Pros: This is a high performance, server-grade mechanism that combines a reasonable price with capacity, speed and reliability. We installed this drive into a server running SUSE Linux and noted better than average throughput in a mix of small file reads and the large reads that occur when a program is loaded and executed. The large cache helps to decrease frequent medium accesses, which improves throughput to a considerable extent.
Cons: No defects or other issues were noted with this product.
Summary: Great hard drive used in raid configuration. I have owned this hard drive before and have not had any problems. Will be purchasing similar hard drive when I need additional storage space. Highly recommended for a file server.
Summary: My performance rating is a straight 7.9 all the way down
Pros: I have owned many of these Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Drives. They are the only Manufacture that makes it tight and right with the highest of quality and performance, I am running this drive on an LSi 9207 4e / 4i Host Controller, using this drive for my Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit system drive. My average boot time after the LSi Controller and Drive loads is 8 Seconds sometimes shorter rarely longer. I have it mounted in its own 3 drive Bay as a single drive mounte...
Cons: Ya gotta bust out your wallet for this type of configuration but very worth it if your building a high end system I gaurantee you wil not be bottle necking in the drive department.
Pros: Good, dependable drive. We use these in all of our our clients servers (300 and 600 gig models) and they all perform well. You pay more as server quality parts are pricey, but you get what you pay for and you need to pay for some reliability.
Summary: Power usage: 8.75 (idle) to 12.92 Watts (average operating)
Pros: The drive is very robust, I read and write about 100 GB of data per day. Very good speeds, it has SSD like performance for small files and speeds of 160 GB/s for large transfers. Good price to GB ratio when compared to SSD drives.
Cons: Too small for my work load. I can only have 1 to 2 projects on my workstation at a time. If I had a say in my own workstation I would do raid 5 with 2TB drives which would give me better performance and a lot more room.