3TB Hitachi SAS HD $30

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when you get your order, would be very much appreciated if you can report back on the SMART data, specifically power on hours, any errors, etc.
 

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I guarantee you that these have 1 billion hours of run time on them. Or every hour of everyday since around the date of manufacture which I dont see on the drive actually.
 

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I guarantee you that these have 1 billion hours of run time on them. Or every hour of everyday since around the date of manufacture which I dont see on the drive actually.
wait, how are you going to guarantee that 1 billion hour statement again? :p

looks to be about 4 yrs old, so probably around 30000-35000 hours if it was in use that long. if they were not IBM OEM like the sticker suggests in the picture, they would have had a 5 yr warranty i believe. there is probably plenty of life left in them, but i would expect 1 or 2 to die in the next year or two if you're buying a batch.

would be interested in knowing what the actual power on hours are though... this is all speculation so far. i know plenty of businesses that keep cold spares, or have a warm redundant site for fail over that is powered on for DR exercises and then shut off. you never know what you might get...

the price is pretty good for $/TB. might be worth while for some spare parts for a lab or testing backplanes or NAS devices.
 

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They accepted $27 for 34 of them. Warning: they charge various tax % in all 50 states. See their ad for a link to a table.
 

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I always contact Arizona state AG's office when these little companies collect sales tax in all 50 states. Curious if they actually remit what they collect. I have had THREE companies refund me taxes after informing them of my correspondence with state AG.
 
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Just an FYI for those of you that bought them. Looks like they're 528b blocks and need formatted using sg_utils.

I bought 6 and 4 were 2011 DOM and 2 were 2014 DOM, was really hoping for all to be 2014
 

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just received the 18 drives i ordered. all were made in 2013. when i have time, i'll power them on and get the SMART data.

i have to say, for an order of 18 hard drives, a lot of sellers just through them together in a box with some padding or bubble wrap. this particular seller did a stellar job and shipped them in a foam made specifically for 20 hard drives in a very thick box with nylon straps and each drive was sealed in it's own anti-static bag. really nicely done... i hope that means all the drives work.
 
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here's a sample of the SMART data on one of the drives I got (I haven't check all yet):

Code:
smartctl 6.2 2017-02-27 r4394 [x86_64-linux-3.10.0-693.2.2.el7.x86_64] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Vendor:               IBM-XIV
Product:              HUS723030ALS64B1
Revision:             J3K5
User Capacity:        3,000,592,982,016 bytes [3.00 TB]
Logical block size:   512 bytes
Formatted with type 2 protection
Rotation Rate:        7200 rpm
Form Factor:          3.5 inches
Logical Unit id:      0x5000cca03e9b4eb8
Serial number:        XXXXXXXX
Device type:          disk
Transport protocol:   SAS
Local Time is:        Sat Sep 23 15:33:33 2017 PDT
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

Current Drive Temperature:     44 C
Drive Trip Temperature:        65 C

Manufactured in week 10 of year 2013
Specified cycle count over device lifetime:  50000
Accumulated start-stop cycles:  58
Specified load-unload count over device lifetime:  600000
Accumulated load-unload cycles:  1054
Elements in grown defect list: 0

Vendor (Seagate) cache information
  Blocks sent to initiator = 9074119509278720

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       35         0        35    3579287     216711.399           0
write:         0        0         0         0     672755     172244.894           0
verify:        0        0         0         0      27797          0.000           0

Non-medium error count:        0

SMART Self-test log
Num  Test              Status                 segment  LifeTime  LBA_first_err [SK ASC ASQ]
     Description                              number   (hours)
# 1  Background long   Completed                   -    1065                 - [-   -    -]
# 2  Background short  Completed                   -    1057                 - [-   -    -]
# 3  Background long   Completed                   -      66                 - [-   -    -]
# 4  Background short  Completed                   -      59                 - [-   -    -]
# 5  Background short  Aborted (by user command)   1      38                 - [-   -    -]
# 6  Background short  Aborted (by user command)   1       1                 - [-   -    -]
# 7  Background short  Completed                   -       1                 - [-   -    -]
Long (extended) Self Test duration: 27182 seconds [453.0 minutes]
So, in my case, it looks like i have regular 512b sectors with IBM-XIV branded firmware. 8 of these are currently working in a Supermicro 825TQ with a SAS2008 based AOC-USAS2 card. All 8 drives have similar SMART data output.
 

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My package arrived yesterday in europe. Most are looking pretty much the same:

Code:
# smartctl -a -d cciss,1 /dev/sg0
smartctl 6.5 2016-01-24 r4214 [x86_64-linux-4.4.0-96-generic] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-16, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org

/dev/sg0 [cciss_disk_01] [SCSI]: Device open changed type from 'sat,auto+cciss' to 'cciss'
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Vendor:               IBM-XIV
Product:              HUS723030ALS64B1
Revision:             J3K5
Compliance:           SPC-4
User Capacity:        3'000'592'982'016 bytes [3.00 TB]
Logical block size:   512 bytes
Formatted with type 2 protection
Rotation Rate:        7200 rpm
Form Factor:          3.5 inches
Logical Unit id:      0x5000cca0f1f2f3f4
Serial number:        X1234567
Device type:          disk
Transport protocol:   SAS (SPL-3)
Local Time is:        Thu Sep 28 00:40:28 2017 CEST
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

Current Drive Temperature:     26 C
Drive Trip Temperature:        65 C

Manufactured in week 10 of year 2013
Specified cycle count over device lifetime:  50000
Accumulated start-stop cycles:  55
Specified load-unload count over device lifetime:  600000
Accumulated load-unload cycles:  1043
Elements in grown defect list: 0

Vendor (Seagate) cache information
  Blocks sent to initiator = 9118556482437120

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       99         0        99    3330943     219457.159           0
write:         0        0         0         0     962970     172867.807           0
verify:        0        0         0         0      32567          0.000           0

Non-medium error count:        0

SMART Self-test log
Num  Test              Status                 segment  LifeTime  LBA_first_err [SK ASC ASQ]
     Description                              number   (hours)
# 1  Background long   Failed in second segment    2   24449                 - [0x4 0x3e 0x3]
# 2  Background long   Completed                   -    1055                 - [-   -    -]
# 3  Background short  Completed                   -    1048                 - [-   -    -]
# 4  Background long   Completed                   -      56                 - [-   -    -]
# 5  Background short  Completed                   -      49                 - [-   -    -]
# 6  Background short  Aborted (by user command)   1      28                 - [-   -    -]
# 7  Background short  Aborted (by user command)   1       1                 - [-   -    -]
# 8  Background short  Completed                   -       0                 - [-   -    -]

Long (extended) Self Test duration: 27182 seconds [453.0 minutes]
Some of them were 528 bytes/sectors. Will check those on the weekend. Thanks for the link @BLinux
 

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Just an FYI, if anyone bought some and don't need them let me know please. I got 6 of them, but ended up needing more.