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Pros: - Have used this drive for >12 hours a day in a laptop without any issue.
- Greatly increased speed vs the standard laptop 5400rpm hdd.
- Reduced sound, heat and vibration from the laptop.
- Increased battery life (part from less use of fans to dissapate a hdds heat, part from lower power draw)
Other Thoughts: Thinner than a standard hdd, but included a spacer to allow for proper installation.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Have used these card to expand the number of ports for RAID5 arrays in media servers for several years without failure or any array dropouts.
Picked up on sale.
Cons: Would be nice if all four ports were stacked at the tail end of the card to make cable management a bit neater, but I am admittedly OCD about that.
Other Thoughts: Keep in mind that the attached devices will all share the PCI-E 2.0 throughput - about 500mb/s (minus overhead) in total. This means four SATA III, 6gb/s will get around 115 mb/s when being accessed simultaneously. Plenty for all but the most demanding of situations such as a high-demand webserver, but for the price it cant be beat.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works as advertised - have been using them 24/7 for over a year to power raspberry pi's running as media players. Have yet to have any overheat and/or fail.
Cons: None yet.READ FULL REVIEW