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Solid, Dependable, Great for Backups
on February 14, 2013
Arrived quickly, packaged well. Recognized by BIOS & Win7x64, installed with no problems.
Transferred my System image files and file backups to this drive, then verified the transfer. Fast and quiet, it never skipped a beat throughout the process, and temp remained around 95 degrees F. Running continuously shouldn't be a problem.
This drive will serve as my 2nd backup in case of emergency, looks like it will come through when I need it. Speed is fine, noise level is only a tad higher than my Caviar HD. Could easily serve as a primary drive, if that's your intent.
Reliability was my main concern here, and it looks like this unit makes the cut. A little more expensive then some, but I figure with moderate usage this drive will last a long time. I'd have no problem setting up a RAID-1 array with a couple of these drives.
UPDATE: Oct 29 2014
Drive is still working great after an awful lot of use. Has saved my bacon on a couple of occasions. Surprised that Amazon hasn't changed their copy to reflect the correct transfer rate (3Gb/s). My mobo doesn't support 6Gb/s, so for me this isn't a problem. But it's not an accurate description. Proper research is (as always) advised.