Thus far, bitdeals.tech offered a partial refund, RMA or proof with an additional 30 days, so I ended up creating a video... this would be rough if you have to make a video for each disk from a large order.
I had to spam messages to even get some kind of response.Thanks for sharing your experience. This alone persuaded me to not buy from this place.
Who are driving the demand for these old drives? Certainly not any storage business...I use them for archival purposes in place of BD-R because it would take so much time to burn 4-10TB to BD-R. But i would never use them in any scenario that requires multiple rewrites and reread.A bunch of these guys basically got boxed out of the ecosystem due to the increase in demand for these drives.
chia mining 100% is the demand driver.Who are driving the demand for these old drives? Certainly not any storage business...I use them for archival purposes in place of BD-R because it would take so much time to burn 4-10TB to BD-R. But i would never use them in any scenario that requires multiple rewrites and reread.
im actually creating a new coin that works off of PoCPSU which works off a proof of case and PSU. I will drop my white paper soon.I hate all these mining stuffs. It causes people not to be able to obtain GPU for games, manufacturers to cut down on SSD warranties, regular people needing HDD for backup can no longer get one..
So now we just need some coins that needs a lot of rams and cpu power to take that away as well as a currency needing high 4k iops so we can get our ssd taken also. Then the only thing left you can buy is the damn computer case...lol
Some of these drives get tested many times after they are decommissioned. You have some of the big dogs that have the ability to test and wipe like 1000+ drives at once. Any that don't pass most of the time are just destroyed but some of them will sell them in bulk for very cheap to people who cherry pick them and sell them on ebay.I've been tempted to buy from Bitdeals several times in the past. Saw this deal early and almost pulled the trigger, but the 92% health seemed fishy to me. The failure rate reported in this thread (3/10 and another 2/2 failures) is surprising. I also don't think I'd be too thrilled with 37k POH even at this cost (pre-chia). Makes you wonder if they tested them at all prior to sending them out. Failures and POHs aside, the slow delivery and poor customer service turn me off bigtime. Personally, I'd be pretty upset to have to jump through such hoops to get an RMA since it would be far more involved with my setup. I'm not even sure how I would produce a satisfactory video in my case.