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This review is from: SYBA SY-PCI40010 PCI SATA II (3.0Gb/s) 4 Port RAID 0/1/5/10 JBOD Card
Pros: For non-raid use, data storage only, these cards are an easy install and perform reasonably well for a PCI interface controller.
Cons: Bought six of these to install in four systems with two held as spares. When a channel on one of the cards went south in about eight months, no big deal, it was replaced with a spare and the system was up and running in a few hours. But when a second card lost a channel two months later, the honeymoon was over.
Other Thoughts: In windowed cases, these cards allow SATA cables to be twisted in double helix and organized in tidy bundles for a clean look on one side of the card.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: By gum, it works!
Refer to; Other thoughts
Other Thoughts: Very first thing done was to jump and test the unit. When all was verified, it sat in a box for 4 weeks. Then the ATX bundle was cut down to size and the 12V was shortened and re-routed to the underside of the can. Yes folks, it can be done, takes about 90 minutes and looks like a factory job when completed, including rubber hole grommets. Get the right tools & components and have patience. It’s not that hard.
Next was to exchange the fan for a Xigmatex F-1453 LED to match the green cluster in the target case. Then customized the can by riding the surfaces of those tasteless stickers. GooGone will become your friend.
Since the rig this honey was mounted in has a hidden terminal block for power distribution, the power cables were modified to weave to the block. The rest was easy since the rig’s components were already wired to the terminal block … with black sheathed, black wires and black connectors.
This review is from: CORSAIR CMXAF1 Fans
Pros: Dismantled all four units, got rid of the stickers and fasteners, cleaned them up and rebuilt them with ACE led fans to match the build color, then used 4-40 & 6-32 stainless steel socket screws to match all the other socket screws in the builds.
Love these guys!
Other Thoughts: When replacing the fans, make sure to have enough wire tail to reach the 3 pin connector comfortably