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Western Digital WD RE4 WD1003FBYX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Enterprise quality storage. Fails quicker to allow RAID to remove the drive from an array, thus less IO delay when a drive starts to fail.

Cons: I had purchased 10 of the previous model from Western Digital a year and 4 months ago. One of these 10 drives failed. I ordered two of these WD1003FBYX to replace the one failed, as I know the RMA of the failed drive will take some time. I've so far had no one answer the phone at WD on the RMA phone #.

I ordered two of these drives as I needed the RAID array back ASAP. The first WD1003FBYX was DOA. It was emitting a high pitch squeel as if a capacitor is bad.

Other Thoughts: The second drive works. My QNAP 509PRO with the latest firmware wouldn't allow me to add it to the RAID 5 array to replace the failed drive. I had to delete the ARRAY (Lost all data) and recreate it. That's why I have two QNAP509's in a mirror setup, though.

With computers one must expect things to fail, and prepare for that.

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Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Lots of data, inexpensive price.

Cons: I bought 10 of these for use in two devices, each setup with a RAID 5 group. This is used as backup storage, mostly for Symantec BESR. I have owned the first set of five drives for 1 year and 5 months. I am starting to see failures already.

Other Thoughts: Enterprise Storage, as this drive is, should not fail so quickly. But I suppose this is why we have RAID.

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Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Memory for Apple Notebook Model KTA-MB667K2/4G
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I have this in my Macbook Pro 3,1 Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2Ghz. This brought me from 2GB to 4GB which has made a big difference in speed. I often have a huge iTunes library open, which wants to take one GB as well as my online backup software which can take over a GB. Those two alone ate up my 2 GB. Now with four I can run these and bootcamp under Fusion and not be slowed down by page swapping!

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: I followed directions on the Internet for installing this. I made very sure I was gentle installing this, and that I had the memory installed correctly. It is easy to install this into a Macbook and have it look correct, but not be all the way seated. Take a digital photo before you remove the old memory and make sure it looks just the same when you have installed the new memory. Having it not seated right is not good on your motherboard.

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Display Name: Tracy C.

Date Joined: 08/01/05

  • Reviews: 33
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  • First Review: 08/04/05
  • Last Review: 09/17/11
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