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This review is from: Logitech G930 USB Connector Circumaural Wireless Gaming Headset
Pros: *Great sound (even the 7.1)
*Comfortable to wear
*Mic sounds perfect
*G-Keys are awesome (Volume control is a plus)
*Great battery life
*Didn't have to install a thing (Logitech Gaming Software did it for me)
It muffles most outside sound (Car horns, Airplanes, kids screaming, Honda engines revving to 7k+), But still i can hear when someone calls my name. It blocks out just enough, but not too much.
Cons: It is ever-so-slightly, tiny bit, not even a real problem "hefty". It is a bit of a heavy headset. Then again my old set was so old and flimsy i'm probably just not used to it.
It seams kind of fragile, Then again it's on my head, Which can also be considered "fragile". So far no problems and i wear it while i do everything at night.
Other Thoughts: This is probably the BEST wireless headset you can get for the price. Made by a good company, feels like you got what you paid for.
If you think you might like it, you will. JUST BUY ONE
This review is from: SUPERMICRO AOC-SAT2-MV8 64-bit PCI-X133MHz SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card
Pros: *Adds 8 SATA-II Ports to you're PCI-X (133Mhz) Equipped Server.
*Has pretty LEDs for Drive/Activity (With Pin-outs for added LEDs!)
*Works with Ubuntu Server 10.04.4 x86
*100+ MB/s to SATA-II Drives
*Option for low-profile
*Software RAID or JBOD
*Server is now 20% "Cooler"
Took a bit of working to get it to show up (My BIOS was hiding the card's BIOS screen), but got it installed and was 100% plug-and-play for my OS (Didn't install a single thing!)
Right now i am running 4x SATA/SATA-II drives in a JBOD configuration (soon to be 8x!).
I am currently running this in my home server, which has the duties of backups, streaming music/video, A TeamSpeak 3 server, and a minecraft server (Just to name a few). So far i have had no problems and it looks to be a great little card for this type of thing.
Cons: The ONLY thing i don't like is that the SATA ports on the back are upside-down. So it makes it a bit difficult to wire-tie the cables together, but even knowing that i would still buy 100 more if i had the money :)
Other Thoughts: My motherboard isn't the newest thing on the block (Intel SE7501BR2), but this card works great and adds the much needed SATA ports to this board. I get around 100MB/s transfer over Gigabit using SAMBA, which puts my 42MB/s i got with my other to shame.
If you're looking for a PCI-X RAID/JBOD card with 8 SATA-II ports, look no further. This is the best (and only) PCI-X SATA-II card with 8 ports for under $100.
This review is from: XIGMATEK CCA-EMFCB-U01 4 in 3 HDD Cage Extra Hard Drive Bay
Pros: *It fits 4x 3.5" hard drive in the space of 3 5.25" drives
*Has a nice large (120mm) fan
*Seems to be built well
Keeps my drives at 30°c pretty consistently (My 1TB is at 28°c). I had no problem swapping out for a different colored fan, and even tho some people had trouble getting the drives in Because of the rubber spacers, i had no problem at all (The trick is to go slow).
I am using it an older server case that has these weird mounting brackets, but Had no problem getting it in and mounter securely.
Cons: The spacing between the drives is about 1/8", and the top drive is 2° hotter than the other 2 (33°c). I would have gone for a 3 drive configuration, however i have not tried running 4 drives and testing the temps. So it may not even be an issue.
I actually had trouble getting this into another xigmatek case! The front mesh drive covers on the case will not go back in from the front, and there is a fan cage in the back. leaving me no room to get it back in.
Other Thoughts: I am very happy with it. Now i can eliminate another file server all together and as a result, keep my room (and drives) much cooler this summer.
Also, would NOT recommend this for a case that has mesh drive covers, or one without a front door. This was most likely designed for cases with mesh fronts, but the light leaking through is just to ugly. If you do buy it for a mesh front case, go with a regular fan or a dimmer LED (Red, Blue, purple), stay out of the middle range of the light spectrum (Green, yellow, pink, WHITE).