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Seagate 1.5 TB backup drive
Posted By: GaryH, 07-28-2013, 06:32 AM

Newegg has this refurbished drive at a very nice price. Back up your images folks! - Refurbished: Seagate GoFlex 1.5TB USB 3.0 Black Ultra-portable Drive STAA1500201
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07-28-2013, 07:09 AM   #2
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Looks like it's sold out already Nice deal, though.
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I one thing that I would probably never buy refurbished is a hard drive.
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one thing that I would probably never buy refurbished is a hard drive.
Ditto. Not only might you expect the drive to be less reliable, but there's always the risk of you (or someone else) running a file recovery program on the disk one day and getting an unpleasant surprise or two, bequeathed to you by the former owner of the disk.

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Ditto, why would you trust something that gave someone else trouble. The prices of hard drives have gone down considerably since the spike caused by flooding in Thailand.
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I one thing that I would probably never buy refurbished is a hard drive.
I agree. I went through 8 Seagate drives in order to get two that worked. What happened to the six I returned? Well, that's anybody's guess.

And the two I'm left with are sluggish and more suitable as door stops than backup devices.

I have switched to these Buffalo MiniStations. They are reliable and lightening fast, even with USB 2.0.
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