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amarshonarbangla's Avatar amarshonarbangla 10:55 PM 03-13-2013

Mfusick's Avatar Mfusick 01:44 PM 03-20-2013
I think he needs someone willing to buy them first wink.gif
amarshonarbangla's Avatar amarshonarbangla 07:45 PM 03-21-2013
He just needs to contact his supplier.
assassin's Avatar assassin 08:15 PM 03-21-2013
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He just needs to contact his supplier.

They don't supply them for free.
amarshonarbangla's Avatar amarshonarbangla 08:21 PM 03-21-2013
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They don't supply them for free.

I didn't expect them to.
cybrsage's Avatar cybrsage 10:20 PM 03-21-2013
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I didn't expect them to.

I think he needs someone willing to buy them first. wink.gif
amarshonarbangla's Avatar amarshonarbangla 10:23 PM 03-21-2013
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I think he needs someone willing to buy them first. wink.gif

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RudyRedNose's Avatar RudyRedNose 07:48 AM 03-22-2013
Lucky me, I had only one drive fail on me in 30 years ! That sole one was a WD 1.5TB in a fan-less external enclosure. I always replaced drives because I wanted to upgrade. Seagate, WD, IBM (nowadays Hitachi), Quantum, Micropolis, Conner, anyone remember Shugart and their SASE interface (ancestor of SCSI first and later on IDE) ?

However, what I think is that a lot of people just do not provide the right conditions to their drives or do not pick up the right ones.

Rule #1: cool them drives appropriately ! Stuck in a corner of your case without proper air flow is a recipe for disaster !

Rule #2: use the right ones for the job. Green drives that tend to spin down quickly are not a good idea for a NAS or a server. Those drives will have an inordinate amount of spin up-down cycles leading to premature failure.

Rule #3: beware of external enclosures. I like the Seagate 3TB but their enclosures are terrible on the point of view of cooling, I just do not trust them. I rip'em out to use internally or change enclosure to one having an 80mm fan (I have several Rosewill enclosures, similar to this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173043 ).

Rule #4: Never ever buy a refurb or used drive. Would you trust your family photo collection to a drive KNOWN to have caused issues ? As for the used ones, you just don't know how they were cared for (or beaten, broiled, shocked etc...). Note that I have no problem buying other used or refurbed component, just not storage devices,
cybrsage's Avatar cybrsage 10:14 AM 03-22-2013
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Buy him the drives and he will do the testing for you.
Mfusick's Avatar Mfusick 12:33 PM 03-22-2013
Buy me the drives and I'll test them biggrin.gif
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