These are probably the most bulletproof mechanical disks on the ...
4 May 2014
Summary: These are probably the most bulletproof mechanical disks on the planet. I've used them for over a decade, and have never had one fail. Ever. I just bought another batch to proactively hot-swap (*) out a bunch that have been in production for more than 5-1/2 years running SQL and other transaction-heavy workloads without missing a beat. And I only replaced them because of their age. They were still running strong with no warnings in the logs.
Summary: Great drive, reliable and extremely fast. Read speeds rival most workstation class Sata SSD's and write speeds blow them away. I get 200MB/s continuous average read speed (2mb blocks) and 145MB/s continuous average write speed (2mb blocks). Makes really great System Boot disks.