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B grade..

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by platypus, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. platypus

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 39,075

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    Normally for building a cheap computer to act as a file server I'm happy to buy bgrade parts..but hard drives? Really? Any one know why they're b-grade (damaged packaging or something)?
     
  2. dl763

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Jul 2008

    Posts: 469

    Possibly warranty replacements, when I worked for competitor, warranty replaced hard drives had less warranty and were probably refurbs.
     
  3. MeatLoaf

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Dec 2005

    Posts: 14,212

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    A couple of my hard drives were bgrade, and both had pretty much full 2-3 year warranties with WD. They also looked as if they were brand new
     
  4. platypus

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 39,075

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    Hmm ok, I'm just a bit sceptical as I want to store data on them. But there are a few at a very nice price..
     
  5. SMAndy

    Gangster

    Joined: 28 Jan 2009

    Posts: 401

    Location: Gloucestershire

    B-grade could be anything from just an opened/damaged package (most HDD's are oem anyway... just an anti static bag, covered in bubble wrap) so i doubt its that. Could be a refurb, or a return for someone that bought the wrong one, not supported by their system, or other things...

    If its a refurb, then it'll have been tested, so you shouldn't need to worry. B-grade stuff gives a good price difference sometimes. Totally worth it if its not critical!