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Western Digital Red NAS Hard Drive WD30EFRX 3TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Decent drive. Runs cooler than Greens or Blues (at least in my machines.) Quiet. Decent price when on sale.....

Cons: My first NAS came with a GREEN drive. I added a RED drive for RAID 1 and eventually replaced the other green drive. Both Red drives failed within 6 months after their warranty period. They don't make drives like they used to.

Other Thoughts: Bought a new NAS that can handle larger drives. Starting out with two of these drives in RAID 1. We'll see how they do.....

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Western Digital WD Green WD10EZRX 1TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: This drive is cheap. It generally works. It usually lasts as least through it's warranty period.

Cons: Having said that, this is the only drive I have had that failed while in service. Fortunately it was part of a RAID and the new one I just bought plugged in and synced just fine.

This is not a performance drive. 6.0Gb/s is imaginary.

Other Thoughts: There isn't a single drive made today that I would store archival information. Having said THAT, if you need a cheap non-performance level drive for an in-machine RAID, this works. Just keep the drives cool.

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Lenovo Thinkpad L420 Notebook - Intel Core i5-2520M 2.5Ghz - 4GB Ram - 160GB Hard Drive - 14
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Thought I took a gamble on a refurb. What I got was a GREAT machine that does everything I need it to do at a really great price.

Cons: No camera. This is not an issue with the machine or the supplier I used, Surplus Products. It's just that some L models (mine) did not come with a camera. No big deal for me as this is a machine that will live in a closet. If you want one with a camera, look for one that says it has a camera.

Other Thoughts: I've never bought a used machine before. I didn't need one that looked good. I just needed one that worked. It is a small server. It was much cheaper than a desktop and takes up much less space. I wasn't expecting much. What I got exceeded my expectations. This is a pretty fast machine running W7Pro64 with plenty of connectivity and really fast N-WiFi. It has an mSATA slot so you can add am mSATA drive for the OS and use the included SATA drive for data. Found a 120GB mSATA for 39 bucks. It makes this machine scream. Not sure I will buy a refurb anything again, but this machine sure was a good deal.

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Display Name: Robert W.

Date Joined: 01/22/02

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  • First Review: 03/28/08
  • Last Review: 05/19/15
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