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HGST H3IK40003272SW (0S03363) 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: very large drive for a reasonable price with expected performance. sustained 120 - 125 MB/s read / write (non sequential) writing 2GB files roughly 10x using AJA System Test.

Cons: two out of the three drives arrived DOA. sounded like the head wasn't able to get out over the plates, just repeated clicking sounds. immediately packed them up and sent back to Newegg for RMA.

disappointed at the 66% failure rate but i'm assuming something drastic must have happened either with shipping or storage to account for those failures. otherwise have read these drives do not fail nearly as often.

Other Thoughts: these are being used for offline archives in production so admittedly these are not being put through their paces to evaluate performance and longevity. roughly 4TB's of data are being written to them, duplicated, then sealed up into a pelican case until the inevitable. however, during the 1-2 days of data dumping they do operate at relatively cool temperatures and perform as expected.

i'd consider using these in an HTPC environment with a software raid 1. even at uncompressed blu ray / 1920 @ 60 fields a second your read speeds will be fine on these. just be careful, all drives inevitably fail and unfortunately these seemed to be a statistical anomaly!

another reviewer stated 20-25MB/s read / write and i am simply unable to recreate that performance level.

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Rosewill RX-DUS100 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great, cheap enclosure. With one caveat... 01/30/2012

This review is from: Rosewill RX-DUS100 2.5" & 3.5" SATA to USB2.0 & eSATA Hard Drive Docking Station

Pros: Great, cheap enclosure. Takes anything I've thrown at it but haven't tried out SSD's. I've read the power button dies after a while, I've had two enclosures for longer than 1 year and both function flawlessly. Two other enclosures purchased in the last month and both work as advertised.

Cons: I ran into this recently but these enclosures do not support anything larger than 2TB drives. To reiterate - 2TB drives work, 3TB drives are not supported in this enclosure. I've been running archives from our server into drives mounted with these enclosures and recently purchased a couple 3TB drives. Able to mount them internally to a station and the drives read / formatted correctly. If mounted through these enclosures they only read out at 801GB. Not sure why that number but that was my experience.

Other Thoughts: All in all a good enclosure. Coupled with the price, a great enclosure.

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Display Name: Ben T.

Date Joined: 05/19/11

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  • First Review: 01/30/12
  • Last Review: 09/25/12
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