hd firecuda

Stari Karp starikarp at yandex.com
Sun Dec 17 11:18:24 UTC 2017

On Sun, 2017-12-17 at 11:24 +0800, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:09:09 -0500
> Stari Karp <starikarp at yandex.com> wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > I am running FreeBSD on iMac 11,1 and my hard drive is going down.
> > I
> > am looking for the new one. First I  look for the same one which is
> > 80$ and I found Seagate 2.0TB FireCuda Solid State Hybrid drive
> > which
> > is less expensive than SSD drive and for me will be good choice:
> > Specifications: https://eshop.macsales.com/item/Seagate/ST2000DX002
> > /
> > 
> > I do not know if will be problem with FreeBSD. On computer is the
> > only
> > OS FreeBSD.
> > 
> I write this on a machine running FreeBSD 10 with a FireCuda 2TB
> drive,
> but the 2.5" version. The drive works but its behaviour was not what
> I
> expected.
> The SSD part is too small from my point of view. The drive is really
> fast when working on a project for which all fits into the 8GB SSD
> memory my drive has. It becomes a totally different story when
> compiling
> the kernel or installing large ports. Even a simple 'exit' from a
> shell
> can take a minute when the shell I want to return was moved to the
> swap partition. Yes, this one minute is sixty seconds. The same is
> true
> when writing large amounts of data to the drive. The drive becomes
> slow, very, very slow.
> When the data to be read are not in the SSD part, the drive behaves
> like a normal HD when you are not writing large data sets at the same
> moment of time.
> This is also my second drive. The first one died after less than 15TB
> of data had been transferred. Of course, Seagate exchanged it for
> free.
> Both drives showed the same behaviour.
> With other words, it is a double sided sword.
> Erich

Thank you. I have bad experience with Seagate, this is my second HD. I
decided for 1TB or 2 TB 
Western Digital
1.0TB WD Black Hard Disk Drive
3.5-Inch | SATA 6.0Gb/s | 7200RPM | 64MB Cache

I do not like invest in SSD drive because iMac 1,1 is old and who knows
how long will be good and the next one will be PC.

Thank you.

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