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Pros: The OCZ ARC 100 is a descent Soild State Drive for the money, its has been proven to be reliable so far, sure there is many other SSD's out there that are quicker, but they also cost more, the price point for this particular SSD seem for me to be just about right. The OCZ ARC 100 comes well packaged and the the case is very solid and heavy, thick aluminum.
Cons: The OCZ ARC 100 use's the slower Barefoot 3 controller and lacks support for lower power states, which does not really matter unless you are going to be using this in a laptop, now in the future OCZ next gen. controller will have DevSleep and Opal encryption, from what I have read.
Other Thoughts: I did a lot of benchmarks on this drive and did a windows installation and have been using this SSD for a few weeks now and it has been doing just fine, like I mentioned before the OCZ ARC 100 is not the fasted SSD but it is fast for price range. Listed below is some of the benchmarks I put this SSD through, so we will let the Benchmarks do the talking.
i7-5820K@ 4.4 Ghz, 16 GB G-Skill DDR4 2800 Ghz,Gigabyte GA-X99-UD5 WIFI
AIDA64 Extreme Disk Benchmark Read Test Suite
Test Block Size Result
Linear Read (Begin) 4 MB 465.0 MB/s
Linear Read (Middle) 4 MB 465.7 MB/s
Linear Read (End) 4 MB 513.2 MB/s
Random Read 4 MB 526.7 MB/s
Buffered Read 1 MB 498.3 MB/s
Average Read Access 0.08ms
ATTO Disk Benchmark Transfer Size: 0.5 to 8192.0 KB
Total Length: 256 MB, Queue Depth of 4
0.5 1344 19279
1.0 2473 28672
2.0 4585 22304
4.0 16579 45736
8.0 199753 241081
16.0 400080 336277
32.0 391908 333971
64.0 385654 405847
128.0 389298 470754
256.0 343537 489975
512.0 389036 492542
1024.0 390925 494811
2048.0 390925 479349
4096.0 389036 480421
8192.0 389978 480421
HardDrive Pro 5.0
IOPS Time in ms Transfer in MB/s
Random Seek 12277 0.081 5.995
Ramdon Seek 4 KB 9637 0.0104 37.643
Butterffly Seek 11915 0.084 5.818
Random Seek/64 KB 5073 0.197 77.999
Random Seek/8 MB 116 8.607 471.131
Sequential Outer 3988 0.251 249.233
Sequential Middle 4083 0.245 255.193
Sequential Inner 4530
Pros: works so great i made my lights for my pc by simply soldering a 4 pin molex connecter to the leds. they are in 1.5 ft increments and are very bright and they are the tiny leds, the diode type id guess you would call them?
Cons: there are no con for this because you can get 16 ft of leds for you pc for less than the price of a few inches lights made pc
Other Thoughts: works so great i made my lights for my pc by simply soldering a 4 pin molex connecter to the leds. they are in 1.5 ft increments and are very bright and they are the tiny leds, the diode type id guess you would call them?READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB is an absolutely terrific external portable Hard Drive. Having 2 2TB Hard Drives in Raid-0 has to be the best idea ever for an external portable Hard drive, I was so excited upon receiving The Seagate Backup Plus Fast, this is a truly innovative product. I am going to keep this review somewhat short, The Seagate Backup Plus Fast is very solid and is well constructed and feels of great quality. It contains 2, SAMSUNG Spinpoint M9T ST2000LM003 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" with an "Average Seek Time of 12ms" and an "Average Latency of 5.6ms", and all the Reviews I have read regarding these Drives have been terrific, I do not think I seen one bad review.
Cons: I can honestly not think of one bad thing to say about The Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB, I think it is a terrific , innovative design and I truly love this product.
Other Thoughts: I did a few tests with The Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB, 1st with ATTO Disk Benchmark I received a steady 200 MB/s both Read and Write, and with AIDA64 Disk Benchmark Read Test Suite I received a max transfer speed of 210.9 MB/s and an Average Read Access of 0.00ms! and I was completely enthralled with these results. The price point of The Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB is awesome, it is actually cheaper to buy the Backup Plus Fast than to buy the Drives themselves and I think you would have trouble finding a Raid-0 to USB3 adapter, and if so, how much would that cost you. Like I mentioned before this is a terrific and innovative product at a great price point, and you will be very satisfied with The Seagate Backup Plus Fast 4TB.READ FULL REVIEW
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Date Joined: 09/07/08
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