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  • The Difference Between Used and Refurbished Servers

    The Difference Between Used and Refurbished ServersAre you in the market to buy servers for your organization?  Not sure what the difference is between "used servers" and "refurbished servers"? You are in luck!

    Let's explore the differences between used and refurbished servers, and IT hardware in general.

    Refurbished servers provide:

    • Guaranteed performance. A refurbished server has likely been built from the chassis up with your configuration. Most importantly, each component in the server build has been tested for performance and will include a warranty. If the server includes drives, all refurbished drives from World Data Products are wiped and tested, not just reformatted.
    • Factory settings. During the refurbishment process, servers are returned to the original factory settings so they perform like new. A used server may or may not have been returned to the original factory settings.
    • Guaranteed authenticity. World Data Products uses authentic OEM components including drives, memory, power supplies, network cards, etc. When you buy a server from us, all of the components are designed for that server.
    • Good condition. Less important but nice to have is a "like new" physical condition. If you purchase a refurbished server, you're likely to receive a product that looks close to brand new. Refurbished servers are cleaned, even touched up if necessary.
    • Optional maintenance programs. Quality refurbished servers may be eligible for OEM or third party maintenance.

    Used servers:  With used servers, you never know what you're going to get. It’s possible to get a used piece of equipment that looks good and works, but there is no guarantee that the item has been tested, and no guarantee that the components are 100% compatible for that model. A used server may or may not have a warranty.

    Questions? Call 888-210-7636 or contact one of our IT Hardware Specialists today for a free consultation or a quote.

  • What are ITAD services?

    What are ITAD Services?

    ITAD stands for IT Asset Disposition. It is also called IT Asset Disposal and when there is little or no value left, Electronics Recycling.

    Many companies refresh their data center with networking or server upgrades every three to four years. While not brand new, used IT hardware often has a useful life of six or more years. The goal of ITAD is to get some additional return on investment for those IT assets. That is where we come in! Part of our business is to buy pre-owned IT hardware, test it thoroughly, clean it, replace any missing parts from the original configuration, restore cosmetic condition if needed, and resell it with a warranty as refurbished product so it can be used for another few years.

    Since 1987, World Data Products has been providing ITAD services for companies with data centers that need to sell surplus or used networking equipment and servers. We also buy used storage arrays and enclosures, computer tape, drives, and even entire tape libraries. Plus, we make the process easy!

    Here is how our ITAD process works:

    • You send an equipment list by uploading a file or pasting the text into our Sell Surplus Hardware form.
    • We send an offer or contact you with any questions.
    • Once there is an agreement on the equipment list and package price, we coordinate and pay for shipping to our facility.
    • After an operational check of the equipment, we send a check, or, you can use the amount as credit towards a new or refurbished hardware upgrade.

    We buy many brands including Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM, UCS, Super Micro, EMC, NetApp, Arista Networks and others. We also buy and sell IP phones, Cisco and Ruckus wireless access points and controllers. Whether the package is a few routers, or an entire data center, World Data Products will make the process of selling your decommissioned servers or used networking equipment a breeze!

    To discuss your unique needs, use the chat function, submit a contact form, or call one of our IT Asset Disposition Specialists at 1-888-210-7636 today.

  • Get a quote for new and refurbished Cisco switches

    So many Cisco switch options in stock to choose from!

    World Data Products has almost 400 models of new & refurbished Cisco switches, line cards, power supplies, modules, and parts available. Need help deciding which Cisco switch configuration is right for your networking application? Chat with us online or call one of our Cisco Networking Specialists at 888-210-7636. We are also extremely competitive when it comes to IT Asset Disposition for used Cisco switches, firewalls, and other networking products from Dell, HP, UCS, IBM, and Arista Networks.

    Shop our current Cisco Switch inventory here!

    warehouse full of cisco switches World Data Products warehouse full of new, used, and refurbished Cisco switches

     

    Need more information on a refurbished Cisco router or firewall? See our Cisco router page here for models like the Cisco 2901. We also sell Cisco cables, optics, and more.

