Originally Posted by politby
If I needed the serial number I could always pull out a drive, but I just don't see why I need that info.
If you did you could RMA your WD Greens w/o having to pull them out first
But I sit next to my server. I could reach over and grab one out while typing this. I actually have mine hooked up to two of my three monitors on the second inputs... so I can use it while also doing other stuff on my desktop. I have a wireless keyboard and mouse for it. All I need do it switch from input 1 to input 2 on my monitor to use it. I often use my Server to do some encoding or other tasks when my PC I am doing stuff ... double productivity. It's nice to surf or mess around with stuff when I am waiting for staging for an online game on my desktop too.
I know I am different than many. I wish I was as organized as you as well. I just am not.
If drive fails I yank it out (hotswap) and deal with it. I handle things with little pre-planning or organization, and rather just deal head on with things when they arise.
I have done 10+ RMA's and always typed the serial number into the RMA page directly reading off the dead HDD. lol...
Certainly more than 1 way to skin a cat.