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18TB Toshiba SAS 7200 RPM 3.5" 4Kn Enterprise Hard Drive

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Toshiba MG09SCA18TA 18TB 7200RPM 4Kn 3.5" SAS Enterprise Server Hard Drive

MG Series
Enterprise Capacity HDD
Use for:
Business Critical Enterprise Server and Storage
Systems | Enterprise Storage Arrays | Cloud
and Hyperscale Storage Systems | Big Data,
Distributed File Systems | Enterprise Archive
and Data Recovery Systems | Industrial
Server- and Storage Systems

550 TB/year workload
• 24/7 operation
• Flexibility in block size
• Persistent Write Cache Technology
• 5-year warranty
• Optional: Self-Encryption, Instant Erase


https://www.ebay.com/itm/294781060450
$279.99 + Free Shipping

This is a SAS drive, NOT SATA.

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InstanceNoodle asked this question on 05-23-2022 at 11:24 AM
05-23-2022 at 11:24 AM
Yes..you may need an adapter for SATA...but yes.

If you are building a larger server, you may want to consider SAS over SATA.

It is easier...and seems to have fewer Gremlins ...if you are working with SAS
neoweb asked this question on 05-23-2022 at 12:24 PM
05-23-2022 at 12:24 PM
I had a noisy 10 TB drive that was rattling the case. I wrapped the drive with a sock and it lowered the noise by 90%. I thought I was a genius.
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Just be aware everyone, these are SAS drives not SATA, so no use in standard consumer grade NAS devices or PC's without a SAS controller. In case anyone glossed over the description and didn't notice.
Those adapters only changes the interface used, not the protocol used to communicate between the controller and the Drive.
You will still need a SAS capable controller on the other end of that sata cable.
Nice to know, guess I've been stuck in enterprise IT for so long that I haven't kept up on the consumer stuff as much heh.

In the old days, a SAS HBA could also speak SATA protocol, so to speak, but a SATA controller was not capable of doing the same with SAS. NIce to know this now works the other way around as well!

Thanks for the info!

EDIT: Apparently this still holds true, you still need a controller that will handle SAS drives.

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Is this one super noisy like the WD 18TB?
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In for 6 for my NAS. Thanks OP
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Just be aware everyone, these are SAS drives not SATA, so no use in standard consumer grade NAS devices or PC's without a SAS controller. In case anyone glossed over the description and didn't notice.
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SAS to SATA adapter is like $8 on AMZN
Nice to know, guess I've been stuck in enterprise IT for so long that I haven't kept up on the consumer stuff as much heh.

In the old days, a SAS HBA could also speak SATA protocol, so to speak, but a SATA controller was not capable of doing the same with SAS. NIce to know this now works the other way around as well!

Thanks for the info!

EDIT: Apparently this still holds true, you still need a controller that will handle SAS drives.
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SAS to SATA adapter is like $8 on AMZN
Those adapters only changes the interface used, not the protocol used to communicate between the controller and the Drive.
You will still need a SAS capable controller on the other end of that sata cable.
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SAS HBAs are dirt cheap. you'll need at the very least a LSI 2308 (or 3008) based HBA, and you can get them for under $100 on ebay. also, you'll need these cables:

https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matt...01BW1U1GS/

do not buy a HBA with a LSI 2008 based HBA as they do not support 4kn drives.
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I won't lie, I bought another 9 more of these drives for my disk array. Last time I bought one, just to see and after everything worked out I dove in to upgrade my storage.
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The price is really good. However, this HDD has a 5-year warranty but you'll have to RMA it through the seller (if they even honor it) instead of direct to Toshiba. Not sure I would trust this seller in 2 years.
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The price is really good. However, this HDD has a 5-year warranty but you'll have to RMA it through the seller (if they even honor it) instead of direct to Toshiba. Not sure I would trust this seller in 2 years.
I'm well aware, and happy to take the chance. I've had great luck with my Toshiba drives. Plus, the pool is setup with 2 hot spares, in case one of the drives starts to act up.
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Can I mix sata and sas drives in same hba?
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Can I mix sata and sas drives in same hba?
Yes..you may need an adapter for SATA...but yes.

If you are building a larger server, you may want to consider SAS over SATA.

It is easier...and seems to have fewer Gremlins ...if you are working with SAS
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