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Hello every one i m working in a company they wanna buy tape driver storage for IBM but they considering it must be Refurbished and i suggest new one i need information about advantage and disadvantages of refurbished tape drive storage thanks and advanceA

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    Assuming they can get the same capacity drive reconditioned as new, with a good support contract on it, I don't see any problem with reconditioned. The usual problem is that you can only get older generation drives reconditioned, since they flood the market when new, higher-capacity drives are introduced. – MadHatter Jun 13 '17 at 7:20
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Pros: Cheaper (big savings), warranty, might look as a brand new tape.

Cons: Not the original retail packaging. Possible cosmetic defects(scratches, dents etc). It is somewhat of a lottery.

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  • Refurb typically have similar or same warranty on them. – BaronSamedi1958 Jul 4 '17 at 19:06

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