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 Post subject: testing hard drives
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:34 pm 

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Ok so i just picked up 2 gay lords full of hdds

i have been setting up test stations for the different types ide. sata. sas. so on and so on. but i have one type that i don't know how to test they are fiber channel hard drives any one know a cheap way to test and wipe them ???


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 Post subject: Re: testing hard drives
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:51 pm 

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The easiest way is to use an external FC dock.

That excluded this seagate FAQ has some good methods for a build out.

In all honesty if you're not set up for FC to begin with and don't intend to make a habit of dealing with them: Take them apart. Wipe the big hard drive magnet over the bare platters a few times to wipe the data. Aside from the heads and aluminium and stainless shell boardsort will buy everything inside. Keep the awesome powerful magnet for your bench.

Fc is nothing more than optical scsi.

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 Post subject: Re: testing hard drives
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:59 pm 

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well so far i have pulled out 70 500gb fc hard drives and 30 320gb

would hate to just scrap drives of this size it looks like they sell well if they work

but as for the rest of it ya if they are bad or to small they are getting scraped and thanks for the link i will read it


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 Post subject: Re: testing hard drives
PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:16 pm 

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A dock is probably your best bet short of adding an FC card to your computer.
They can be had for under $100 for FC to lightning and FC to FireWire.
FC to USB docks are usually in the $50-100 range.
Docks can handle far more connect/disconnect cycles than a loose adapter will.

The link to the FAQ gives you specific part numbers and a link to a site to more or less build your own adaptor.

Good luck.

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