Pros: As suggested in an earlier review that you need to turn TLER on.you cannot. There used to be a firmware tweak for WD drives,but they pulled it from their site. If you want anything past RAID 1,you need to by the RE line.
Cons: Kind of overpriced considering the competition.
Summary: WD is generally good for normal use, but in my experience fail under constant sustained workload: Normally experience issues or failure after about 4 years in a standard 'simple disk' config but, as stated above, only last a year or two in a dynamic drive format.
Pros: Good read and write speeds.
Cons: Unreliable for long term use. This HDD was in a RAID 0 config and worked great for the first year. Then the RAID failed; ran chkdsk /r on both drives. Some bad sectors were found but drives still seemed useable. Configured in RAID 1 and unsync issues appeared within three months. Attempting to re...
Summary: My low stars review is not entirely for the product itself, but for NewEgg for mis-representating the actual item. Made in Thailand and made in M'Sia arent the same! It's like made in Japan vs. China.
Pros: It's a Caviar Black high-end series, should be positive.
Cons: I wouldn't know as I haven't used it yet! PRODUCT PICTURED IN NEWEGG IS MADE IN THAILAND, BUT RECEIVED ONE THAT'S MADE IN MALAYASIA - NOT THE SAME!
Summary: Right now I'm contemplating if I want to buy one more for my new SS 16-cam.
Pros: I own 2 of these. One has been running 24/7 for the past couple of years in a 8-camera surveillance system and the other in my everyday PC holding my libraries.
Cons: In the SS, the system is less responsive after installing this drive compared to the 5 year old Seagate ES it replaced (by the way the ES is still kickin' since '03). In the PC, it takes a couple of seconds to wake up when idle for a while...my other drives are much faster. Price...I know the eco...
Summary: I've only had this drive a month or so, so obviously I can't speak to long-term reliability or anything. Speed seems fine, but not awesome (really 7200PM is what most desktop drives were up until the "smartpower/intellipower" stuff came along, so this shouldn't surprise me).
Pricing on Caviar Black too good to be true for a reason....
Matthew Marlowe, Amazon
8 March 2011
Summary: 2TB capacity, large cache, high performance, for under $200...actually almost $150 these days? Hard to believe. I gave it a try and bought 2 of them. They seemed good for 2-3 months, then I started to get SMART monitoring errors..