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Rosewill RX35-AT-SU BLK Aluminum 3.5
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3 out of 5 eggs Works and inexpensive 05/26/2016

This review is from: Rosewill RX35-AT-SU BLK Aluminum 3.5" Black SATA USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: Works for me but I am using it as and external drive for Dish receiver. The receiver recognizes, initializes and reads and writes to it with no issues.

Cons: Had three from almost 2 years to about 1 1/2 years and one quit on it me. I think it is the power supply which is pretty minimal but the drive is still good and worked fine in another enclosure.

Other Thoughts: If you have this in some kind of critical service I would buy a spare because the life of the power supply may in question. They are cheap enough that this should not be a problem. I am not using this with Win10 so I cannot address those issues directly but when I was troubleshooting the failure I plugged the drive in an SATA port and since it was in a non-windows file system it did not get assigned a drive letter but it did show up in Disk Management so I would guess if it were initialized and formatted on a Win10 system it probably would work.

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iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS-BLACK 2 x 5.25
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5 out of 5 eggs Hits every requirement of mine 05/23/2016

This review is from: iStarUSA BPN-DE230SS-BLACK 2 x 5.25" to 3 x 3.5" SAS/SATA Trayless Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: It works, it looks nice and it installs very easily. It is nice to have both the power and the SATA signal cables on the same side (the side with the removable computer case panel). No tools at all required to mount drives in the bays. They seemed to have thought of everything. The clearances are a little looser than other similar products so it is fairly easy to insert the drives without hanging up. Personally I like that it came clean with no USB ports or anything other than what I needed, a three bay removable drive case. I have been using it for several weeks now and no problems to report.

Cons: I think the fingers that push the drive off the socket is plastic so I would advise not using any significant force to open a bay. Fortunately the force required to unplug a drive is not excessive. I have seen some that you could suspend the drive off the sockets!

Other Thoughts: Others have complained about the fan noise but I don't hear it myself even on high but I come from the "old school" that believes you don't have enough fans if the case isn't hovering just off the floor. I have had it only for a couple of weeks but unless there is some long term reliability problem, it should do what I need for a long time. I mainly use it for back ups, testing drives, building new systems, and for moving files to new drives before permanently installing them.

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SYBA SI-PEX40064 PCI-Express 2.0 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) Controller Card
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5 out of 5 eggs First cheap 4X SATA card that works 05/08/2016

This review is from: SYBA SI-PEX40064 PCI-Express 2.0 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) Controller Card

Pros: It worked right out of the box. Plug and play with no issues with Win7 64 bit on a Asrock X79 EXtreme 7 MB. Ditto on an ASRock Z170 MB with Win 10 64 bit.

Cons: I am not using it for RAID but others seem to have made it work well for that - just not something I needed.

Other Thoughts: Works best with the INTEL Standard, SATA AHCI controller. I would advise not installing the Marvel drivers. I have been looking for a long time for a 4X SATA card that does not cost an arm and a leg that is reliable and this one is! Using just for JBOD. Speed was not an issue for me either but it is within 80% what my MB SATA III controllers do.

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