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Pros: Reads fast and writes fast in small bursts. Lots of storage for $/GB.
Cons: With the Seagate Archive 8TB HDD its important to note that its SMR technology its designed to cope with limited or burst write activity, with no limit on read performance. While burst write speeds are in-line or surpassing traditional HDDs, sustained write performance is a weakness of this drive.
Other Thoughts: Here are my real world results:
I am running both drives on the same ICR10r chipset. Both drives and ports are SATA3.
After 1 hour 7 minutes of transfer from one 8TB to another 8TB I had transferred 339,501,514,752 bytes. I am estimating that to be ~80.54 MB/sec transfer between the two if my math on the above is correct (I am sure someone will tell me if I suck at math).
After 2 hour 24 minutes I checked again 507,157,143,552 bytes estimating: 55.97948405 MB/sec
After 13 hours 0 minutes I checked again 2,270,946,021,376 bytes copied, estimating: 46.27655758 MB/sec
After 20 hours 20 minutes I checked again 3,389,091,655,680 bytes copied, estimating: 44.22673328 MB/sec
Cons: I am only getting 250mb read write speed which is what I was getting from the Vertex 2
Worst of all I sent in $20 rebate and OCZ rejected it, they include two barcodes on the box (why?) and they said it was not going to be accepted. The barcode I sent in had the SERIAL NUMBER and PART NUMBER on it, why would you want the one that doesnt have a SN number on it!?
Other Thoughts: After this experience I will never purchase an OCZ SSD again. I should have learned my lesson from buying the OCZ Vertex 2 that I had to RMA 3 times in less than a year.READ FULL REVIEW
Cons: I purchased 2 of these, one of these blew up almost started a fire right after the warranty expired (1 yr) and the second one also exploded and thank jeebus i was home to put out the fire (it was within warranty and sent it in for replacement) wouldnt you know - after one year, the third one exploded
Other Thoughts: If you want to die by fire I highly reccommend this power supply for youREAD FULL REVIEW