[US] Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 HUA722020ALA331 2TB 32 MB $32.99

nxsfan

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I bought 3 of these. Two of three have reallocated sectors (1 and 3 sectors) but otherwise seem fine (40,000+ hours). I threw one of the disks with reallocated sectors in my Ceph cluster and it held up just fine during the re-balance. Normally I would treat a reallocated sector as a sign that I should order a replacement disk, however most of my disks are consumer/prosumer.

Would you consider this OK?
 

SirCrest

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Got two of the 2TB's in today. Both don't even spin. So good showing from this seller. Both also have rattling noises inside.

Guess I'm doing a replacement.

Edit: was using my USB3 dock that I normally check my disks in, then put them in my 24bay supermicro, still nothing

Edit2: Their packaging is also quite... bad. Thin bubble wrap, a single air cushion in a large box. GoHardDrive blows them away in packaging. I even had to add my own airbags to the box to repack it for Refurb4Less. Yea, won't be buying from them again.
 
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mervincm

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I bought 3 of these. Two of three have reallocated sectors (1 and 3 sectors) but otherwise seem fine (40,000+ hours). I threw one of the disks with reallocated sectors in my Ceph cluster and it held up just fine during the re-balance. Normally I would treat a reallocated sector as a sign that I should order a replacement disk, however most of my disks are consumer/prosumer.

Would you consider this OK?
look for stable, not perfect IMO.