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Pros: Cost per gigabyte, fast, runs quiet and cool in my NAS.
Reliable, reliable, reliable.
Other Thoughts: I purchased 10 of these for my two Qnap TS-419p+ NAS. I keep two spares just in case a drive goes out on them.
I replaced (12) failing Western Digital WD20EARS with these. Not one has been DOA or died during the array build like the Western Digitals were.
I'd buy more and would recommend you try this drive.
Pros: Easy to use.
Management interface is straight forward and simple to understand.
Quiet, runs cool.
Alerts you when (and which) drive fails.
Supports port trunking (Round Robin, fail over, balance XOR, etc.)
UPS support for unattended shutdown (see website for compatible devices)
Everything else. You won't be disappointed.
Cons: None. Both have performed flawlessly.
Other Thoughts: I would not recommend using Western Digital WD20EARS drives. I had 6 of 12 drives fail within 30 minutes. Spend a little more and get a real 7,200 RPM drive.
I have two of these on my home network, both are populated with (4) 2 terabyte drives from Samsung. The second NAS is a mirror of the first. Replication was very easy to set up between the two and every night the second NAS gets and incremental copy of the first.
I would love to see a VFD display in future Qnap devices, but that would drive the cost up just a bit more.
Pros: Cost per gigabyte.
Newegg will pay for shipping back when it breaks.
Do NOT use this in your Qnap NAS...ever.
They're very quiet because they don't work.
I purchased 12 of these and 50% of them failed within 30 minutes. Either you'll get clicks of death or no spinup.
I cannot recommend using these in a RAID array.
I had to give it one star. I can't give it a zero. :(
Other Thoughts: I keep drives on hand just in case I have a failure in the array. I had to keep 4 of the WD20EARS because they failed so fast.
I decided to spend more on 10 Samsung drives instead of 12 WD drives.