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This review is from: Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout Silent ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: This will make the 3rd Define R4 case I own. It's just an all around great case with plenty of expansion and room for just about everything.
Cons: The front door needs the option to switch which side it opens from. On the models with windows you'd likely have the case sitting so that you could see in the window meanwhile the door opens against you. Doesn't make sense but obviously didn't stop me from buying 2 more cases.
Other Thoughts: I have a water cooled 2500k build in one, water cooled 4670k in another, and just purchased this one for a frank-en-server build. The HP ML110G6 case is too small and crammed for the 5 hard drives that I have in it and this was on sale so I went for it.
Don't hesitate, it's a great case.
Pros: Once you get a good one, they last for a really long time.
Cons: The first drive I received had bad sectors on it out of the box.
Other Thoughts: The newegg RMA process is pretty easy. The 7 day ground shipping return from FL to CA is absurd though, they should work out a cross ship program for premier customers. In the end it took 2 weeks before I received a good working drive.
I test drives at work and it's pretty rare that I see bad RE/RE3 drives, although possible it doesn't happen real often. I needed something for a home server that will be on 24/7 with size for applications as needed. I have no doubt this drive will last quite some time.
*Note on the shipping material. If you're buying a bunch of stuff and the HDD gets shipped in box (inside a bigger box) you're probably fine. However the little "hot dog" package that newegg puts the drives in simply doesn't cut it when the drive comes alone in a small box. 3" of rigid foam on all sides should be a minimum for shipping a single drive.
This review is from: Rosewill RDRD-14001 3.5" HDD Mounting Kit
Pros: It does what it's supposed to. Made of metal, not cheap plastic. Has rubber isolators to minimize vibration. All screws included.
Cons: Cheap. 3 of the 8 holes (purchased 2) I put screws in had cross threaded threads making it a pain to get the screws in straight.
Other Thoughts: Once the screws were actually in they work fine. I have an ML110 G6 server at the house which has 6 sata ports but only 4 slots for 3.5" drives. Moved my OS drive up below the DVDrom so that I can fully utilize the 4 caged drives for storage + use all the sata ports on the board. Worked out great!READ FULL REVIEW