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# 139227 1-Feb-2014 09:58
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Dropping my array size to 6 x 4TBs, I'm looking to offload the old ones.

5 x 3TB WD Green drives, manufacture date August 2012, warranty expiration in October 2014
1 x 3TB WD Green drive, manufacture date August 2011, warranty expiration in September 2014 (not sure why this one's different)
6 x 2TB Seagate LP drives, manufacture date April 2011, warranty expiration in April 2014 (two are newer, replaced under warranty already)

Also comes with a Supermicro SAS card if you're interested, AOC-USAS2-L8i (no backplate though)

No drives are reporting ZFS errors.

Looking for around $600 for 24TB storage total.

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  # 978422 1-Feb-2014 09:58
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  # 978601 1-Feb-2014 17:58
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Are you wanting to sell any of then individually?




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  # 978604 1-Feb-2014 18:05
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Damn. Just dropped $300 on 2 x 2TB NAS drives today and would have happily given you $600.

As the bot said, where are you based/located anyway?



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  # 979013 2-Feb-2014 19:51
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I'm based in Wellington, happy to courier them wherever's required iin the country. People can also inspect, if they really want to go through and plug in 12 disks one at a time. :)

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  # 979026 2-Feb-2014 20:24
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I'm keen to buy about 4, any chance you'll do a per each price?

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  # 979098 2-Feb-2014 22:15
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*Working out if I can fit all these drives in a Microserver*

Looks like I can't - damn!




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  # 979129 2-Feb-2014 23:24
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While these Green drives are OK for some uses, you don't want to put them into a NAS with a hardware RAID configuration.

If they hit an error they will go into error recovery mode, and the drive won't talk to the controller until it has corrected the error and can finish executing the last command. This is fine for non-RAID uses such as in a PC or a USB external drive enclosure. However in a RAID configuration you want the RAID controller, not the drive, to handle errors. Having the drive go into error recovery can cause the NAS to flag it as bad, drop it from the array, and trigger a RAID rebuild.

 
 
 
 


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  # 979132 2-Feb-2014 23:44
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JimmyH: While these Green drives are OK for some uses, you don't want to put them into a NAS with a hardware RAID configuration.

If they hit an error they will go into error recovery mode, and the drive won't talk to the controller until it has corrected the error and can finish executing the last command. This is fine for non-RAID uses such as in a PC or a USB external drive enclosure. However in a RAID configuration you want the RAID controller, not the drive, to handle errors. Having the drive go into error recovery can cause the NAS to flag it as bad, drop it from the array, and trigger a RAID rebuild.


+1. Western Digital Reds are what you want as they are power saving and low performance like greens but have TLER so they won't drop off RAID controllers due to bad blocks.







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  # 979182 3-Feb-2014 07:34
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Correct - software RAID and ZFS don't have the same limitation however. The greens still aren't ideal for that use, but don't have the same life-threatening problems that they do in hardware RAIID arrays.



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  # 979859 4-Feb-2014 07:04
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Sold, thanks

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