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Chris Rash
Used UPS: bad idea?
on Feb 25, 2015 at 1:42:55 am

Buying a used UPS for your company's domain controller seems like a dangerous prospect. Sure, you can always get the eBay seller to replace or refund it, but if it fails and you lose data or productivity, it could end up costing the difference of a new unit.

Am I being overly cautious?


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David Roth Weiss
Re: Used UPS: bad idea?
on Feb 25, 2015 at 2:28:28 am

You are being properly cautious - the batteries in UPSs have a limited lifespan, and one should not be a cheapskate where protecting your data protection scheme is involved.

David Roth Weiss
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David is a Creative COW contributing editor and a forum host of the Apple Final Cut Pro forum.


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Todd Perchert
Re: Used UPS: bad idea?
on Feb 25, 2015 at 4:36:33 pm

Plenty cautious. The units themselves can last, but the batteries need replacing about every 2 years or so. If you are buying a used unit, get a new battery!
Good Luck!
TC


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