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This review is from: Vantec 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - Model CB-ISATAU2
Pros: No pro. It arrived DOA and I tried 3 different drives. I switched to a Sabrent product and it worked perfectly fine on usb 2.0.
Cons: If you want to gamble whether you get a functional unit or not, be my guest. Mine was DOA and it was likely due to the power supply provided (is my guess). You'll be forced to pay the return shipping.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: MSI P7N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Hardware wise, this board is packed full of goodies...
SATA (raid), eSATA (raid), SLI support, HD Audio, clear cmos switch, intermediate hdd led/pwr sw/rst sw connectors.
Cons: Hardware is nothing without drivers. I constantly had blue screens for various reasons. I was running a SATA raid setup and could not keep the machine on for more than 6 hours. I think there is an issue with the IOAPIC BIOS option, but after disabling the setting, it continues to show up enabled after every reboot. I swapped out the CMOS battery and still had problems.
I would definitely stay away from this board if you are running your system in a raid configuration, and probably if you are even running windows XP.
Other Thoughts: It is sad that this board is associated with MSI. I don't think the hardware is necessarily faulty. I think the drivers from maybe both MSI and nVidia are just subpar.
As others have said, I'm probably going to order a P45.
Pros: I was worried that the 2.1-2.3V required would be too much for my default voltage settings on my Gigabyte DS3. However, the board booted fine (F4 bios) and things have worked flawlessly since.
Cons: None.READ FULL REVIEW