     

  • How to Dispose of Cisco Networking Equipment

    Looking to sell used Cisco switches and routers?

    stack of refurbished cisco switches Used Cisco switches ready to be refurbished in our tech center

    Do you have Cisco networking hardware in the rack that you want to sell or recycle? Not sure how to dispose of it?

    Want the answer fast? Fill out the form on our sell hardware page and we will get back to you right away with a quote. Or, start a chat on the bottom right of your screen.

    Let's take a look at the other options for disposing of that surplus or decommissioned Cisco gear. Here we go!

    Option #1: Do nothing. OK, that’s a bad option. Hiding used Cisco products somewhere around the office or the data center storeroom isn't an effective solution for the IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) problem.

    Option #2: Pay a company to dispose of your Cisco networking equipment for you. A fairly common way of getting rid of used networking equipment is to pay an electronics recycling company to take it and recycle it responsibly. While this gets rid of the problem, the service comes at a price and doesn’t do anything to help the bottom line or increase the return on investment.

    Option #3: Sell the switches or routers on your own. Is your company a sales organization? Do you have the time to deal with listing, marketing, selling, packing and shipping networking equipment?

    Option #4: Sell the used Cisco networking equipment to World Data Products! Hint: This is the best option. Why?

    1. The used switches, routers, and wireless products go away within days of contacting us.
    2. Your company can make money in the process.
    3. It’s easy, we take care of the logistics.
    4. With thirty years of experience, we are reliable and one of the most active used Cisco equipment buyers in the industry.

    Disposing of used Cisco IT assets doesn't have to be hard, expensive, or time-consuming. Selling networking or server equipment to World Data Products will save you time, money and the hassle of other disposal methods. We have been doing this since 1987, let's get it done!

    We are currently seeing a lot of buying and selling activity for the following used Cisco Catalyst switch models: 2960 and 2960x, 3560, C3560x, C3750g, the 3750 and the newer 3850. 2900 series routers, and Adaptive Security Appliance firewalls such as the ASA 5505 and ASA 5506 are popular as well.

    To discuss how to sell used Cisco network equipment, use our form to contact a Cisco Networking Specialist  or call us at 888-210-7636 today!

  • Buying Used Server Racks

    This post provides some tips on available features and buying used server racks.

    2018 Inventory Note: We have a large inventory of server racks at this time and are not looking to buy individual racks. We are interested in racks full of servers!

    Server Rack Sizes and Features? Customers value a server rack that is well built, has good cable management, ventilation, and can be secured. Data center server racks come in many sizes, 36U and 42U are common, with 42U likely being the most common height. Cabinet features vary by manufacturer and can include a built-in PDU for power distribution and surge protection, cable management, locking doors, adjustable mounting solutions, casters, leveling feet, and secure side panels depending on the security requirements or cooling and ventilation needs of the hardware.

    Warranty? Like most refurbished products, any used server rack that you purchase should come with a warranty. Reputable hardware resellers stand behind their products, and nothing conveys confidence in the quality of a product like a warranty.

    Maintenance Plan? Some used server racks are eligible for OEM and third party maintenance.

    Return on Investment? Buying previously owned, or refurbished IT hardware can be a great way to leverage your IT budget. Getting nearly the same quality as new but spending only a fraction of the cost is a way to dramatically lower the total cost of ownership.

    Availability? Our inventory of used server racks is constantly changing, give us a call at 888-210-7636 or Contact one of our IT Hardware Specialists today to discuss your requirements or ask further questions. If you have surplus-new, or used servers to sell, please use our Sell Hardware form and let us know what you are looking to sell.

  • Choosing a Vendor for Computer Tape

    You’re doing the analysis to see if certified computer tape can save your data center money and increase the reliability of your tape library. Your next task is to select a vendor that can answer your questions and provide high-quality tape. You will find that there are many tape suppliers but only some provide Certified tape. How do you determine which backup tape vendor has the quality of tapes that your department requires?

    photo of HP C7974A LTO 4 data tape HP LTO4 Tape C7974A - is it certified?

