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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.

WD Se WD2000F9YZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Quiet
Reliable 24/7/365 Operation
Runs Cool compared to Consumer drives

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: These drives are absolutely excellent ive never owned enterprise grade drives but they are definitely worth the couple extra buckx. I ordered 4 Drives for two raid 1's and 1 spare drive for total of 5. Clean zero formatted each one 3 times and ran disk check and WD Smart Full test. I had zero issues. Solid drives. All had 0 hours when received.

Highly recommend these if your looking for solid drive with 5yr warranty.

Currently my oldest drive i have is hitachi deskstar 1tb with 25500 hours on it - Hope these make it that far haha.

SANS DIGITAL MobileSTOR MS4UT+B 0, 1, 10, 3, 5, and Spanning 4 x Hot-Swappable 3.5
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good when it works.

Cons: Keeps going into power conserve when it shouldn't, Emailed tech support they really were not much help.
I used 4 Enterprise class WD 2tb's in raid 5.

Other Thoughts: After 2 months of use the drive cycled connection to computer any big file transfers above 3gb it would disconnect. Needless to say I lost 1.5TB of information cause I cant transfer it off the raid. Complete garbage cra.p product.

Do yourself a favor and stay away from these standlone raid boxes. Your better off getting two 2 bay sata docks and running each set in raid 1 via windows software raid. Its not possible losing data this way cause both drives can work separate if enclosure fails or a drive fails. And your not dependent on enclosure rebuilding the array or in my case enclosure failing. Keep it connected to APC battery backup for surge suppression and power conditioning.

These are my personal opinions for better data security but always have master backup drive thats not connected to a computer and in static bag. Lucky I had a backup of the raid that was about 2 months old still lost total of about 500-600gb.


Mike S.'s Profile

Display Name: Mike S.

Date Joined: 08/15/04

  • Reviews: 56
  • Helpfulness: 24
  • First Review: 04/09/10
  • Last Review: 01/30/16
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