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Pros: Massive 4 terabytes of capacity on only 4 platters thanks to the incredible platter density.Actual formatted capacity is 3.63 terabytes which is still a huge amount of space.Not a 7200rpm drive but at 5900rpm it still delivers solid transfer rates.HD Tune Pro measured sequential reads and writes from 78 mb/s to 167 mb/s throughout the disk.Access times ranged from 13-17 milliseconds.Decent times considering the size and spindle speed.Drive ran fairly quiet and cool.Price is just right at $210 which I purchase mine for.Far cheaper than Western Digital and Hitachi 4 terabyte drives right now and nearly equals those drives in performance with a slower spindle speed.
Other Thoughts: I didn't purchase the drive here at Newegg.Found the retail boxed version for sale at another retailer.I'm not a Seagate fan but right now after being disappointed with the 4tb Western Digital Blacks failing on me I've turned to Seagate for reliable and affordable 4 terabyte hard drives for my needs.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Toshiba brand but Hitachi technology.Great performance.Sequential reads and writes peak at 195 mb/s.The drive runs fairly quiet considering the capacity and 7200rpm.Features 1 terabyte per platter design and 4K Advanced Format.Drive is lighter in weight than most older 2tb drives on the market thanks to only having 3 disk platters making up the enormous capacity where other designs use 4 or more platters to reach such high capacities.
Cons: Price seems to be going up on these drives.
Other Thoughts: Probably the fastest 3.5 inch drive on the market right now.Hitachi fans should rejoice.The solid Hitachi hard drives will continue to live on under the Toshiba brand.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: OCZ Vector Series VTR1-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC
Pros: Superb performance.Sequential Reads are just over 500mb/s and sequential writes are at a solid 400mb/s when in performance mode and drop down to 350mb/s in storage mode.4KQD32 IOPS are 92,000 on random reads and 94,000 on random writes.I feed this ssd with compressed and non-compressed data and there wasn't any difference in performance.Even filling the drive to 90% didn't impact performance. This Barefoot 3 controller is very powerful.
Build quality is excellent.The casing is all metal.Has some weight to it.Makes my other plastic casing ssd drives feel cheap and fragile.
Other Thoughts: I've been so impressed by this 128gb model that I've ordered the 512gb model for my personal workstation.I actually bought the 128gb Vector and 128gb Samsung Pro for evaluation and chose Vector over the Samsung due to superior 4K performance and build quality.Both drives are incredible.READ FULL REVIEW