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2nd hand NAS HDD’s

While second-hand drives can indeed offer significant cost savings, it's essential to weigh the risks associated with their age and usage. Drives manufactured before 2017 may have already experienced a considerable amount of wear and tear, potentially impacting their reliability and longevity. Without information on the number of hours these drives have been operational, it can be challenging to assess their remaining lifespan accurately.

To mitigate these risks, here are a few suggestions:

Check SMART Data: Once you receive the drives, use QNAP's built-in tools to access the SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology) data. SMART attributes can provide insights into the drive's health, including factors like temperature, spin-up time, and reallocated sectors. Any significant issues or warnings in the SMART data could indicate potential problems with the drive.
Run Diagnostics: Consider running diagnostic tests on the drives using tools like HD Tune or CrystalDiskInfo. These utilities can help identify any underlying issues such as bad sectors or performance anomalies.
Verify Seller Reputation: If purchasing from online platforms like eBay or Marketplace, thoroughly vet the seller's reputation and review their return policy. Opt for sellers who provide detailed information about the drive's history and offer a reasonable return window in case of issues.

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2nd hand NAS HDD’s - by ENQUIRIES - 02-28-2024, 08:30 PM
RE: 2nd hand NAS HDD’s - by ed - 03-01-2024, 02:31 PM

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