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Old 06-30-2010, 11:44 PM   #11
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I bought an HDD from Western Digital and the power adapter had broke and you cant buy them other wise you have to buy a whole new HDD how stupid is that????.....
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:48 PM   #12
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an external drive?
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Nope, internal HDDs. It's why I have to wait until I get my new pc to try it out.
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Old 07-01-2010, 05:18 PM   #14
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As long as they haven't been dropped I'd say they should be ok, but I've never had alot of luck with HDs. When are you going to test them?
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:50 PM   #15
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It'll help that they weren't in use, a HDD under load (spinning) is far less stable. If you get em working, rip important data off then straight away, it might be the first and last time they work
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Old 07-02-2010, 04:46 AM   #16
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They have no data on them, they were formatted when I Bought them from my friend.

I got the two drivers for $40 (total) and I they worked when I bought them.
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:05 AM   #17
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I would never buy used hard drives. Can't tell what they've been through.
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Old 07-03-2010, 02:16 PM   #18
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I'm 99.9% sure they'll work.
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I would never buy used hard drives. Can't tell what they've been through.
So a about 18 months ago you wouldn't spend $40 on about 1.3 TB of HDDs? BTW they worked when he showed them to me.
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I would never buy used hard drives. Can't tell what they've been through.
I have purchased and sold many used drives. I always made sure they had available warranty time in case something went wrong. I think I have had only one fail.
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