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Other Thoughts: I bought this system to plug into my SuperMicro X9DAi motherboard for a RAID0 array of 4 250 MB Samsung EVO SSD drives. There have been some grumblings about SAS cables being incompatible with various motherboards and/or drives, so I bought with a bit of trepidation and the return-receipt in hand should I need it. But I plugged it in, it worked like a charm, I installed the operating system and software, and my machine is screaming fast now running on 4 parallel striped SSDs (wheeee!).
No complaints. It worked like a cable should. I'm a satisfied customer.
Reviewed By:Mike,12/31/2014 3:01:00 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Pros: I can get sustained speeds of about 650-800MBps. I am a video editor and I'm running this with 8 3TB Seagate 7200rpm Barracuda drives. The drives cost me about as much as the card did. I'm in RAID 6 (18TB) and the speed is way better than I could have hoped for.
Cons: The processor on this card is running over 75C at stock. After a while I even saw it hitting above 80C. I've done some research and the concensus is that the thermal contact and the stock HSF are garbage. I've seen others with this card who have replaced the HSF and their temps under heavy load drop to the low 40s, and at idle they stick in the mid 30s. I am antsy about replacing the HSF because I don't want to void the warranty. However, it's borderline inexcusable to ship a product that runs this hot out of the box.
Other Thoughts: I've had this over a month now, so far so good. I've added additional 80mm fans next to the CPU without modding the card and I have my temperature now down to about 45C at idle. I believe it took a few days/weeks for the stock thermal compound to break in on the card.
Reviewed By:Wig,12/18/2014 4:34:15 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
Pros: Connects hot-plugable sata (nearline sas) to older style 4 pin power cable + sata/sas controller
Cons: None obvious. If this were L-connector, ie very short leads from the drive, that would work better for my case (sunblade 1500) due to the tight clearances, but this works... though rubs against the case.
Other Thoughts: Have a PCI-x 4 port sas controller (SAS3041XL) which has only sata connections, and have old style IDE power cables, but needed to connect to some spare 3.5" hot-plug sata drives (also called "nearline sas"), and this worked fine.
I would also expect this to work if I had actual hot-swap sas drives (scsi drives with sata interface), for this controller supports them, but I have only the standard sata drive but with the hot-swap connector.
Reviewed By:Charles,6/23/2014 10:52:01 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week. Did you find this review helpful?
Pros: The genuine Adaptec cables are difficult to locate and this works just as well after I used both brands.
Cons: None really, but this unit does not have the activity cable to put in backplanes and the Adaptec does.
Other Thoughts: I am glad these are much easier to locate. However, it took quite a bit of research to make sure they would work with the Adaptec 6405e controller with SAS 15k drives.
Reviewed By:N/A,6/16/2014 1:03:24 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product less than 1 day. Did you find this review helpful?
Pros: The obvious question is why purchase this cable when no-name ones can be found on online auction sites for less than half the cost? Going cheap was, unfortunately, our fist choice. The generic cables were finicky about not being bent too much and the eSATA connectors were poorly made and lost connection with the slightest movement. We also found, after much debugging and data loss, that the off-brand cables were not shielded properly, which caused data corruption when an eSATA cable ran near or over a power feed.
StarTech's cable has no such problems. The eSATA connectors are perfectly molded, making for a secure fit. The cable itself is both flexible and well-armored with thick rubber insulation. We saw no problems with cross--talk or interference even when the cables routed through and over a stacked equipment bay.
Cons: It's expensive. Less costly, however, than first purchasing a cheap cable only to find that it causes data corruption problems.
Other Thoughts: Usage of this cable is necessarily specialized. In our case, it was to connect an older InfiniBand-equipped RAID card to single-disk external enclosures.
Reviewed By:DCP,6/3/2014 9:15:52 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Cons: Poor documentation of technical specifications. Although this cable has SFF-8088 at each end, it is only single channel. We needed full multi-pathing capabilities for our deployment.The only place I found documentation for same was on HPs website; http://www8.hp.com/emea_africa/en/products/oas/product-detail.html?oid=3303451#!tab=features
Other Thoughts: Likely a very good product, we generally try to use HP cables in our deployments, just wanted to alert those out there of our mistake.
Reviewed By:N/A,4/2/2014 12:29:09 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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