Summary: This replaced another 5K750 drive of the same kind which had died. The drive from FinityIndia arrived in a minimal packing envelope inside a electrostatic-proof bag with silica dehydrating packet. Was it refurbished? I really don't know, but for the price I'm guessing yes. Anyway, I tested the drive for any errors and it read clean. I installed from a backup and it's working great. It's only been a week now, so I can't testify to its longevity.