dealsseagate 2tb usb external hard drive for $74.99

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A recert'd part of the computer which breaks down most easily? No thanks.

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I've personally never had a problem with recertfied externals. On top of that it comes with a warranty chances are if there is a problem that was the cause of the recertification I think it would show its ugly head or at least a hint in that time.

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Usually if they quit on you it's the power supply. Then you can pull it and go internal or get a new external housing for around $20

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Never had any of my Seagate external hard drives breakdown or die, they are amazing. This is a really good deal and if I didn't already have a seagate 250gb and 500gb I would get this. Sadly my movie/tv/porn collection is small enough that it all fits on the 250gb drive right now.

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@demonicgman: I am absolutely appalled.....That you can't fill 750gb worth of HD space.

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Seagate = crap drive. Had a Maxtor OneTouch external that failed and corrupted all my data within a year. Broke it apart and saw it was a Seagate barracuda. Tried mounting it as an internal drive and the thing jacked my CPU temp 10 degrees, while idling! FAIL. I only buy WD or Hitachi now.

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Any electronic product which works, runs, has a greater likelihood of continuing to run if it hasn't
been opened up and tampered with. The reason is that electronic failures occur when molecules
of the dopants (in the, usually, silicon semiconductors) physically move and cause a malfunction
of that transistor. This is the purpose of burn-in.. to cause those dopants to move and fail if they're
going to. When something runs .. it's going to keep running unless someone opened it and subjected
it to static damage. This is not, almost surely, the case of a recertified product.

I've worked with this field for 30 years and you can read
about it in any basic 1st year semiconductor class.
I actually feel better about buying recertified products as
long as I'm willing to accept that a plastic door might have
been damaged by a previous user ..that being the worst of the damage.

Someone else might know more about hard drive failure modes
caused by damage by a drop as an example.

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Catching a HD on the first bounce will NOT ensure continued operation.

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newegg is out of stock and may not restock this hd, according to their product page. :(