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Fujitsu MBA3073
5.8 out of 10

Fujitsu MBA3073

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Reviews and Problems with Fujitsu MBA3073

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Overall 2
2.0

Buyer Beware

Matt WCS, Amazon
27 September 2014
  • Summary: This drive was for a replacement in a RAID V. The drive specs have changed and is slightly smaller than the original and was unable to join the array. This is not the fault of the vendor but of Fujitsu. Buyer Beware!
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Overall 10
10

Great drive

Matt Jaros, Amazon
26 November 2012
  • Summary: I've purchased numerous SAS drives. This drive doesn't disappoint. Great for boot drives for servers and precision workstations. I've used these drives for years and they have never let me down.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Accounts P., Newegg
17 November 2010
  • Summary: Another person commented: I didn't take into account the time it takes the controller card to initiate the drive in my expectations for boot time. SCSI devices embody intelligence that SATA devices don't have, a feature that requires that the host adapter interrogate each device to find out about...
  • Pros: Excellent performance in server duty and surprisingly quiet for a 15,000 RPM drive. Based on the rate at which disk surface analysis runs on our test server, this drive outperforms the Seagate equivalent. We started using Fujitsu SCSI drives in our Linux servers due to some issues involving Seaga...
  • Cons: None at this time.
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Overall 10
10

Order the correct drive

David H., Newegg
11 March 2010
  • Summary: I should have selected the 80 pin as it is what is required for the hot swap Dell 2850 tray.
  • Pros: Good price Better drive than the one that came with server
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Great Drive

Sean A., Newegg
20 February 2010
  • Summary: After years of suffering through refurb drives bought at half the price, I finally bought a brand new one. No noises, no data issues, no nothing for 8 months. Don't buy refurb!
  • Pros: Fast! Also fairly quiet for a 15k SCSI drive. This one has been taking a beating in my primary desktop machine every day.
  • Cons: Buying into SCSI can be expensive at first, and the drives cost more.
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Overall 10
10

Very quiet and fast

Walter C., Newegg
24 September 2009
  • Summary: BEFORE YOU BUY... Please fully understand what SAS is. There are much faster drives out there, but also at 2-3 time the cost. Might have to RAID 0 two of these if Newegg won't carry the high end drives.
  • Pros: High end workstation drive. Lowest price for 15Krpm admittance. Drive is only 3 months old. Must have a fresh batch in.
  • Cons: Most likely the last of the 3.5" offerings from Fujitsu. Low throughput. I have bench marked this with HD Tach and HDTune and both indicate a max of 120mb/sec transfer. No where near the 179mb/sec transfer rate from media quoted on Fujitsu's site.
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Overall 2
2.0

Trusted Value?

D T., Newegg
30 March 2009
  • Summary: 2x [RAID 0] via PERC 5. one warranty coverage, other unqualified. both have 2007 manuf. dates.. ? RMA'd covered drive [supposedly] status says that "defaced label" could negate warranty. *pending... as far as i know..
  • Pros: cost
  • Cons: quality and/or support [lack of?]
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
21 March 2009
  • Summary: I needed this fast, and Newegg was able to get it to my door next day. Thanks Newegg.
  • Pros: Needed for a system that was running a 18GB 10K RPM SCSI. This 73 GB 15K was the closest match available. It installed, loaded and is running without any issues.
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not Fast Enough To Make It Worth The Effort

Mr. D., Newegg
12 February 2009
  • Summary: If I had it to do over again for a desktop system drive I'd go with a high performance SATA drive.
  • Pros: Easy to install. Pretty quiet. Performs as advertised
  • Cons: I installed it as my boot drive on a desk top system. I didn't take into account the time it takes the controller card to initiate the drive in my expectations for boot time. Loading the OS is faster than a high performance SATA drive but not so much that it was worth the price premium.
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Overall 10
10

Quieter than expected

Dustin E., Newegg
16 January 2009
  • Summary: I don't know what the other reviewer's problem was trying to put a SAS drive in a SATA port, then blaming NewEgg for it. For all you round-peg-in-a-square-hole types out there- if you don't know what you're buying, don't buy it. SAS and SATA are NOT the same thing, even though they look similar.
  • Pros: SAS is vastly superior to SATA in many ways- trust me, I maintain servers for a living. So when I found an ASUS motherboard with SAS capability, I jumped on the chance- though I was nervous about the noise a 15K drive makes. I was pleasantly surprised that this drive seems to almost have several ...
  • Cons: Cost, obviously. This isn't for the inexperienced builder or causal system user. Also, people should be aware that SAS interfaces are built around server platforms and always take longer to boot up. It's nothing to do with the drive but if you're looking for a fast boot, SAS is not your answer.
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