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Pros: Setup - Price - Speed
Cons: None as of yet
Other Thoughts: Android Issue - I had a connection issue and changed security to WPA(TKIP) on a separate SSID and this resolved all problems. WPA2(AES) and WPA2 Mixed modes seem to have an issue but for the price this is an excellent router, I did not buy it to use my cellular phone on.
If you don't have at least an associates degree in IT and can do programming you are NOT tech level 5!!
Pros: It's A WD - Price/On Sale - Never had any issues with any of my WD drives
Cons: Price/Not on Sale
Other Thoughts: I read some reviews stating this drive was LOUD - I have two in a RAID0 setup and never hear them even under heavy read/write. I am very pleased with the performance and reliability as I have had these for just about a year in a RAID0 setup, but I don't leave my rig running 24/7.
Benchmarks in RAID0 setup using Z68X-UD3H-B3 marvell onboard raid controller.
22% Used Disk Space
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Sequential Read : 280.293 MB/s
Sequential Write : 255.470 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 43.670 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 108.037 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 0.476 MB/s [ 116.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 3.406 MB/s [ 831.5 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 2.426 MB/s [ 592.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 3.497 MB/s [ 853.6 IOPS]
Pros: It's a WD, Price/On Sale, Made it past 30 Days, Never Had Issues with WD
Cons: Price/Not on Sale - It's been a year since the floods and they are back to full production
Other Thoughts: I have a WD RE4 500Gb Raid0 setup for fast storage and was going to use this as a secondary backup to the Raid setup and I was really surprised by the performance of this Blue 1Tb drive. CDM 3 benchmarks below -
20% Used Disk Space
SEQ R/W 176.6/174.0 MB/s
512K R/W 59.29/103.7 MB/s
4k R/W .67/1.95 MB/s
4K QD32 R/W 2.20/1.91 MB/s
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