HGST/Hitachi 7K4000 2TB

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I thought I would post this for anyone looking for affordable enterprise class drives and for peoples opinion on these drives. I recently purchased 2 2TB 7K4000 drives from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TQ7YJ4G?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

I was skeptical about these drives. $65 for a drive that retails around $150, thought for sure I would be getting used server drives. However most of the reviews were positive so I took a gamble and bought 2. I was plesently suprised to find when they arrived yesterday that both were sealed in original OEM packaging, with both being manufactured in Dec 2015! Both passed an extended test with 0 bad sectors.

Only bad thing about these drives is there is no manufacturer warranty on them. Serial number checks out for a drive manufactured in Dec 2015 but the website says these drives need to be returned to "system manufacturer or point of sale". Seller offers a one year warranty through them and then for an extra $3 you can add a SquareTrade warranty which gives you an extra year. Not a bad trade off for no manufacturer warranty for almost half off.

*There are 2 different sellers on Amazon, I ordered from DBSKY. Some reviewers are saying the other seller is shipping used drives.
 
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goharddrive has those used for $49 with a 1 year warranty or new with 1 year warranty for $59
 

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There are strong suspicions that these sellers are taking used drives, wiping the SMART data, and then re-selling them. However, for the price you could buy 2 - 3 of these for the price of an actual new drive.

Myself, I bought a couple of their 2TB 7K3000s almost two years ago and they're still running perfectly.

Riley
 

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There are strong suspicions that these sellers are taking used drives, wiping the SMART data, and then re-selling them. However, for the price you could buy 2 - 3 of these for the price of an actual new drive.

Myself, I bought a couple of their 2TB 7K3000s almost two years ago and they're still running perfectly.

Riley

just increase you parity and run a burrn in test and i guess u will be OK. It really depend son your budget and needs. I guess if your strapped for cash but in a few years cash wont be an issue its a decent strat for that scenario.
 

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These are most likely OEM drives. New, but OEM. So HGST will refer you to the business you purchased them from for warranty support.

But as you said, since they are so cheap it's worth stocking a few extras on hand anyway.
 
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