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Pros: I've used both Seagate and Western Digital drives in RAID systems (RAID6, RAID5, and RAID1). All the larger drives (greater than 2 Tb) seem to fail more often than HDDs did in the past?
I haven't seen any obvious benefit comparing Seagate to WD. So I tend to buy whichever is lower cost.
Not sure if this is still true, but Seagate went back to 7200 RPM for all drives. That was a slight plus over WD which was running about 5400 RPM for many of their larger drives.
Other Thoughts: HDD failures seem to occur more often with larger drives (greater than 2 Tb in size). Keep that in mind for your backup strategy.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit
Pros: I tend to upgrade OS whenever Microsoft comes out with a new version. This meant that I have used some OS that didn't fare well. Windows 8 forced a significant GUI change on Users which wasn't appreciated for those of us still using PCs.
Windows 8.1 fixed most of the issues with the GUI. There are a number of minor improvments to the OS in several areas that make Windows 8.1 a better choice in my mind than Windows 7. The OS boots faster, Secure Boot is available, task manager gives more detail, etc.
I bought the Pro version primarily for BitLocker.
Cons: The change in the Windows GUI can be annoying to some people. I don't expect Microsoft will have that completely resolved until Windows 10 is released in 2015?
Other Thoughts: Even with the potential for some annoying changes to the Windows GUI I feel that Windows 8.1 is a superior OS to Windows 7.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: My first build using DDR4 RAM. I've used Crucial modules in the past and been happy with them.
I wasn't looking for anything special in RAM. Just wanted something that was DDR4 and not too expensive from a reliable company.
Cons: None.READ FULL REVIEW