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Pros: They *partially* work
Cons: I purchased 2 of these cards for use in Windows-based IP surveillance NVRs, and both cards have issues
-The activity LED does not work on either card, they just stay dark. However, the Link LEDs work...
-One of the cards is causing the network switch (HP 1910) to occasionally log CRC errors on the port the Syba card is connected to. The other card is not exhibiting this issue and I have tried different switch ports and patch cables. The errors follow the card.
Other Thoughts: I have tried 3 different drivers and the issues remain. I tried the driver supplied by Syba, the Windows 8.1 'built-in' driver, and the latest driver from Realtek's website.
It appears Syba does little to no QA on these cards, and the chances of getting a 'bad' one seem pretty high...
Pros: -Solid build quality
-Love not having to mess around with drive trays, just slide the drives right in
-Uses standard SATA power connectors(2 of them)
Cons: Sleeve-bearing fan instead of longer life ball-bearing type.
Other Thoughts: Fan is 80mm x 20mm, not 70mm as stated by manufacturer. (Young Lin model# DFC802012M)
I wish manufacturers could get the specs correct for their own products...
This review is from: SMC SMCFS801P NA Unmanaged 8 Port Switch with 8 PoE
Pros: I've had this switch for almost 2 years powering 6 cameras and no issues at all.
Very solid all-metal construction, this switch definitely won't move around under the weight of the cables plugged into it.
Internal power supply is another great feature, no annoying power adapter adding to cable clutter
Cons: I wish it had keyhole slots on the bottom for wall mounting, but at least you can rotate the rack-brackets and use those to wall-mount the unit
Other Thoughts: Supports 802.3at PoE+
105w total PoE power budget
Includes rack mounting brackets
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