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Hetzner reusing HDs

One of my customers has a server at Hetzner. It's a machine and setup by Hetzner themselves with md raid-1 over two disks.

In the last 4 weeks we had Hetzner change disks three times, because the md devices were failing and smartctl was indicating errors on the disks. Now the current two disks have errors again.

One of the replies of Hetzner's support contained the interesting information that Hetzner tests HDs and if "they are OK" they wipe and reuse them.

I do not want to get one of the disks that failed on us, therefore I have started a list of those disks. Feel free to add your failed Hetzner disks.

Broken Hetzner HDs

Tomáš Pospíšek, 2013-02-27