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This review is from: Tripp Lite SRCOOL12K 120V, Self-Contained Portable Air Conditioning Unit
Pros: Perfect for cooling my small single rack server room (closet). Works much better than the 18,000 BTU household window A/C unit I was using before (compressor died after a year).
Cons: After a little under 2 years of use the cold air blower fan *exploded* inside the unit. There are chunks of plastic all over the housing. So far Tripp Lite has been unable to provide me a part number or way to purchase a replacement, even though I am capable of replacing it.
Other Thoughts: If somebody from Tripp Lite who actually knows where to get parts could provide some insight for replacement that would be extremely useful. I am even willing to pay for the parts.READ FULL REVIEW
Can use regular desktop CPUs.
Seems pretty fast and stable.
Minimal driver requirements.
Cons: Has SERIOUS issues with add-on RAID controllers. Reading online this is an ongoing problem. However, my HP P400 controllers aren't the most compatible cards by any means, but we shall see how my new Areca card goes once it comes in.
Other Thoughts: If you install the Intel NIC drivers you can team the two onboard NICs and run a single 2Gb connection if your switch supports it.
There are known compatibility issues with the second NIC model and VMWare ESX installs. Community drivers are available to make it work, but it is a bit of a hack. I am using mine with Windows 2008 R2 though and have no issues with NICs.
This review is from: IOGEAR GCS24U 4-Port USB Cable KVM Switch
Pros: Allows me to switch between 4 computers.
Can toss behind table after connected and use remote button for switching.
Cons: Lots of wires to get tangled (to be expected though)
The strange little switch button has no lights to show what PC you are on, lights are on top of the box. This kind of defeats the point of the remote switch, but I have 4 different types of things connected so I can just guess based on what is displayed.
Other Thoughts: They should put some micro LEDs in the switch to show what PC you are on. Also, might make the switch cable a little thicker, as it seems like it would be easy to damage.READ FULL REVIEW