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# 209079 11-Mar-2017 18:11
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I think there has been discussion on this before.

Today i purchase a brand new SSD drive from PB Tech in Henderson. Was all packaged correctly and was in a fully sealed box etc.

Got home, chucked it in and it turns out to be an ex drive from a NZ school.

Looks like they are selling refurbish drives and this one snuck through the gaps.

Couldn't be bothered driving all the way back, costing me petrol etc so i just formated it and carried on.

Classic ay.

 

 

 

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  # 1734942 11-Mar-2017 18:26
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That's strange. Why on earth they do that? What is the manufacture date on the drive?

If they were, I would assume it was part of a large lot and could be easily traced to a particular purchase with the help of the school.

Did the serial on the packaging match the serial on the drive? If so that would imply they kept the packaging.

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  # 1734967 11-Mar-2017 19:37
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Apacer 240gb by any chance? I got one from there last week and it was also full of crap from some school. I was already at a job so I had no choice but to use it. Box was sealed like it was new. From memory it was a Hamilton school?

 
 
 
 




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  # 1734968 11-Mar-2017 19:38
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askelon: Apacer 240gb by any chance? I got one from there last week and it was also full of crap from some school. I was already at a job so I had no choice but to use it. Box was sealed like it was new. From memory it was a Hamilton school?


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  # 1734970 11-Mar-2017 19:43
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erm why are the schools allowing drives with data on them make it out without the drive's being cleansed, that's a concern.

 

 





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  # 1734972 11-Mar-2017 19:46
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I'd notify the school.





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  # 1734973 11-Mar-2017 19:46
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Why are PBTech selling used goods as new - that's a concern.


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  # 1734974 11-Mar-2017 19:47
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WTH. How could it be in a sealed box if it was refurbished? Was it advertised new? There look to be many potential issues here. Did you not report it to them so noone else is affected? Why would you reformat a used drive, as the life of it would be reduced.?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1734976 11-Mar-2017 19:48
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I've had the exact same thing today. I purchased an Intel 600p today and it had a 40gb partition with Windows 10 setup files with an application called 'Haxxor' as well as a folder called 'Moni' with CV inside it. The files were dated mid November

 

 

 

I went to format the drive however It failed. After running some tests on the drive, it had been running for 18 prior to my installing it. 

 

 

 

Will be interested to find out how many others have got the same thing.

 

 

 

I bought one of these from another supplier and it didn't have 'made in china with partial foreign content'. I'd be interested to see if others have had this too?


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  # 1734977 11-Mar-2017 19:50
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Mods: maybe a title change to "PBTech selling used HDDs sealed and as new?"

Make it easier for people to find this thread - I know of at least one other case of this today - and BMIT was it lol

It's possible PB Tech are unaware of this.

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  # 1734979 11-Mar-2017 19:54
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RunningMan:

 

Why are PBTech selling used goods as new - that's a concern.

 

 

 

 

This has to be illegal...you also have no idea as to how much use they have had. I would never buy a second hand drive (SSD)...especially at a new price.


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  # 1734982 11-Mar-2017 19:57
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Pumpedd:

RunningMan:


Why are PBTech selling used goods as new - that's a concern.



 


This has to be illegal...you also have no idea as to how much use they have had. I would never buy a second hand drive (SSD)...especially at a new price.



It definitely would be considered a breach of some of the sales laws

,However as BMIT points out most SSDs actually keep track of hours/usage so you can actually get a better idea than with standard HDDs

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  # 1734984 11-Mar-2017 20:04
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Mspec:

erm why are the schools allowing drives with data on them make it out without the drive's being cleansed, that's a concern.


No idea. They may well have a contract that includes secure disposal.

I'm interested to know if the serials on the box match the drive.

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  # 1734986 11-Mar-2017 20:07
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Where's @NikT gone ????


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gzt:
Mspec:

erm why are the schools allowing drives with data on them make it out without the drive's being cleansed, that's a concern.


No idea. They may well have a contract that includes secure disposal.

I'm interested to know if the serials on the box match the drive.


Possibly the units were considered faulty and they assumed the retailer/manafacturer would clean/dispose of them

Not an excuse just a possibly explanation :)

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  # 1734999 11-Mar-2017 20:13
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Didn't report it as i was far too busy today trying to tie things up before heading overseas tomorrow for a week. I've already formatted it, i guess it will be too late to take it back when i get back and also the fact that i formatted it. I think there are still recovery partitions on it as well.

how do you find out how many hours it done?

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