[kwlug-disc] Going out of basement sale!

Chris Irwin chris at chrisirwin.ca
Thu Jul 22 10:44:36 EDT 2010


On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 06:35, Johnny Ferguson <hyperflexed at gmail.com> wrote:
> Are the HDs SATA or IDE?

All the drives are IDE. I can still use SATA drives, but I don't have
any IDE machines anymore.

> I'd be interested in the WD 160GB drive as a backup
> drive if you think the condition is suitable.

I'll set the WD 160GB aside for you.

The drives should all be suitable, they were decommissioned due to
upgrades (whether that was needing more space or not having ide ports
anymore). I'm checking SMART status when I wipe each one anyway, I
don't plan on sticking anybody with a failing drive.

> Any idea on the spindle speed?

I'll have to post back with spindle speed (I'm at work now), but the
160GB is very probably 7200 since it would have been my primary drive
at the time.

> Not sure how old these drives are.

5GB is old, 160GB less so ;)

I'll be going through and wiping the 3.5" drives tonight. I should
have probably posted model numbers, and spindle speeds originally.

> I'd happily toss $20 into the FLOSS fund as appreciation.

Sounds good.

-- 
Chris Irwin
<chris at chrisirwin.ca>



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