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!
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.
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...
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.
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..
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.
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.