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    (Definite Scam)

    Warning! This "deal" reeks of being some sort of scam! I will report back my findings when they arrive, but if you jump on this, do so under your own risk! First off, the drives are being sold as new for an extremely low price. They are listed as coming from China, but are being sold for...
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    Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus viability in Server

    Hi all, I am planning a build which is currently configured to have 4x 12TB HDDs (HDD- HUH721212ALE601), and 2x 4TB Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus M.2, and 768GB RAM. I would like to configure the server such that it uses ZFS RAIDZ-1 and caching to leverage the super fast M.2. I should mention MOBO is a...
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    Seagate Exos X22 20TB Manufacturer refurbished for $209 ($196 on ebay)

    Apologies if this was posted before. I ordered 4 of these for $226 a few days back and noticed the price drop this morning to $209. Emailed support @ serverpartdeals for a price match and got the price adjusted within an hour which was great. All 4 hard drives passed the SMART long test with no...
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    [FS] [USA-MN] Dell PowerEdge R730XD 26SFF (4x U.2 NVME) / 2x E5-2630L V4 / 256GB RAM / 2x1G & 2x10G Port / 2x 1100W PSU / Drives Available

    Selling a Dell PowerEdge R730XD with the U.2 NVME enablement option. Built this to mess around with some U.2 NVME drives I got, but now I’m moving them into production and no longer need this. Updated and diagnostic tested. I have some SAS drives listed below that you can add in as well. If...
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    Help please: Exos X18 new arrived with Manufacturing date 12/21

    Hello, I would greatly appreciate your help. I ordered 6 X18 HDDs at the best price available online at the time. On arrival I inspected and realized the manufacturing date is December 2021. Is this normal or should I be suspicious? Can you point me to some software tools I can use to detect if...
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    [FS] Selling 12TB DELL EMC 9hxk6 HDD for $205 ASAP

    DELL EMC 9hxk6 12tb 7.2k rpm nlsas 12gbps 512e Hey there! So, I've got this DELL EMC 9hxk6 hard drive that's been chilling in my place. I got it a while back for a project that never really took off. It's 12TB, spinning at a decent 7.2K RPM Selling for $205 This runs on NLSAS at a speedy...
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    WD RED HDD failed, but can PCB replacement fix it?

    My WD RED WD80EFAX HDD suddenly died last week: I shut down my Proxmox server, booted it up again and the drive started "clicking". It was clicking for a while, until it stopped and no longer does that. I did not receive any SMART warnings ahead of time, and looking back at the...
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    Topton Motherboard No SATA drives found

    Hello everyone, I recently bought a Topton Motherboard with the N5105 in it. I used to have an old NAS running TrueNAS Core with 3x HDDs (Data drives) and 1x SSD as a boot drive and I wanted to move it to a more power efficient setup. My issue: I can't figure out why none of my Storage is...
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    Canada FOUND - WTB: 4Tb 3.5" SAS 6Gbs Drives

    Looking for the above, qty 6 or more would be best depending on mileage and price. In Canada so if anyone has any available please contact.
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    Same HDD dropping from system and ZFS on HPE DL380 Gen9

    I have a homelab rack setup with a few servers and my HDD NAS server is having an odd issue and I can't easily pinpoint if the issue is the controller, the slot, or the HDD itself. Problem The same HDD in drive bay 1 will be removed from the system. I don't see it drop in system logs but I see...
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    Backblaze Drive Stats

    Q1 2023 >> Source: https://www.backblaze.com/blog/backblaze-drive-stats-for-q1-2023/
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    Secure Data Recovery - Report: How Long Do Hard Drives Last?

    Source >> How Long Do Hard Drives Last
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    Informations about DC HC520 12To ?

    Hello :D regarding HUH721212ALE601 and HUH721212ALE604 (DC HC520 12to) I nee some help to figure it out some point. Maybe @MuscleLazy @napalm_atx could help :rolleyes: I bought some disks from two different ressellers, everythings works fine, but I have some question regarding those disks...
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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...
  16. 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...
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    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...