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Pros: Fast, Easy install (More on this later), Reliable at least on day 1.
Cons: I got great deal on this drive because of being open box item, But I had to go out and buy 3 prong power cord for the power adapter...Saved 250$ on drive and spent 10$ on cable...Cant really complain to much.
Other Thoughts: I bought this because yes...its expensive but you get what you pay for and thats hardware raid thats reliable as far as drivers over USB. If you have ever bought small manufactures usb Raid enclosure you will notice its biggest mistake you'll ever make not only will you waste 300$ on enclosure but drivers are so shaky and drive never stays powered on. (Going into power save mode and disconnect issues...Some versions of windows dont see the drive...etc)
Anyways what you pay for here guys is solid drive with raid. Gotta pay to play. Formatted to Raid 1 this drive gives you 5.45TB available. Your wallet will hurt but you wont regret this drive I promise.
Currently doing 3 clean format passes and complete sector scan of drive to ensure its good then SMART status check and she is going into service as RAID 1 backup.
This review is from: SanDisk Z400s 2.5" 256GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SD8SBAT-256G-1122
Pros: Fast, Easy install and does what it should and reasonable price.
Cons: None so far, Hope its reliable.
Other Thoughts: This was replacement for failing WD Blue 1tb that was installed in my laptop. Ive build alot of computers and game on them but this system isnt gaming laptop this is my personal work and web browsing system. So to be honest I could careless about MB/s it pulls and stats. This drive works its much quicker then WD blue 5400rpm drive and battery life as increased by about 40-45min. Good enough drive for purpose it serves. If you looking for gaming one I would look more at OCZ, Intel...READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Reliable and relatively Quiet for its age.
Cons: Gets pretty toasty Running about 41F under a light load. I would recommend a little airflow around it if possible.
Other Thoughts: Here is the main part of my review, Im leaving this cause at this point most likely your looking to buy this as USED drive and looking at its reliability granted I cant speak for every drive out there but I have one I have owned sense new running inside a file Server/Torrent box getting beat into the ground every day of its life. Let me tell you this is one beast of a drive when it comes to reliability. Im making it my goal to kill this drive one day. At the writing of this review I have 25620 Hours on this drive that is almost 3 Years of 24/7 Operation with only 130 On/Off cycles bringing the average uptime to 200hours a cycle. SMART shows perfectly healthy drive and I have no issues with it. Enough said. They dont make drives this reliable anymore haha.READ FULL REVIEW