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This review is from: BYTECC BRACKET-250 2.5" HDD/SSD Metal Mounting Kit
Pros: It did come with screws for mounting to case and to SSD and it is sturdy metal with a nice black finish. BUT...
Cons: 1) The side mounting holes for the PC case are too small (M3)
2) The side mounting holes are 5mm from where they should be for a standard case location. In my case, 5mm too high in the bracket. No, flipping the bracket upside down does not solve anything.
Other Thoughts: If the 3.5" drive location in your case has no lip or lower restriction so that you can move it five mm down, then this might work for you.
If you're not 100% certain, do not buy it.
Pros: The CPU can be swapped out, but I found the performance was pretty good the way it is.
The front door panel is much improved over the previous model and it does lock.
Access to memory and SATA connectors is much easier than the previous model.
Cons: The price is $75 too high. Maybe worse.
The one and only power connector available is a FLOPPY power connector.
There are only 2 memory slots.
The 1 stick of proprietary ECC memory included is only 2GB. This server will run non-HP unbuffered ECC RAM but won't show it on the BIOS screen and I can't be certain that the RAM is working correctly/optimally in ECC mode or not.
I can tell you that it would not run my non-ECC memory.
Other Thoughts: The previous model had power supply and rear fan problems. I know because I bought a lot of them and had to replace these parts a year later .However, it was fairly simple to do on the previous model., On this new version, it won't be as easy if necessary.
My next will Dell or Lenovo.
Pros: It has a Xeon processor.
Cons: Two big problems:
1) The one I got is used, not new. "open-box"
2) There is only 1 mount for a 3.5 hard drive
The case is flimsy and internal cabling is unorganized
*Minus three stars.
Other Thoughts: I'm returning it. Apparently someone else got this one, opened it and discovered it only had 1 mount for a 3.5 hard drive and then sent it back without making a note of it in here.READ FULL REVIEW
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