When cheap and simple turns into anything but…

I’ve ran a single 3TB Seagate for a few years in my stripped down workstation server for media and it’s been “fine”. Even made a hacked drive cage for it. Then a few weeks ago things started to slow down….a lot. Speeds dropped from 50-75MB/s to <1MB/s in the end and the resulting latency issues started locking up the whole server, requiring hard shutdowns to continue.

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