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i buy a new hard disk WD 2T.B i want to know is it Refurbished!

hey yo! first time here ;) as you see by the title i buy a new hard disk WD 2T.B is this hard disk new or? another question. there is a sticker sign written (wiped) what does it mean؟ last i want to know to what it mean.. this enterprise storage...


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;) many thanks! ..Much Love!!
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  1. 1. Do you get the actual full length WD warranty? In writing?

    2. Install CrystalDiskInfo. See what the Power On count and Hours are.

    3. Register it at western digital. See what they say about that serial number.
  2. The label indicates that that drive was manufactured 15 Aug 2010. It's not a new/unused drive. The "wiped" sticker is another indicator. That drive spent its life in someones server.
  3. thanks guys for your Replay.

    USAFRet

    1. i have a warranty paper 1 year
    2. i will test it and let you know
    3.Out of Limited Warranty. Expiration Date. 09/25/2015
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    ex_bubblehead

    i don't get it did you mean this hard drive used before?

    Much Love!
  4. jimmysavage090 said:
    thanks guys for your Replay.

    USAFRet

    1. i have a warranty paper 1 year
    2. i will test it and let you know
    3.Out of Limited Warranty. Expiration Date. 09/25/2015
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    ex_bubblehead

    i don't get it did you mean this hard drive used before?

    Much Love!



    The original warranty was 5 years.
    http://products.wdc.com/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-701312.pdf
    And evidenced by it running out in 2015.

    You bought a refurbished drive. Yes, it was used before.
  5. USAFRet said:
    jimmysavage090 said:
    thanks guys for your Replay.

    USAFRet

    1. i have a warranty paper 1 year
    2. i will test it and let you know
    3.Out of Limited Warranty. Expiration Date. 09/25/2015
    ــــــــ
    ex_bubblehead

    i don't get it did you mean this hard drive used before?

    Much Love!



    The original warranty was 5 years.
    http://products.wdc.com/library/SpecSheet/ENG/2879-701312.pdf
    And evidenced by it running out in 2015.

    You bought a refurbished drive. Yes, it was used before.


    ok but the hard drive
    doesn't say refurbished on the sticker i questions people and say there is no word refurbished on it like this } and
    did you mean it's refurbished drive because the old date or ? pic.
    https://i.imgur.com/qdRYRmB.jpg


    ( and the sticker wiped what it stand for?
    and i was search for manufacture date like 2015 or 2016 nothing all the same 2010

    again thanks you guys for your attentions:)
  6. It was manufactured in 2010.
    The 5 year warranty ran out in 2015.
    It has been "wiped", by someone.
    You purchased it with a 1 year warranty.

    Ergo, it is not a "new" drive.


    Running CrystalDiskInfo may or may not give us more info on this.
  7. USAFRet said:
    It was manufactured in 2010.
    The 5 year warranty ran out in 2015.
    It has been "wiped", by someone.
    You purchased it with a 1 year warranty.

    Ergo, it is not a "new" drive.


    Running CrystalDiskInfo may or may not give us more info on this.


    Ok! i will try CrystalDiskInfo and let you know. .

    "so your advice to buy a new manufactured date? "
    the problem i purchase a many hard drive all the same 2010 only one 2015 don't say this to.. refurbished
    :/?
  8. You bought a drive.
    It was manufactured 8 years ago.
    It has a 1 year warranty (from who?).

    If you were expecting a "new" drive, with a full warranty...be sure of what you're buying before money changes hands.
  9. Edit. but there is no sign of sticker wiped" and who put this sticker is it the company or person?
  10. jimmysavage090 said:
    Edit. but there is no sign of sticker wiped" and who put this sticker is it the company or person?


    A brand new never been used before drive would not have a sticker on it "wiped".
    Who put it on there? Completely unknown.
  11. USAFRet said:
    You bought a drive.
    It was manufactured 8 years ago.
    It has a 1 year warranty (from who?).

    If you were expecting a "new" drive, with a full warranty...be sure of what you're buying before money changes hands.


    It has a 1 year warranty (from who?) i bought it from a shop and i have 11 months warranty like i said previously
    2. ok so how i know i bought a new hard drive 100% and not used before by anyone?
  12. jimmysavage090 said:
    USAFRet said:
    You bought a drive.
    It was manufactured 8 years ago.
    It has a 1 year warranty (from who?).

    If you were expecting a "new" drive, with a full warranty...be sure of what you're buying before money changes hands.


    It has a 1 year warranty (from who?) i bought it from a shop and i have 11 months warranty like i said previously
    2. ok so how i know i bought a new hard drive 100% and not used before by anyone?


    You get a "new" drive by doing your research.
    If the info from WD says it is supposed to have a 5 year warranty (it does), and you are only getting a 1 year warranty...that is an indication of Not New.
    If it was manufactured 8 years ago, that is another indication.
    If it has a sticker on it that says "wiped", that is another indication.
    Lastly, where did you buy it from? Did it say "New Never Used"? Or something else?
  13. USAFRet said:
    jimmysavage090 said:
    USAFRet said:
    You bought a drive.
    It was manufactured 8 years ago.
    It has a 1 year warranty (from who?).

