Hitachi GST Deskstar 4TB Internal SATA HD

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Hitachi GST Deskstar 4TB Internal SATA HD
Price: $99.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard OR $10 Two-Day OR $20 One-Day
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Monday, Sep 15 to Thursday, Sep 18) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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Previous Similar Sales (May not be exact model)
8/7/2014 - $119.99 - 36 comment(s)
7/24/2014 - $124.99 (Woot-off) - 0 comment(s)
7/18/2014 - $124.99 - 25 comment(s)

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Discussion from a previous offer

I’d be interested if I could buy 2 or 4. Limit one? Not worth it, I’d need four of my current drives in a R1+0 just to make a RAID1.

Some good reviews (3 out of 5 eggs) over at newegg.com

Yeah, especially on refurbished drives. Most people would ideally buy a pair unless they already have a way to back it up.

But maybe as a backup drive one is fine?

Either way, $100 is really good for these. Great drives.

Agreed. The only valid uses for a refurbished 60-day warranty hard drive are as part of a RAID set, or just as a secondary backup. Limit 1 is bizarre and prohibitive. Nobody is going to get rich re-selling these even if you do let them buy a whole 3 drives…

Thus far I’ve been using a bunch of Seagate external 4TB USB drives from when those were 119 new, but pulling them out of the USB enclosures is extra effort so a few of these could be handy, but not just 1.

Two of the Seagates dropped out of the RAID due to data errors early on, but after wiping/reformatting/testing even those two seem fine now. It’s been several months since without any more errors.

Of course, with 8TB drives already released and 10TB helium-filled drives announced this week, maybe it will pay to wait a bit.

They’re 5400 RPM, but in theory all that should really matter is sustained data transfer speed, latency, and power consumption. The physical speed of rotation may or may not directly translate into I/O performance (in much the same way that a 2.5GHz i3 can be 8 times as fast as a 3.4GHz Pentium-4, or a high-megapixel point and shoot camera can still look like crap compared to a lower megapixel DSLR).

I swapped one of these into my Drobo the last time they were on sale (at a somewhat higher price too, I think). It’s worked without a hitch so far. It’s definitely tempting to pickup another to even out the array and pickup the TB or so it’s currently holding in reserve for further expansion.

Deathstar

My very first hard drive was a Hitachi from back in the 90s. I still have it, and it still runs just fine. I have NOT been able to say that for several of my Seagate AND Western Digital drives. If this was a 1 TB drive, I would buy one. Not interested in mammoth drives though. My experience has been the bigger the drive capacity, the faster they fail.

Woah, almost bit for three (want FOUR) but ONE? Forget it.

To those who want more than one, don’t you have friends?

If you think the price is good, you just have to pay a little more shipping for multiple orders.

Was just thinking the EXACT same thing…they can discuss the finer points of matched RAID drive configuration, but they can’t figure out how to create a 2nd “Woot!” account to get another one??

Well, it DOES take almost 2 minutes to do, so I can see the reason for taking the time to type a complaint rather than use it to create a 2nd acco… OH WAIT - NO. No, I can not see the reason for that.

ME? MYSELF? Why yes, I have 3 separate ones.

And making them was 6 minutes of my life I will NEVER get back now…

Every Woot account haS TO HAVE A WAY TO PAY FOR IT… As I only use my Debit card, and refuse to pay for a credit card. One acct is all I have… What I am really having fun with though, is going to see Meh.com while I am in woot site… Booyah. at least they still have some worthy prices…Woot has been letting me down, I don’t get what I order, and instead of getting it for me, they refund my loss… Not Cool… Come On Woot, the shippers shoulda sent my matching Pots!!! I didn’t want 10.00 back… I wanted what I ordered… /cry

How do you refurbish a disk drive? In my life, I have only had two disks fail. One was under warranty, so it was replaced. A few months later, a second disk failed. It was the replacement for the failed disk. Careful inspection revealed a factory refurbished sticker. I would never buy a refurbished disk.

DON’T BUY! Mine came to me DOA, and I still have not had any resolution from woot despite repeated emails to woot. Have filed complaint w/BBB. Was told by woot, “sorry, you don’t like your purchase…we’re unable to accept returns on items for personal reasons. We suggest trying to sell the unwanted item to a friend, a co-worker, on eBay or craigslist…”

The drive IS DEAD! Don’t Buy! Woot customer service sucks, and to believe this is is now an Amazon company?

[MOD: Sorry for the confusion. I’ll add you to my afternoon report so CS can look into it.]

My post was mostly about the impulse buy part of it. But to be fair, I’m also not big on fraud, which while Woot doesn’t care, that technically is…

It’s called PAYPAL. . .