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Pros: Works as advertised using XMP (2400 MHz with 11-13-13-31 timing and 1.65V). Barely warm with moderate airflow from case fans.
Cons: None. Price is fair. Even better with the 10% bonus coupon that newegg sent me for a previous purchase (power supply).
Other Thoughts: System configuration:
ASUS X79-DELUXE motherboard
i7-4930K at 4.5 GHz
Corsair H90 140 mm Liquid Cooler
Antec Three Hundred case (modified to fit the cooler on top, radiator outside the case, fan inside pushing the air out)
G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 64GB (8 x 8GB) F3-2400C11Q2-64GZM
Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500 GB
LG Black 16X BD-R Blu-ray Burner WH16NS40
Rosewill Lightning 1300W modular power supply
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Pros: High capacity, high density (only three platters), cool, quiet, and very fast considering the low RPM.
I bought 12 drives for $80 each. They are working quite well with my Areca 1880ix-16 controller (10 drive RAID 6 + 2 hot spare). Good performance.
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Sequential Read : 893.546 MB/s
Sequential Write : 958.187 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 1134.021 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 94.394 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 70.740 MB/s [ 17270.6 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 17.621 MB/s [ 4302.1 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 9.037 MB/s [ 2206.3 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 19.600 MB/s [ 4785.2 IOPS]
The drives that I got have no defects. The controller checked the whole 16TB RAID 6 volume set and found 0 errors.
Other Thoughts: Excellent packing by Newegg. The drives were very well protected during shipping.
ASUS Rampage III Formula
Intel Quad Core i7 950
6 GB RAM (for now)
OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE240G 2.5" 240GB (boot drive)
areca ARC-1880ix-16 PCI-Express 2.0 x8 SATA / SAS Controller Card (2GB cache)
12 HD204UI drives in RAID 6 (8 data, 2 parity, 2 hot spare)
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Display Name: Paul A.
Date Joined: 12/26/04
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