    If you were expecting a "new" drive, with a full warranty...be sure of what you're buying before money changes hands.


    It has a 1 year warranty (from who?) i bought it from a shop and i have 11 months warranty like i said previously
    2. ok so how i know i bought a new hard drive 100% and not used before by anyone?


    You get a "new" drive by doing your research.
    If the info from WD says it is supposed to have a 5 year warranty (it does), and you are only getting a 1 year warranty...that is an indication of Not New.
    If it was manufactured 8 years ago, that is another indication.
    If it has a sticker on it that says "wiped", that is another indication.
    Lastly, where did you buy it from? Did it say "New Never Used"? Or something else?


    to be honest with you i live in egypt} .. if you mean the person who i bought from the hard disk he said this disk is new
  14. jimmysavage090 said:


    to be honest with you i live in egypt} .. if you mean the person who i bought from the hard disk he said this disk is new


    It appears he was less than totally honest.
  15. USAFRet said:
    jimmysavage090 said:


    to be honest with you i live in egypt} .. if you mean the person who i bought from the hard disk he said this disk is new


    It appears he was less than totally honest.


    They deceive the person . for what ?Money Shame on them :fou:
  16. ok dude i will try the CrystalDiskInfo and let you know again Thanks you a lot for paying attention its mean a lot dude thanks very much. respect to all (Peace)
  17. jimmysavage090 said:
    ok dude i will try the CrystalDiskInfo and let you know again Thanks you a lot for paying attention its mean a lot dude thanks very much. respect to all (Peace)


    That may or may not show all the previous usage.
    If it does, that is a sure indicator.
    If it does not, that may just mean that it has been actually been reset by some internal WD tools.
  18. USAFRet said:
    jimmysavage090 said:
    ok dude i will try the CrystalDiskInfo and let you know again Thanks you a lot for paying attention its mean a lot dude thanks very much. respect to all (Peace)


    That may or may not show all the previous usage.
    If it does, that is a sure indicator.
    If it does not, that may just mean that it has been actually been reset by some internal WD tools.


    Hey there: here the result
    Pic.
  19. jimmysavage090 said:


    Hey there: here the result


    57,513 Power On hours
    2,396 days
    6.5 years.
    Only 30 Power On counts.

    This was used in someones server for almost 7 years.
  20. USAFRet said:
    jimmysavage090 said:


    Hey there: here the result


    57,513 Power On hours
    2,396 days
    6.5 years.
    Only 30 Power On counts.

    This was used in someones server for almost 7 years.


    damn :o Learn from mistakes. this is the life

    "anyway i want ask quick question"
    i was wondering. what is Enterprise Storage What interest ?

    Last one . i see jumpered pins i don't understand well. as you see in photo factory jumper settings. I hope clarification

    many many thanks ;) for your time i really appreciate it
  21. Best answer
    jimmysavage090 said:


    damn :o Learn from mistakes. this is the life

    "anyway i want ask quick question"
    i was wondering. what is Enterprise Storage What interest ?

    Last one . i see jumpered pins i don't understand well. as you see in photo factory jumper settings. I hope clarification

    many many thanks ;) for your time i really appreciate it


    "Enterprise" drives generally have a few different features.
    Better warranty. 5 yrs vs 2 or 3 yrs.
    Firmware to combat heat and vibration from being in close proximity to other drives.
    Robust error correction.

    Greater reliability, but you pay extra for this. If buying new.


    Leave those jumpered pins alone. That is for factory use. Not you and I.
  22. If you paid more than the equivalent of $5 for that drive (& yes I know components in egypt are expensive) you were robbed.

    Brand new unused drives (even oem ones) come in sealed antistatic bags .
  23. USAFRet said:
    jimmysavage090 said:


    damn :o Learn from mistakes. this is the life

    "anyway i want ask quick question"
    i was wondering. what is Enterprise Storage What interest ?

    Last one . i see jumpered pins i don't understand well. as you see in photo factory jumper settings. I hope clarification

    many many thanks ;) for your time i really appreciate it


    "Enterprise" drives generally have a few different features.
    Better warranty. 5 yrs vs 2 or 3 yrs.
    Firmware to combat heat and vibration from being in close proximity to other drives.
    Robust error correction.

    Greater reliability, but you pay extra for this. If buying new.


    Leave those jumpered pins alone. That is for factory use. Not you and I.


    Thanks for your advice and your interest. have a great day:)

    godspeed
  24. madmatt30 said:
    If you paid more than the equivalent of $5 for that drive (& yes I know components in egypt are expensive) you were robbed.

    Brand new unused drives (even oem ones) come in sealed antistatic bags .


    this is the life and we learn. thanks you all for your help it's really means a lot Peace Guys!!
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