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Surprise inside WD hdd

January 16th, 2012, 12:52

I had an incoming wd 2500ks today, not previously opened.

I opened up the lid and what did i see?

Some chinese writings (by hand) on top magnet and an X on the top of the head arm.

:? :? :?

I don't really work with KS's but i find this very weird. The lid has not been opened before I am 100% sure.
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Re: Surprise inside WD hdd

January 16th, 2012, 15:08

Maybe a refurbished drive?

Re: Surprise inside WD hdd

January 16th, 2012, 17:01

I thought of that, but shouldn't it be mentioned somewhere that it is a refurbished drive?

Re: Surprise inside WD hdd

January 16th, 2012, 17:58

northwind wrote:I thought of that, but shouldn't it be mentioned somewhere that it is a refurbished drive?

AIUI, refurbished WD drives have an "R" on the label.

The following example has an "R" appended to the date field:
http://i54.tinypic.com/5f3ll5.jpg

Could that be it?

Re: Surprise inside WD hdd

January 17th, 2012, 4:39

It also says "recertified" on the label :-)

Re: Surprise inside WD hdd

January 17th, 2012, 6:56

None of these appear on this drive's sticker. I can scan it for you if you wish.

Well i should contact wd and tell them that if they want to have surprises stored in their drives, it 'd better be one with alcohol or... :mrgreen:

Re: Surprise inside WD hdd

January 17th, 2012, 15:35

pcimage wrote:It also says "recertified" on the label :-)

Doh! (smacks forehead)

Re: Surprise inside WD hdd

February 7th, 2012, 10:47

:O) I have a picture to help you guys imagine Frank >>>



It happens to us all sometimes :mrgreen:
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Re: Surprise inside WD hdd

February 7th, 2012, 11:52

@guru:

Brilliant! That picture is so funny, I nearly snorted coffee out of my nose :shock: As you say, it happens to us all :D Thanks for sharing.

Re: Surprise inside WD hdd

February 7th, 2012, 13:07

@Vulcan,

Snorted hahahaaaa! Indeed, :lol: one of my fav's!

Re: Surprise inside WD hdd

February 7th, 2012, 13:12

I'll forgive that it makes fun of one of my favourite ST versions. :)

I didn't quite end up with coffee coming out of my nose - but it was close! :shock: I'll never think of facepalms in quite the same way again, thanks to you :D

Re: Surprise inside WD hdd

May 7th, 2012, 3:04

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Maybe we can get this smiley added in?
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