HGST 6TB SAS Hard Drive $90 or cheaper ->$50;) - Sold Out -

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  1. BeTeP

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    My understanding is that those drives support both 512e and 4Kn formats. Has anyone tried to reformat their drives to 4K sectors?
     
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  2. Rand__

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    Seller refunded for the defective drives today.
    Up until now he has not said anything about sending them back which is nice since that would be expensive to the US.
     
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    Did you request the refund via ebay or by message? The first option asks me to create a shipping label.
     
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    I did not run the formal process - i discussed with the seller and he did a partial refund via paypal.
     
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  5. Samir

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    I've had returns that generate a label and then the seller just does the refund and the return is complete so I end up keeping the item. But this depends on what the seller wants to do.
     
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  6. Rand__

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    Anyone who ran badblocks had any issues?

    mine are running for about 2 weeks now and still not done... script failed to write logs so i am blind to progress :(
    Only thing I have is elapsed cpu time - and a single disk I restarted a week after with tmux which is now at 2/3 of the cpu time of the others and at

    Testing with pattern 0x55: 32.82% done, 162:23:16 elapsed. (0/0/0 errors)

    They will have passed the first test now, so I assume any bigger issue should show up on smart test, no?




    Edit: Reading the manual helps, it says:
    -o /path/to/output-file: print bad sectors to output-file instead of stdout

    so *if* any bad sectors happen *then* they get printed to the log => no entry in the log = all good

    Still running btw... maybe I should have paid more attention to the actual blocksize, I ran with 4096 which might have been the wrong one potentially lengthening the process considerably:O


    Edit2:
    So the bulk of my drives has now finished - after 15d - without issue logged...
     
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  7. Psycho_Robotico

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    Did anyone manage to get the unusable drives working? An inquiry with HGST got me the info that they don't support these drives (i.e. no firmware -_-). The OEM is apparently Cloud.NET, whoever that might be.
     
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  8. Rand__

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    So 2 of mine didn't survive the badblocks run...

    SMART Self-test log
    Num Test Status segment LifeTime LBA_first_err [SK ASC ASQ]
    Description number (hours)
    # 1 Background long Failed in segment --> 3 560 - [0x1 0x5d 0x63]
    # 2 Background long Completed - 47 - [- - -]

    I don't think I want to put data on these even if they seem to work fine ;)
    Contacted the seller, will let you know how he handles that...
     
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    Seller refunded fully for the two additional broken drives - no discussion. Really happy how they handle these issues :)
     
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  10. Samir

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    Considering the time that goes into diagnosing a drive, I'm glad they do handle issues well. :)
     
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