| 8:33 pm on Nov 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Seagate st3250824as is for sale new all over the web at around $60.oo just use your favourite search engine ..term = "Seagate st3250824as"
| 11:58 pm on Nov 21, 2009 (gmt 0)|
You can replace bad RAID drives with a drive with at least the same size. There is no need to exactly match the same model number.
| 4:58 am on Nov 22, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I have seen those drives listed, but would prefer not to buy another one - this is the 3rd one to go out of that exact model in 3 years. Nearly all seem to be "refurbished" - Seagate says they stopped making them in 2007.
So I will just get an upgraded and/or newer model and plug it in, looks like the worst that can happen is that it not work.
| 2:38 pm on Nov 22, 2009 (gmt 0)|
but if you seem to be having problems with those drivers in your RAID, why not rebuild your RAID with new bigger drives? Drives arn't expensive
| 3:19 pm on Nov 22, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Any size, you're just limited by the smallest drive (you waste storage).
| 12:28 pm on Nov 23, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Given the nature of the question, you are clearly relying upon another of these drives exclusively even though you know them to be unreliable! I would say, as a matter of urgency, ditch it.
Opinions and experiences will always differ, but Seagate have never (to my knowledge) had a reputation for good reliability. I would tend to recommend Hitachi, Maxtor, IBM and Fujitsu, roughly in that order, but I don't really follow hardware developments these days.
<oops>Just did a quick check, apparently, Seagate bought Maxtor, Hitachi bought IBM's hard drive business and Toshiba bought Fujitsu's hard drive business.</oops>
| 3:13 pm on Nov 23, 2009 (gmt 0)|
From what I gather, I could just buy a pair of upgraded drives, replace the bad one, let it rebuild, and then do the same for the other one.
| 6:54 pm on Nov 23, 2009 (gmt 0)|
or just ghost the drives and not have to wait for a rebuild.