Hitachi 3TB Ultrastar SAS HDD 7.2K HUS724030ALS64 (10x for $350 OBO, 20x for $650 OBO) free shipping

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Link for 10 10 Hitachi HUS724030ALS640 Ultrastar HDD 3TB 3.5 SAS 6Gb/s 7.2k WIPED/TESTED 851905119829 | eBay

Link for 20 20 Hitachi HUS723030ALS640 Ultrastar HDD 3TB 3.5 SAS 6Gb/s 7.2k WIPED/TESTED 851905119829 | eBay

Keep in mind these are SAS drives, so if you want to use them without a SAS backplane, you can use these cables https://www.amazon.com/CableDeconn-...508774141&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=8482+breakout with a SAS HBA such as LSI SAS 2008.

Edit: Looks like 20X are sold out already, you might be able to PM the seller for specific quantities still

Edit 2: Seller shipped my order already, looks like they will be here Wednesday. I'll report back with some pics, hopefully it's not a box of bricks!

Edit 3: Received! (but untested)


Edit 4: Seller posted 4 more sets of 20, $700 20 Hitachi HUS723030ALS640 Ultrastar HDD 3TB 3.5 SAS 6Gb/s 7.2k WIPED/TESTED | eBay

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Bradford

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Wow - what am I missing? This seems like a killer deal. I mean, they're used, but 30TB for $350 is really good right? If I had a 3.5" storage chassis I'd do it, but at the moment I'm not in a position to have a rack.
 

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It's a great deal, IMO. You don't need a rackable chassis, you can use these in a desktop if you use a SAS HBA with 8482 breakout cables, like these https://www.amazon.com/CableDeconn-...508774141&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=8482+breakout
I have a small storage case that uses a SAS HBA, but I already have 7x 4TB 2.5" HDDs. When I upgrade my storage in the next few years I'll probably be getting a rack mount storage chassis. Timing isn't right for me, but it's hard to resist this.
 

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i really dont need any more drives, but i feel like i should get them due to price. I need to stop visiting the great deal section.....
 

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I have 18 of these drives in a couple of systems. I don't seem to get very good write performance on them. Anyone else noticed this? For example, 8x HDD in ZFS raidz2, doing a 40GB sequential write to them sustains around 400MB/sec. Sequential read seems to be "okay", at around 800MB/sec.

In contrast, I have two other systems with 8x HDD (HGST 4TB SATA 7200RPM from 2014), similar raidz2, and I get 1GB/sec sequential reads, and about 800MB/sec sequential writes.

All systems have LSI SAS2008 based controller with a Supermicro 825TQ backplane.
 

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I have 18 of these drives in a couple of systems. I don't seem to get very good write performance on them. Anyone else noticed this? For example, 8x HDD in ZFS raidz2, doing a 40GB sequential write to them sustains around 400MB/sec. Sequential read seems to be "okay", at around 800MB/sec.

In contrast, I have two other systems with 8x HDD (HGST 4TB SATA 7200RPM from 2014), similar raidz2, and I get 1GB/sec sequential reads, and about 800MB/sec sequential writes.

All systems have LSI SAS2008 based controller with a Supermicro 825TQ backplane.
FYI the TQ backplane is straight passthrough, so it wouldn't be a factor here.

What CPU's are in each system? What share type are you using?
 

BLinux

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FYI the TQ backplane is straight passthrough, so it wouldn't be a factor here.

What CPU's are in each system? What share type are you using?
Yes, I mentioned the backplane so that wasn't brought into question. The systems have Supermicro X8 motherboards with dual L5640s. I don't suspect the CPU is under strain with ZFS doing sequential writes.

Writes on raidz2 requires a lot more iops, so basically the performance you're getting is actually quite good.
"quite good" relative to what? more over, the question is, why are these HGST 3TB SAS drives getting half the sequential write performance of the HGST 4TB SATA drives? (under what is otherwise almost identical configurations?)
 

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I'm in for 80, they appear to support the t10 data protection stuff which when used with a compatible controller detects/corrects data integrity issues end to end. Seems like an insane deal, hopefully no surprises.

I have a few of the encryption version of these (a 1 instead of 0 at end of model number), and they do run a bit hot. Since I just recently got 26 8TB drives I hesitated a bit, but could not resist. I think I'll be set storage wise for a while... XD
 

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I'm in for 80, they appear to support the t10 data protection stuff which when used with a compatible controller detects/corrects data integrity issues end to end. Seems like an insane deal, hopefully no surprises.

I have a few of the encryption version of these (a 1 instead of 0 at end of model number), and they do run a bit hot. Since I just recently got 26 8TB drives I hesitated a bit, but could not resist. I think I'll be set storage wise for a while... XD
Send a couple to me as a finder's fee :p
 

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Seller doesn't seem to have lot of current history. Hope it's not a compromised eBay account that a scam artist is taking advantage of

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Had my offer of 20 drives for $600 accepted an hour or so ago... At $30 a drive I really hope this is legit....
Edit: On the upside they were declining offers... which if you were scamming folks what would be the point to decline an offer... just trying to find evidence that that this is legit... LOL
 

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really tempting to get 20 or 30, but not a word about actual hours and 2012 manufactured.
quite risky and could be really annoying to return from germany via shipito :(