They Have Leftover Data or Malware
Some prospective buyers might think that certified refurbished devices will have some of the previous owner’s data on it. Worse still, what if the previous owners were hackers and left some type of sneaky malware that can spy on your own data? Luckily, neither of those things are true.
All certified refurbished devices will have their hard drives or SSDs completely wiped and reformatted. In other words, it’s a completely blank slate — just like a new device. Similarly, any refurbished device that has had problems with its internal storage will probably sport a brand new SSD or drive when you get your hands on it.