Summary: Purchased two in the fall of 2014 to make a RAID 1 array, and two more this winter to expand the array to RAID 10. No failures and get terrific speed for photo and music editing. An array of these leaves little wanting for an SSD data drive.
Pros: - Rock-solid and very responsive. I have three 15k drives in raid-0 at work; a pair of these in raid-0 feels just as responsive when working with small and medium-sized files. (Obviously the 15k drive array has higher sustained throughput.) - The drive model doesn't change every year, making repl...
Summary: You won't be disappointed using these as backup drives for storing files, don't use these for booting OS get yourself a samsung 950 pro nvme or samsung 840/850 pro. P.S. I hate Kim Kardashian and Kanye
Pros: -Fast -Reliable -Own 2 of these bad boys for 3 years and still going strong
Cons: -Sometimes makes weird whiney noises -Also sometimes vibrates very loud
Summary: Smaller HDDs are doomed with the onset of affordable SDDs. But larger HDDs will be around a bit longer. My luck with HDDs over the years is not good. SO....I'm trying the 'expensive' ones as an experiment. Bought 2 of these for RAID 1. I'll update when / if shi- happens.
Summary: I got these in 2 seperate orders, both orders of 4 came in big boxes, stuffed with paper and the drives were in plastic shell. They weren't bouncing around or anything and all 8 drives worked with no issues from get go and still working well now.
Pros: I have 8 of these, 4 in 2 different servers. All work great in Linux mdraid 10