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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.
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.READ FULL REVIEW
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.
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