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# 138478 6-Jan-2014 14:32
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Think I have a failing drive.  Sometimes computer wont start when this particular SATA drive is connected, well takes and age/hangs on a SATA driver load.

Money is tight at the moment, just wondering if anyone has upgraded recently and has some suitable drives now surplus?

I'm in Palmerston North/Wanganui area.


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  # 961911 6-Jan-2014 14:32
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Hey, have you listed a price, location and how much shipping would be to other parts of New Zealand? Also if you are asking for a PM make sure your Privacy settings allow your account to receive PM otherwise people can't contact you. Also note if you are selling something we ask you to offer to other members first. Links to private sales (including Trade Me posts) aren't accepted anymore and will be removed.

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  # 962028 6-Jan-2014 17:40
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I have an older (5-6 years old) 750 sata drive which is in an external case.

Yours for free if you want it. Last time I checked (maybe 6 months ago?) it was working just fine.

The case has a power adapter with an european plug so you need an adapter if you plan to use it, otherwise you can take it out and connect it directly into the sata port.



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  # 962029 6-Jan-2014 17:43
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Thanks TCPDUMP, that's a great offer. Where in NZ are you please?


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  # 962033 6-Jan-2014 17:51
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I'm in Auckland but I can post it to you if you PM your address.

I've just plugged it in and it looks good:

Model Family: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10
Device Model: ST3750640AS
Serial Number: bla
Firmware Version: 3.AAE
User Capacity: 750,156,374,016 bytes [750 GB]
Sector Size: 512 bytes logical/physical
Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is: 7
ATA Standard is: Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated
Local Time is: Mon Jan 6 17:49:00 2014 NZDT
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
See vendor-specific Attribute list for marginal Attributes.

I've started a dd to fill it out with zeroes and make sure it won't crap out on the first run, it should finish until tomorrow morning as it already did 1GB since I started writing the post.

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  # 962047 6-Jan-2014 18:31
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Thanks TCPDUMP, PM coming your way :)

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  # 962072 6-Jan-2014 19:17
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there's some good buggers here on GZ

Galaxy S8


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  # 962162 6-Jan-2014 21:28
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jeffnz: there's some good buggers here on GZ

There sure are. I hope to return or pay on the favour.

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