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Pros: * Compact design
* Can house 2 SSD drives plus 1 BluRay/optical drive
* Low profile expansion slot
* Relatively quiet
Cons: * Very tight fitting mobo & RAM w/ optical drive cable connectors
* Larger CPU fan may not fit
* PSU died after two years. ;-)
Other Thoughts: Seriously, this isn't a complicated item. I bought it for a TV PC I was building and needed the expansion port for my tuner card. This thing was used heavily for two years before the PSU fan started making horrible noises. Its design makes it virtually impossible to blow clean, so it was just a matter of time. Feel like I got my money's worth, though.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It literally is what it is and serves its intended purpose perfectly.
Cons: Doesn't match my car's custom dashboard color. ;-)
Other Thoughts: Got 3 for the price of 1 at $5.99 ea. when it was a Shell Shocker deal. A steal.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Vantec 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - Model CB-ISATAU2
Pros: * Convenience and simplicity of design
* Ease of use
Cons: None, really.
Other Thoughts: Novice users should keep in mind that it's basically just the inside wires on the outside. Nothing is "grounded," per se. And you can accidentally jostle a hard drive sitting loose on your desk in the middle of a backup.
Just use common sense and this handy kit will make life so much easier for you.