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Pros: Fantastic graphical performance
-I am able to play games like Tera in great quality at 24 fps over my home network.
-There is no noticeable lag when moving the mouse/using the keyboard. Video updates nearly instantly.
Audio quality is excellent.
-Sounds no different than playing directly from the computer.
-Stays perfectly in sync with the video.
Remote USB is very handy.
-Plug in a USB hard drive and access files (don't expect full speed however, it operates at USB 1.1 speeds).
Dual Monitor support is great.
-I had a movie playing on one, and a game on the other. At this point, some video compression artifacts made their way in, but the overall experience is not degraded by it.
No software client.
-You must use a hardware PCoIP client with these cards, which will add another few hundred bucks to your total cost.
-It performs well over low bandwidth connections, but don't expect to play games or watch HD movies over your cell phone. When running games this maxes out the client pulling 220 mbps. Yes, megabits.
-I have not tried playing games over wireless. All of my networking is gigabit wired.
Other Thoughts: I will buy more of these in the future. Yes, they are expensive, but they make for a nice clean desk area, with absolutely no noise from your fans cooling your computer that is safely tucked away by your networking equipment.
Overall, I am perfectly satisfied with my purchase of this as well as a the Dell zero client to go along with it. I've found the brand really doesn't matter as the heart of these devices is the Teradici chips that they all share.
Pros: Overall I am very happy with these enclosures.
-Very low price for a SAS connected drive array.
-Quite fast with a good RAID controller.
-Very expandable by chaining units.
-Support for 2 RAID cards in host.
-Stable (We have been using them in a production environment for about 3 months now and have had no issues).
-Standard ATX power supplies are easily obtainable in the event of a failure.
-Solid construction with thick steel panels.
-Decent airflow (could be better, but does keep drives decently cool).
-Support for SSDs or other 2.5 inch drives
-Supports both SATA and SAS drives
Cons: We have purchased 3 of them so far and have encountered various small issues with them as reported by other users. For example:
In one unit the drive activity LEDs did not work with the corresponding drives. Further inspection showed that the cables were connected with the wrong headers inside the case. This took about 5 minutes to fix by ensuring that the SAS cables and port numbers corresponded to the LED cables and port numbers.
In another box, I had one of the phantom port issues with a specific port not responding. I opened the enclosure to find that the SAS cable in question was not plugged in all the way. Tightening the connection made the port respond just like all of the others.
I didn't remove any eggs as the issues I had were trivial and easily fixed.
Other Thoughts: Many people have reported having issues with this enclosure, and I have to say that this is the first time I have ever left a review. I found that this product is getting a bad wrap. It really is a good unit if you know what you are doing and can open it up and diagnose things a bit.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Jordan G.
Date Joined: 12/02/10
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