#1 Factory Recertified Hard Drive Program

Learn more about why some of the largest companies in the world have joined our factory recertified hard drive program.

This unique program offers recertified drives for both legacy and current product lines. Authorized to distribute for all four hard disk drive manufacturers, Horizon exclusively operates the #1 Factory Recertified Program available in the market today.

Factory recertified hard drives can only be tested by the manufacturer and distributed by an authorized distributor. All drives are marked by the factory with a label indicating that it has passed all testing and quality requirements.

Factory Recertified vs. Refurbished Hard Drives

Unlike recertified drives, refurbished drives are done by secondhand vendors and not the manufacturers directly. They often are pulled from legacy programs then tested and reformatted for resell. These drives are not tested to the same stringent quality standards as a recertified drive and do not carry a factory warranty.

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Factory recertified drives are tested by the manufacturer at their factory using the same rigorous testing process, approved suppliers and latest firmware that new drives must adhere to ensuring all benefits of the latest program designs.

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Quality & Cost Benefits

Direct from the factory. A recertified process you can trust.

Quality Benefits

Factory Recertified Drives come standard with up to a 6-month manufacturer’s warranty. That along with the stringent testing guidelines required to earn the recertified label, makes these drives the lowest failing drives in the market – even lower than new drives. Because these are not used or refurbished drives, many companies feel comfortable taking advantage of the considerable cost savings they capture while supplementing their supply chain with recertified drives.

Cost Benefits

20% %

20%+ Cost Savings Over New Desktop & Notebook Drives

30% %

30%+ Cost Savings Over New Enterprise Drives

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Lower Failure Rates Than New or Used Drives

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Recertification Process

Direct from the factory. A recertified process you can trust.

Recertification  Process 

Every Disk Drive that earns the quality statement of “Recertified” goes through the same rigorous test processes applied to WD, Seagate, Toshiba, and HGST’s new drives. This includes process flow, test sequence, test time, and pass/fail criteria. If replacement parts are required, they are purchased only from approved suppliers and need to meet or exceed design specifications. Recertification test processes, always applies the latest standard firmware and test processes ensuring all benefits of the latest product designs.

Hard drives that pass the recertification testing process will receive a unique label certifying its’ Factory Recertified status. These drives can only be distributed in the market by authorized distributors, such as Horizon Technology, to ensure authentic, quality parts.

Top Quality Components

Every component found in a Factory Recertified Hard Drive comes from the same approved suppliers that the manufacturer’s use for their new product.

State-of-the-art Equipment

Only state-of-the-art equipment is used by the manufacturer to test and repair Recertified HDD’s.

Stringent Quality Requirements

In order for a hard drive to earn the “Factory Recertified” label, it must pass stringent quality tests and requirements causing them to have some of the lowest failure rates available.

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