Reviews and Problems with Western Digital WD3000GLFS
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Best HD I've ever used
Shant T., Newegg
11 April 2015
Summary: Sure it's older tech, but it works amazingly well. Have to give WD credit on this drive. Eventually I'll be switching over to PCIE SSD's. But there's an old saying, if it ain't broke don't fix it. And neither of my drives have failed me yet after 3-7 years of use.
Pros: I bought my first drive in August of 2008; It is STILL running flawlessly almost 7 years later. I bought a second and set them up in Raid-0.
Summary: I had always wanted a 10000rpm drive since my days of browsing Micro Times in high school. It will be my last mechanical C drive and it's done it's job without any hiccups.
Pros: This has been my primary drive for nearly 5 years and it has performed flawlessly. It's run in a crowded, hot case for much of it's run and I've formatted and reinstalled several times on multiple motherboards.
Summary: I have benchmark all the gens of Velociraptor drives in various size/types of RAID as well as dozens of SSDs the same way. TWO VELOCIRAPTOR DRIVES HAVE APPROXIMATELY HALF THE PERFORMANCE OF ONE AVERAGE SSD IN SEQUENTIAL READS, BUT MAYBE 1/300TH THE IOPS/4K READS/WRITES!
Pros: - Fastest SATA Mechanical Drives, period - Unbelievably reliable! The 2.5" platters help speed AND reliability - More GB/$ than many SSDs - RAID RAID RAID!!! I have used 3-Dozen V-Raptors in home systems since they first came out with the 74GB model. I still have 3 of those 4 running 24/7 and the...
Cons: Refurbished so that killer price means little warranty, support, and the like. It's just how it is.
Summary: I was inpressed by the speed and capacity, and it worked very well for 3 years. Turned it on at 6 or 7 AM and off at 9 or 10 PM for 3 years and 3 months in a stripe pair. Now it is getting reread flags so I tried to re task it but it crawls on restore and fails.