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AMS DS-524SSBK 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Solid - perhaps too solid? 01/22/2015

This review is from: AMS DS-524SSBK 2.5" x4 SATA Backplane Module

Pros: * The chassis is extremely durable.
* I've seen no connectivity problems whatsoever.
* Looks very slick inside the case.

Cons: * It was a tight fit in my 2u Norco case, but these things will happen. Fitting another above it would take a good deal more effort, though.
* The plastic drive caddies are flimsy. None have broken on me, but if you anticipate switching them out frequently, you should look elsewhere.
* There are (or were) cheaper options for products like this.
* Another manufacturer of external hot swap bays, another key to lose :( Standardize already!

powercom KIN-1500APRM 1500 VA 900 Watts 6 Outlets UPS
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Solid, gigantic UPS 01/21/2015

This review is from: powercom KIN-1500APRM 1500 VA 900 Watts 6 Outlets UPS

Pros: - NUT can talk to it
- Solid construction
- Seems to run for a long time*

* Running a quad core Xeon, Avoton C2350, 15+ HDDs and other peripheral gear

Cons: - Little info available?

Other Thoughts: Seems like a great rackmount UPS. Haven't put it through its paces really. It used to live in my bedroom - in terms of loudness, I don't think this guy contributed much to the din of the little stack of rackmount gear I was running, but I'm telling you right now that you don't want to keep rackmount stuff in your bedroom.

Recently I got an actual rack to put everything in - the ~15U Norco one, haven't tried to use any rails but it seems great. If I lost everything in a fire today I'd get another of these Powercoms in a heatbeat. After the new clothes and pets and all that.

There was one time when we lost power in the middle of the night and the Powercom started screeching, I ran up like a crazy person and told ZFS to die and go to hell and switched off the power to the Powercom, and everything lost power and the din stopped. All files were fine, I learned to separate datacenter from bedroom, YMMV :)

When I was finally racking all the rackmount stuff, at one point I unplugged the entire rack and carted it around for fun, with the servers still running, just off the Powercom power. All was good, for 15 minutes or so before I plugged it all back in.

I'm no datacenter pro and I have nothig objective for you, but this unit seems solid.

ASRock C216 WS ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1155 Intel C216 DDR3 1600/1333/1066
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs RE: Good mobo, some issues UPDATE!! 11/27/2013

This review is from: ASRock C216 WS ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1155 Intel C216 DDR3 1600/1333/1066



Other Thoughts: The motherboard WORKS with UNBUFFERED memory, NOT with registered! I switched the two around in my other review! Sorry for the confusion!!


Matthew C.'s Profile

Display Name: Matthew C.

Date Joined: 06/12/05

  • Reviews: 20
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  • First Review: 01/30/09
  • Last Review: 01/22/15
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