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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2003

    Find out fabrication year for a HD

    Hi, any idea how can find out the fabrication year for a HD. I have an old server (got it on Aug 2004) and I think to drop it and get a new one.

    hdparm -i /dev/hda

    Model=WDC WD400JB-00GGA0, FwRev=09.01B09, SerialNo=WD-WCAKA1036198

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    San Diego, CA
    Considering that you got the server in Aug 2004 and that drive's warranty expired on July 4th, 2006 (and the JB series drives have either a 3 year warranty when purchased in bulk or a 1 year retail), the drive was probably made on July 4th, 2003.

    Often the drive manufacturers will let you look up the warranty status of a drive from its serial number and you can then find out how long the drive's warranty was and subtract.
    Matt Bloom
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