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Pros: This case is huge. Bigger than most people would even entertain. However I love this case. Not only does it look great but it is really well thought out and the finish is fantastic. If you were ever evicted from your home you would always have a place to live.
Cons: Don't buy this if your space is limited or you like your computer to be the size of a Mac Book Air.
Other Thoughts: This case is for people like me. The all round IT guy and general computer enthusiast. My company uses this workstation as a real work horse (and perhaps some gaming). Consequently it is full of stuff. This case makes it real easy to keep things neat, tidy, cool and quite.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Supports upto eight drives, fits in small area, sliline profile. Supports RAIDs 0, 10, 5, 50, 6, 50.
Nice and fast (when raid group and partiton all correctly configured)
Cons: Comes with no battary backup mode (add another $192 for this.)
Runs crazy hot. I added a heatsink fan to mine, but at the expense of losing an expansion slot.
Intels version of the management software is ugly. Use the LSI version.
Ugrading the firmware needs to be done in release order. I was unable to jump directly to the latest one. It fails citing corrupt image, but it is really that I was trying to go from release version of BIOS to latest. Upgrading firmware sequentially got around this.
Other Thoughts: Lower the price and include the battery backup module.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I've been using a Ceton PCI-E Infini TV card. I had issues with this card locking onto the OOB. Decided to check out this three tuner CableCard capable network attached box and so glad I did. Plugged it in, ran through the setup and it just worked. Ah....
Cons: I think the low level administrivative and diagnostic programs could be improved. (But this does not effect the fuction of the device when working normally)
Other Thoughts: Perhaps one more tuner so we'd have four tuners per the one M-Card cable card like the Centon has.READ FULL REVIEW