Summary: I use Western Digital drives exclusive in all of our computers. There are very few failures I have never last data off of the platters but have had a few electronics fail which is easy to recover.
Pros: Runs Quiet and Cool
Cons: Drive didn't last a year before loosing data on the platters. lost about a terabyte out of 3. I was able to recover 1 terabyte of good files.
Summary: I have these hooked to my Highpoint TR4UT+B hardware RAID box. The box should be able to sustain 150MB/s, but since all my access is over the LAN, the 100MB/s network connection is the limiting factor. But even then, these drives can't manage more than 30MB/s.
Pros: Great deal on 4 from NewEgg. All 4 have been working fine since I set up the RAID-5 array.
Cons: SLOW. Once you get past the generous buffer, speeds ratcheted down to about 30MB/s. So the first few gigabytes go at the speed of the network (100MB/s), but after a minute or so, the speed drops to the 30MB/s level. My 7200RPM Seagate disks in a software RAID-5 config write at a sustained 70MB/s.
Pros: Easy install and Windows 8.1 had no problem seeing all of the available drive. Thought I would have a problem.
Cons: Intellipower sucks. If the drive isn't being used for a bit, it slows or stops. Then when you click on something, it takes about 10 seconds for it to start again and open what you clicked. I use this drive for storage only not an OS. My OS is on an SSD 120Gb which is the way to go.
Pros: High capacity. Price is right. Newegg is replacing the failed drive.
Cons: 1 of 4 drives failed within a month in my NAS. Good thing it was a RAID 5. I feel like I need to keep a spare on hand now. RMA turn around take awhile. Meanwhile, my NAS is one drive away from total failure.
Pros: I got two of these drives 5 months ago and was very happy with them at the beginning. I got them in my WHS2011 box EX495 box and all looked fine. I am using StableBit DrivePool and scanner to manage my storage on my server. Now 5 months later one of the drives shows it will fail soon. This is tri...
Cons: None, except for the drive failing after 5 months.