Needed Server HD Replacement for RAID, These Work Great
Stuntman "Andrew", Amazon
2 June 2015
Summary: Used in a RAID setup (2 drives with mirrored HDs and 1 hot spare) in the server at my office. When one of the factory drives started failing I removed the drive in question to see if the model number was available.
Summary: Nowhere in this listing does it list these items as used or refurbed... but I grabbed the SMART data off one of the 4 drives I bought and it already has 30,000+ hours of runtime on it. Update: And fifteen minutes after installing a first drive it failed during a mirror rebuild.
Summary: the shipping take a day longer than expected, but the hard disk is a exact replacement for Dell R610 Server. The drive caddy/tray is not included but you can use the one with de failed drive or buy this item 2.5" SAS SATA Hard Drive Tray Dell G176J for DELL PowerEdge R610 T610 R710 T710 R815 I would...
Worked great, no issues using in older Sas 3 system.
6 January 2012
Summary: Used this to replace a SAS 3 GB/S drive in a server that has had 2 replacement drives already which both failed within a year. Figured would try this one and hope for the best as the others happened to be used and OEM dell ones. So far so good.