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LSI LSI00244 (9201-16i) PCI-Express 2.0 x8 SATA / SAS Host Bus Adapter Card, Single Pack--Avago Technologies
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2 out of 5 eggs Nicely made, but doesn't work with 16 drives attached. 01/08/2016

This review is from: LSI LSI00244 (9201-16i) PCI-Express 2.0 x8 SATA / SAS Host Bus Adapter Card, Single Pack--Avago Technologies

Pros: LSI products are usually very reliable and well constructed.

Cons: This Adapter will work just fine IF only 3 of the 4 ports have drives attached. However, no matter what I did to try and get it to function in Windows Server 2008 R2 environment, once that 4th drive array cable was attached, it would not boot any further. To bad, since otherwise it seemed OK. I suspect that there was an upper memory conflict with the other hardware reserved space on the computer, and it just couldn't get past it. Incidentally, a pair of HighPoint Rocket (NOT RocketRAID) SGL2720 adapters, with a total of four (4) SATA 3 Ports = 16 drives, did work just fine - so go figure?

Other Thoughts: Newegg accepted a return for this incompatible product for a full refund. So all is well that ends well.

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Intel 730 Series 2.5
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs The PCIe 750 is coming - very soon 02/22/2015

This review is from: Intel 730 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SSDSC2BP240G4R5

Pros: This is a great SATA III SSD, from a first line manufacturer. If you are looking for a solid SATA III SSD, the sale on these drives right now is fantastic.

Cons: A much better performing Intel SSD (Model 750) is just about to be released, but it requires a PCIe connection to deliver it's stellar performance. If you have a PCIe interface, then it would be wise to wait for the 750.

Other Thoughts: None

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DELL UP3214Q Black 31.5
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1 out of 5 eggs Wonderful Image - Terrible Firmware!! 12/21/2014

This review is from: DELL UP3214Q Black 31.5" 8ms HDMI LCD Monitor IPS 4K 3840 x 2160 (4K) 50 ~ 300 cd/m2 2,000,000:1

Pros: This is an otherwise very capable 4K monitor. If Dell fixes the firmware (rev. A00) it will be a very good bargain for such a large screen 4K monitor

Cons: In order to obtain 4K resolution at 60Hz, it is absolutely necessary to activate this monitor's DisplayPort 1.2 capability. You cannot get 60Hz capability without using the DisplayPort 1.2 protocol. And that's the problem.

The firmware being presently shipped with these Dell UP3214Q monitors is, for the most part, revision A00. That firmware has a known serious bug which prevents the monitor from arising from sleep mode and displaying an image. Indeed, the monitor will NOT WAKE UP when DisplayPort 1.2 protocol is activated and in use. It becomes necessary to force a cold shutdown of your computer with its blank screen and a subsequent restart in order to gain an image in the screen. This problem has been extensively written about on various web sites, including AnandTech.com.

Other Thoughts: When I personally encountered this problem with this monitor, I called Dell Tech Support. Of course I had to speak to an individual who was obviously located halfway around the other side of the world from the USA, and whose English language skills left something to be desired, but I was finally able to inform him of the problem. The Dell Tech Support Rep kept insisting that there were no known problems with the UP3214Q monitor (it was quite obvious that he was reading from a scripted response on the matter), and kept up that nonsense until I forced him to enter the words "UP3214Q Firmware" into his Google Search Engine, and then directed him to the hundreds of user comments about this problem (including the extensive AnandTech article). Only then did the Dell Rep begin to back away from his obvious untruths about the UP3214Q monitor and its firmware problems. Unfortunately, although the Internet articles are replete with comments about a firmware update that can resolve this problem, the Dell Rep kept indicating that no firmware fix was available. Shame, Shame on you Dell for this misleading and inaccurate information. For almost $1600 USD, a buyer has the right to expect at least some honesty!!

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Date Joined: 10/26/01

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