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Western Digital RE WD4001FYYG 4TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SAS 6Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Has SAS onboard
Surprisingly not that loud at all

Cons: Being a SAS drive, it comes with a price
Does run definitely need airflow on top for these.

Other Thoughts: Will be buying 24 for these for a home NAS (Yes, complete overkill for a home NAS). I bought two of these and just barely got them running since yesterday. So far they've survived two extended tests using Western Digital's Lifeguard testing utility. I will let them idle for a week and run another extended test before committing them to the server.

It runs inside of 24 bay Super Micro Chassis.

WD Red WD40EFRX 4TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Great NAS Drive
Low Power
Got it on sale for $170 when I bought it
Still alive (Purchased 11/13/13)

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have four of these in a three 5.25" bay to four 3.5" bay converter by Silverstone (CFP51-B). They are attached to an LSI 9260CV-8i controller on one breakout cable. When I originally got the drives, I ran all four through WD's extended burn test on their diagnostics tool. All four survived. I then make a RAID 10 array with them. It took about seven and a half days to build the array. Being RAID 10, I get only 8 TB to use as storage. I don't mind though.

These are in my personal computer, so they get turned off when my PC does. I have also moved my PC around quite a few times (On work travels) and these drives have not gone bad in any way.

I plan to build a separate NAS system that will stay at home for 24/7 use. That will probably use ten 6 TB Red Drives (8 in array and 2 for hot spares). I just have to save up for it, but these drives have proven their worth to me.

Also, I would have to note that on this LSI controller, please note that you cannot expand RAID 10 arrays. You can expand RAID 5, 6, 50, or 60 though. So I would buy all of the drives up front to make the array (From different time periods though to make sure they don't all die at the same time).

Plextor PX-M2P Series PX-256M2P 2.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Fast drive at the time, still fast today, but nowhere near as fast as my modern Sandisk Extreme 2

Good price for the performance at the time

Still living since 2011.

Cons: Pretty much most modern SSDs murder this drive for the price. Hurts to be an early adopter.

Other Thoughts: Now giving this SSD drive to a friend to give life to her old laptop, it's been on for 10,173 hours. It's being used for a new Windows 7 install, replacing her old hard drive.

On a Core i5 2430M laptop with 5 GB DDR3, Integrated graphics, and on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64

Crystal Disk Mark (9 passes at 4000 MB):
Read: 481.7 MB/s
Write: 399.0 MB/s
Read: 352.8 MB/s
Write: 389.1 MB/s
Read: 21.78 MB/s
Write: 44.81 MB/s
4K QD32:
Read: 262.2 MB/s
Write: 252.9 MB/s


Donovan S.'s Profile

Display Name: Donovan S.

Date Joined: 03/28/09


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  • First Review: 11/27/12
  • Last Review: 08/11/15
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