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Are branded used HDDs compatible with Unraid? e.g. Dell (Seagate) or HP (HGST)

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Is there any reason these drives won't work?  Do they have custom firmware?  Anything need to be done for us to use them on our Unraid?  SATA models

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Thanks. Trying to look for some drives off ebay!

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520-byte format

Although this is more common on SAS drives, it is still a possibility on SATA drives.

Beyond explicit disclosure by the re-seller, it could be indicated in a Model #.

In many cases, but not all, there are tools available to re-format such drives.

(It is not a common issue ... so ... just a heads-up)


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