[plug] real mans hard drive for sale

Bill Kenworthy billk at iinet.net.au
Wed Jul 20 06:13:31 AWST 2016

On 19/07/16 23:13, Brad Campbell wrote:
> G'day all,
> Does anyone want some old Seagate 15k.5 300GB SAS drives?
> I've just de-commissioned 4 of them and they're free to a good home.
> These drives held the world speed record in 2007 with a massive transfer
> rate of 125MB/s from the media, and bottoming out at about 75MB/s. A
> staggeringly quick 6.6ms average seek made for some formidable IO
> throughput on high load servers before someone invented SSD and
> obsoleted high performance spinners overnight.
> Unfortunately now they're just hot noisy drives. Nothing wrong with
> them. 3 of them have about 45,000 hours and one has about 68,000. It's
> just that even in a RAID10,F2 they are now soundly trounced by a $500
> Samsung SSD which is quicker, quieter, cooler and much much lighter.
> These are a real mans hard disk and aside from age there is nothing
> wrong with them. It's just after 5 years I need the drive slots back
> and so they have to go. Of course they won't play with a SATA controller
> so you'll need a real SAS controller to get them to do anything.
> I'm not in any hurry and if they don't go then they'll just end up in
> the pile of "scavenge for bits". Mostly the platters end up as mobiles
> hanging from trees in my nieces back yard.
> Regards,
> Brad
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