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areca ARC-1882ix-24-4G PCI-Express 3.0 x8 SATA / SAS 28-Port 6Gb/s RAID Adapter
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Terrible Customer Service 06/08/2015

This review is from: areca ARC-1882ix-24-4G PCI-Express 3.0 x8 SATA / SAS 28-Port 6Gb/s RAID Adapter

Pros: Worked well for a while.

Cons: My Areca 1882-ix-24 just died. Still under warranty.

Areca wants 3 weeks to replace it! In what world is a 3 week turn-around for production grade server hardware acceptable?

They refuse to cross-ship or send a replacement.

Other Thoughts: $1300 for a commercial-grade RAID card to have someone refuse a rapid replacement is terrible.

Poor customer service is unacceptable when using hardware at this level.

HIS HHDMI4071 DVI to HDMI Adapter for HD4K Series
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggs Not as Pictured 06/25/2014

This review is from: HIS HHDMI4071 DVI to HDMI Adapter for HD4K Series

Pros: Converts single-link DVI to HDMI

Cons: The picture shows a dual-link DVI connection. The delivered product is NOT a dual-link DVI connection.

Other Thoughts: Disappointed that they would ship a product that doesn't match the picture.

WD Red 2TB NAS Desktop Hard Disk Drive - Intellipower SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20EFRX
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I have 12 of these (11 RAID6 + 1 hotspare) and absolutely love them. They run 24/7 in a file server and have had no problems.

- Detected immediately by RAID controller (Areca 1882ix-24).
- Good throughput. I easily keep a gigabit network connection flooded (reading or writing).
- Good reliability. Had them for 2 months and no issues.
- Decent temps (31 C when spinning).
- TLER (or CCTL) command is a must-have for any serious RAID.

Cons: Availability has been scarce until recently.

Other Thoughts: It appears that availability is improving. When I bought them a couple months ago they were scarce. That problem seems to have been remedied as production picks up.

Others have had reliability problems. My 12 drives have been perfect. HDDs tend to be a bit of a crapshoot, but if they get up and running for a couple weeks then they will usually last. Go into it with realistic expectations that you'll get a dud every now and then.


Matthew D.'s Profile

Display Name: Matthew D.

Date Joined: 04/07/06

  • Reviews: 41
  • Helpfulness: 19
  • First Review: 12/06/08
  • Last Review: 06/08/15
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