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Seagate NAS HDD ST2000VN000 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I wasn't aware at 1st this was a NAS drive. But it can be used as an internal desktop drive. So I tested it as desktop drive and also as an external USB3 backup/storage drive.

Numbers by testing internal
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64

Seq Read - 145.8
Seq write - 140.7

Random 512k Read - 46.78
Random 512k Write - 80.71

Hard Drive Tach
Quick Bench 8MB zones

Burst - 458.0MB/s
Random Access - 16.8 ms
Seq read - 141.9MB/s

Long Bench 32 MB zones

Burst - 466.0MB/s
Random Access - 16.8 ms
Seq read - 143.4MB/s

Then I copied 2.65GB folder with assorted sized files using the windows 7 status windows showing details
started copying @ 404MB/s and ended up @ 239MB/s.

Then copied a folder with 2 ISO files equaling 11.3 GB
started @ 203MB/s ended @131MB/s

Now I installed the drive in an external drive inclosure for SATA to USB3 and copied the same folders and files.

2.65GB folder averaged 85MB/s
11.3GB ISO folder 1st 1/2 of copy went @ 170MB/s
2nd 1/2 of copy @ 133MB/s.

Overall I'm satisfied with drive performance. As a Desktop OS drive I would use a faster HDD. But for backups and storage I think it's a really good drive. The 5900 RPM spindle speed equals less heat and noise and It did excel at this. This drive is designed for longevity and 24/7 use and as such I can't really comment on...yet. I don't have a NAS setup so I couldn't test this aspect of drive.

Cons: As of yet no real cons on this drive.

Other Thoughts: Entry level NAS drive for 24/7 use and longevity, price seems a bit high for size but if it lasts @ 24/7 usage should balance out the price per GB. I will continue to use it as external storage and backup drive on USB 3 and update review in the future. Seems like a solid drive I'd recommend it.

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ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I love this board. I own 2 of them . I've been using the 1st generation version since mid 2011 and I've had zero issues. I've had this board R2.0 for just over a month absolutely zero issues. I have no problem with design, layout or functionality. In my opinion absolutely a great motherboard.

Cons: I can't find any yet.

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CORSAIR Voyager Slider 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSL3-8GB
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I like the case design except that it doesn't protect the internal part of USB plug, could get lint or dirt inside depending on mode of transportation (like carrying in pocket).

Cons: Low speed for USB 3. I get similar results as others who have reviewed. In my case the device obtained 18.5 MB/s write speed and approximately 68.5 read speed. It is within the manufactures spec as they state "up to 70 MB/s read and up to 20 MB/s write. This device is just slightly faster than USB 2 specs. For the price, I think it cost too much for lack of USB 3 performance and small memory capacity.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I it seems like it would be a durable device and I like the case design except for inside plug lack of protection. I wouldn't recommend it when there are many more USB 3 devices that are much faster for about the same or slightly more in price and have up to 4x memory capacity

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Display Name: Thurston L.

Date Joined: 05/19/04

  • Reviews: 57
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  • First Review: 04/09/05
  • Last Review: 07/13/13
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