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Pros: Easy to set up. Trayless. Quiet. Drives stay cool.
Cons: Doors feel a litttle flimsy but seem to be holding up just fine in daily use.
Other Thoughts: I've used several of the Sans Digital RAID1 models. This is the best of the lot. The cost of trays on the other units adds up quickly if you are using the unit for offsite backups.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Great performance for the price.
No Hyperthreading is not necessarily a bad thing for ESXi 4. In many circumstances it can actually result in latency.
Uses little power and runs cool.
Cons: No heatsink or fan include in "Retail" box.
Other Thoughts: Load up on Memory. You'll max out that resource long before CPU.
Be sure to order a heatsink and fan. I used ther item below.
Masscool 8W503F1M4 CPU Cooling for Intel Socket LGA 1366/ Core i7/Core i7 Extreme - Retail
Item #: N82E16835150098
Pros: I now have over 50 of these drives operating in a variety of environments (workstations, servers and backup devices). The drives run quiet and cool with excellent performance. In the servers they are paired up with the 3ware 9650 SATAII controllers that are usually managing a RAID 5 array and the performance is terrific. Their NCQ capability is a big reason for this.
Other Thoughts: You can not go wrong with this drive.READ FULL REVIEW