Joined on 10/26/06
HGST 6TB NAS Drive
Pros: A great reliable and fast drive. HGST NAS drives fall in between consumer and enterprise grade drives.I also have 3 of the 4TB drives in a raid 5 on a 2nd NAS. No issues of any kind. They have been heavily stressed daily using Acronis backup at night to the 1st NAS. Then I run multiple rsync backups from the 1st NAS to the 2nd NAS, with the raid 5, during the day. I purchase these drives when Newegg puts them on sale.
Cons: None, maybe a lower price. Yes, they are slightly louder than desktop drives, but they also perform better. I run these NASes in my home office and do not mind the quiet chirping sound during heavy use.
Overall Review: The 6TB drive uses a better design and more cache memory than the 4TB version. These drives have a SATA 6.0Gb/s interface not the 3.0Gb/s interface. Do not be mis-led by reviews that state these drives are not faster then the WD Reds, when they install them in cheap $200 NASes that have slow SATA ports. I highly recommend these drives. I work in IT in a fortune 500 company.
8gb memory stick added and it just worked - with no issues
Pros: Added a 2nd 8gb stick of the same memory to a Lenovo Think Server TS-140. I already had the same 8gb stick installed with the original 4gb stick. 20gb was recognized by the server after the install.
Overall Review: This server has a dual channel memory design with 4 slots. I installed the 2 8gb sticks in slot 2 and 4. The 4gb was installed in slot 1. This was per the Server documentation.
Pros: Replaced 4 2gb sticks of Corsair Dominator memory on an Intel DP55KG motherboard. Upgraded the dual channel memory from 8gb to 16gb . The CPU is an Intel Quad Core i7 860 running on Windows 7 Professional 64bit OS. The specs rate this memory slower than the Dominator it replaced. Honestly, I have not noticed a difference. I used the XMP auto setup in the BIOS to increase the memory to 1600 MHZ from the default 1333 Mhz. I ran numerous memory stress tests using the Intel Desktop Control Center with no issues. The 16gb allows me to run 4 virtual machines, each VM allocated with 2gb, leaving 8gb for the host. Great price for 16gb name brand memory. I ran a large zip job, with Winzip 64bit version 16.0 and it was nice to see all the memory used in Windows Task Manager.
Cons: None, just beware that this memory is rated at 1.5 volts. The Dominator was rated at 1.65 volts. I had to reset the BIOS to auto detect mode, from XMP mode, to detect the new memory. I then reset it to XMP and the voltage was set to 1.5 volts.
Overall Review: Great product for a good price. I used a special promo code from Newegg.