Joined on 12/04/07
Pros: plenty long works perfectly esata flies!!!
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: Im using this with a thermaltake max 4 external HDD with a 500Gb western digital drive inside and it's amazing! file transfers that took nearly 20 mins by USB take a matter of only a minute or so by esata. also something that took me a minute figure out is that you have to have the external HDD turned on before you turn on your pc or it wont be detected, just a helpful hint for first time esata users like me.
Pros: Looks nice When it works it works well easy set up
Cons: see other thoughts
Overall Review: After a little less than a year it stopped assigning IP addresses automatically, so I would have to reset it constantly. I updated the firmware and that helped a little, then I just went into the settings and manually assigned IP addresses to specific MAC addresses. since then it rarely requires resetting
Couldn't be happier
Pros: Quiet Modular Efficient Lots of included goodies more than enough power for my rig
Cons: After 2 years I still dont have one bad thing to say
Overall Review: With the new push towards more efficient components, unless you have a monster rig, something like this should suit any enthusiast perfectly. ASRock P43Twins1600 Core 2 Quad Q6600 (OCd to 3.0 GHz) Thermaltake SpinQ VT 4GB GSkill 1333 MSI GTX660 Corsair HX750 Samsung 840 120GB SSD Seagate 1TB HDD WD 500 GB Green HDD WD 320 GB Blue HDD
Not bad but not great
Pros: Large capacity 64mb cache Second one seems to be ok
Cons: First one was DOA
Overall Review: I am a long time user of another major hdd manufacturer's products and this was my first experience with Seagate I decided to go with this one because I needed more space and this one was a little cheaper. As stated above, the first one arrived DOA and I have never had any of my other drives die on me. It seems to be ok now but I think I'll stick with the other guy for future purchases.
I will be buying Samsung SSD's again!
Pros: Extremely fast boot up times and long lasting reliability.
Overall Review: I originally had this set up as an ssd cache but since I have an older motherboard it didnt work that well, so I did a fresh install of windows and my boot times have gone from ~1:45 (HDD alone) to ~:40 from the ssd. I should note that this is a SATA III drive and I have a SATA II motherboard so there is some performance limitation there.