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This review is from: ASUS Z9PE-D16 SSI EEB Server Motherboard Dual LGA 2011 DDR3 1600
Pros: Good feature set, 4 LANs. Using for VPS hosts on a Debian Xen "Dom0". Everything seems well-supported in Linux.
Cons: Slow to post. I have read that the BMC controller may be the cause. Failed to boot after an emergency, even after selecting a valid bootable SSD drive, until we moved drives around and back. Unfortunately multiple reboots to debug this failure meant an hour of slow posts and a long downtime period.
Other Thoughts: Have yet to try the PIKE RAID option but will be installing one soon.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Good power supply
Cons: The power supply is larger than the reported 5.9" with dimension, and larger than the associated 150mm width ATX specification. Therefore the power supply does not fit through my purchased Lian-Li case opening, which is 151mm. The width is partly due to ridges added for visual effect.
I'm sorry, but Corsair does not get to decide that their power supplies can be larger than the ATX specification. They also don't get to report 5.9" width when it's actually 5 15/16". I may therefore decide to return the power supply if I can't used it in my case.
Other Thoughts: Really disappointing. Corsair should be mocked for not being able to use a ruler.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Excellent drive, very fast. For most people this will be an excellent choice for SSD.
Cons: Glaring flaw affecting certain server configuration: this SSD does not provide drive activity status through SATA power "pin 11". Enclosures with drive activity LEDs will not show that the SSD is being accessed, making this SSD not very desirable for those using enclosures and backplanes, such as for servers where the backplane gets its drive activity status from the drive rather from the controller.
Other Thoughts: Not providing drive activity status is really just Samsung cutting corners. Perhaps it is a firmware issue, but more likely it's a limitation of the hardware.READ FULL REVIEW