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3TB Hitachi SAS HD $30

Discussion in 'Great Deals' started by Lenny Heber, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. Lenny Heber

    Lenny Heber New Member

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  2. BLinux

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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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  3. am4593

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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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  4. frogtech

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    DOM : 26 Feb, 2013
     
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  5. BLinux

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    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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  6. AFisher

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    I offered up a bid of 25$ per for 30, they came back with 28$ per
     
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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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  8. BLinux

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    they changed their listing to auto-decline any bids under $27 now. i think that's the lowest.
     
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  9. realtomatoes

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    nice $/TB, alright. too bad shipping costs $60 for 6 of these. lol
     
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  10. BLinux

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    maybe that's meant to be a joke or something i'm totally missing... i show the listing as free shipping?
     
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  11. realtomatoes

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    in the US. offshore, that's another story.
     
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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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  13. frogtech

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    Damn, all gone :/.
     
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  14. sachem87184

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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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  15. BLinux

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    Thanks for that info. I get mine tomorrow.

    For the benefit of others, here's a thread about using sg_utils:

    How to reformat HDD & SSD to 512B Sector Size
     
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