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Synology RKS1314 Rail Kit
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs 10/28/2014

This review is from: Synology RKS1314 Rail Kit

Pros: They work, are sturdy, and they are quick rails. Most models are toolless, and they include the screws for those that aren't.

Cons: The clips are a bit fiddly, and the slides feel a bit cheap. They don't slide quite as smooth as they ought to, and they don't have clips to retain the unit in the rack, unlike most OEM server rails. Not terrible, but for the price I expect better.

Other Thoughts: Overpriced! Oh well, if you need them, you need them. Still, there's no reason that Synology shouldn't include these - it stands to reason that if you have a rackmount NAS, you're going to be needing the rails.

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Tripp Lite 2 ft. Heavy-Duty 12AWG Power Cable, IEC-320-C19 to IEC-320-C20 Model P036-002
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It's a cable. Conducts electricity quite well.

Cons: Does not make me sandwiches.

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ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very, very nice board. You don't really do any better than this. Tri-SLI plus an extra x8 slot for a SAS controller (or quad-SLI), LGA 2011, Xeon friendly, runs ECC memory without complaint. The onboard POST readout is a nice touch.

I suppose a second NIC would have been nice, but I can see how they may not have had any PCIe lanes to spare... still, the absolute best LGA2011 board that there is.

Cons: Docking an egg for it's lack of granular controls - the last board I had was an Intel Siler, I miss being able to define fan behaviour with total flexibility per port, and the Intel tuning utility was a lot cleaner and easier to deal with.

Also, I wish that the board was geared a bit more towards stability than O-M-G UBERCLOCKING. It's running $2000 worth of chippery, Intel knows what they are doing and if it was possible to make this stuff *reliably* faster they would already be doing it.

Other Thoughts: My board shipped with the "Liquid Nitrogen" jumper enabled, and it would hang on POST quite often before I caught it. I mean, really. LN2? Sounds like a totally insane way to torture very expensive kit to death to me.

The POST readout is in a bit of an awkward spot, most top-mount PSU installs will have cables running over it; would have been nice to see some kind of remote mount for this.

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Matthew S.'s Profile

Display Name: Matthew S.

Date Joined: 06/28/11

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 08/14/11
  • Last Review: 10/28/14
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