Editors Liked

  • Quick random access times and fast raw reads and writes
  • Good sequential read and write
  • Good seek performance
  • 1 TB of storage
  • 5 year warranty
  • Best IOPS weve seen out of a spinning disk to date (non-hybrid)

Editors Didn't Like

  • Awkward middleground between SSD high price and HDD slow speeds
  • Expensive; high price per GB ratio
  • HDDs generally struggle to match the thousands of IOPS capable of modern SSDs
  • As good as it is, the VR just can't come close to Solid State