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Vantec 4 Channel 6-Port SATA 6 Gb/s PCIe RAID Host Card Model UGT-ST644R with HyperDuo
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Cheaper than other similar cards running the same marvel chip

Cons: the included cables were bad on my unit, purchased new cables, and the card works just fine.

Other Thoughts: update to my earlier review on 2/23. I purchased a second card locally to test, had the same exact problems which is really odd, I could duplicate the problem with both cards, didn't use the included cables from the second card, used cables from original card, and a couple others I had laying around, returned the second card, and bought some sata 3 cables with the clips. Reinstalled the original card from new egg, with the new cables, and viola, it works. I have two weekends of headaches all due to some cr@ppy SATA cables that shipped with the card.

Decent card but be warned the cables may be faulty.

Upgrade rating to 4,

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Vantec 4 Channel 6-Port SATA 6 Gb/s PCIe RAID Host Card Model UGT-ST644R with HyperDuo
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: cheap, 4 Sata ports, flexible, half height adapter, or add 2 esata see below, as the pros don't help with a card that doe not function as intended.

Cons: initially connect two drive's to ports 3 and 4 as these are not configurable, internal connections only. All was well, Added a 3rd drive to port one, and went down hill from there. Constantly drops the drive on port 1/port 2 and sometimes affects the drives on ports 3 and 4. changed cables, tried other drives, nothing worked, went back to original config with drives on ports 3 and 4, again, it's rock solid, so I plugged these drives into ports 1 and 2, and as soon as the controller is stressed, bam, the drives go missing. Clearly and issue with ports 1 and 2, received defective product, will have to go through warranty claim.

Other Thoughts: below user, see if you have the same results, pull the drives from ports 1 and 2, and see how it goes with ports 3 and 4, doesn't solve you issues, but it confirms there's a defect, I purchased my card jan 23. we could have bought from the same bad batch.

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Ceton InfiniTV 6 ETH – Six-Tuner CableCARD Ethernet Network Tuner for Win7 and Win8 PC 5504-DCT06EX-ETH
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs You have to love 6 tuners onc cable card 01/10/2014

This review is from: Ceton InfiniTV 6 ETH – Six-Tuner CableCARD Ethernet Network Tuner for Win7 and Win8 PC 5504-DCT06EX-ETH

Pros: Pro’s 6 tuners, 1 cable card, stand alone device, pure TV exstasy.

Cons: Bad reviews that are continually written for a fantastic device. User error, system incompatibility, I have no idea what the deal is, I’m sure there are some folks that actually do have some real problems, but the device works and you don’t need 20 years of IT experience to get it up and running, basic reading comprehension and the ability to follow directions is prerequisite. Oh, it does run super hot, 59C , room temp’s are 69C, I’m down to low 50’s/high 40’s as using a USB power 120MM fan blowing directly across the unit.

Other Thoughts: Upgrading from the Infinitv 4 PCI, setting up the ETH was breeze, unit shipped with latest stable firmware, but a new hardware version was released as I was writing this review, updated without issue via the Ceton diagnostic tool. Installed the latest Ceton Windows drivers, had it going in a matter of minutes, not counting the hour and a half I spent at the Comcast office getting a second cable card, argh. Paring/activation of the cable card with the ETH was painless after calling the Comcast number provided in the directions. I setup using assigned tuners, split between 3 PC’s, waiting for dynamic tuners to come out of Beta before giving that a go. ETH has been up and running now for a month without a problem, I’ve already decommissioned the Infinitv 4, listed it on fle@b@y.

Love it.

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Display Name: Daniel B.

Date Joined: 02/07/05

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  • Last Review: 03/29/14
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