I am really hoping to find out what's really has been done to fix the issue with Atom C2000 if anything. I smell some conspiracy here, and I'll tell you why:
I gave supermicro support team my serial number of one of the atom C2000 I have and they said they do RMA replacement despite the board...
Just keep in mind a brand new retail (with full 5 years warranty) Intel DC S3710 800GB is $974.99
So I don't get it when somebody ask $900 (or even more) for it's used DC S3700 800GB on ebay.
I personally bought a S3700 800GB for $260 from ebay and then in a few weeks sold it for $399, perhaps...
And speaking of the marker conditions, It's just unusual older used discontinued drives to rise in price , while newer and much faster and cheaper now. Usually ....like Windows Vista/XP downgrade happening ... is when something went wrong.
Ohh SAS3 SSD sounds very nice, but considering how picky I am:): it has to be HGST , it has to be low usage, it has to be non-vendor lock branded (dell,hp, etc) and then ..... good buy good price of .. $225-285:-)
But they are not discontinued model and you can buy them brand new for little over a dollar per GB. I was going to go for S3710 considering all the benefit they should have over older model , but I heard some issue in forum in raid and decide to go the safe (LSI tested/approved) way.
Oh I know about the prices, cause I am always on the market for another S3700 800GB.:(:(:(
But this drives older it gets, more expansive it becomes, go figure ?! It's like a bottle of fine wine pretty much.:):):)
I remember a deal (in this forum) for S3700 800GB for $199 from newegg , with 2-3...
I have no problem with the drive in fact Intel DC S3700 800GB is my favorite drive.
You are right I don't represent the majority of people(I am taking that as a compliment). I am just stating my opinion, which is (with all due respect): 500TBW is too much usage, I wouldn't even consider it...
I am sure everybody is familiar with the factory warranty specs sheet , otherwise who would spend so much money on old discontinued drive.
Your math is 100% correct. But that's not how it works in real life, if you think you can write safely 6.9999TB and after you reach 7 TB your drive may die...
My opinion is: unless the price is crazy lower (which isn't mostly the case) just stick with non branded drives. You can always upgrade firmware from manufacturer official site and use on any controller without worries about compatibility.(like not seeing smart-info or other issues).
They have great prices.
Communication is good.
Their servers a little beat up. (but that's personal point of view)
Testing is not so good and defective system components may end up for customer's later headaches.(that's a fact)
Customer support not very technical and you can end up...