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This review is from: NORCO RL-26 Heavy-Duty Slide Ball Bearing Rail
Pros: Heavy duty. Nice and greasy.
Cons: Feels stiff the first 4 inches sliding out, but how often do you really need to extend it?
Other Thoughts: I'm new to racking things and I happened to check the reviews of this the day It arrived. Like others, I ordered this because it was listed as compatable with my NORCO RPC-4220. Several recent reviews said they had to drill new holes to make it fit. I had zero issues with it. I tried to recreate the holes not lining up, but that can only be done if the rail is put on backwards. Rotating 180 degrees fixes that. If there were any issues with the rails before, they've been resolvedREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: WD My Book Live 2TB Personal Cloud Storage
Pros: Simple to get going! 2 TB is going to take a while to fill :D
Cons: First and foremost, the web interface is slow as molasses. After setting up a couple shares and accounts, I don't intend on using it again. While this isn't a big deal for me, I'm sure others will use it more frequently. I'm completely satisfied with ftp access, which is as fast as it should be.
Other Thoughts: I bought this particular NAS based on a smallnetbuilder.com review. Compared to other NASes, this had the best transfer throughput at around 60MB/s.
Yes, there is no USB. This is a NAS. Make sure you get what is appropriate for you needs.
As far as failed drives go, failed drives is the norm, not the exception. If you decided to put all your data on this drive with no backup, well then that's your problem. Always remember this question: how much is your data worth?
This review is from: MSI 760GM-P33 AM3 AMD 760G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: It's really a fine board if you're a casual user. Too bad I'm not.
Nice to have the serial port. I'm probably the only one who would list that as a pro lol.
Cons: Cannot handle high TDP CPU's like my 1090t. Without an overclock, I ran Handbrake to encode a movie. An hour later while web surfing, my computer suddenly shut down. It smelled like something cooked. I touched the CPU VRMs and they burnt my finger immediately. Too bad you can't monitor VRM temperature as these were well above what is safe.
Other Thoughts: Currently RMA'd it for a board that can handle the power.
8 GB G.Skill Sniper DDR3
Nvidia 460 GTX
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
750W PC Power and Cooling PSU