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This review is from: SANS DIGITAL EliteSTOR ES424X12 JBOD (RAID is supported by additional RAID card) 24 Hot-Swappable 3.5" Drive Bay 3.5" Drive Bays HD Mini-SAS / SFF-8644 4U 24 Bay 12G SAS/SATA to SAS JBOD with 12G SAS Expander Rackmount
Pros: Newly designed locking trays are good with separate power and activity LEDs. Unit is not too loud since they use 120 mm fans.
Cons: I was expecting 3 hot swap power supplies according to the Newegg pix and specs as well as the Sans Digital pix and specs. But there are only 2. I contacted Sans Digital and they said I could send them the entire unit and they would send me back a unit with 2 power supplies (the case/PS's are not compatible). I asked them to just send me a 3rd power supply of the new version (so I could have it on hand) since that's what they specced and advertised and what I paid for, but they refused and only offered to sell me one. So if you're expecting triple redundancy, you will NOT get it from this product.
Other Thoughts: Despite the power supply issue, this is a good product. 3 ports for expanding. Works very well with my Areca card and RHEL7 system.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This card worked fine for a month, then has this problem:
After approximately 37 minutes, every recording will get pixelation problems making the video and audio unwatchable. Every single time. If you change channels and then change back the picture is fine.
Cons: I have Ceton's 4 tuner card and this 6 tuner card. The 4 tuner card works fine. So I email Ceton support with the logs generated by their utility, This 6 tuner card reports 50,000 demod and SNR errors, while the 4 tuner card does not. I have swapped the cards into the same slot, with the same cable dongle and the same physical cable. I have even put both cards into another computer with the same results.
Ceton support will not budge and tells me the issue is with my cable company. Alright well why isnt the 4 tuner card reporting errors with my cable company? They do not use simple logic or common sense.
Ceton tells me they do not make the 4 tuner card anymore. That's a shame. I had 2 of them, one that dies after 2 years, and another going strong 2 years+.
I had Time Warner cable out to my house to replace every single splitter in the house, run new cable from the outside box to my house, install a new signal amp and check my signal to the Ceton cards. TWC noted this was all fine and no other devices have an issue.
Other Thoughts: While it is very tempting to buy a 6 tuner card that is billed as working with your cable company, it is not worth it. Under obvious hardware issues, Ceton will not honor their warranty. I'm out $250. Don't be any sucker like me.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Fits great in a 4U rackmount case. Professional looking (vs looking like some Overclocker's toy). As stated, fits well with RAM. Blows rearward towards the back of your case vs Intel's stock cooler which blows up but not out.
Cons: none at all, does what it is asked to.
Other Thoughts: I have installed 3 of these so far. One on a dual Xeon rig, and another in a 2011-V3 server, both in Rosewill 4U rackmount cases. Not a single problem during the install. And doesn't take up too much space. A good alternative for your professional server builds.READ FULL REVIEW