Recertified HDD - What does it mean?

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  1. atferrari

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    While using an old HDD (IDE standard) as an external unit, I run across the expresion RECERTIFIED on the label.

    Does it mean that the unit was refurbished or...?

    I bought it some years ago, by little money and was supposed to be new but came in a plastic bag with nothing else.
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  3. dl324

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    Recertified means used and reconditioned to be like new. Really doesn't make much difference because hard drive warranties suck these days.
     
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  4. crutschow

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    It makes a difference because a refurbished or recertified hard drive could have already seen considerable use, so its lifetime would likely not be as good as a new one.
     
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  6. atferrari

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    WD definition:
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