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Intel RAID Controller Card SATA/SAS PCI-E x8 8internal ports (SASUC8I)
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Great controller for Linux based file servers. I've been running this controller attached to 8 1TB drives in one of my file servers since Sep-2011 with no problems. Works great with N82E16816116099 - 3Ware SFF8087 cables. I run the card as an 8-port JBOD and use software RAID and it has worked very well for me thus far. I can stream 4 1080p movies simultaneously while still conducting light duty file server tasks (backups running over WAN link, NFS mounts from many sources etc).

Cons: This controller card isn't going to win any races. Not the fastest but consistent and reliable.

Other Thoughts: While not the fastest card out there (on-board controller actually seems a little faster) it can't be beat at this price point. I wish I there was a PCI-E Gen 2 model with 6Gbps link speed at a similar price point. If one doesn't show, I'll go ahead and pick up 1-2 more of these for my next file server build out.

CORSAIR ValueSelect 16GB (2 x 8G) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Laptop Memory Model CMSO16GX3M2A1333C9
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This kit works flawlessly in my Lenovo T420

Cons: It's not a 32GB kit?

Other Thoughts: Running VMs on my laptops is considerably less painful now!

Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series 120GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MKNSSDAT120GB-DX
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Installed in my Lenovo T420 with no problems. Price for this drive was reasonable. Allows me to run a second 2.5" SSD in my 14" laptop which is awesome.

Cons: Not as fast as the 240GB 2.5" Chronos drive. I suspect this may be due to the fact that it is a 120GB drive and not a 240GB. Sequential write of an 18GiB file using a 1MiB block size averaged 267 MB/s. Not bad, but about half the speed of the larger Chronos drive.

Other Thoughts: Wish I had purchased the 240GB drive, but as an OS drive, I think this will work well.


Arthur E.'s Profile

Display Name: Arthur E.

Date Joined: 06/02/04

  • Reviews: 53
  • Helpfulness: 21
  • First Review: 09/05/08
  • Last Review: 10/22/12
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