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LSI Internal SATA/SAS 9211-4i 6Gb/s PCI-Express 2.0  RAID Controller Card, Single
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Non-Raid Speed, since reflashing the card to the IT configuration and moving it to a Linux server the speed has been great for two software (md) RAID 1 sets.
Compatibility, has "Just Worked" in both machines/OS's it's been in.

Cons: Poor RAID Performance. Not really a surprise as it has no onboard memory cache) but we hadn't expected high end performance for this price so not taking any stars away.

Other Thoughts: I picked this up as a cheap temporary solution for a VMWare ESXi server, it worked and got use through till a new server with fibre SAN was ready.
Having dealt with many HW vendors, it's very nice to see a RAID vendor where I don't have to go through hoops to get the firmware I need, or even documentation.

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Mediasonic HFR2-SU3S2 RAID 0 / 1 / 3 / 5 / 10 4 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Easy to setup, quiet.
I've had one of these for over a year as online backup of my main data server with zero problems.
Just added another and again it just works.

Cons: Somewhat slow RAID5 writes, but that is to be expected, we are getting the same write speed on both eSATA and USB3, for reads eSATA is slightly faster than USB3.

Other Thoughts: Some of the speed issues may be down to the 'green' drives we put in, high performance wasn't the goal and these drives run far cooler.

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Zotac ZBOX-ID41-PLUS-U Intel NM10 2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Next Generation NVIDIA ION (w/512MB DDR3 memory) Black Mini / Booksize Barebone System
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Price, I know some people may say it's high, but your getting a PC with decent power, 2G of memory and a 250G HD ready to go out of the box, with a bump to 4GB memory this could be my day to day desktop.
Size, nice tiny footprint.
Access, very easy to open to upgrade memory or HD (really the only reasons too open it), I have an ION 'nettop' from another Mfg. that's stupidly difficult to get open.

Cons: USB 3 ports - A lot of things just don't work right in USB3, took me quite a while before I realized the reason I couldn't get my MCE IR Receiver to work (even though Linux recognized it and loaded the module (driver)) was because it was connected to one of the USB3 ports.
Power light never goes 'OFF', on is green and off is red, that seems to be quite common these days but I find it annoying.

Other Thoughts: Picked this up to replace an aging mythtv frontend box that couldn't handle HD. Took a bit of tweaking to get everything right (Audio over HDMI etc.) but has handled everything I've thrown at it so far.
For some reason when I tried turning of the blue logo (ring) light in the bios, the power light would no longer switch from red to green to indicate the unit was on.

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Karl M.'s Profile

Display Name: Karl M.

Date Joined: 01/04/10

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 12/28/11
  • Last Review: 02/09/13
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