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 Post subject: Where do people get their hard drives(cheap/used)? 4TB+
PostPosted: July 13th, 2018, 0:01 
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hello,
Just starting college so my money is a little tied up since I won't be working my hourly job as much but at this time all my hard drives are full. They generally are 1TB drives from old machines in crazy JOBD, RAID1 or RAID 0 arrays to host ISOs and other lab materials which makes management difficult. My main 6TB array is now maxed so I want to future proof it but not drop close to $1000 on a few drives.

Other then ebay for used drives are there any other quality places to pickup decent drives that won't die almost instantly(past issues). I would love to build a real ZFS based system as I scored a free(yet old) RAID card from a business owner.


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 Post subject: Re: Where do people get their hard drives(cheap/used)? 4TB+
PostPosted: July 13th, 2018, 16:32 
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If you are going to buy used drives you need to properly test them first ... or better yet make the buyer properly test the drives ...

Testing hard disks with some confidence :

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 Post subject: Re: Where do people get their hard drives(cheap/used)? 4TB+
PostPosted: July 14th, 2018, 12:43 
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the link you gave me to test drives was helpfull
thankyou :D


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 Post subject: Re: Where do people get their hard drives(cheap/used)? 4TB+
PostPosted: July 14th, 2018, 13:00 
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jennykapoor wrote:
the link you gave me to test drives was helpfull
thankyou :D


No problem !

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