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Adaptec RAID 6405E 2271700-R 6 Gb/s SATA / SAS 4 internal ports w/ 128MB cache memory Controller Card, Kit
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This is a great card for the price; just make sure that you disable the write cache so you don't lose data with power failure.
This worked great with supermicro board but If you are building this for ESXi be aware that this Adaptec card needs the drivers so you either have to build a custom install media which I didn't like or install it on another media a flash and then install the vib driver by SCPing the vib to ESXi and install it in command line. after that ESXi will recognize the blank storage and will create your datastore on RAID drive. This way only VMs are secured from HDD failure and not ESXi itself but rebuilding and adding the VMs to another new flash takes only 10-20 mins which is shorter than looking for your custom made image of ESXi :)
Here is the working link for the working driver:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=DT-ESXI60-PMC-AACRAID-62141024&productId=529
Here is the guide for installing VIB file in ESXi shell which is the same as ESXi 5.5 (Worked for me):

http://www.adaptec.com/en-us/support/infocenter/release-2015-1/index.jsp?topic=/adaptec_cli.xml/Topics/Installing_on_VMware_ESXi6.0_ESXi5.5.html

Cons: non maybe PCI-e X1?

Other Thoughts: Your system defiantly needs a UPS with this card as card has no battery. So if write cache is enabled without a UPS power failure can make you lose data.

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SUPERMICRO MBD-X10SL7-F-O Micro ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 Intel C222 DDR3 1600
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Very solid and stable board.
This is my second experience with Supermicro and is much better than other one.
Paired with:
E3-1241v3
Adaptec RAID 6405E
Kingstone KVR16LE11/8I X 2
Black WD2003FZEX 2TB X 2

Cons: Non.

Other Thoughts: If you are building this for ESXi be aware that Adaptec card needs the drivers so you either have to build a custom install media which I didn't like or install it on another media a flash and then install the vib driver by SCPing the vib to ESXi and install it in command line. after that ESXi will recognize the blank storage and will create your datastore on RAID drive. This way only VMs are secured from HDD failure and not ESXi itself but rebuilding and adding the VMs to another new flash takes only 10-20 mins which is shorter than looking for your custom made image of ESXi :)
Here is the working link for the working driver:
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=DT-ESXI60-PMC-AACRAID-62141024&productId=529

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Pros: I am going to give starts to each category and a small description.

For $240 CAD you get:
CPU: 5 star Intel atom very power efficient and fast. (Turbo boost in this family works even at 100% load so go figure)
RAM:5 star 2 GB not available in any device in this price range (ANY)
Security: 5 star it was already encrypted when I got it.
Battery: 5 star 2-3 days of mixed use. It reminds me of the iPad I had (True 9 hours)
Wifi: 5 Star dual band 2.4 + 5
Screen: 3 star could be a lot better. But not an issue for me.
Sound: 4 star Big speaker at the back. Don't need it anyways
Construction : 4 star great quality built plastic ( 5 would be for metal body)
Cameras: 2 star could be a lot better. Don't need it anyways.

In short it is an Asus product.

Cons: Camera and screen could be better but you can't really go wrong at this price for this performance.

Other Thoughts: I have searched a lot and came up with this tablet. I prefer it over any other device at this price.
2 Gig or RAM is critical and needed, don't get anything less that that.

And

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Display Name: yashar f.

Date Joined: 11/26/11

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  • First Review: 12/10/12
  • Last Review: 04/09/16
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