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'Tis the season for a TrueNAS Mini X Giveaway!

Western Digital Drives - The Preferred Drives of FreeNAS and TrueNAS CORE

Chris Moore

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You could just send me one...
 

Adrian

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When is the draw? How will the lucky winner be notified?
 

Chris Moore

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If you send me one, I would even take it with no disks to save you cost of disks and shipping... I have my own disks.

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ThreeDee

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If I win .. then I will finally be ... A WINNAR!!
 

Adrian

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When is the draw? How will the lucky winner be notified?
Found answers in the Terms and Conditions at the bottom of the giveaway page. Doh.
Draw within 3 business days of closure.
Notification by email to registered address in approximately 3 business days after the draw.
 

joeschmuck

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Thanks to iXsystems for having this Giveaway, very nice gesture on your part.

@Chris Moore With those drives I think you already won.

If I won, I would have to consider re-gifting it to my youngest son (he's 34 and medically retired from the Army, had some difficult times as many did) Then I could abuse him and use his system as my remote backup :wink: but he would love something like this, but then I'd become Technical Support for him, hum... Not sure I want to become that.

Whoever wins this will be a very happy camper. Good luck to everyone who entered.
 

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Chris Moore

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Oh Chris - you are such a tease to those of us with beer tastes but tap water budgets... :tongue:
Those are used 4TB drives. As soon as I can do a disk wipe on them, I will be getting them out of here. Probably eBay. I also have a box, not all the way full, of 1TB drives. I would give the 1TB drives to anyone willing to pay the shipping, just to get them out of my house.
 

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I gave mine away to a local hospital. You'd be surprised how strapped these institutions can be for something as simple as a backup drive for staff in the research sector. Energy is not the problem, they have the servers, etc.
 

joeschmuck

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We have a winner (according to the giveaway website), someone called "Philip D". That exact name does not show up here in our forums user base but congrats to whoever that is.
 

Constantin

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... ummm so if I change my screen name, does that count? :smile:
 

joeschmuck

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That is funny.

I am also known as Philip D on other forums, yea that's the truth... My shipping address is... LOL
 

ThreeDee

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I'm pretty sure they misspelled my name ...again ..
 

Chris Moore

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I would still be happy to get one if they sent it to me.
 

Constantin

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Speaking of which, since I have a spare Mini XL Ablecom CS-T80 chassis, is there a place on this board to give everyone notice in case they want to buy it?

The thing is great for anyone with cool drives and a mini-ITX board. My 4TB HGSTs didn't like it due to heat but anyone who wants a space-efficient solution would likely love the thing (esp. with helium, 5,900 RPM, or 2.5" drives). I even have a spare Chelsio SFP+ board I could throw in for free.
 
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