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Another New Egg "Deal" WD25EZRS 2.5TB SATA 3.0Gb/s $119


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Maybe they cut the size to 2.5TB in order to increase the number of spare sectors to qualify the drive for resale.

 

I know that typically when we get a replacement drive from a drive manufacturer, it's more than likely a refurb, and I'm OK with that. I'm just not so cool with buying one.

 

Maybe it used to be a 3TB and they just did the math with the bad blocks!

 

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Right. I think it was PCDOC that said once you get a bad block on a drive, it's only a matter of time. (I could be misquoting completely)

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Right. I think it was PCDOC that said once you get a bad block on a drive, it's only a matter of time. (I could be misquoting completely)

 

I do recall someone saying something like that. I have to respectfully disagree. IMHO, one bad block does not necessarily indicate further issues. I have found that regular maintenance of drives will halt 'bad block cascade failure syndrome' at least 95% of the time (I'm being conservative; I actually think the percentage is much closer to 100%).

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Maybe we need a write up of detecting, repairing, and maintenance. I have a drive in a NAS box right now that has some SMART errors. Reporting some bad blocks.

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Well, pretty much all the regulars here know I use SpinRite for drive repair and maintenance. It has served me extremely well.

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The platters have a capacity of 667GB. Times 4 would approximate 2.5 TB.

 

Probably produced to get rid of 667GB platter back stock?? Who knows. Otherwise legit.

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