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This review is from: ENERMAX NAXN ENP450AST 450W ATX12V Power Supply
Pros: It worked well for a little over 3 months.
MSI CSM-B75MA-P45 mobo
GeForce GTS 450
1 SSD and 1 storage HD
Cons: It died after 3 months.
Other Thoughts: I built a new PC for work and I leave it on 24/7 for remote access. One weekend our building was doing some work where the electricity was going to be shut off so I went in early to shut off all the computers. That afternoon I went back in to turn on the computers and when I tried to start mine the power supply let out a loud pop and a little smoke. Luckily after replacing the P.S. the computer is running fine but I'm dismayed by this as I used to be an Enermax fan.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Prints in color
Seems quicker than our older C544
Nice color LCD display
Good web interface with lots of capabilities
Toner Rewards Program
Good bang for your buck especially since I got it on sale. :)
Cons: Noisy fan on my unit.
Other Thoughts: The fan has a loud growling sound when it's on but since we don't print that much color it's not that big of a problem for me and I set the power management to sleep quickly so it's never on that long. It's probably just my unit since I've never heard a fan that sounds like that. I will look into replacing it in the future.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CRU 8600-5002-5500 DataPort 25 SL Removable Drive Enclosure
Pros: - metal construction, both the carrier and frame are made from stainless steal with durable plastic guides and faceplates.
- reliable connections, over 2 years with every weekday swaps and no connectivity issues.
- floppy drive size, allows you to put it into those no longer used floppy bays.
- quality guide pin aligned docking connector
Cons: - key lock can be a little finicky sometimes
- lock bar that holds drive in place on one of our frames can sometimes not engage properly requiring the carrier to be pushed in a little more.
Other Thoughts: Your SATA controller should support hot swapping for best performance. We have two drive frames and 10 carriers for a two week rotating backup scheme. The only problem we have is that Windows Server 2003 will not treat SATA drives as removable media and always seems to have a hold on some file that was copied to the drive making it difficult to cleanly dismount a drive. Mostly it's a file that is not part of our backup data so I have had no trouble swapping drives without a clean dismount. This is not an issue with the enclosure as far as I know but rather with the way Windows treats SATA drives.READ FULL REVIEW