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SIIG Dual Profile PCI Express (PCIe) 4-Port SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Adapter Model JU-P40611-S1
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I have a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H motherboard running Win7 Pro 64-bit, and this card works fine if it is the only PCIe card in the system.

Cons: When I add two Nvidia GTX 750 Ti video cards, which I use for Folding@home, things start falling apart. After installing the drivers (I tried both 4.50 A and the newer 4.70C), Windows hangs on shutdown. Then you have to do a hardware reset, usually resulting in corruption of the disk drive. Sometimes a CHKDSK fixes it, but I have had to re-install the OS at least once.

The card might work with only one video card in the system, and it seems to have fewer problems with AMD cards. I tried it with two HD 7790s, and the problems are not as severe, but seem to still exist.

Other Thoughts: Fortunately I have two USB 3.0 headers on my motherboard, and will just use a USB 3.0 bracket for the extra ports; no more add-in cards for me.

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Rosewill RDRD-11004 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Not for right-angle SATA plugs 08/07/2014

This review is from: Rosewill RDRD-11004 2.5" SSD / HDD Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay

Pros: This is a nice sturdy metal mounting adapter that has nice mounting screws and fits both my SSDs and my case well.

Cons: The SSDs are recessed too far into the Rosewill mount to allow the use of right-angle cables (either power or SATA).

My other mounting adapters mount the end of the SSD flush with the mount. That is better, since then at least the bottom SSD can then use right-angle plugs.

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ENERMAX UC-12EB 120mm Case Fan
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Quiet and fit for my purpose 06/12/2014

This review is from: ENERMAX UC-12EB 120mm Case Fan

Pros: I have a couple of these on two different PCs as the side fans blowing onto the graphics cards. For this purpose, they are very silent if mounted properly (see below), and move enough air for a moderate power graphics card, though not really a great quantity.

Cons: I would prefer more air flow, and keep looking for fans that move more air, but they are always too loud for me. For example, I just bought a Noctua NF-S12A PWM for twice the price, and found that it did not cool as well, and was louder. I am sure it is the better fan in most applications, but just not where I was using it.

Other Thoughts: Fans are a tricky business, and the ones that work well as rear exhaust fans may be too loud as side fans. The direction the air flows affects its sound a lot; just try turning a fan around and see. In general, the intake fans are harder to mount properly. I now space them away from the side panel using a couple of bolts on each of four machine screws and seal the air gap with tape. That reduces the noise considerably until they are now silent.

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