    When choosing a tape vendor, consider the following questions:

    1. How much time is spent on data eradication and certifying the quality of each tape? For instance, it can take up to two hours to eradicate data from a used LTO4 tape.
    2. Is the tape guaranteed? If a company won’t guarantee its products, it’s time to find another vendor.
    3. How many errors are allowed? The answer to this question should be “zero permanent and gross errors”. However, not all vendors adhere to the same certification standards. Knowing how many errors a company allows gives an indication of the level of quality.
    4. What is the data eradication process? While there are variations in the eradication process within the industry, vendors should include the following steps to ensure the quality of a certified tape:
    • End-to-end tape rewrite and read/write testing on all data tracks. Companies that don’t specify an end-to-end rewrite or that provide vague answers to this question should be avoided as it is likely that sensitive data will remain on the tapes. Beware of any company that won’t guarantee a complete end-to-end tape rewrite and read/write testing.
    • Data eradication by Volser. Computer tape that is scheduled to be eradicated should be tracked and audited at the Volser level. This ensures that the company that processes tape, and the seller of the tapes knew exactly which tapes were erased.
    • A letter certifying total data eradication. This is a written guarantee that listing the tapes that were erased including the date, technician, and method. Keeping this letter on file for future reference is a best practice so you can prove exactly which tapes were erased and what the process was.

    How is certified better than new?

    How can a certified tape from World Data Products be more reliable than a new tape? Because every one of our tapes is tested 100% end to end.  New tapes are sampled for quality as a batch is manufactured. As such, not every tape is tested. With a low number of tapes  being tested, products with errors can get through the process to the end user.

    Conclusion

    Using certified tape from World Data Products enables significant cost savings while keeping the performance and quality control at new or better standards. See our Certified Tape Guarantee here.

    To learn more about how certified computer tape can benefit your business, request a complimentary consultation with a Certified Computer Tape Specialist.

  • Selling surplus IT hardware in 2018?

    Is it time to sell surplus or decommissioned IT hardware?

    Surplus IT Hardware We'll send the truck for used servers and networking equipment!

    We can help!

    World Data Products buys used switches and routers, servers, storage arrays and enclosures, computer tape, drives, and entire tape libraries. For nearly thirty years, we have been helping organizations capture more return on investment from IT assets. Companies sell server hardware to World Data Products because we make the IT Asset Disposition process easy!

    Here is how it works:

    Click here to send your equipment list in our contact form. Please include as much detail as possible regarding quantities and configuration. After a quick review, we will send an offer or contact you with any questions. Once there is an agreement on the equipment list and package price, we coordinate and pay for shipping to our facility.

    We buy used servers, networking equipment, and storage from many brands including Cisco, Dell, HP, UCS, IBM, Super Micro, EMC, NetApp, Arista Networks and others. We also buy and sell IP phones, wireless access points and controllers.

    Looking to buy something more current? Need it fast? Our extensive inventory enables us to receive orders and sell server configurations that can ship same day.

    Whether the package is a few servers or an entire data center, World Data Products will make the process of selling your surplus servers or used networking equipment a breeze!

    We are seeing a lot of buying and selling activity in used Cisco Catalyst switches and routers including the ASA 5505, 5506, 2960x, 3560, C3560x, C3750 and 3850 models. Used servers by Dell, HP, IBM and UCS arrive at the dock regularly. After a thorough testing and cleaning process, they ship out as a refurbished, custom-configured server.

    To discuss selling IT hardware to World Data Products, use our contact form  or call us at 888-210-7636 today!

  • Sell Used Cisco Equipment Today

    Sell Used Cisco Equipment TodayDid you know that there's an active market for your used Cisco networking equipment? It's true. You can sell that stack of surplus or used Cisco routers, switches, or firewalls to World Data Products!

    IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) has never been easier. Plus, if the hardware still has value, your company can make money with our networking hardware buyback program.

    Updated for 2018 - We are currently seeing a lot of buying and selling activity for the following used Cisco Catalyst switch models: 2960 and 2960x, 3560, C3560x, C3750g, the 3750 and the newer 3850. 2900 series routers, and Adaptive Security Appliance firewalls such as the ASA 5505 and ASA 5506 are popular as well.

