Refurbished HGST Internal Hard Drive HUA722020ALA331 2TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache $40

Boddy

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Limit 5 per customer.

Not that hot deal, but there seems to be shortage of great deal posts these days.

These are SATA 2 drives with only 32MB cache, at same price as pervious thread some time ago for SAS 2 drives 6Gb/s, useful if you have only SATA connections.

Available at Newegg on EBay

(Newegg.com site lists 2 refurbishers, one of which is GoHardDrive, these could be GoHardDrives)
1,384 drives sold and 122 drives remaining.

HGST Internal Hard Drive HUA722020ALA331 2TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache

Being an older drive and possibly from GoHardDrive, I wonder how durable or how much life they may have?
One reviewer said his drive had about 25k hours on it.
Cheers :)
 

StevenDTX

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I bought a bunch of these a couple of months ago. They were $30 then. They all had between 16k-20k hours. But, they are HGST, so no big deal. I should get a couple more years out of them, and by then, I will have a stack of 4TB drives I can replace them with.
 

SirCrest

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2cents/GB is my threshold for refurb/used drives. I bought five of these at 35 on newegg a few weeks ago. Don't think I'd go for 40 unless I really needed to quickly expand.

As for the hours, mine were <20k hours. Most around 12-15k.

Edit: Sorry mine were the HUA723020ALA641. Difference being double cache on mine I suppose.
 

StevenDTX

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After I posted, I realized that I also got the 7k3000 drives with 64MB of cache.

So, I would definitely skip these at $40/drive.
 

techtoys

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You can get 3TB SAS now for around $60 or less, most with less use.
I bought around 2 dozen recently. 2TB @40 is not cost/density effective.
I also bought at $30 but would skip $40.
 

techtoys

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BTW. one trick I use is to look for HP, IBM or other branded drives.
The drives were mostly HGST SAS. I stopped buying SATA .. I have too many SATA now.
 

techtoys

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You can get brand new Toshiba 2TB for around $50 as part of a bundle.
I paid $900 for Lenovo SA-120 DAS with included 9286CV-8e controller and 12 drives with trays.
the trays are around $8 or more each. Everything is brand new.
This seems to be an ongoing deal.