[mythtv-users] Thoughts on these recertified HGST drives ?

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Dec 10 17:47:24 UTC 2021

On 12/10/21 11:24 AM, Simon wrote:
> I’ve reached that “need more space again” time (especially as SWMBO has started on the “don’t delete that, I might want to watch it again), and looking around I see that CPC have some 6TB drives for £89 each.
> https://cpc.farnell.com/hitachi/hus726060ale610-0f23001/drive-wd-ultrastar-6tb-sata-recertified/dp/CS34436
> I’m assuming they’ll all be around the same age as the one in the photo - so 6 years, and I’m guessing they’ve probably been running 27/7 in some storage array or server. But HGST had a pretty good reputation before it disappeared (into WD ?) - and if they were OK after 5 years in service, they’re probably OK for a few more years.
> Anyone got any thoughts as to why not move my recordings onto a couple of these ?
> Simon
Amazon in the USA has new 4TB drives for $60 = £45 and they have not 
been running for 6 years. So three would be £135, a bit cheaper than 
£178 for your two second hand 6TB drives, and they are brand new.

Maybe prices are higher in the UK?


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