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Pros: reads hard drives and memory cards
Cons: you have to power cycle before you insert any hard drive.
Other Thoughts: you have to insert a hard drive while the device is off otherwise it won't recognize in windows as a proper drive.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It's a metal box that holds computer parts
Cons: The way it holds said computer parts is deeply flawed
It's the worst case i have ever used.
Other Thoughts: I really don't like it, it's very hard to use.
To remove the hard drives, you have to remove the top cover, 4 screws, remove the fan assembly, 4 more screws. then tug and pull at the plastic drive bays, because when you inserted a drive into the plastic caddy, it made the caddy larger than the drive bay can fit.
2.5" HDDs don't fit at all, it's really not hard for a case manufacturer to drill 4 holes in a plastic bracket for 2.5" HDDs
The fan connectors are all molex connections that have pins that don't seat properly and fall out all the time, making them unreliable and unsafe if they fail.
Inserting HDDs causes the entire fan assembly to fall out of the case
The 5.25" drive bay cover falls out constantly, there doesn't seem to be any way to secure down any 5.25" drive with screws so it's free to move around as it wishes.
Pros: Loaded with advanced features
Basic but gets the job done
Cons: None so far
Other Thoughts: I really like this board, I will definitely be buying from supermicro again in the future.READ FULL REVIEW