Question Is my SSD a refurbished part?

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I've got a Crucial MX500 (250GB) SSD. On front side of the product I can see a (RE) but I'm not sure what it stands for. It says "Assembled in Mexico (RE)"
Is my SSD refurbished?
 

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I had a Crucial MX500 SSD purchased off of Newegg which was listed as brand new, for a friends build, the thing you mention is stated on the SSD I purchased, though last I checked, goods that are refurbished don't come in their original packaging, while my SSD came in exactly the same retail packaging as everyone else, so I'd like to think you nor I got a refurbished unit/part.

Did you get a colored packaging for your SSD? If it came in a brown box, it's refurbished.
 

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I've got a Crucial MX500 (250GB) SSD. On front side of the product I can see a (RE) but I'm not sure what it stands for. It says "Assembled in Mexico (RE)"
Is my SSD refurbished?
Crucial does have manufacturing plants in Mexico.

Bought from where?
Advertised as new?
What does CrystalDiskInfo show for power on hours and TBW?
 

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I had a Crucial MX500 SSD purchased off of Newegg which was listed as brand new, for a friends build, the thing you mention is stated on the SSD I purchased, though last I checked, goods that are refurbished don't come in their original packaging, while my SSD came in exactly the same retail packaging as everyone else, so I'd like to think you nor I got a refurbished unit/part.

Did you get a colored packaging for your SSD? If it came in a brown box, it's refurbished.
If product packaging in this image is original, yes mine is exactly like this (but in 250GB).



Crucial does have manufacturing plants in Mexico.

Bought from where?
Advertised as new?
What does CrystalDiskInfo show for power on hours and TBW?
Actually I've not installed it yet to check these details but I've got it from my friend and I think he bought it from amazon.
Is there anyway for them to reset the TBW value and sell the product as a brand new one?
 

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If product packaging in this image is original, yes mine is exactly like this (but in 250GB).




Actually I've not installed it yet to check these details but I've got it from my friend and I think he bought it from amazon.
Is there anyway for them to reset the TBW value and sell the product as a brand new one?
From actual Amazon, or from a reseller on Amazon?
It matters.

In that box, it is almost certainly fine.

Not sure what the (RE) stands for, but Mexico is absolutely normal for Curcial/Micron.
 

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From actual Amazon, or from a reseller on Amazon?
It matters.

In that box, it is almost certainly fine.

Not sure what the (RE) stands for, but Mexico is absolutely normal for Curcial/Micron.
I'm not sure, maybe a reseller. I think I need to install it and check for details to make sure before installing any OS.
 

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