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Pros: Very fast, under the right conditions 450+ MB/s write/read.
Cons: Very bad SATA connections, Only works wit 10" or shorter SATA III cables, not even all SATA III cables work. forget about RAID cages or similar destroys the electrical signals
Other Thoughts: Have spent more than 20 hours trying to get these drives to perform consistent without lockups and BSOD. Finally stumbled over a post with information about disabling LPM (Link Power Management) for SATA III ports, that fixed the drives. Corsair support was to no help, but allowed an RMA. Bought an Asus P8P67 and P8Z68V-PRO motherboard to test if the motherboards was causing the issue. Also bought a OCZ Vertex 3 drive with similar issues (but was fixed by disabling LPM too). A very expensive experience.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Intel BXSTS100C Passive/active combination heat sink with removable fan
Pros: Works well. Have used it in other builds. Easy to install.
Cons: Not completely quiet, but what, it is a server cooler.
Other Thoughts: Did not arrive on time. This ships from a third party warehouse that does not ship with the service requested, BE WARNED.
Was going to install the server today, but cannot even boot the computer since I have no CPU cooler. This is one of the few times Newegg sucks. Not possible to buy a Xeon cooler locally either.
This review is from: WD My Book Live 2TB Personal Cloud Storage
Pros: The Write and Read speed is very close to the actual drive limits, very rare for a NAS priced at this level. The web administration is easy to use and the iTunes library sharing works great.
I have not tried the supplied software.
Cons: None, but a Raid 1 solution would have been nice.
Other Thoughts: Always connect this to minimum Gigabit networking. With 100 MBit is the read and write limited to ~10 MB/s by the network. With Gigabit is the write for large files around 50 MB/s (Mega-bytes or more than 2 GB per minute), read is even faster.
With FreeFileSync is this performing as a dream keeping 400+ GB of data sync'ed between my 2 laptop and a desktop/server with 4 TB RAID5. I spend less than 10 minutes every day doing the sync and I can keep my desktop turned off and only boot when I need it.
The kids can get all the music and videos they want to with the sharing to iTunes. Still with the desktop/server turned off.