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Pros: Reliable performance
Relatively easy battery replacement
Replacement batteries expensive
Other Thoughts: While both the base unit and consumables for this UPS can be a bit pricey, the performance matches the expense. This has run for 5+ years for me under a varying load between 500W and 1000W while using crummy municipal power. The cutover to battery gets tested pretty much daily on this thing with no ill effects to the downstream hardware.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: AM2 socket compatibility
Cons: High failure rate
Other Thoughts: The sudden price increase and the large number of "open box" specials on Newegg for this item suggest something about its reliability. I've not found another inexpensive AM2 board, so it may be just about time to move on to AM3 instead.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It's pretty.
The 50% off Cyber Monday special deal was great!
Cons: SATA compatibility problems prevent it from working for me
Other Thoughts: It won't work with my ancient Nforce3 motherboard.
I can't blame the drive, I falsely assumed that the SATA optical drive spec was ratified from the beginning of SATA rather than repeating the mistakes of the old PATA/ATAPI optical drives.
Unfortunately it seems the SATA standards body did not learn from the lessons of their predecessors. My motherboard won't accept any SATA optical disk. Bummer for me.