Seagate Barracuda XT 1.5TB SATA Hard Drive

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Seagate Barracuda XT 1.5TB SATA Hard Drive
Price: $49.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Thursday, May 14 to Tuesday, May 19) + transit
Condition: Refurbished

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Refurbished drive? No thanks. I’ve had a seagate 1.5GB drive fail already (within warranty) and it’s replacement is also now on it’s way out. The replacement, I assume, was a refurb and it didn’t last 6 months.

Refurb HDD, NOT ON YOUR (or my) LIFE!

steve

I got a refurbished HDD once. Only drive I have had fail on me.

A refurbished Seagate? Bwahahahahahaaaaa

Maybe if you sold them on Two For Tuesday at 2 for $20 with free shipping.

Because you better keep your data copied on both for when one fails in no time at all, then you’ll need to buy some other drive and copy your data to that new one fast before the second one fails.

I don’t normally slam a woot outright, but do not buy this.

Not only are they Seagate refurbs, they’re old refurbs… Seagate discontinued the XT line in early 2012. Their quality back then wasn’t the greatest to begin with.

Yea this is a pretty bad deal I just went to my local micro center and picked up a new Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ST3100005N1A1AS for $49.99. I like woot, but I really miss the deals that were around when I first started wooting.

All I have to say is that whoever made the song in the description has no idea what the difference between memory and storage is.

Buying a refurbished hard drive is like purchasing used condoms. You don’t know if they were defective to begin with and were they fixed to specification? Is the risk worth the savings? I’m a refurb whore, but not for hard drives.

I had a Seagate drive crap out on me a month or so ago. Fortunately it was part of a RAID 1 config and I didn’t lose anything. Will never get Seagate drives again.

The last refurb HD I bought from Woot the warranty information was invalid. The drive was indeed a factory refurb but with a 0 day factory warranty. Once the Woot warranty ran out they fought me every step until I mentioned false advertising and suddenly they were more than happy to accept my return and offer a refund.

Moral, if you buy it make sure you test it thoroughly under the really short Woot warranty period.

DON’T DO IT! Refurbished HD’s are ALWAYS bad. I learned the hard way. This is for sale because it was giving someone (just like you) trouble! They returned it and the refurb"department. plugged it in and tested it for 30 seconds and it passed (it worked for 30 seconds). Then they marked it as working. Next they sell it to you! I would not put this in my computer if they gave it to me!!!

We buy refurb drives at work for our older disk arrays, some last 2 years, some last 2 minutes. If I bought this drive I would definitely want to have it in a RAID group…

$55 for an out of date refurb Seagate 1.5TB?

You can get brand new 2TB drives for only a couple of bucks more, and they’re much less likely to die on you a month from now.

Ewwww, now THAT’s an analogy I didn’t need in my head

Then at least you will have some experience when your WD or Samsung or HST drives die. I run both Seagate and WD mechanical drives, Seagate mechanical drives, 1 Seagate hybrid drive and an vast array of Seagate nas drives and wd black and enterprise drives. I’ve had as many WD drives go south as seagates but those drives were older 750gb drives in a media server box that had failed fans and heat killed them in the end. 20 minutes in a freezer and I got the data off. I’ve never been able to recover data off a WD drive that has died. When it dies… it dies. I still have some old Seagate IDE drives in external boxes that still work. In all, I have around 40tb of drives installed and another 15 tb of external drives. All WD and Seagate. I can’t tell one from the other.

What’s most amusing about this woot is that these are the exact model Seagate had a soft recall on for firmware issues…which is probably why there are so many refurbs.

Firmware issues aside, these still are not the most reliable. I had one of these fail in 2009 after a few months, and I sold the RMA refurb on eBay.

Basically this is Seagates’ Deskstar 75GXP. Seagate was very reliable up until the 7200.9 series.