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Pros: I've read other reviews that complain about the noise from these drives. I have a pair of them (configured as a RAID-0 mirror in my Linux workstation), and they're quite quiet, especially compared to the noisy Seagates used in my old system. Yes, I can hear the head seeking around, but it's hard to hear in my Fractal Design R2 case. By comparison, the forced hot water heating system in the house makes a much louder noise as the pipes creak.
SMART tools show drive at 31C and no errors.
Cons: None yet.
Other Thoughts: I use drives in RAID configurations, so I look for drives designed for that use. I've had uneven luck with both WD and Seagate. I'm hoping these last well. If not, I'll likely spring for some decent HGST drives instead.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Worked on installation using OpenSUSE Linux. Burns and reads CDs, DVDs, and BluRay disks without trouble.
Other Thoughts: I treat CD/DVD/BluRay burners as disposable devices. I expect them to work for a year or so and then die, depending on the amount of burning I do. So, I look for cheap and well-reviewed first.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Amazing cooling capability. Very well designed and solidly built. I've put together many computers over the years, and this cooler is by far the best I've ever used. My Xeon E5-1650 Haswell CPU regularly runs at 24-28C, rarely getting over 30C when loaded down. Installation is well thought out and documented.
Other Thoughts: Recommended for anyone building Haswell-based systems.READ FULL REVIEW