Summary: I bought a couple of these to fit in my Synology NAS server. The run pretty cool and quiet and had no problems installing them. I can't say about reliability yet since I had them for only a couple of weeks.
Summary: I purchased this drive for a Synology web server and I only use it whenever I need to save (backup) stuff wirelessly from my laptop. That means I use it about two to five times per month; the rest of the time it's off, so at that rate, I'm sure it will last forever. :) Or so I hope.
Does what they are supposed to do, gives me the space I need
El Duderino "tech guy", Amazon
4 August 2010
Summary: I bought four of these drive to put in my NAS - a Synology DS410. After formating for a RAID5, I got about 4.2GB of usable data. These drives all worked right of the box, no failures (yet). The packaging was awesome so they all arivved safe and sound.
Summary: 1.5 TB drives are commonly the best 'GB per dollar' value, and this one is no exception. Some people are loyal to certain companies for their HDDs (Western Digital fanboys, I'm looking at you) is a bit silly to me, but these Samsung drives are pretty darn stable, and has got me convinced.
Summary: Had this thing from the shipping box, to fully installed within ten minutes. Just make sure you have SATA drive and power cables on hand, you'll need them and this does not come with any included. (If you don't have any cables, search for them on Amazon.
Summary: Just ordered 3 (max it would let me) from Amazon, and picked a 4th one from a local MicroCenter. They are installed using rubber gromets, and when all 4 are running at full speed, I can't bearly hear them. When the case is closed (I have a sound dampening case) - I don't hear anything.
Summary: I have 4 of these configured in a HW raid 5 openfiler machine with no problems after 4 months. The other is in my mac pro. So far so good no problems. Seems plenty fast writing and reading HD streams over gbit lan. They are also quite.