Filling my new U40 with over 2TB for only $680
By martin on Sep 20, 2006
When I get back to work in Sweden on Monday, I will have a brand new Ultra 40 waiting for me!
Earlier today I stood at Fry's pondering what disks to fill it with, and I was going for something with a good $/GB ratio. Then I spoted some 400 GB Seagate disks, for only $113.99 (due to a $76 discount), but they "opened items". This means that someone bought it before me, took the disk home opened the box and used it, but later returned it. However when it was returned it was tested, and it still comes with the full 5 year warranty.
My first thought was "I'm not gonna by that, I don't know how the disks have been handled", but then I realized that I'm going to use RAIDZ2 on them, and ZFS will take care of the data integrity, so I don't have anything to worry about.
I only bought two disks, but I just decided that I'll get up to 4 more if I can. That'll give me over 2 TB for only $680! :)