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Steve B.

Steve B.

Joined on 06/16/06

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

DOA, but good replacement

Seagate Exos X16 14TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 3.5-Inch Enterprise Hard Drive (ST14000NM001G)
Seagate Exos X16 14TB 7200 RPM SATA 6Gb/s 3.5-Inch Enterprise Hard Drive (ST14000NM001G)

Pros: Replacement working great. Fast, big, cheap. What more can you ask for (other than not getting DOA)

Cons: DOA

Overall Review: Sigh.... I've had good luck with Seagate in the past, and I'll try again. Spins up and just makes clicking sounds. Not recognized by BIOS in several machines. I'll update after I get my replacement from New Egg.... After a painless replacement (about 1 week end-to-end from "it's failed" to new drive in hand) the new drive is working flawlessly. Still 1 egg off for the original DOA....

Most Critical Review

Couldn't get it to work with Fedora Linux

SYBA PCI-Express 1-Port Parallel/Printer Card with Low Profile Bracket - RoHS Model SD-PEX10005
SYBA PCI-Express 1-Port Parallel/Printer Card with Low Profile Bracket - RoHS Model SD-PEX10005

Pros: Cheap.......

Cons: Could not get it to work with Fedora 29 or 32. The driver is provided as source code, but it's listed as being compatible with 2.6-era kernels. The instructions with the driver are dated 2008.... Could not get it to properly compile under either version of Fedora

Overall Review: Hard to give any eggs for my case..... it might be great under Windows..... Syba has a support webpage, I'll update if I get a useful response.

Flawless performance for HTPC

Seagate BarraCuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Cheap, BIG, reliable, fast (or at least fast enough for HTPC).

Cons: None. I've not experienced any issues with "freezing", data corruption, or anything like that. They just work.

Overall Review: I've got two of these under Fedora. Using LVM to make a single 3 TB video drive (essentially software RAID 0). Firmware CC1H and an Asus M2N-E MB. Again, no problems, will probably pick up 2 more in the next few months to replace some old 750 GBs.