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Western Digital Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Of the four drives that did work, they seem to run just fine. Nice and cool, quiet and with decent performance. Not super fast but they do have nice storage capacity for their physical size.

Cons: Not all drives are the same; when you received them, go register them and find out if they are still under warranty. The last two digits of the product code may vary from drive to drive. Take a close look and let us all know what variant of a WD10JPVT you have.

Four of the eight drives I purchased would not work--indicated an overheat condition even though SMART reported them running at 28C.

I opened a case with WDC that is still pending--not looking too likely they will provide much support thus far. No firmware updates and they don't seem too keen on replacing them. Their initial answer was that you can't use them in a server and that only the Red drives were supported in that environment. I have asked them about an exchange and got a vague answer that some non -75 product ID drives may become available in two weeks. Not holding my breath.

Other Thoughts: Purchased 8 of them to test in a HP Proliant DL380 G6 server from another supplier. Of the 8, there were three different product numbers ending in -00, -22 and -75. All of the -75 drives indicated an Overheat condition with the 410i controller. Two of the other drives indicated they were no longer under warranty when registering them with WDC.

This was just a simple proof of concept to determine if consumer grade drives could be used in an enterprise server. As it looks now, it is still possible, but you will have to take your chances using these drives.

Hopefully this little write-up will help someone trying the same thing and save them some money. That's about all I can do from this side of the fence.

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WD Scorpio Blue WD10JPVT 1TB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 2.5
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Of the four drives that did work, they seem to run just fine. Nice and cool, quiet and with decent performance. Not super fast but they do have nice storage capacity for their physical size.

Cons: Not all drives are the same; when you received them, go register them and find out if they are still under warranty. The last two digits of the product code may vary from drive to drive. Take a close look and let us all know what variant of a WD10JPVT you have.

Four of the eight drives I purchased would not work--indicated an overheat condition even though SMART reported them running at 28C.

I opened a case with WDC that is still pending--not looking like they will provide any support thus far. No firmware updates and they don't seem too keen on replacing them. Their initial answer was that you can't use them in a server and that only the Red drives were supported in that environment. I have asked them about an exchange, but so far no answer.

Other Thoughts: Purchased 8 of them to test in a HP Proliant DL380 G6 server from another supplier. Of the 8, there were three different product numbers ending in -00, -22 and -75. All of the -75 drives indicated an Overheat condition with the 410i controller. Two of the other drives indicated they were no longer under warranty when registering them with WDC.

This was just a simple proof of concept to determine if consumer grade drives could be used in an enterprise server. As it looks now, it is still possible, but you will have to take your chances using these drives.

Hopefully this little write-up will help someone trying the same thing and save them some money. That's about all I can do from this side of the fence.

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TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter, 150Mbps, w/4 dBi High Gain Detachable Antenna, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works with the latest hostapd using the nl80211 driver. Has txpower control and wpa support. Has green indicator light showing activity.

Cons: None at this time. Does what I purchased it for.

Other Thoughts: Running as a true access point under ESXi 5.0 and ArchLinux. Allowed me to consolidate WiFi AP into my firewall and get rid of my external AP. Was a bit of a challenge to find this little gem. Highly recommend for those trying to do the same as me.

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MATTHEW W.'s Profile

Display Name: MATTHEW W.

Date Joined: 05/13/03

  • Reviews: 37
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  • First Review: 09/14/04
  • Last Review: 07/07/13
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