HGST Enterprise 6TB SATA for $85 after coupon

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  1. BLinux

    BLinux Well-Known Member

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  2. NobleX13

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    I bought five of these. Thanks for posting!
     
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  3. MikeWebb

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    Good one. Bought 8
     
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  4. Kneelbeforezod

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    well prices have really fallen on these drives. It wasn't long ago I paid 13-150 for these drives - different seller tho'
     
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  5. K D

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    Only 2 left.
     
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  6. wildpig1234

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    how reliable are these used drive? I was thinking of getting them to use as just a write once then store away and only bring out to read once a while and not as an extended power on use?
     
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  7. BLinux

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    they are gone. i generally find HGST enterprise HDDs to be very reliable and great bang for the buck when you can get them used in a good condition.
     
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    I don't get why people gobble up easy stores, when slightly smaller drives can cost half as much after tax per TB
     
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    I'd like some deals on 10 to 12TB.... 6TB and 8TB aren't dense enuogh for building the storage of 'now' not 5 years ago, lol :p

    I'd really like to see 15TB+ 3.5" SSD take over...
     
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  10. BLinux

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    the easystore is a bit cheaper, no? 8TB for $120-150 vs 6TB for $85?
     
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  11. K D

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    I like the easystores due to their power use. I have about 50w difference during idling between 2 servers identical except for their drives. One has shucked 8TBs and the other has HGST 7200rpm drives.
     
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    I got these in the mail and they were packed very poorly. each drive was wrapped in a thin bubble-wrap sleeve, thrown into a medium flat-rate box. The box arrived torn open but all five drives are inside. I will try testing them tonight.
     
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  13. K D

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    That doesnt bode well for my order. I had ordered 8 to replace a set of 4TBs.
     
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  14. NobleX13

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    Four of the five drives I got check out. The fifth one makes loud clicks when seeking. I have not had time to do a full surface test on all five yet. But the first two passed.

    These arrived with ~18,000 hours on them. No bad/reallocated sectors per the SMART data.
     
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  15. BLinux

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    i recommend running badblocks on them. i've found problems with drives that showed no SMART errors until I ran badblocks.
     
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    So that's just about 2+yr old. hmmm i didn't realize they can fail that soon. so much for being "enterprise"...
     
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  17. K D

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    The poor packaging probably was not helpful either.

    @BLinux. I use stablebit scanner and hdd sentinel to test used disks. Can badblocks be run parallely on multiple disks? Do you have a script you can share?
     
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    I don't really have a script per say. I do run them in parallel. In the "other" deal, I pop the drives into a 24 bay chassis with direct attached backplane and run in Linux:

    # screen (I run badblocks in 'screen' so I can logout and come back to check on it)
    # nohup badblocks -b 32768 -c 512 -wsv /dev/sdX &
    # tail -f nohup.out
    (hit ctrl-a-d to detach from screen)

    Then, rinse and repeat the above for each drive, but be in a different directory so they don't overwrite the nohup.out file. The -b and -c settings were ones I chose that seem to give me the fastest throughput; but feel free to tweak them.

    ... BUT... now that you've mentioned it, it may be worth writing a script to make this simple, especially if one is testing a few dozen drives at a time... I'll post something on github when I have time to write a script for this.
     
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    Thanks. Mine get delivered tomorrow. Will post how it goes.
     
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    Yeah going to run badblocks on these and pray for the best. I have had issues in the past with "TAMSOLUTIONS" and packaging. Did not pay attention the seller name lol, was too busy getting an order in before they were sold out.
    [​IMG]
     
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