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  1. I just got HGST 7K6000 6TB from Amazon Seller for $275/each. Bought 4 of them, installed in Dell R730. Running cool and fast. Here is the link if you guys want to know.
  2. Hi all, I have a server Win 2008 R2 with RAID 1 config with LSI RAID Card. I want to set up Active Directory (AD) and other roles in this server. Since I am not an expert there is potential something went wrong and I might want to restore the server to the original state like you restore an image. Since I have RAID 1, is it possible to do this: 1. Before messing around with the server, I took 1 of the drive out (e.g. Drive #2). The system will detect that 1 of the drive is missing/fail and the server is running under RAID 1 (degraded mode, 1 drive only). 2. I install AD. If installation is not going well or if I decided to return to the original state, I plugged in drive #2 that I initially took off for rebuild so that drive #2 will mirror to drive #1. This way, the server is back to the original state. Is above possible? If so, how do I make sure that the system will not mirror drive #1 to drive #2? Thanks.
  3. Looking at the label alone, I can guarantee 100% that the HDD you just bought is Counterfeit.
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    What is Grown Defect List ?

    My hard disk has some Grown Defect List (G-List) as attached. Is it considered critical or defective?
  5. If a drive has some Grown Defect List, is it considered as bad/defective? Can somebody explain what it is? Is it removable? Also in a 100% brand new drive, is there any Primary / Grown Defect List?
  6. I heard from many resellers/system integrators. They said they don't like 400GB hard disk. They explained me in a language that I didn't understand. I am still curious, so I hope someone here can explain. I know they talked something about the disk contains 2 200GB plates or something... and so on... But I am still curious why it matters.
  7. Anyone can tell me how to enable SMART alert on Windows XP? Does it require special software? I didn't see any option to do this on my desktop/laptop. I also have Dell server with Windows 2003, but nothing on this either. Except on the server, when I reboot, the system can detect any possible SMART failure. However, once it is in Windows, there is no option.
  8. URGENT, if anyone has Seagate firmware for Cheetah 15K.4, please email me. I will pay $20.00 via paypal. I need 0003, 0004, and 0005 firmware. My email is hartelectronic at gmail dot com
  9. I have several Seagate Cheetah 15K.4 ST373454LC with different firmware. I want to create RAID and will be more comfortable if I can flast all these drives with all same FW. Anyone has 0003, or 0004, or 0005 FW for these drives? Will appreciate all the helps. If you do, please send them via email to hartelectronic at gmail dot com
  10. hi, i have seagate sas 300gb 15k with dell poweredge server. is there any software to detect potential failure on the hard disk before it completely died? note: the server is always on.
  11. I installed Seagate 300GB 15K.5 SAS in Dell Server with Dell PERC RAID 5/i. Seagate P/N: ST3300655SS. Can somebody please tell me this is normal? SAS should be 300Mbps, but why this one is slower? Result from HD Tach: Result from ATTO:
  12. If we combine SAS 15K RPM and SATA 7200rpm into RAID 1 with SAS as primary HD. Will it reduce the SAS performance or not?? I try to find this answer online, but didn't find any. Can somebody please help?
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    Class action lawsuit against Seagate

    The plaintiff (CHO) might buy 1-2 units of HDs, value around couple hundreds $$. How did she manage to pay the lawyer? I am just curious here. Also, If plaintiff win the case, does it mean system integrator who buys hundreds of Seagate HD will get 5% compensation?
  14. Mitch, yes my SAS support SATA and have RAID capability. 1. If I mix SAS and SATA under RAID 1, will it reduce performance on the SAS? 2. How do I do Windows built-in RAID 1 under Windows 2003 Server? I didn't see it anywhere on Disk Management Basically, I just want to clone the SAS in regular basis (like weekly). So when the SAS fails, I can temporarily use my SATA. And when the new SAS arrived, I will clone the SATA, and use SAS again.
  15. I have a server with (1) 300GB SAS 15K hard disk with 3 partitions on the HD. I want to create RAID 1 in this server. My objective is when primary HD is fail, I still have original back up that just works like the primary HD. But problem is I currently don't have a budget to buy another 300GB SAS. But I have 320GB SATA 7200rpm. Looking at my situation (1) 300GB 15K SAS and (1) 320GB SATA 7200rpm, what is the best way to create mirror / clone? So when the primary HD fails, I can just swap right away with the secon HD. If I create RAID 1 between SAS and SATA, I would assume the performance of SAS will be degraded?