questionswill recertified flash memory be any less…

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I'm always amused when folks ask for recomendation AFTER the purchase.

Heck, you've already got it - use it - it'll probably be just fine.

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I'd save money elsewhere. Although for non-critical data it may be fine.

For video, I need Class 10 (fast) flash memory - if it's slower than 'rated' this could impact taking videos adversely. And new is not really very expensive.

Kind of like 'used', for example for car parts - some stuff may be OK, but most junkyards simply won't sell used brake parts...

I've purchased 're-certified' (used) monitors, 3.5" floppy drives (heck they mostly don't get used anyway) but never anything critical (PS, memory, etc.).

Sometimes you may find new cheaper than 're-certified' - discontinued items are generally 'new'.

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You can't refurbish flash memory cheaply. So, I'd imagine it's just erased and sent out the door. It will not have the full amount of erase cycles. As a previous poster pointed out, that number is very large, so you're probably ok unless its cheap flash memory.

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It also depends on the quality of the flash (which goes for original, as well). No-names or off brands will buy marginal flash memory in bulk, which is flash that may have not passed rigorous name-brand tests, but do pass tests when the test criteria are loosened up. It could work for a good long time or it could die after a few uses. It's a gamble.

If you want reliable memory, go with a quality name brand.

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It all depends on how much it was used prior to its recertification. Like rprebel said, flash can only be written to a finite number of times.

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They are rewritable, but there is a limit to how many times you can write to them. Fortunately, that number is extremely large and by the time you get there you will have replaced it anyway.

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you might luck out and get James Bond's secret documents, or someone's sexy pics stash

but for real, i don't think it would be any different than a used thumb drive. they're both constantly rewritable memory. (my guess)

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I hope not I got one. Figure I will store music on it and if it goes oh well.