Date Joined: 10/03/08
Pros: NOTHING GOOD. HORRIBLE!
Cons: Nothing good at all with this company. They lie about shipping you the product. The lie what they send you. They lie with tracking numbers. They should be banned from Newegg!!!
Overall Review: I ordered POE+ switches and received just hubs. No POE+. Do not buy from this seller. Newegg should never use this seller again.
Pros: Small package. Clean design.
Price is reasonable for what you get, both in speed (very fast) and Areca card quality.
If you have experience with other Areca cards using this interface GUI doesn't require any new learning. I find it simple to use and quick to configure.
Only 6 hours to format as RAID 6.
Pass through Thunderbolt.
I can't tell you about noise levels as it is in a server room.
As of now I'm very happy with it. You can probably get faster drives but after doing a lot of research I choose these WD's. Will see how it goes and if any worth adding to this report I'll post......
Cons: Some nit-picking cons....
1) No power switch. Controlled by the host and Thunderbolt cable.
2) Have to use sleds and mount the drives with screws.
3) Don't care for the blue color LCD. Would have been happier with simple black and white.
Overall Review: So far it is working great. Loaded it up with 8 WD 2TB Red drives. RAID 6. Running on a 2012 Mac Mini. Getting about 750 write and 600 read MB/s using Disk Speed Test. Partitioned into a 1TB Startup Drive and the other 11TB for installing software, 10.8.2 Server Time Machine Backups of 5 clients and other misc. work.
Pros: Works perfectly in a Mac OS X 10.6.7 Raid 5/6.
I have a 39TB Raid 6 using 3TB Ultrastars. SuperDuper at night backing up to another 39TB Raid 5 using Deskstars. Fast enclosures. R/W on the Ultrastars.... 1200MB/s. On the Deskstars its 450/545. This system is used primarily for Final Cut users over a 10GB EtherNet network. No problems so far.
Cons: none, other then two of the UltraStars were sent back as DOA. Knocked off one star for that.
Overall Review: Been using Hitachi drives for the past couple of years. Use to like Seagate but quality fell apart for me three years ago. WD I never liked that much. Too many failures in their enterprise line.
Cons: none, other then two of the UltraStars were sent back as DOA.