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Old 12th Feb 2012, 12:11 pm   #1
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Been forced to look round for a couple of hard drives recently .What I've noticed is that despite prices going up due to the flooding,there's a lot of almost new drives on the market ( one name is "clean pull" -advertised as being out of built PCs .Presumably the makers can't sell at this moment .Guarantees vary as does price .Sizes are from approx 80B down ( but larger are about) .I spotted one today at 4.99 ( WD 80GB) .Postage tkes it up to 8.99.Don't know what rules on naming -so won't ,but if anyone's interested -PM.I got one earlier -80GB WD Caviare for less than 15 .

Been forced to look round for a couple of hard drives recently. What I've noticed is that despite prices going up due to the flooding ,there's a lot of almost new drives on the market. One name is "Clean Pull", advertised as being pulls from PCs which resumably the makers can't sell at this moment. Guarantees vary as does price. Sizes are from approx 80GB down, but there are larger ones about. I spotted one today at 4.99 (WD 80GB). Postage takes it up to 8.99. Don't know what the rules are on naming suppliers, so I won't. If anyone's interested PM me. I got one earlier, an 80GB WD Caviare, for less than 15.
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 12:20 pm   #2
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An 80GB PATA drive is likely to be quite old, though it may still be perfectly serviceable of course.

The problem with buying any secondhand drive is you are taking a risk. The age and usage history of the drive is usually unknown - it may have been in a server and run 24/7 for the last 8 years, or it may be an unused spare from a store cupboard. Some sellers are downright dishonest and sell known faulty drives as working.

They are OK if you don't mind taking a gamble though. I've bought a few drives like this.
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Old 12th Feb 2012, 12:51 pm   #3
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One place I've seen them offered at around 20 for an 80GB is a major seller ,but with a year warranty -other places ,price varies as warranty . One I got passed a Powermax burn in test -but these days I find that certain makes only last a couple of years .Thought the smaller ( older ones ) might be of some use to folks running older/vintage PCs .

One place I've seen them offered at around 20 for an 80GB is a major seller, but with a year warranty. Other places, price varies as warranty. One I got passed a Powermax burn in test , but these days I find that certain makes only last a couple of years. Thought the smaller, older ones, might be of some use to folks running older/vintage PCs.
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I have a virtually unused 80GB Maxtor parallel (IDE) drive here that I will never use again. It is yours for the cost of postage. PM me if you are interested.

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Old 12th Feb 2012, 2:55 pm   #5
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Thanks for the offer, but I've replaced the faulty drives and all is, almost, back to normal. Would seem to me like greed to accept, though it might be of some use to someone else.
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Alistair D: I have sent you a P.M.

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I should have posted this earlier. The drive now has a new owner. Thanks for all the interest.

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