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Pros: Inexpensive solid case for a micro-ATX setup. I needed one that could support 2 hard drives and it handles them fine. Easy to assemble parts in it. 250W power supply seems to work fine (I did have to replace it in a second system I built with a more powerful graphics card).
Cons: The rear case fan is loud!
Other Thoughts: I actually stopped using the rear case fan, and the system temperature holds steady at about 35C no matter what I throw at it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: VMware Fusion (Old Version)
Pros: Works great to get not only Windows on a Mac, but also to virtualize Linux and other compatible operating systems. I use it primarily to run one game under XP Pro. I tried Parallels first, but my game didn't run on that.
Cons: Umm, it's not free?
Other Thoughts: The one game I bought this for causes all sorts of nasty lockups when I try to run it in Unity view, but Unity works seamlessly otherwise.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: areca ARC-1160 PCI-X 64bit/133MHz SATA II (3.0Gb/s) PCI-X to SATA II Controller Card
Pros: Does what it says, and is easy to configure and set up. I used it as a RAID 6 with 10x500GB disks in Fedora Core 7.
Cons: This is probably a critique of the SATA cable connector, but when plugging cables along the back side of the board, it's easy for them to slide out, especially when they are stacked one on top of another. I thought I had a bad disk once, but it was just an unplugged cable that slipped out of its connector.
Other Thoughts: Fortunately, it does background building and rebuilds, so you can work on the RAID array while it works behind the scenes. Otherwise, it will take all night to build them.READ FULL REVIEW