Calling for Donations: New HDD’s

Calling for Donations: New HDD’s

Our Streaming box has a degraded RAID array due to a bad drive that I was able to pinpoint this evening. I did find that I have some other drives I can use (also used) and they supposedly work. The problem is, they are different drive models than what was in the server, so popping it in to the array would not work. I have to redo things meaning more station downtime (backup can pickup)

Replacing the drives is priority! These drives were out of Warranty in March 2015 (Go figure!) We are in need of some donations to get new Hard drives for the station. We need at least 2 of the same kind! I would feel comfortable with 6 all new, but at this point, getting this array fixed is top priority, otherwise station will be gone.

Currently our server has 2x SATA II 250GB WD Black Caviar Enterprise Drives, and 4x SATA II 1TB WD Black Caviar Enterprise Drives. We are down a 250GB.

In the meantime though, if you by chance have any drives that are lightly used and wish to donate, please get in contact with me by our email page, or if you want to help us get new drives, let me know or send a donation. At this point I may as well get all new drives for the system. I have no idea how used these drives have been used so this is kind of a gamble with mismatch drives to get something working. Again, anything at this point will help, but we need to get new drives otherwise our station will be down. The drives are all the same make, and model and I imagine same age, so its only a matter of time.

Thank you!

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