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Pros: Reliable, good speed, low price. Everything budget RAM from a quality manufacturer should be.
Other Thoughts: Using this in a JetWay JNF99FL-525-LF motherboard/CPU combo.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Automatically detected by the Linux 220.127.116.11 and 3.10.17 kernels. Works perfectly as a Wireless Access Point using hostapd with nl80211 driver and WPA2 security. Supports all 802.11n speeds with 40MHz MIMO, although to avoid interference with the neighbors I'm using 20MHz at 130Mbps. Strong 2.4GHz signal strength. Replaceable RP-SMA antennas allow you to improve your signal strength even more. Can transmit at 30dBm with driver tweak.
Cons: 5GHz signal is very poor with the included antennas. It might be better with a replacement antenna, but since very few of my devices support 5GHz, I decided to just use it in 2.4GHz mode.
Other Thoughts: I got tired of consumer-quality routers needing to be rebooted so often and having limited features, so I made a Linux router and wireless access point. It's a lot more work to configure, but once it's going, it is rock solid and blazing fast. I'm using the JetWay JNF99FL-525-LF motherboard/CPU combo, which is a dual-core Intel Atom with dual gigabit LAN.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SYBA SY-PEX40039 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
Pros: It's all about the chipset, and the ASMedia ASM1061 on this card is a winner. It's fast and reliable.
I bought this to improve stability; my motherboard's onboard Marvell SE9128 controller was occasionally giving me driver bluescreens.
The really pleasant surprise is that Payday 2 no longer stutters! I didn't realize how much the Marvell was holding my system back.
Cons: Only 2 ports, but that's the best you can do for full-speed SATAIII in a PCI-E x1 slot.
Other Thoughts: Not all Syba cards are good -- look at the chipset before you buy!
I'm actually using this in a PCI-E x16 slot; you don't need a longer card to use a longer slot.