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Fujitsu MBA3073RC 73.5GB 15000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

  • 15000 RPM 16MB Cache
  • Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
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Learn more about the FUJITSU - Storage/Hard Drive MBA3073RC

Model

Brand
Fujitsu
Model
MBA3073RC
Packaging
Bare Drive

Performance

Interface
Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)
Capacity
73.5GB
RPM
15000 RPM
Cache
16MB
Average Seek Time
3.4ms
Average Write Time
3.9ms
Average Latency
2ms

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Features

Features
Ideal for high-performance and high-bandwidth applications.

Customer Reviews of the FUJITSU - Storage/Hard Drive MBA3073RC

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  • Walter C.
  • 9/24/2009 9:27:20 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery quiet and fast

Pros: High end workstation drive. Lowest price for 15Krpm admittance. Drive is only 3 months old. Must have a fresh batch in.

Cons: Most likely the last of the 3.5" offerings from Fujitsu. Low throughput. I have bench marked this with HD Tach and HDTune and both indicate a max of 120mb/sec transfer. No where near the 179mb/sec transfer rate from media quoted on Fujitsu's site.

Other Thoughts: BEFORE YOU BUY... Please fully understand what SAS is.

There are much faster drives out there, but also at 2-3 time the cost. Might have to RAID 0 two of these if Newegg won't carry the high end drives.

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  • D T.
  • 3/30/2009 11:50:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsTrusted Value?

Pros: cost

Cons: quality and/or support [lack of?]

Other Thoughts: 2x [RAID 0] via PERC 5. one warranty coverage, other
unqualified. both have 2007 manuf. dates.. ?

RMA'd covered drive [supposedly] status says that "defaced label" could negate warranty. *pending...

as far as i know..

writing "theta" symbol on label could result in 3 of 5
surface-mount inductors on circuit board to hemorrhage.
[sarcasm]

reading up on the Fujitsu warranty: ANY damage to
the housing or label [however small and insignificant]
[such as scratching from a quick sliding hot swap bracket]
*could negate the 5yr warranty..

thank you Fujitsu for the two 3.5in bricks...

[buyer beware]

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  • Dustin E.
  • 1/16/2009 2:23:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuieter than expected

Pros: SAS is vastly superior to SATA in many ways- trust me, I maintain servers for a living. So when I found an ASUS motherboard with SAS capability, I jumped on the chance- though I was nervous about the noise a 15K drive makes. I was pleasantly surprised that this drive seems to almost have several different speeds depending on demand; under high stress you do hear a little bit of what sounds like sand in a vacuum cleaner, but other than that- it's pretty darn quiet.
The drive is fast- though to really get the benefit of SAS it really should be in a RAID setup. I bought this as a single drive alternative to SSD, and I don't regret that decision. Write times are awesome, which is great for what I'm using it for (A/V editing). Now that I know how quiet it is, I'll probably get another and put it as RAID 0 and see how that performs (I'll check back).
This is in a system with a 160GB SATA II drive and I can tell you that the speed difference is significant.

Cons: Cost, obviously. This isn't for the inexperienced builder or causal system user.
Also, people should be aware that SAS interfaces are built around server platforms and always take longer to boot up. It's nothing to do with the drive but if you're looking for a fast boot, SAS is not your answer.

Other Thoughts: I don't know what the other reviewer's problem was trying to put a SAS drive in a SATA port, then blaming NewEgg for it. For all you round-peg-in-a-square-hole types out there- if you don't know what you're buying, don't buy it.
SAS and SATA are NOT the same thing, even though they look similar. SAS interfaces on consumer-class motherboards is very rare (I have a ASUS P6T Deluxe with a Marvell SAS controller built-in).
You can't magically make a 15K SATA drive no matter how hard you try.
Personally, I'd rather see a drive at this price from Seagate for SAS, but so far I'm satisfied.

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  • Lee K.
  • 12/17/2008 5:03:30 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsInterface Frustrations

Pros: it's an in-expensive 15000 RPM hard drive
first frustration out of many purchases with new egg

Cons: the interface is not as they stated "Serial Attached SCSI (SAS)" or is lacking it's full definition it is in-fact a "SAS 29 Pin Single Post SATA" i found this out after being on hold for quite some time with customer serves "they are not tech savy" the only help they could give was the offer of a return and 4 hours of surfing later i figure out what cable i needed

in researching cables it made me wonder how practical it is to buy a 15000 RPM hard drive when it is only sata compatible "1.5 Gb/s" and is not sata II compatible "3.0 Gb/s" i am now contemplating returning this hard drive and getting a 10000 RPM hard drive with a SATA II "3.0Gb/s" compatibility

Other Thoughts: frustrating

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  • Mr. D.
  • 12/10/2008 9:07:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent Drive

Pros: I was expecting a noisy drive and found this one to be much less noisy than expected. It was also cooler than I expected.
It plugged right into my Asus P6T and once I loaded the drivers made a fine OS drive.

Cons: I should have purchased a bigger drive or two of these in RAID 0

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