Compatibility of 3TB disk:
+ The Synology DS1511 + NAS comes with it have no problem.
+ A RaidSonic Storagebox (4 HDD) IB-RD3264-USE2 (FW800 / 400, USB2.0, eSATA) comes with it cope.
+ The SATA controllers my ASUS Motherboard P5K-E also, both the ICH10R and the JMicron.
- But my Sharkoon USB2.0 / eSATA QuickPorts (Single QP and QP USB2.0 Duo USB2.0 / eSATA) like the 3TB drive is not, they only show the overhang over 2TB on, or about 800 MB. The QuickPorts to USB and SATA controllers were tested which worked with another case very well.
- A single case Raidsonic IB-326StUSE2 (FW800 / 400, USB2.0, eSATA) disk could also not recognized as 3TB, also here only were the approximately 800MB displayed.
I tested the plate and the housing to Mac OS X 10.6 / 10.7, Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 and the Synology DS1511 + NAS with DSM 3.1. All OS exhibited the same behavior listed above. Thus, the OS had no trouble dealing with the board.
To speed of the disk:
She writes and reads beyond the 100MB / s, just as it did the smaller predecessor WD20EARS.
If you hang several of these plates to a Raid Controller (I had a 3WARE 9650SE for testing), then come because sometimes loosely and values toward 150 is 220 MB / s out, mind you with RAID1 or RAID5 configurations.
In konkurierenden disk access, however, the performance of the panel breaks. But this also provides for the WD Black hard drive series.
Super plate, relatively good price / quality ratio. And as long as the failure rates behave like previous models (WD10EADS, WD15EARS, WD20EARS) which I have partially for several years, the board is only recommended.
So far I have no WD is namely failed.