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Honestly where did you get your prices, they are way too expensive. Obviously you did not shop around at all.
Good going, champ. That is a WD support article telling you not to use drives that have any sort of hardware failure. The 'reconditioning' is what happens when you use software to get around a hardware fault. The 'reconditioned drive' is your original WD drive that you, or a 3rd party, have used this software on. WD themselves are telling you that if you use such software on a WD drive, then you will be disappointed by the results.
I agree, that's why I posted it - do some research and you will find most of the cheaper NAS and EXT HDD makes use of "repaired" HDD.