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This review is from: Adaptec SCSI Card 29320ALP-R 2253600-R PCI-X HostRAID RAID 0, 1,10 Card, Single
Pros: We use these in our servers that we want to seperate hard drives and external SCSI devices. We run HP Proliant DL380 G2 through G5 models. All of them have the HP SmartArray card in them which works great for the internal SCSI hard drives. But when we needed to hook up our external tape library we needed a new SCSI interface. From a suggestion of the vendor we bought this card. With some setup necessary it worked great. Grabbed the newest drives off the net and the thing screams.
Cons: Does not natively support multiple LUNs. You must enter into the BIOS setup for the card and enable it for which SCSI ID you want to have multiple LUNs... this confused us for awhile when the Tape Drive would show up in Device Manager... well it should be a Tape Drive, Tape Library, and Tape Loader all there. Because it uses multiple LUNs it needs that option to be turned on.
Most SCSI devices today take advantage of Multiple LUNs. The only thing that doesn't are hard drives, my guess is they build this thinking most people are buying it for Hard Disks and not other things but have the support in there anyway just not the default. Most likely it gives you better performance for the majority of single LUN devices.
Other Thoughts: This is a great and affordable card! Cheers!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Great Card, at it's realease time ran all games at full with a matching quality system.
Cons: Card tends to get very hot with stock cooler. I talked with some people who had sucess with adding a fanless cooler for it, but it didn't seem worth the money.
Other Thoughts: Now adays it doesn't lead the pack anymore but it'll do it's job well into 2008 for running games at medium settings at the least.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Ordered first pair a year ago when i built my machine. Runs great in an ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe mobo.
Cons: Ordered second pair last week, put in to match first pair. BIOS says 4gig installed 3 gigs usable. Vista x64 throws up on itself with a BSOD "Memory Management". When i try to view system properties the amount of ram is "Unknown"....
Other Thoughts: Why the hell would a matching pair not work?! I'm not blaming the RAM acutally, the ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe has gotten really bad reviews with memory compatability, even with the sticks that they say it's compatabile with. I would take this up with ASUS if it was in the compatible list but in this case i'm just going to return and try a different pairREAD FULL REVIEW