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Topic # 191062 21-Jan-2016 21:32
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Not quite for sale yet, but will be very soon. Just thought I'd see what this is worth.

HP ML310E Gen 8


2x 8GB 1600MHz ECC Memory Modules


4x Constellation CS SATA 2TB 7200RPM


Purchased mid 2013.


This was my parents' small business server. One of the drives failed in a RAID set up 8 months ago.


On the invoice it actually says "3 year next day hardware warranty". Unfortunately their IT guy retired, and the server was purchased through him. Based on that we're actually still covered, but I'm not sure how claim the warranty. I assume the warranty covers the server and not the drives. Any advice?


I don't think I could include the drives if sold (for security reasons).


What do you think the server + the RAM are worth? Would anyone be interested? Thanks : )





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  Reply # 1486335 6-Feb-2016 00:40
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Boot up the server with DBAN and run it for 24hrs. There is no chance in hell of your data being recovered after that then rebuild the RAID.



Thanks for that suggestion. I'm totally out of my depth when it comes to the server, so I'm best to avoid that route. Am I able to download DBAN to my Mac and wipe the drives that way? I have a USB adapter for the drives. Thanks for your help.


That solves the problem with the burred screws too. I'll just leave the drives in carriers for the new owner.

I guess there's 4x Seagate Constellation 2TB drives included as well now. Again, they should all be working fine. Seatools says they are. And if they're not, they're still covered by Seagate until May this year.



DBAN will wipe anything connected to the computer - it is a bootable disk (download, put onto flash drive, boot) so if you get the server booted up from the image and run "autonuke" it'll erase everything -


With OSX there is an option in Disk Utility under "Advanced" to do a few passes over the disks. It'll take forever with a USB caddy so my suggestion of just booting up the server is the best bet.

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