14 TB SAS HDD *NEW* $135

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DaveInTexas

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14Tb recert drives are $114.99 now. (that's $8.21/T) Here
Nice find!

FWIW: Noting, SATA drives only; and of those... the WD Ultrastar DC530's (WUH721414ALE6L4) have the lowest (actual/in field) reported failure rate (0.41%). The Seagate Exos X14's are the worst. If you want a Seagate, I would recommend the X16 version (same price). I don't have any reliability data on the X18's.
 

Breezy2428

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Since these have gone up in price there is probably less interest but for posterity these drives look and report as brand new: (it took me about 3 hours to get this to work and yes 2 power cycles)

$ sudo /usr/sbin/smartctl -a /dev/sda -d scsi # /dev/sda, SCSI device
smartctl 7.3 2022-02-28 r5338 [x86_64-linux-6.1.0-11-amd64] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-22, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Vendor: WDC
Product: WUH721414AL4204
Revision: C240
Compliance: SPC-4
User Capacity: 14,000,519,643,136 bytes [14.0 TB]
Logical block size: 4096 bytes
LU is fully provisioned
Rotation Rate: 7200 rpm
Form Factor: 3.5 inches
Logical Unit id: 0x5000cca2ad1afef4
Serial number: Y6GGV7TD
Device type: disk
Transport protocol: SAS (SPL-4)
Local Time is: Mon Aug 21 21:45:29 2023 CDT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled
Temperature Warning: Enabled

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART Health Status: OK

Grown defects during certification <not available>
Total blocks reassigned during format <not available>
Total new blocks reassigned <not available>
Power on minutes since format <not available>
Current Drive Temperature: 40 C
Drive Trip Temperature: 85 C

Accumulated power on time, hours:minutes 3:28
Manufactured in week 23 of year 2021
Specified cycle count over device lifetime: 50000
Accumulated start-stop cycles: 2
Specified load-unload count over device lifetime: 600000
Accumulated load-unload cycles: 2
Elements in grown defect list: 0

Error counter log:
Errors Corrected by Total Correction Gigabytes Total
ECC rereads/ errors algorithm processed uncorrected
fast | delayed rewrites corrected invocations [10^9 bytes] errors
read: 0 0 0 0 0 0.004 0
write: 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0
verify: 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0

Non-medium error count: 0

No Self-tests have been logged
 
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A33

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What's the difference between WUH721414ALE6L1 0F31283 and WUH721414ALE6L1 0F31170?
 
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mach3.2

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Just received my order of 2 manufacturer recertified WUH721414ALE6L1 with a recertified date of 14 and 15 March 2023. SMART is wiped clean.

photo_2023-08-26_16-51-44.jpg

Edit: Both passed a surface read test and extended self test.
 
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Breezy2428

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I ran Badblocks on all the drives, full disk write and read 4 times, 56TB write/read per drive, 6 days. the post check smart data shows:
0-3 "corrected EEC errors"
1,000 to 7,000 "correction algorithm invocations"
but the total uncorrected errors were all 0,
bad blocks reported no errors as it did not appear these "errors" actually left the drive.

I assume this is the drive controller doing its work and that it is not cause for concern?
 

Fritz

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Found another seller at $110/drive for the 14TB drives.

This is one of those sellers that if nothing goes wrong then everything is hunky dory, if something goes wrong then you'd be sol if it wasn't for eBay. Number one complaint is no communication.
 
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mach3.2

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This is one of those sellers that if nothing goes wrong then everything is hunky dory, if something goes wrong then you'd be sol if it wasn't for eBay. Number one complaint is no communication.
Yeah, I'm not sure if it's worth saving $10 over the manufacturer recertified drives from serverpartsdeal.

Or one can just wait out another deal from serverpartsdeal and possibly get it at $115 for a 14TB manufacturer recertified drive.
 
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EasyRhino

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Dual port is for redundancy... Two separate controllers.

There is a way to configure both ports for a single connection called mpio, but it doesn't matter for a hard drive because their top speed is much slower than even single.port speed.