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Antec P280 Black Aluminum / Steel Super Mid Tower Computer Case
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Adequate Case, Overpriced 09/29/2015

This review is from: Antec P280 Black Aluminum / Steel Super Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Large grommets and backside opening for cable routing.
Uniform coloring (all black).
Easily accessible/removable filters for cleaning.
Dedicated slots for two SSDs
Good space for HDDs
USB 3.0 ports
Strong magnet to hold the front cover

Cons: Somewhat cheap construction. Coming from the P182 this case felt and is definitely cheaper in design and construction than what Antec used to make.

Case feet are cheaply made and can easily fall off or break. Front door feels cheap.

Power and reset buttons are oddly placed on top away from front panel.

Drive cage is not removable.

120mm fans instead of 140 (given the current market of cases and this price, it's a valid gripe).

Sound dampening compared to the Antec P180 series is horrible, but those cases were built like tanks.

Recently, my audio jacks broke (I was plugging in a pair of headphones and they just fell into the case).

Other Thoughts: I bought this case in 2012, iirc. At the time it was a pretty good case, but it has not aged well at all compared to other offerings out there. Other brands have popped up and become popular such as NZXT and Fractal that offer a **much** better value at lower price points. Unless you can buy this case for cheaper than a similar Fractal, NZXT, CM, etc (and unless you're enamored with the design), I'd recommend against getting this case.

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1 out of 5 eggs Read Speed Bug in Drive 09/18/2014

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO 2.5" 1TB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TE1T0BW

Pros: Really fast at first, lots of SSD space

Cons: There's an issue or something in the drive, hopefully in firmware that causes old files to be super slow (under 50MB/s). If you check out either reddit or the forums, they are documenting the issue. Until Samsung releases a fix, DO NOT buy this drive.

WD Red 4TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD40EFRX
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: If you can get these drives to last a month, they seem to be okay. Has a lot of the 'NAS' features -- i.e., reliable query response times and compensation for drive vribration

Cons: Super high DOA rate. I was looking to get 4 drives over the course of a couple of month. Two out of the four I bought were DOA.

Other Thoughts: Do NOT accept any fault in these drives on arrival. Even if you notice the temperature is running above average, I would recommend RMA'ing it. WD's quality control must be abysmal for this level of DOA's to occur


Murad K.'s Profile

Display Name: Murad K.

Date Joined: 08/02/02

  • Reviews: 21
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  • First Review: 07/30/06
  • Last Review: 09/29/15
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