[Update: Seller Complaints Accumulating] HGST Ultrastar He10 - 10TB @ $129.95

UhClem

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@unmesh ,
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Even if you could find/accomodate a SAS HBA, your TS140 layout would (likely) not permit cabling to SAS drives in the 2 (std.) 3.5 bays [side-mounted, and case side panel would not clear the (necessary) drive-end SAS connector]. The 2 [opt.] 5.25 bay locations would be OK.
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These are a great deal. I would pick some up, but Im still running of 8 x 8TB WD Helium in RAIDZ2.

What's most amazing is that these drives are still very much available! 1448 sold and still 3557 left :.)
 

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Unfortunately, the 1x slot connector is a closed one.

I'm not using all the NIC ports so getting a 1x dual-port NIC is a possibility though those seem to be hard to find.

What HBA would I be looking for? From the casual reading that I've done, people seem to be reflashing cards.

Or I could just buy WD SATA Reds and call it a day :)
Hey brother, what you need is a Marvell 9215 PCI-E 2.0 x 1 card. See this one here: Marvell 9215

or you can get this ASMEDIA 1064 chipset. Both x1 cards work perfectly. See here: ASMEDIA CARD

I have been using these cards for years with zero problems. Full bandwidth PCI-E 2.0 x 1 (500MB/s)

If you have 4 drives, SATA III speed, 500MB/s divided by 4 drives = 125MB/s per drive. Which is basically what these drives transfer at after burst speed.
 
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Hey brother, what you need is a Marvell 9215 PCI-E 2.0 x 1 card. See this one here: Marvell 9215

or you can get this ASMEDIA 1064 chipset. Both x1 cards work perfectly. See here: ASMEDIA CARD
Correct me if I am wrong, but these are SATA controllers. If they wanted to hook up the drives referred to in this thread, they'd need a SAS controller, though.
 
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Sleyk

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Correct me if I am wrong, but these are SATA controllers. If they wanted to hook up the drives referred to in this thread, they'd need a SAS controller, though.
Ah, yeah thats true. My bad. The only other way would be to cut the H1110 to make it fit in a closed x1, which is doable and would work, but you take away the x4 bandwidth forever on that card.
 

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Good catch, that seems to be the trade-off here.
These are also 512e but can be formatted to 4kn (iirc). I seem to recall having done that w/o issues. Not sure if that qualifies as a trade-off.
 
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I reached out the seller a month and a half ago to buy 50 plus drives and he said $119.95 was the lowest they would go regardless of quantity.

I ended up ordering 86 at that price and returning two that gave me issues. So far so good tho.
 

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I purchased from this seller and just received my drives. The listing stated 22k hours and manufactured in 2018. The drives I received had 32k hours and manufactured in 2016 (HUH721010AL4200 HGST Ultrastar He10 10TB 7200RPM SAS 12Gbps 256MB 993257125537 | eBay).

Not sure what the mix-up is. This is my first time getting into enterprise SAS drives. Worth complaining about? They accepted my offer of $119/per drive - did that just earn me the bottom of the barrel?
 
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I purchased from this seller and just received my drives. The listing stated 22k hours and manufactured in 2018. The drives I received had 32k hours and manufactured in 2016 (HUH721010AL4200 HGST Ultrastar He10 10TB 7200RPM SAS 12Gbps 256MB 993257125537 | eBay).

Not sure what the mix-up is. This is my first time getting into enterprise SAS drives. Worth complaining about? They accepted my offer of $119/per drive - did that just earn me the bottom of the barrel?
I think the current batch came from a high usage environment. This would explain the low price. Think I'll wait awhile before picking up any more
 

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The 10-pack I purchased from this same seller came in last Friday (overnight shipping) - 2017 DOM and 27K hours.
I've ordered 8 more.

If your listing said 2018 DOM and ~22K POH, I would absolutely contact them. I personally would still use them and not bother with a return, but a price adjustment is absolutely warranted as the drives were quite demonstrably not as described.
 

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Ugh, mine are also from 2016 with the same amount of power on hours. I'm still happy with the drives, but if I could get any type of partial refund it would be nice.