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Western Digital Caviar SE WD800AAJB 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 / ATA-6 3.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Good drive, lasts a long time

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: If you are not familiar with Western Digital IDE hard drives, then you probably don't know about the unique jumper setting when using the drive as stand alone single drive on IDE channel. DO NOT USE A JUMPER! Proper jumper setting for stand alone master is NO JUMPER. Jumpers are only for Master w/Slave, Slave w/Master, or CS (with compatible hardware). It helps to read the instructions easily found on WD website.

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Synology CS407e Diskless System 4-bay SATA NAS Server
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Pretty good box 10/16/2009

This review is from: Synology CS407e Diskless System 4-bay SATA NAS Server

Pros: Reasonable price, small footprint, easy to install the drives and set up the OS. Lots of features.

Cons: Volume set up and file transfer is pretty slow, but I guess that is expected for this type of system. BEWARE OF INCLUDED SATA CABLES! I have had several problems with drives dropping out of RAID or HDD and Volume showing problems that could not be solved with a new drive. A little research in their forums indicates that this is a fairly common problem with a common solution of replacing the SATA cables. Guess what, they must use the cheapest cables they could find because since I have replaced them (purchased new short cables) I have had ZERO problems WITH THE SAME DRIVES. Since I use this at home for non-critical file storage (DVD backup), I didn't lose anything important that couldn't easily be recovered. Hence the rating only lost one egg. However, I would be VERY upset if I was using this for critical files or file backup.

Other Thoughts: I have had the unit for almost a year, and aside from the few problems I resolved, it has worked pretty well. Just make sure that you get your own SATA cables and don't use the included ones if you want to avoid the problems. Google is your friend to find quality short cables that will work for this. Definitely do not recommend for anything critical, I would get a dedicated server or proper backup solution for that.

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Western Digital RE2 WD7500AYYS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs People with "HIgh Level" of understanding 08/17/2009

This review is from: Western Digital RE2 WD7500AYYS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: I use nothing other than WD drives these days, all other brands HDDs have failed at one time or another. Just bought 5 of these to replace some Seagates I bought a few years ago (what was I thinking?)

Cons: I guarantee that 99% of the hard drive failures that result in poor review scores here are due to poor packaging by Newegg and poor handling by the carrier. If Newegg could just get their packaging act together, they would have far fewer "defective product" problems.

Other Thoughts: To the reviewer below "CameraMan" who claims to have a "high understanding". SAS is Serial Attached SCSI, a different interface than SATA. So I am not surprised that these drives will not be recognized by your controller.

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Andrew K.'s Profile

Display Name: Andrew K.

Date Joined: 06/19/03

  • Reviews: 21
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 02/01/04
  • Last Review: 12/21/13
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