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This review is from: SilenX IXP-76-18 120mm Case Fan
Other Thoughts: This fan does a good job moving a sufficient amount of air to cool. It's not totally silent, but about as quiet a fan out there and it's inexpensive. No issues since buying it over a year ago. I also like its thin profile for mini-ITX cases that have little room to spare.READ FULL REVIEW
Cons: Not real aluminum as claimed. If you look at the "Specifications" tab, it claims the "Material" this dock is made of is "Aluminum". However, this dock is made of plastic that is painted to simulate aluminum. Obviously, this is false advertising.
Other Thoughts: I'm using both a Kingston SSD and a Western Digital Green 3.0TB hard drive. Both work well with this dock. It was easy to setup; just plug in the USB cable and power brick and it's up and running. No need to install drivers. I should drop a star because of the false claim that it's made of aluminum but I'm not. Instead, I'm just going to let potential buyers know this and leave it up to them as to whether this dock is worth the price. Also, the on/off button is on the back, left side if you're looking at the dock from the front.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: StarTech 3 Port 2b 1a 1394 Mini PCI Express FireWire Card Adapter Model MPEX1394B3
Comes with both a Mini-ITX and full size bracket;
Wiring is long enough for full size enclosure.
Cons: Wiring can be a awkward to handle if installed in smaller Mini-ITX enclosures (See below).
Other Thoughts: I installed this adapter into a M350 Universal Mini-ITX PC enclosure, which is as small as you can go as far as a Mini-ITX enclosure. It was awkward to route the excess wiring because it's long enough to accommodate full size enclosures. Once I figured it out and hit the button, Windows 8.1 immediately recognized it. Driver software was not necessary. I'm using this adapter for a Firewire audio interface. I'm also using it with a GIGABYTE GA-J1800N-D2H Intel Dual-Core Celeron J1800 SoC (2.41 GHz) Mini-ITX Motherboard Combo. I simply had to cut/file holes in the back plate to accommodate it. So far, an excellent adapter.READ FULL REVIEW