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Pros: Best used for use with a tablet or smart phone that has very limited internal storage space. Almost like adding 1TB of storage to your portable device that does not have a USB port. You can connect to this puppy with just about any technology short of a rope. USB3, gigabit Ethernet, wireless b g or N. Wow. They made this for maximum portability. Good battery life between charges. Obviously, your tablet or phone must have wifi connectivity...daa. Most do.
Cons: Like others may have said, the switches to control power and wifi functions are terrible. Loose slider switches that just don't feel right. You slide the power switch to the right to turn on and the wifi switch to the left to turn it on. Hmm. The LED lights do show if external power is being supplied and a general charge status indication. There is a wifi light too. There is no disk activity light, or if the HDD is running or not. It's slow to boot up and takes the good part of a full minute to get wifi off the ground. Keep it close to your device that is attached to it via wireless. Due to tiny antennas in it and your tablet, you can loose wifi over 15 feet or so. I did. Firmware is terrible. It tries to force you to play your media with it's own built-in player. LOL. Joke. Very limited codec support. It won't stream much, and will not play some files without a full download to your device. Very poor file support.
Other Thoughts: If your playing music files, like mp3's, it works great, but the drive is always up, draining battery quickly. I suggest you keep some storage space available on your device, and using a good 3rd party app, copy selections of music and especially large videos and movies to it. Shut off the Voyager Air and enjoy. Rinse and repeat for fresh selections.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SYBA SD-SATA150R PCI 2.2 SATA Controller Card
Pros: Purchased for my Intel based core i7 system to add a couple of additional SATA ports. I had my motherboard's sata ports filled and wanted to add another HDD for storage. I installed this card and plugged in my two optical drives, which opened up 2 onboard sata ports for HDD's. Great for optical drives which do not need a super fast transfer speed of HDD's. Not using RAID functions.
Cons: BIOS detected card just fine, but Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit opsys didn't! Installing driver was a manual clumsy procedure! Plowing through a generic driver CD to find the right driver was irritating to say the least! Luckily, I hit upon the right driver and windows then saw the card and the optical drives plugged into it.
Other Thoughts: So far so good, it's working. I read that there is a NON RAID driver that could be installed if not going to use that feature, but I don't know how to find or install it. Because there is a RAID driver, my bootup time has slowed due to the user input prompt during BIOS sequence to enter RAID config. Grrrr.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Normally patronize the Nvidia camp, I tried this card to finish a rebuild of an older Intel Core-2 Duo based system. Not being an avid gamer, I was just looking for a cheap card with HDMI output to light up an older I-INC 27" 1920x1200 LCD monitor. Light up it did! After doing some tweaking, the monitor was displaying a bright razor sharp, natural picture! Playing standard DVD movies looked near HD with smooth playback. The audio was passed through the HDMI cable to the monitor automatically. Impressive card for being on the cheap! Great for day to day light duty action.
Cons: So far, I cannot find any real issues here. I have not tried to challenge the card to find it's limits.
Other Thoughts: Was so impressed, I bought a Sapphire Radeon HD 6570 for my Intel i7 computer I use for watching blu-ray and HD video editing! Kicks booty!READ FULL REVIEW