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This review is from: NETGEAR RND2110-100NAS 1TB ReadyNAS Duo 2-bay Network Storage (NAS)
Pros: Easy to use; replaced drives with 2TB Seagate ones, now three years in and no problems at all. Device monitors itself, emails me if it ever has a hiccup, cough or tummyache. Gives off no heat, usb ports easy to use to transfer files from thumbdrives. Good support on netgear forums.
Cons: Older versions MUST have their firmware updated, and you must update your raidar and radiator versions as well, or nothing will work correctly. Once done, everything works seamlessly and you have multi TB capacity. Netgear official support sucks. However, they have reps who monitor the support forums, and it seems that there are lots of other users out there who are IT professionals who know what they are doing, so it's easy to get information.
Other Thoughts: I own two of these, purchase the second after having the first for two years with no problems. If you want to use these as backups, just buy extra drives identical to the ones in the nas and switch out the drive on the right hand side of the device. The nas will format it and copy everything from the left side drive onto the new one during normal use, you'll never even know it's busy other than the little flashing light indicator. Terrific product.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SYBA SD-PEX40044 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) RAID Caddy Controller Card
Pros: I installed this in a new windows 7 enterprise box that had limited sata ports before re-installing windows. On installation windows found the device and installed drivers for it, and it worked from the start. Motherboard is: Intel 1155 ATX - BOXDH77KC if that helps. 2 years later everything is still working fine. Drives used are 1 240 GB Sandisk ssd and 1 480 GB Samsung 840,
Cons: Of course, it does take up two slots, but the only other options would be to make the card twice as long but narrower. If you're out of sata ports and need more drives, hopefully you have a tower case that also has a MB that has enough slots. Of course you could always run a pci-e extension and mount this card off of the motherboard if absolutely necessary. Other than the width, no cons that I'm aware of.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Sliding cover, easy to use, fast.
Cons: Needs a hole big enough to put a NORMAL keychain through on it. This isn't rocket science, guys. The most convenient place to put these things is on our keychains, and not with a piece of fishing line as an extension either.READ FULL REVIEW