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Pros: Looks great and installed easily, I found it easiest to slide in after installing a 5.25" Blu-ray drive beneath the bay this unit was installed in. The red backplate makes it easy to spot the connector locations in the dark.

Cons: The lights on mine are flashing red non-stop regardless of the LED switch position, something is clearly faulty with my unit.

Other Thoughts: The manual for this product does not have any appendix with LED codes to indicate what the red flashing lights mean. I already swapped out all of the SATA data cables and SATA power cable, giving it a dedicated power cable from a different port off a modular power supply but no dice. I hate having to deal with RMA.

Rosewill RNX-N180UBEv2 - Wireless High Gain N300 Wi-Fi Adapter - IEEE 802.11b/g/n, (2T2R), Up to 300 Mbps Data Rates, USB 2.0 Cradle, 5 dBi High Power Antenna
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Small and compact device, fits into a laptop USB port with ease but is wide so it may block adjacent ports. The dongle also has an indicator light to show connectivity. Installation on Windows 8 was a simply matter of plugging it in to the laptop. Drivers automatically installed and the laptop automatically switched over to using the dongle. Wireless connections managed through the standard Windows 8 wireless control panel. Nothing needed to be installed manually for it to work.

Cons: A little wide so it may block adjacent USB ports on a laptop.

Other Thoughts: For the price I am extremely happy with this purchase. I went from getting 3-4 bars of signal strength to getting a full 5 bars constant. Installation on Win8 was a breeze (literally just plug it in). It also works with the EULA authorization my work's guest Wi-Fi requires before a connection establishes (kind of like when you go to a hotel and a webpage loads first that you have to accept an agreement on before the Internet access works).

RAIDMAX Seiran ATX-902WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Long term review 07/26/2014

This review is from: RAIDMAX Seiran ATX-902WB Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: 1.) 9 5.25" bays
2.) Handle on the top of the case
3.) Integrated feet that raise the case up
4.) Plenty of room for hiding cables
5.) Easy tool-less 5.25" bay installation
6.) Low cost for a lot of case

Cons: 1.) No cable management holes below the motherboard
2.) No cable management holes above the motherboard
3.) Needs more places to run zip-tie cables
4.) Side panel fan can't be used with some CPU coolers

Other Thoughts: I bought the red version of this case over a year ago for my home file server. Filled it with 2 iStarUSA 4x3 5.25" hard drive raid enclosures, 1 Blu-Ray drive, 1 DVD drive, and 1 5.25" hard drive bay for a removable SSD caddy. I just rebuilt the system with a new motherboard and changed the CPU cooler from a regular fan/heatsink, to a Corsair H60 watercooler. My experience over the year has been that this is a gorgeous case for very little money and one of the few cases with 9 fully usable 5.25" drive bays. As I mentioned in the cons, the only real issue with this case is a lack of more cable management holes, everything ends up getting crowded with the few holes provided. The biggest problem is of course the side panel fan. It sticks into the case and hits cables and gets in the way of any tall CPU coolers. It was completely unusable with a Corsair H60 watercooler mounted at the back of the case. There is no way to keep the hoses clear of the fully exposed fan blades. Thankfully, Raidmax included fan mounts on the side panel for a 120MM fan, so removing the larger fan and reusing the screws with a 120MM worked perfectly and had all the clearance necessary for the watercooler hoses. I would highly recommend this case for a file server if you want to fill the 5.25" bays with hard drive caddies. Also, checkout the iStarUSA caddies to go with it.


Patrick J.'s Profile

Display Name: Patrick J.

Date Joined: 10/17/05

  • Reviews: 34
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  • First Review: 03/01/06
  • Last Review: 07/10/16
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