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Pros: So the pros here are it's cost and new technology that will ensure these drives stay inexpensive for the casual user. The read speed on these drives are typically very good. Write speeds are good, depending on how often you are writing to this drive.
Cons: This is to be expected... write speeds are not going to be great for people who are looking for performance at an awesome price.
Second con is that OCZ released this drive with inefficient firmware so it has a very bad reputation right now. The September release will help but it will take some time.
Other Thoughts: Caveat-emptor.... this is a value drive. If you are paying for a value-drive then it will likely NOT be perfect for you in EVERY way; especially if you perform a lot of writing. The technology behind these drives are such that casual users will benefit greatly from this drive if they are moving from a non-SSD drive. If you are doing tons of copies, working with large files, etc... this drive is going to appear slow at times. That's the way this drive is built, plain and simple. TLC technology right now will always have this problem.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LOGISYS Computer SF120 120mm Extreme Quiet Rubber Fan
Pros: Rubber-ized fins, fan support and mounts so that eliminates any vibration whatsoever. With more fins airflow is improved. You don't even hear this thing going; and you shouldn't if you are cooling your system and case properly.
Lastly, the 4-pin feature is something of a MUST HAVE these days to permit the motherboard to control it's own temperature. I us these mainly for server or workstation boards but they would easily benefit the casual user.
Cons: Price! But I'll pay an extra $10 for this type of quality although it doesn't mean I like it.
Other Thoughts: To J.W. who posted on 4/5.... This can be put in a 3-pin header. Give it a try as the only thing you lose is automated temperature control from the motherboard.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This is a great workstation @ 5 eggs, but since Lenovo calls it a server it only gets 4. It's a glorified workstation with a Xeon processor and can run power-user workloads with ease.
I have a dual-port NIC installed along with an LSI RAID adapter, SSD boot drive and 2 enterprise drives running as a server with Windows 2012 R2 Hyper-V. Several VM's are running without a hitch. MAKE SURE YOU TURN OFF POWER-SAVING FEATURES; otherwise you will be scratching your head for weeks!!!
Lenovo just made an awesome system here. And coupled with a $79 3-year on-site warranty my clients will enjoy the insurance and stability with this system.
Whisper-quiet is indeed true. Solid performer. I can push this server beyond it's limits but SOHO offices can be best served with one or two of these babies; and you are still saving $$$
Cons: Drive bays are somewhat limited but that only forces you to get the storage capacity right the first time.
Other Thoughts: I am preparing 2 more servers to replace my 12TB clustered NAS. Ubuntu 14.04 runs fine on this system.READ FULL REVIEW