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Pros: Good drive, lasts a long time
Other Thoughts: If you are not familiar with Western Digital IDE hard drives, then you probably don't know about the unique jumper setting when using the drive as stand alone single drive on IDE channel. DO NOT USE A JUMPER! Proper jumper setting for stand alone master is NO JUMPER. Jumpers are only for Master w/Slave, Slave w/Master, or CS (with compatible hardware). It helps to read the instructions easily found on WD website.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Synology CS407e Diskless System 4-bay SATA NAS Server
Pros: Reasonable price, small footprint, easy to install the drives and set up the OS. Lots of features.
Cons: Volume set up and file transfer is pretty slow, but I guess that is expected for this type of system. BEWARE OF INCLUDED SATA CABLES! I have had several problems with drives dropping out of RAID or HDD and Volume showing problems that could not be solved with a new drive. A little research in their forums indicates that this is a fairly common problem with a common solution of replacing the SATA cables. Guess what, they must use the cheapest cables they could find because since I have replaced them (purchased new short cables) I have had ZERO problems WITH THE SAME DRIVES. Since I use this at home for non-critical file storage (DVD backup), I didn't lose anything important that couldn't easily be recovered. Hence the rating only lost one egg. However, I would be VERY upset if I was using this for critical files or file backup.
Other Thoughts: I have had the unit for almost a year, and aside from the few problems I resolved, it has worked pretty well. Just make sure that you get your own SATA cables and don't use the included ones if you want to avoid the problems. Google is your friend to find quality short cables that will work for this. Definitely do not recommend for anything critical, I would get a dedicated server or proper backup solution for that.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I use nothing other than WD drives these days, all other brands HDDs have failed at one time or another. Just bought 5 of these to replace some Seagates I bought a few years ago (what was I thinking?)
Cons: I guarantee that 99% of the hard drive failures that result in poor review scores here are due to poor packaging by Newegg and poor handling by the carrier. If Newegg could just get their packaging act together, they would have far fewer "defective product" problems.
Other Thoughts: To the reviewer below "CameraMan" who claims to have a "high understanding". SAS is Serial Attached SCSI, a different interface than SATA. So I am not surprised that these drives will not be recognized by your controller.READ FULL REVIEW