    Ready to sell your surplus or used Cisco equipment today? Here's what you need to do:

    1. Make a list of all the networking equipment you want to sell. The more detailed your list is with part numbers, the faster we can respond with an accurate offer. Include the entire Cisco part number when possible, for example: WS-C2960X-48FPS-L
    2. Fill out our contact form to sell hardware and a Cisco Networking Specialist will get in touch with you to review your list.

    It's that simple. Whether the package is a few switches or an entire data center, World Data Products will make the process of selling your hardware a breeze!

    Call 888-210-7636 or use the form to contact a Cisco Networking Specialist today!

  • World Data Products Releases 2018 Tape Buyback Models List

    tape_buyback_list 2018 Used and Surplus Tape Buyback List

    2018 is here and we are looking for the following models of used or surplus new tape. Please provide your contact information using this form and we will get in touch to discuss your disposal or data eradication requirements. More information regarding our Tape Services and available inventory is here.

    We buy tapes made by many manufacturers including Dell, Fuji, HP, IBM, Imation, Maxell, Quantum, Sony, TDK, & Verbatim. We are looking for the following models, see the complete buyback list with part numbers here.

    If your department's data security policy doesn't allow for erasure or to sell used tape, we have other options including onsite or offsite data destruction by shredding. More information on our data destruction programs here. Other Questions? Call 888-210-7636 or contact one of our IT Hardware Specialists today for a free consultation.

    T10000 T2 5TB
    T10000 T1 500GB
    T-10000 Tape Cleaning Cartridge
    C7978A HP LTO Universal Cleaning Cartridge
    LTO-7 Ultrium Tape 6TB/15TB
    LTO-6 Ultrium Tape 2.5/5.0TB
    LTO-5 Ultrium Tape 1.5/3.0TB
    LTO-4 Ultrium Tape 800GB/1.6TB
    LTO-3 Ultrium Tape 400/800GB
    LTO-2 Ultrium Tape 200/400GB
    LTO Universal Cleaning Cartridge
    3592 JK/JC 500GB/1.5TB Economy
    3592 JJ 60/180GB Economy
    3592 JC 4/12TB
    3592 JA 300/900GB
    3592 Extended JX/JB 700GB/2.1TB WORM
    3592 Extended JB 700GB/2.1TB
    DAT 320 Data Cartridge Tape- 160/320GB
    DAT 320 Cleaning Tape Cartridge
    DAT 160 160gb Data Cartridge 80/160GB
    8mm X23 VXA 230m 80/160GB Tape Cartridge
    4mm DDS/DAT-72 Head Cleaning Cartridge
    4mm DAT72 Tape-170M 36/72GB
    MLR / SLR Cleaning Cartridge

  • The Best Way to Dispose of Used Computer Tape

    Used Computer Tape?Disposal of LTO, 3592, and other backup tapes

    Not using the tape library anymore? Or, have obsolete tapes from an older magnetic tape technology? You're not alone. As data centers move to newer cartridge formats or move away from tape storage entirely, managers responsible for IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) must choose from options including data eradication, recycling, or destruction. Every organization has policies to keep its data safe, and World Data Products has the tape library services to accommodate those data security requirements.

    What are the best options in 2018 for data eradication or data destruction?

    Used Tape Buyback Sell your tape library to World Data Products. Our world-class tape facility uses a total data eradication process, erasing the tapes end to end. We also test to verify that every tape will be free of permanent and gross errors. This recycled media becomes certified tape that has a higher reliability than new tape because every tape is tested 100% end to end.

    Data Erasure or Destruction World Data Products provides on-site and off-site data destruction services. We have a long track record of working with major financial and government institutions. We can coordinate secure transportation and will provide a detailed plan and a certificate of destruction.

    To learn more about computer tape buyback, on-site or off-site data erasure or destruction, call 888-210-7636 and ask for tape services, or use this form to request a complimentary, no obligation consultation with a Certified Computer Tape Specialist today!

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