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Pros: Great price for an i5 processor laptop. Mine came in looking almost new. The battery seems to hold a charge. Everything seems to work properly. Screen is sharp although next to my 15" laptop it looks tiny. It's a pretty darn good deal if you get one of the good ones. It came with Win7 Pro x32 installed on it. It has 4 USB ports, an eSATA port and a firewire port.
Cons: One thing didn't work as delivered and that was the SD Card reader. I'm not sure if it is really broken or just improperly configured. For my purposes the SD slot doesn't matter although once our corporate Win7 Enterprise x64 is installed I'll know more.
The hard drive is fairly small (160 GB) and the RAM is only adequate (4GB). There are no USB 3 ports or HDMI port.
Other Thoughts: This is a pretty darn good deal for a pretty good laptop at $278 shipped. While it is a i5 processor, it's only a Gen1 Arrandale i5-520M. Still pretty powerful for the money though.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NORCO RPC-4020 4U Rackmount Server Chassis w/ 20 Hot-swappable SATA/SAS Drive Bays
Pros: High drive density. Low cost. Good build quality. No sharp edges. Lots of air flow. Lots of room inside for motherboards, PSUs and controller cards.
Cons: Found it somewhat strange that one of the two front USB ports was labeled as USB 3.0 when it was clearly wired up on the same header cable as the USB 2.0.
Other Thoughts: My top backplane is just fine. Since I'm only using four drives on the top backplane right now that's all I can test. Also, to all those who say this is a bad case, just remember it's not a SuperMicro case that cost $1200. It's a Norco that cost $300. You won't get cut up during the build and you'll end up with good, high capacity file server. To those complaining about the noise, it's a SERVER case for 20 drives. Fans to cool 20 tightly packed drives make noise. Even an expensive 20 bay SuperMicro case makes noise. If you're lookig for whisper quiet cases then don't look at high density cases.
At this point if I needed to build another large capacity file server I would hesitate to buy another of these cases.
Pros: These things work with no drama. They have pretty good range, a decent OS, and NEVER wedge. They just keep on keepin on with the Wifi.
Cons: So far none.
Other Thoughts: At my company we started installing a guest Wifi installation using a hodgepodge of routers we bought over the years. But the calls would come in fairly frequently about Wifi not working or being really slow in some part of the building. So Id have to go and unplug and plug in router xxx and everything would work for awhile. Then I bought a ASUS RT-N12B1 for my home. It worked so well that I decided to replace the entire guest network at work with them. The guest network is now so solid that none of my bosses have questions the expense. That's what I call a great purchase.
BTW, half of the units I bought were refurbs.