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    Thoughts on Using Consumer SLC SSD for NAS

    First Post! Okay, here it goes. I'm going to start moving regularly for my job so I sold my rack and got a VRTX to consolidate my lab into "mobile" infrastructure. Since moving involves a lot of vibration I wanted to stick to an SSD build only... but SSDs are expensive. A consumer SLC SSD runs...
  2. bilbo1337

    18TB Exos Renewed Hard Drive for $249.99

    Just came across this deal. The 16TB refurbished drives were going for this price just a few months ago. At just under $14 per TB, it's pretty solid but it's also the cheapest $/TB drive in a 3.5 inch form factor out there right now it seems. Could be good if you only have 4 bays on a NAS I'd...
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    18 TB WD Ultrastar DC HC550 @ $320

    The WD Reds (/Plus/Pro) got some (STH) critique lately. Here is a WD Ultrastar on a competitive offer...
  4. gb00s

    Badblocks Report

    I just ran a 'badblocks' command over some of my old HGST 3TB platters I exchanged recently here overnight. It appears to me a drive just died tonight during the testing as it wrote an 11.6G output file of bad blocks and can't be accessed anymore. I tested the drive on Thursday last week with...
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    How to use SSD with locked 520 bytes block?

    I hope you all are doing great. Few days ago I made quite stupid purchase and did not read specs carefully. I purchased 12 pieces of Micron p400m 200gb SSDs quite cheap. It was pretty good deal and in a fear of missing out I made haste purchase. MTFDDAK400MAN-2S1AA is what I have and is locked...
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    sas drives and write cache option

    Hello I ve being using in a production level some sas2 disks hitachi-wd Dell 2.5inch 10k 1.2Tb drives with zfs (no Zil or Slog extra devices) in a raid 10 level. In a random check to the drives I noticed that the feature of all the drives write cache was disabled. Used the command sdparm -g...
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    EXPIRED WD 14TB Elements External Hard Drive - 259.99$

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1550572-REG/ I've been watching these to shuck for drives to populate my little home CEPH cluster as some of the pricing appears to finally be recovering from Chiapocalypse. I was just about to buy this drive for 271$ from Amazon when I got the email for...
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    FS - [USA-TX] 6 x 16TB Seagate EXOS SATA HDD, Noctua NH-U14S TR4-SP3 with NF-A15 Chromax and Heatsink Cover

    Hi all, I am parting out the drives of my NAS due to a canceled research project :(. These are shucked drives and they have been extensively tested prior to shucking (Write+Read test using HDD Sentinel) from Seagate 16TB Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive (STEB16000400). They are...
  9. bilbo1337

    18TB Enterprise HDD $424.99

    I've been watching 18TB prices and this looks like the cheapest out there right now. 18TB enterprise hard drive
  10. gb00s

    Backblaze Hard Drive Report 2020

    Already two days old blog entry, but hey ......... https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-hard-drive-stats-for-2020/ https://www.backblaze.com/b2/hard-drive-test-data.html
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    Drive and RAID configuration questions

    I am really confused about some drive / raid configurations I've seen people have with their homelab servers. Both virtualization servers and NAS servers. Below I put some examples. ------------------------------------------------------------- Configuration 1: Variety of different drives on...
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    FS: (US) Seagate Exos Enterprise 2TB HDD SATA 2.5in

    I have 12 Seagate Exos Enterprise 2TB HDD's 7200RPM SATA. These are 2.5 inch form factor. Looking for $85 per drive + $8 Shipping. Will entertain bundle discounts for people buying 4 or more. For those wondering I ran them all through a SMART check. I will post a SMART here for one of the...
  13. bilbo1337

    Helium 8TB SATA HDD for $157

    Solid drive at a good price for new.
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    Need Advice for SAS 12Gpbs Drives

    I am debating between these three types of drives: 1. HGST HE8 HUH728080AL4200 8TB 7.2k SAS 12GB/s 3.5" https://www.ebay.com/itm/HGST-HE8-8TB-7-2k-SAS-12GB-s-3-5-HUH728080AL4200-FOR-SERVER-USE-ONLY/224010990332 2. Seagate ST8000NM0065 8TB 7200RPM 3.5IN 4KN SAS-12GBPS...
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    WTB Any 2TB HDDs less than 7 years old

    I want to but some 2TB HDDs that are less than 7 years old. They can be any brand and SMR or PMR I don't care. Can be sata or sas. I will buy for $25 each for sata or $20 each sas. I also want some 10Gbe or 25Gbe Ethernet pcie cards dual or quad port I don't care just not single.
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    New harddrives for H700 (Dell R710)

    Hi, so I bought an R710 a while back, and for some reason the drives were not recognised by the raid controller. Initially I had an M1015, but swapped it out for an H700 when the drives didn't work. (The seller thought the H700 would work with the drives). The drives are 4Kn (HP...
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    How to update the firmware for IBM SATA&SAS drives

    Hi, I've been googling this question for a few hours now...and just can't seem to find a straightforward answer. I have several IBM branded drives... I believe they're all Seagates... ST3000NM0033 - SATA ST4000NM0033 x 2 - SATA ST6000NM0014 - SAS All running on a Supermicro server. Does...
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    [WTS] 1U 19" LCD Rackmount Monitors and cases oHGST Ultrastar 7K6000 4TB HDDs (Factory Recert)

    Hi All, 1U 19" LCD Rackmount Monitor,Trackball/PS2. We have these in our warehouse and my manager is basically trying to get rid of them. The RackMount monitors were from a project they were trying to do (before I with the company). They look mostly new and just have some branding on them...
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    SAS HDD-s won't spin up

    Hy! I bought this cable https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B013G4FEGG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and i connected to my Supermicro X9DRi-LN4F+ SFF8087 port. I plugged the cable other end to the HDD-s and they won't spin up. I tried to cover PIN3 on the hdd, still the same...
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    EU WTS - Synology DX510 - 2 Units - 1 with 5 2TB Disk & 1 Diskless

    Hello All I have just moved from a Synology system to UNRAID so no longer need my Synology system. I am therefore selling my 2 DX510 units. Unit 1 - £499 DX510 and 10TB storage - 5 x 2TB Disks - These disks are Samsung HD204UI - 2010/11 in date and all show fine under the Synology system...