I run a software raid 1+0 with 5 Seagate 15k 146 drives (4 primary array and 1 spare). After 12 years I am now on my third replacement drive. I just purchased a new one and the raid is up and running again. I am still running WinXP. The raid card is an old (12 years) Adaptec 39320-a.
Looking around the net for the last few days it appears there are resellers passing off refurbished drives or pulled drives as new. My question is how can I determine the number of powered on hours on a SCSI hard disk drive without spending a ton of $$? It seems there are plenty of free utilities to do this via S.M.A.R.T. for IDE (ATA)/SATA drives, but not for SCSI HDD.