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Pros: Brought this into work for my shared office space.
Setup was easy and works well with the one computer that we use it on.
It is used on a daily basis for jobs that we don't want to walk to the bank of copiers in the larger office space.
I'd list off features that it has but that would just be a waste of both of our times.
It can be abused to some extent. One day the main printers went down so one of the other teachers used this one to print off a couple hundred pages of copies for a lesson and it handled the task without any complaints or issues.
scanning to the computer or making copies works easily.
Overall this is a solid offering for a small office printer that just works.
Cons: Really have not encountered any over the course of a month that it has been in the office.
Other Thoughts: Overall the printer has performed admirably in a difficult environment.
I would definitely recommend this printer to someone who needs a reliable printer that will work even if abused.
Pros: It was well packaged from corsair and there was plenty of room in the case to easily assemble the computer and at later points take out the heat-sink without having to remove the motherboard. That's pretty much where the pros end
Cons: Overall I am not a fan of the case design. Throughout my decade and a half of making my own computers I've done some pretty crazy and loud (color wise) case modifications with lights and windows and even with that in mind this case falls short.
I don't agree with whomever thought it was a good idea to not have a single 5.25 external port. I rarely use mine but it is still nice to have easy access to.
There are adequate spots for fans with the case but the overall airflow throughout was rather poor. The case that I normally use was one of my previous review items and with that case vs this one, the other case being substantially smaller, the other case ran substantially cooler than this one.
Using an IR thermometer there were several places in the case where there was stagnant air which allowed the computer components to heat up more than the previous case.
Overall the design of this case was rather poor and I expect better from corsair.
Other Thoughts: To some the aesthetics of this case might appeal to them but for me it was not my piece of cake.
The worse part was that the case had poor airflow and pockets of isolated warm spots.
I would not recommend this case.
Pros: Tossed this hard drive into my NAS to see how well it handled it, and recognized the drive immediately.
Performance of the hard drive was top notch.
The NAS was most likely the limiting factor of the performance metrics that I received when testing the hard drive.
I was able to max out a gigabit connection to the NAS with this hard drive in download and upload speeds.
I ran it in a single drive configuration given I don't have any other 8tb hard drives to try and make any type of array out of it.
Temperature wise the drive under load in the NAS that I have ran only 5c above room temperature. On par with most of my other drives. I'm sure it would get a bit warmer if i had 4 of them packed into the NAS but overall it ran cool enough for me to not be concerned about heat over the long term.
Cons: It's pricey but given that it is a single drive that is 8tb the price could easily be justified if you are trying to build an array that houses larger amounts of files.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a solid performing drive and should be considered when building your own NAS if you're looking for large quantities of storage in a smaller form factor compared to buying 4 or 6tb drives.READ FULL REVIEW