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#1 CooCo

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 03:11 PM

I have recently gotten a hold of 3 server hard-drives from a liquidation of a local company, i got them for super cheap. Im wondering if they would be compatiable with a homeowned stationary computer. The harddrive in question is called eserver xSeries

 

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I'm sorry if this is the wrong section.

 

Any help would be apprieciated, as i have three of these, i could increase my internal storage space by quite a bit.



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 05:13 PM

Well...it appears that these are IBM-manufactured...and possibly dating back 10 years or more.

 

Worth a read, IMO:  http://serverfault.com/questions/137266/the-difference-between-desktop-series-hdd-drives-and-server-series .

 

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 05:33 PM

Well...it appears that these are IBM-manufactured...and possibly dating back 10 years or more.

 

Worth a read, IMO:  http://serverfault.com/questions/137266/the-difference-between-desktop-series-hdd-drives-and-server-series .

 

Louis

Right, ill have a read. Thanks Louis! 

 

How well have these harddisks held up comparatively to what you can get on market today? Transfer rate etc?


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Posted 29 February 2016 - 06:09 PM

I think you got a great deal.  Enterprise grade hard drives are much more expensive that commercial grade ones.  BTW, "19JAN2012" is clearly visible in the picture.  I don't think it could represent anything other than a manufacture date.



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 08:42 PM

I'm surprised and your lucky. Those sata drives should be compatible with your pc and they are fast 7200 rpm drives. Plug them in and try then out.

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 11:07 AM

Sweet. I'm gonna run down to the store today to get a bay for these. I don't have enough slots in my mobo to plug these in. I'll probably get one of those usb3 bays. From what you guys tell me, i think 3 of these for €20 sounds like something that i shouldn't be regretting!

 

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