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just snagged virtually unused ssd of 4tb, intel dc s4500 series, 3.84tb, 30% of retail price, 300$ shipped, intel legendary 8 PBW endurance drive, will update once installed and benchmarked.

edit: the links were removed, however i will follow up once arrives


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It's cheap for a reason. It's definitely not nearly unused. They don't put these drives in laptops, so it lived somewhere else before it was in the laptop, and if it already has 5 bad sectors, it has been in use for a long long time before it went in that laptop.
 
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I hope it is functioning and you got a sweet deal.
 
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Did you ask why they only had it in the laptop for 4 weeks?
 
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wondering wtf one person do with a 4tb on a laptop!
 
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LMAO... "4 weeks old", yeah right.

That's a drive that was in a datacenter and started to fail, was pulled and supposed to be scrapped, but made its way onto Ebay. The other possibility is that it's exhausted its write endurance on some cells and the "bad sectors" is the controller pulling in spare cells to cover for the exhausted ones.

either way, please post the TBW values for our lulz once you receive it. And remember: if it seems to good to be true, it always, always is.
 
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i will pray for it, joking aside its a gamble hope your lucky its a great size hopefully the bad sectors wont multiply too much.
 
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you mean he might have to stop indoors and wear a mask :). and keep it away from other storage ?.
 
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worst case it was used sometime, and i got 7 PBW instead of 8, i am always careful and positive when online shopping, store has briliant feedback.
i intend to plant it in my business zbook laptop, also used from ebay, works great. i will post the s.m.a.r.t data of the drive. i am by no means impulsive and did my research, thanks for your input whether pro or con:)
 
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Well, I received the drive yesterday, someone certainly will eat their hat, it has been used for only 29 days, performs great, indeed it shows 5 pending sectors, but otherwise the s.m.a.r.t data is clean, the drive performs well under usb 3 currently. I will check for intel enterprise utility for firmware updates, it does show health is 95%, i dont know based on what
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Don't worry about others' opinions & enjoy your drive. I've bought several off ebay till it shut shop 3 years back here & they all worked great. The key is unarguably the seller ratings, they do tell a story.
Someone needed to finish that statement for clarity? Zoinks!
You apparently didn't understand the gist of it, for someone trying to get rid of the drive because of <reasons> this price is still something & definitely more than just throwing it away in the trash. The same way people see value in overpriced $1k cards or phones. The value is in the eyes of the beholder, you or I are not judges of that & it's of course a much larger philosophical debate :toast:
 
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seems you got a nice deal. btw what program do you use for monitoring the health of your hd?
 

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I'd suggest you download Intel SSD Toolbox just to check. Also CrystalDiskInfo, and check the "Total Host Reads" and "Total Host Writes".
 
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seems you got a nice deal. btw what program do you use for monitoring the health of your hd?
hard disk sentinel pro

btw, it is a dell branded part, and runs the latest firmware of DL58


which explains why it was in a laptop
 
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