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Old June 5th 19, 01:44 AM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Percival P. Cassidy
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Default External drives may contain refurbished drives!

I just read a piece by BackBlaze discussing the best kinds of drives to
use for various purposes, and I noticed that they claim that external
drives *may* contain refurbished drives!

This could account for the reports on Amazon that the drives inside a
certain Seagate external drive had an unusual model number: I forget the
capacity, but instead of ending in 004 it ended in Z04, IIRC.

Perce
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Old June 5th 19, 08:56 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Lynn McGuire[_3_]
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Default External drives may contain refurbished drives!

On 6/4/2019 7:44 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
I just read a piece by BackBlaze discussing the best kinds of drives to
use for various purposes, and I noticed that they claim that external
drives *may* contain refurbished drives!

This could account for the reports on Amazon that the drives inside a
certain Seagate external drive had an unusual model number: I forget the
capacity, but instead of ending in 004 it ended in Z04, IIRC.

Perce


URL ?

Lynn

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Old June 5th 19, 09:31 PM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Percival P. Cassidy
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Default External drives may contain refurbished drives!

On 6/5/19 3:56 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:

I just read a piece by BackBlaze discussing the best kinds of drives
to use for various purposes, and I noticed that they claim that
external drives *may* contain refurbished drives!

This could account for the reports on Amazon that the drives inside a
certain Seagate external drive had an unusual model number: I forget
the capacity, but instead of ending in 004 it ended in Z04, IIRC.

Perce


URL ?


Here's the URL for the BackBlaze piece:

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-buying-guide/


Perce
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Old June 6th 19, 01:38 AM posted to comp.sys.ibm.pc.hardware.storage
Lynn McGuire[_3_]
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Default External drives may contain refurbished drives!

On 6/5/2019 3:31 PM, Percival P. Cassidy wrote:
On 6/5/19 3:56 PM, Lynn McGuire wrote:

I just read a piece by BackBlaze discussing the best kinds of drives
to use for various purposes, and I noticed that they claim that
external drives *may* contain refurbished drives!

This could account for the reports on Amazon that the drives inside a
certain Seagate external drive had an unusual model number: I forget
the capacity, but instead of ending in 004 it ended in Z04, IIRC.

Perce


URL ?


Here's the URL for the BackBlaze piece:

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-drive-buying-guide/


Perce


Thanks !

Lynn

 




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