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Cons: Cheap, no TLER.
These drives are rated for usage 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. ~2080 hours a year. This is completely unacceptable. Take a look at other WD/HGST drives and they are rated for 1million hours.
Other Thoughts: I bought 9 of these drives to put in a custom NAS server of mine. 2/9 were DOA, but newegg took care of that, so I can't complain too much.
I was running these drives in an always on environment, in RAID 6. With one hotspare just because I didn't need the additional capacity...yet. In the 2 years I have owned these drives, 4 of them have failed on me.
The first 3 failures were covered under warranty, but this last failure wasn't, and it was the one that hurt the most. The drive died during my RAID expansion and nearly crippled my system. The failed expansion caused numerous kernel panics due to IO timeouts and eventually corrupted my filesystem.
I was able to thankfully recover ALL of my data, but I had to purchase new drives to store it all on. I went with the HGST NAS series this time.
If you own these drives, do not use them in RAID, and certainly don't use them in an always on environment. I may have abused these drives, but they should have still lasted me longer than 2 years.
Pros: LONG, it just works
Other Thoughts: during install of the cable, i got it stuck on the corner of a vent, and cut a small 1 inch cut in the outside plastic. I repaired the slit with electrical tape, but the cable is now a bit finicky.
The cut didn't go deep, and was actually very clean, I would have hoped a small nick wouldn't have damaged the cable as such.
Either way, I'm still using it. I ziptied the cable in place at various points along the path to prevent it from moving and not being detected.
I wont dock any eggs for a mistake that is entirely my own.
Pros: Refresh rate
Color quality is good, there are better monitors out there if you want good color reproduction. This was made for speed!
I originally owned 1 of them for about a year, and just recently purchased 2 more so that I can run surround
Cons: TN panels are a bit outdated nowadays, but the price can't be beat.
Turning the monitor to portrait makes the color change a bit. Can't put my finger on it, but I don't like using them in portrait.
Other Thoughts: I still love this monitor, even with its shortcomings.
I've started turning down some settings in games so that I'm able to push 144fps. I only play FPS though, so the increased fps really helps.
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