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Seagate Constellation CS ST2000NC001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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Pros: Seem to work fine except for the compatibility issues 512e drive have

Cons: It is not mentioned anywhere on the site, and I have to look at Seagate spec sheet to confirm, that these are 512 byte emulated drives. This means that there is a performance hit of about 30% according to Microsoft and they are listed by Microsoft as incompatible with Hyper-V (I can confirm that as Hyper-V 2012 would not let me import a VM onto these drives giving an error that said the physical sector size is not compatible). This probably doesn't matter to a lot of people, but given that they are Enterprise class drives it is worth noting if you plan on putting these in a server or plan on running Hyper-V or XP Mode.


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Display Name: Craig C.

Date Joined: 10/05/04

  • Reviews: 1
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  • First Review: 11/17/12
  • Last Review: 11/17/12
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