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old wd hard drives which one to re-use

Discussion in 'Storage Drives' started by RobTi, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. RobTi


    Joined: Jan 23, 2005

    Posts: 461

    Hi I have a couple of wd 500gb hard drives in my server that I have unmounted and want to put one in a desktop for storing media , so I have an AAKS & AACS both bought at the same time and had very little use, so which one to use ?


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 5,812

    Location: Woolyback Country

    The one with the best health and least power on hours ?
  3. Maundie

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 20, 2010

    Posts: 2,179

    Either of them, if they've both done the same 'work hours' there really isn't anything to choose between them.
  4. RobTi


    Joined: Jan 23, 2005

    Posts: 461

    Many thanks for the helpful replies
  5. mattyfez


    Joined: Apr 12, 2007

    Posts: 8,997

    You could keep both and have the same data on both as a back up just incase one goes to pot.

    That's how I store my masses of audio files on a pair of ancient seagate drives.

    I generally have one physically disconnected unless I add more music so I need to update the secondary drive.
  6. RobTi


    Joined: Jan 23, 2005

    Posts: 461

    Thanks I have files over multiple drives in the server but was looking for a storage drive on the pc to take files from the server edit them and then put back on the server. So instead of doing it one at a time I just thought it would be easier to move an empty drive and then copy the files