Joined on 05/10/11
Good for business workstations, watch the GPU temp
Pros: Installed it in a slim form factor Dell Vostro 220s with Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit. The onboard video auto-disabled and Windows booted perfectly and installed the driver automatically without even a restart. Pretty slick. I ran the full software installation anyway, and then ran Windows update to update the driver once again. Everything went without a hitch and now I'm on dual display. Am planning to roll this out to an office of about 40 users soon, if I can reasonably work out a minor cooling issue.
Cons: Ran HWMonitor and the GPU temp is showing 65C at idle (72C under load), and I'm a bit concerned about it. I'm shopping for a low profile PCI-slotted fan (preferable PCI-powered as well) to sit next to the PNY card just in case.
Pros: I like the large rocker switch and it has plenty of plugs for peripherals.
Cons: Connected to a populated SuperMicro X9SCL-O motherboard (outside the chassis to eliminate shorts) and the CPU fan spins and stops. Called SuperMicro tech support and we eliminated it down to the power supply. Connected a spare desktop power supply I had laying around and the motherboard boots. This P/S is DOA, will be RMAing now. If the replacement is better, I'll post a followup.
Pros: Runs cool and quiet, decent performance. 5yr warranty.
Cons: I was using this drive in a Vantec enclosure plugged into my Explorer 8300 DVR eSATA port. Worked well for over 6 months, then yesterday I was watching a recorded program and the DVR froze up. Cycled power and it did a hex countdown. After fooling with that for an hour or so I decided to remove the drive and hook it up to my PC for a test. Ran WD diagnostics and returned error code 07. All those recorded shows are toast. The only good thing is that it has a 5yr warranty and WD does advance returns. I may consider updating this with a better review if I'm happy with the replacement drive.