Seagate 6TB SAS hard drives - $75

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  1. BlueFox

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    One thing to note, I've experienced a lot of problems with Seagate 3.5" 12Gb (SAS-3) HDDs not being able to fallback to SAS-2; effectively requiring a SAS-3 controller to run something that will never get close to saturating 12Gbps (not even 3Gbps). :-/
     
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    Got the link for the 8TB HGST He8s?
     
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    Guess I'll soon be finding out since I plan on using them with a SAS2 setup. Supermicro lists a number of Seagate SAS3 drives as being compatible with their SAS2 HBAs, including the 4TB version of this drive: Super Micro Computer, Inc. | Support | Resources
     
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    For what it's worth, Seagate EXOS 7E8 SAS 8TB works fine in my HP StorageWorks MSA60 (almost 10 years old? not sure). Should work fine in older things.
     
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    Mine arrived last week and just got these installed today. So far so good with my SAS2 backplane. Looks like the seller has a bunch more available now as well. Listing price also dropped from $100 to $90, so maybe they'll go lower than $75?
     
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