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Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM ECC Unbuffered DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Server Memory Model CT2KIT102472BD160B
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I ordered another pair and they are working fine in my FreeNAS box. (see other review below)

Just thought I would give Crucial more of props they deserve.

Cons: NONE!

NORCO RL-20 Heavy Duty Slide Rail
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs I really hoped these would work for me 10/20/2014

This review is from: NORCO RL-20 Heavy Duty Slide Rail

Pros: None for my situation.

Cons: I purchased these for a NORCO RPC-340 case (which I gave 4 eggs!), first NORCO case I ever bought. Found out the case only has 3 holes on the sides and would not line up with universal rails that I had laying around. So I checked on their site and ordered these from here.

I put them on and pushed the case into the rack, was a little tight at first, but didn't think anything of it being the first time.

But then I pulled it out, well.... attempted to at least.
It was stuck.

I thought the locking mechanism was tight from being new or stuck.

After much and much more struggle, I had to wiggle it side to side to get it out of the rack.

The side of the case has slight rubbing marks and the top rear of the case ACTUALLY BOWED IN!


Because the front and rear L-mounts that connect the the rack actually arch toward the case, you can't really see it in the picture here. Before I put it together I assumed that they would clear the case since these are made by the same company and they state they work.

But no, I think it is just a horrible design.

After inspecting and attempting a second time just for giggles and failing in the same manner. I took the rails off, drilled 3 new holes to allow me to use 4 screws on each side of the universal rails I had. (yeah 1 more than NORCO gave me).

Server now slides in and out of the rack perfectly and I have two extra metal rails to beat zombies over the head with if it ever comes down to it.

Other Thoughts: I have tons of other server cases, switches, routers, UPSes, shelves, drawers, KVMs, etc in these same racks. So maybe my racks are compatible with NORCO rails or maybe the rails are just badly designed with no flexibility in use, even with their own products.

I can't even remember the last time I gave less than a 3 egg review, this alone saddens me.

ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs I just LOVE is motherboard 10/20/2014

This review is from: ASUS M5A78L-M LX PLUS AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: - Awesome price for what you get

- Supports FX 6300 and FX 8320E

- Supports ECC RAM (the 8GB spec is wrong)

- Great Linux and UNIX support

- Excellent motherboard for low cost Linux virtual server or FreeNAS box.

- PCI Express 2.0 x16 for a RAID controller or GPU

- 2x PCI Express x1 for extra NICs

- BIOS is easy to use and easy to upgrade

Cons: NONE!

Other Thoughts: I have bought a lot of these motherboards and have had no issues, even with open boxed ones.

They are great for for a low cost virtual server or FreeNAS box because they support the 6 or 8 core FX CPUs and ECC RAM.

The last one I ordered with a FX 8320E, plugged it in, and it still saw the CPU with a BIOS that was two versions old! :)


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Display Name: Joshua A.

Date Joined: 10/24/04

  • Reviews: 29
  • Helpfulness: 12
  • First Review: 05/16/12
  • Last Review: 11/12/15
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