HGST drives from OWC

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by snap01, May 25, 2018.

  1. snap01 macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed that some of the HGST drives sold by OWC come with no manufacturer warranty. For example, https://eshop.macsales.com/item/HGST/0S04007/ comes with only a warranty from OWC. Are these some kind of refurb unit? anything to be concerned with here?
     
  2. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    If you're concerned about that, do this instead:
    - buy a "bare" drive from any of the major drive vendors (amazon, newegg, etc.)
    - buy a drive enclosure, either 2.5" or 3.5"
    - assemble the drive yourself (usually takes nothing more than a screwdriver, some cases just snap together without any tools needed at all).

    I prefer drives that I build myself to "store-bought" ones...
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

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    OWC probably buys them from HGST in bulk as if they were an OEM, so the same way you'd take a defective disk that came in your Mac to Apple for service, you'd need to contact OWC for the warranty.
     
  4. snap01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My main concern is if there's something about how these drives are selected for OWC that would make them more prone to failure.
     
  5. Calbear88 macrumors newbie

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    I bought a 8tb Deskstar nas from OWC this week. It arrived in a retail box. When I check the warranty on HGST website it says “The drive is not valid for warranty through HGST. Please return product to your point of purchase.”.

    I didn’t know HGST sold retail boxed drives without a warranty. I thought OEM drives were always bare.
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    Here’s a link to the owc warranty terms. Only applies to select HGST models. https://eshop.macsales.com/Service/warranty/3-year-new-replacement-warranty.cfm
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    OWC does use HGST drives in some of their enclosures. For example a 32tb configuration uses four of the HGST 8tb drives.

    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/TB3IVT32.0S/?fullDetails
     
  6. snap01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I also just picked up an 8tb hgst. Also came in a full retail box which I wasn't expecting. Drive was dated jun-17.

    I've had good experience with OWC warranty in the past. So I think the drives are good deal.
     

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