B grade..

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Normally for building a cheap computer to act as a file server I'm happy to buy bgrade parts..but hard drives? Really? Any one know why they're b-grade (damaged packaging or something)?
 
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Possibly warranty replacements, when I worked for competitor, warranty replaced hard drives had less warranty and were probably refurbs.
 
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B-grade could be anything from just an opened/damaged package (most HDD's are oem anyway... just an anti static bag, covered in bubble wrap) so i doubt its that. Could be a refurb, or a return for someone that bought the wrong one, not supported by their system, or other things...

If its a refurb, then it'll have been tested, so you shouldn't need to worry. B-grade stuff gives a good price difference sometimes. Totally worth it if its not critical!
 
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