Prior Generation Seagate Constellation ES for Snapraid?

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    • Prior Generation Seagate Constellation ES for Snapraid?

      I recently ran across some 2TB Constellation ES (6GB SAS) tucked away in a company supply room, and was told I could buy them for $25 each. These are new spares (still sealed in the bags), but all look to be about 3-4 years old from the production dates. I was thinking it could be an economical way to upgrade my home OMV setup, which currently has a mix of aging 1TB consumer grade SATA disks. I thought I'd use the Seagates for a Snapraid setup, with a SAS controller (LSI 9211, IBM 1015 or similar) in IT mode.

      Before I start, I thought I'd ask if anyone had any advice, or cautions, for this setup? Even though they are still in the sealed bags with desiccant, am I asking for trouble using drives that old?

      Thanks!
      Working with computers since the days when unboxing and set-up required 3 weeks with a soldering iron!

      The post was edited 1 time, last by Markess ().