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HITACHI Deskstar 5K3000 HDS5C3030ALA630 (0F12460) 3TB 32MB Cache CoolSpin SATA III 6.0Gb/s 3.5in Internal Desktop Hard Drive

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If anyone buys one of these, please tell us how many hours it has on it. Thanks.
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Wonder when 6 or 8TB enterprise drives will start getting pulled from servers
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If anyone buys one of these, please tell us how many hours it has on it. Thanks.
I actually have 5 already and bought 5 more, that's how I stumbled across it. If they're the same "certified refurbished" ones goharddrive sells on their website they surface scan them then wipe the smart so it shows 0 hours. You can download other software to see what it actually was. They usually have somewhere around 20k hours. The 5 I have currently have been running over 2 years without issue. These are quieter and cooler running than the 7200rpm version and probably will last longer. They're $10 more on goharddrive's site but if you buy from their site you get a 1 year warranty.

They also sell them relabeled as Maxdigital Data with a 2 year warranty for the same price but I've always been worried the Max Digital ones will have firmware changes. Being the cheapskate I am I once bought a 3tb "Marshal" hard drive from Amazon for $40 new, it was a Toshiba drive but reads by software programs as "generic". I know goharddrive's 10k rpm we velociraptor drives have the firmware altered to say WL for white label by reporting programs.

I mean amazon gives a 90day warranty but from my experience goharddrive is pretty good about these so YMMV there if it fails, they might give you the year.
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I bought 6 of these exact drives for $100 for all awhile back used off craigslist. they were used in some guys NAS, 5 had around 8,000 hours and 1 had 2 hours (his backup). Great drives and there fast but there a bit noisy when being accessed but I wont complain for what I paid.
EDIT: nevermind these are not the same drives, the ones I got are 7200 rpm
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I have that exact same model since 2014 or so. I can attest these are some of the quietest 3TB desktop hard drives you can get. And I think very reliable as I have one with a good amount of hours and years of use on it. I use it for storing and running games from it, main OS drive is a SSD.
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I actually have 5 already and bought 5 more, that's how I stumbled across it. If they're the same "certified refurbished" ones goharddrive sells on their website they surface scan them then wipe the smart so it shows 0 hours. You can download other software to see what it actually was. They usually have somewhere around 20k hours. The 5 I have currently have been running over 2 years without issue. These are quieter and cooler running than the 7200rpm version and probably will last longer. They're $10 more on goharddrive's site but if you buy from their site you get a 1 year warranty.

They also sell them relabeled as Maxdigital Data with a 2 year warranty for the same price but I've always been worried the Max Digital ones will have firmware changes. Being the cheapskate I am I once bought a 3tb "Marshal" hard drive from Amazon for $40 new, it was a Toshiba drive but reads by software programs as "generic". I know goharddrive's 10k rpm we velociraptor drives have the firmware altered to say WL for white label by reporting programs.

I mean amazon gives a 90day warranty but from my experience goharddrive is pretty good about these so YMMV there if it fails, they might give you the year.
Are these the best deals available for an HDD for price per GB on the site/of what's available? I looked around havent found any cheaper or higher GB for a bit more money? I ideally would like a 8tb or so to store everything into 1, right now all my backups are spread about.
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These aren't Enterprise Class refurbs though, right? Consumer grade HDD.
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Are these the best deals available for an HDD for price per GB on the site/of what's available? I looked around havent found any cheaper or higher GB for a bit more money? I ideally would like a 8tb or so to store everything into 1, right now all my backups are spread about.
The cheapest an 8tb has been that I've seen is around $119. So you could get 12tb of these for the same price.

I've been using these due to economical cost, reliability and I spent a considerable amount of time backing up TV shows, if a whole 8tb goes out that would be a lot of lost work.
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These aren't Enterprise Class refurbs though, right? Consumer grade HDD.
They're in the consumer line but construction wise they're pretty much identical to the 7200rpm enterprise counterparts aside from being slower RPM. I'm guessing it was just marketing that the 7200s were being pushed as the enterprise drive at the time 3tb was a common size for enterprise drives. You can even tell when you pick these up, they're heavy compared to a Seagate or WD.
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The cheapest an 8tb has been that I've seen is around $119. So you could get 12tb of these for the same price.

I've been using these due to economical cost, reliability and I spent a considerable amount of time backing up TB shows, if a whole 8tb goes out that would be a lot of lost work.
Yea that is how i saw it. Also my previous question was out of all the renewed is this the cheapest per tb out of those available on amazon? Or are there other ones?
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Yea that is how i saw it. Also my previous question was out of all the renewed is this the cheapest per tb out of those available on amazon? Or are there other ones?
This is currently the cheapest that I have found. Like the bulk majority of these drives it comes from that goharddrive company as it is. They sell on eBay as goharddrive and apethouse. They sell on Newegg. They sell direct from their own website. Their prices fluctuate in accordance with the rest of the market despite the fact they probably already have thousands of these drives onhand. Usually this drive is $35-39 when they have them.
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Looks like it is up to $33.95 now
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Yep. Earlier sale price price is dead.
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Looks like it is up to $33.95 now
This one is still 29.99 at the moment: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07591S3D7
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