Results 1 to 3 of 3

Hard drive array questions

| Computer Recycling
  1. #1
    mthomasdev started this thread.
    mthomasdev's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Apr 2012
    Location
    pittsfield, ma
    Posts
    1,288
    Thanks
    346
    Thanked 1,515 Times in 695 Posts

    Hard drive array questions

    If a hard drive was removed from an array and then placed in a Thermatake Black Duet external drive port, should it show up on your computer?



    Can drives that are removed from arrays, be tested, wiped and reused in desktops?


  2. #2
    mikeinreco's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor


    Member since
    Dec 2011
    Location
    TENNESSEE
    Posts
    4,873
    Thanks
    1,254
    Thanked 4,964 Times in 2,314 Posts
    I've had issues myself with hard drive's in certain raid formats as well.........Hopefully someone with more knowledge will impart their wisdom

  3. #3
    matador's Avatar
    SMF Badges of Honor

    We purchase laptop computers and many components for greater than scrap value. We offer a shipping reimbursement program.replies

    Member since
    Nov 2013
    Location
    Big Wonderful Wyoming
    Posts
    2,310
    Thanks
    1,814
    Thanked 3,196 Times in 1,446 Posts
    Generally, yes, they should work. I haven't used the dock you're using though. If you're trying to wipe the drives and give them a basic health check, I'd go a different route personally. What I'd do is grab an old desktop computer with SATA on the motherboard (Like all of us don't have one of them floating around, right?) and plug it in directly that way. Then, I'd boot that computer to wiping software on a USB drive. That way Windows won't be trying to even deal with the Array, and you'll also not have to worry about blanking your own hard drive instead of the one you want blanked. There is fancy disk testing stuff, but DBAN will probably be fine for you. You can then take the blanked drive, plug that into Windows, and test with Crystal Disk Info or your other testing software of choice
    More than Scrap Value Shipment Tips: http://www.scrapmetalforum.com/scrap...tml#post242349


  4. Similar threads on the Scrap Metal Forum

    1. scrap hard drive questions
      By willy3486 in forum Scrap Metal Questions and Answers
      Replies: 10
      Last Post: 04-15-2020, 05:51 AM
    2. Hard Drive dis-assembly questions... rrrrgg...
      By thebugguy in forum Computer Recycling
      Replies: 8
      Last Post: 06-14-2014, 10:53 PM
    3. hard drive questions
      By mcemc in forum Computer Recycling
      Replies: 4
      Last Post: 01-10-2014, 04:30 PM
    4. Hard drive actuator arm questions.
      By mcemc in forum Computer Recycling
      Replies: 7
      Last Post: 01-05-2014, 11:44 AM
    5. Few questions regarding a Disk Array Subsystem?
      By Brock101 in forum Scrap Metal Questions and Answers
      Replies: 3
      Last Post: 05-02-2013, 03:15 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

 
Browse the Most Recent Threads
On SMF In THIS CATEGORY.





OR

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

The Scrap Metal Forum

    The Scrap Metal Forum is the #1 scrap metal recycling community in the world. Here we talk about the scrap metal business, making money, where we connect with other scrappers, scrap yards and more.

SMF on Facebook and Twitter

Twitter Facebook