ???
    6. Profit!!!
     
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    i did a full format + full seagate long diag test 6 hours usetest)

    all good so far...
     
  10. Grom Hellscream

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    I've got a few certified repaired disks. One's 4 or so years old, another is 3 and one almost a year old. No issues at all.
     
  11. oli

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    Same. Some of the longest lasting WD drives I own are refurbs...
     

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