So this is why consumer drives suck and I will never buy any of them unless I absolutely have to. Enterprise drives are typically no-compromise and no non-sense. And they can be found used for cheap if they're sas (which generally are more robust than any sata drive).I recently tried an 8TB 5400rpm Barracuda, and it was a disaster, basically the drive slows down to a crawl on longer writes. Not sure if the 2TB 7200rpm does the same thing, but I found their IronWolf line to be much better, even though it is 5400rpm as well. I have a review on MicroCenter's site for the 8TB Barracuda, added some speed graphs to it. I always used Barracudas before (up to 2TB), always had good performance and luck with them, until this 8TB dud.