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CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10
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StarTech.com 4 Port PCI Express 2.0 SATA III 6Gbps RAID Controller Card with HyperDuo SSD Tiering - PCIe SATA 3 Controller Adapter
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Pros: It will mount and read devices reliably, but see below

Cons: Apologies to anyone who acted on my review, here's what I found with more time.
It installs fine, mounts drives OK, but any media it mounts under Linux is only reliable for reading. This applies to hard drives and dvd/cd writers.
I tried to install Ubuntu 12.04 onto it and the install consistently stopped about 1/2 way through with a message about possible bad media. I also tried burning a cd and a dvd connected thru this card and in all cases it reported insufficient space on the empty disc. It will however successfully read media.
Connecting the hard drive and dvd writer I mention above to the native SATA ports on my mobo and repeating the tests resulted in perfect behavior.
Too bad, I really wanted to like this product, now I will RMA.

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ASUS P8B75-V LGA 1155 Intel B75 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Pros: Works as advertised, nothing to add to other positive reviews.

Cons: None, great price for what I got

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Display Name: John T.

Date Joined: 05/05/08

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 07/18/08
  • Last Review: 05/29/13
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