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Solid Gear FLEX / Mini ITX 220 Watt Power Supply (SDGR-FLEX220) High efficiency Switching Technology,  40mm Ball-Bearing Fan. Dimension 6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It fits.

Cons: Died in less than 24 hours!

Other Thoughts: Purchased this to replace an already dead PSU in my step-daughter's desktop. What a disappointment to fix her computer only to have it die in less than 24 hours...LESS THAN 24 HOURS!!! Before anyone jumps to the obvious and say it was probably some other hardware that was bad since it was the second PSU...I ran this setup with a reputable ATX PSU externally for days without any problems. Sick and tired of these garbage FLEX PSU's. I decided to replace the case so that I can fit a standard ATX PSU inside.

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StarTech.com USB 3.0 eSATA Dual 3.5 SATA III Hard Drive RAID Enclosure with UASP and Fan (S3520WU33ER)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Has a small footprint, solid construction and, when loaded with drives, has some wight to it.

Cons: Operation selection of the unit can be cumbersome.

Other Thoughts: I really have nothing bad to say...StarTech has been and will always be my "go to" company for oddball accessories. I had to knock one egg off because of the setup procedure. It should be noted that this is no fault of the product, but of the user manual; or rather lack of. It took some messing around with to get the operation selection I wanted. In short, I discovered that you need it connected to something upon power-on in order for the change to commit. Otherwise it will simply spin down the drives. I was going for a RAID-1 setup and I kept seeing only one drive (as in the actual drive model number) versus seeing it as a RAID device (using eSATA and my controller does not support port multiplication). The best way I found out (if you don't have hot swap support) is to turn on your computer, halt it at the BIOS screen to suspend boot-up. At this point, change the selection switch to the mode you want, hold the "set" button, power-on the unit and release the "set" button. After about five seconds or so, just Ctrl-Alt-Del you computer to restart it and your BIOS should detect it as the new setup. In my case, it changed from the actual hard drive model number (JBOD) to "ATA SSI H/W RAID1 Device". Port multiplier support is only required for JBOD as all other methods are transparent to the BIOS and they never need to see the actual hard drives behind the unit. All other things considered, this is by far a great product. I own two of the black units and one of the white ones. StarTech also makes the black one in a NAS version that swaps the eSATA port for a NIC. They recently released a 4-bay model of the black unit (it only supports JBOD though). I'll probably be in the market for a couple of the 4-bay units for adding attentional drives to my NAS4Free box since hardware RAID is not required. In summation, I would highly recommend this product for the price point it is at.

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StarTech S3520BU33ER 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs StarTech Never Disappoints 10/12/2014

This review is from: StarTech S3520BU33ER 3.5" Black SATA III 2-Bay RAID Enclosure with UASP

Pros: Has a small footprint, solid construction and, when loaded with drives, has some wight to it.

Cons: Operation selection of the unit can be cumbersome.

Other Thoughts: I really have nothing bad to say...StarTech has been and will always be my "go to" company for oddball accessories. I had to knock one egg off because of the setup procedure. It should be noted that this is no fault of the product, but of the user manual; or rather lack of. It took some messing around with to get the operation selection I wanted. In short, I discovered that you need it connected to something upon power-on in order for the change to commit. Otherwise it will simply spin down the drives. I was going for a RAID-1 setup and I kept seeing only one drive (as in the actual drive model number) versus seeing it as a RAID device (using eSATA and my controller does not support port multiplication). The best way I found out (if you don't have hot swap support) is to turn on your computer, halt it at the BIOS screen to suspend boot-up. At this point, change the selection switch to the mode you want, hold the "set" button, power-on the unit and release the "set" button. After about five seconds or so, just Ctrl-Alt-Del you computer to restart it and your BIOS should detect it as the new setup. In my case, it changed from the actual hard drive model number (JBOD) to "ATA SSI H/W RAID1 Device". Port multiplier support is only required for JBOD as all other methods are transparent to the BIOS and they never need to see the actual hard drives behind the unit. All other things considered, this is by far a great product. I own two of the black units and one of the white ones. StarTech also makes the black one in a NAS version that swaps the eSATA port for a NIC. They recently released a 4-bay model of the black unit (it only supports JBOD though). I'll probably be in the market for a couple of the 4-bay units for adding attentional drives to my NAS4Free box since hardware RAID is not required. In summation, I would highly recommend this product for the price point it is at.

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Display Name: Luke M.

Date Joined: 07/24/03

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  • First Review: 07/30/16
  • Last Review: 07/30/16
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