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This review is from: Adaptec 2274900-R 72405Single PCI-Express 3.0 x8 SATA / SAS RAID Controller Card
Pros: I installed this card in to my home Ubuntu file server to run its 22 hard drives. So far this card has worked like a champ. The install looks a lot cleaner going from 22 SATA cables to just six SAS cables.
It's probably overkill for a home server, but I got tired of dealing with drives falling out of arrays when under high IO load.
Cons: Monitoring software for Ubuntu seems to be lacking. I had to flash my motherboard's BIOS to get the system to POST after the card was installed. Afterwards I got a lot of kernel warnings until I also flashed the card's firmware. It's running solid now though. The card ran at 150F until I installed a fan next to it. Now it's down to 105.
Other Thoughts: Very pricey, but probably worth it. I debated dropping an egg due to the monitoring software for Ubuntu, but it's such a good card I hate to drop it to a four. It's probably a 4.5.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I have three of these cards in my home server running Ubuntu 12.04, and they work great! I have several RAID-5 arrays used by these (an array using 2 TB drives, one with 3 TB drives, and one with 4 TB drives), and I have not had any issues at all
Cons: None really. I suppose I wish these were 6G.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Transcend 32GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model TS32GSDHC10
Pros: I bought this card for my Canon T3i in hopes that it would work great for recording video. It does indeed work great!
Cons: noneREAD FULL REVIEW