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HighPoint Int-MS-1M4S SFF-8087 to 4 SATA Fan Out Cable
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Had to return these/ 02/04/2015

This review is from: HighPoint Int-MS-1M4S SFF-8087 to 4 SATA Fan Out Cable

Pros: At least look well made? They do not have locking connectors that would be expected on a decent fan out cable.

Cons: I bought 7 of these for a new 100% Highpoint Raid 6 Build. I spent weeks trying to build with all drives on a single channel going offline simultaneously. I verified Power supplies where solid,and steady voltage first.and then started replacing parts.. My combination was Highpoint 2720, Highpoint ej340s and Highpoint cables. As channels failed, I started with replacing connectors. This solved some channel problems, but at some point I had to replace the new EJ340 units. I had 3 EJ340s and 2/3 of these failed. I am solid now, but Inow have not a single Highpoint cable in this system and I have only one of the original 3 EJ340s in my system. For now I am making due with an older less capable EJ240 on my second cabinet. I will start again ordering EJ340 units until I find one that actually works.

Other Thoughts: Highpoint initialization and OCE processes take almost an order of magnitude more time than they should. Plan on at least a week for any major build. This is a software issue as these are software raids rather than hardware raids.

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HighPoint RocketRAID 2720SGL PCI-Express 2.0 x8 Low Profile SATA / SAS Controller Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Worst fake raid ever. I don't mind fake raid, but it has to at least work. This thing fails as much as daily.

Cons: Highpoint support is basically worthless. THey try to blame the issues on any other thing... The drives, the weather, whatever. It doesn't matter that their drivers are spitting out errors in the event log that are not related to hardware.

Other Thoughts: The fact that it is software raid rather than hardware raid should meant the they can fix their issues, however they are not even trying. Their support may take a week or more to not answer a question. The answers usually are not related to the question or problem. U am thinking they have basic communications issues as well as lack of knowledge on their products.

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XFX P1-550S-XXBA 550W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggs Pure junk. I will avoid XFX from now on. 01/04/2015

This review is from: XFX P1-550S-XXBA 550W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Power Supply

Pros: None, zip, nada, goose egg.

Cons: I bought 2 of these from NE. The first one failed to fire up at all. No fan spin up, nothing. THe second one had a relatively light load (12 amps at spin up and less than 5 amps after spin up in a small raid enclosure. After several days of failures to build out my Raid 5 array and all of the issues being drive becoming unresponsive, I put a multimeter on the PS and tried again. I saw major fluctuation on the 12 volt rail with voltage fluctuating between 21.1 vols as a high and frequently dropping to 11.4 volts. When the multimeter hit 11.1 volts, of course I got several drives dropping out. I replaced this "Quality XFX PS" with an old cheapy 35wat I had in the junk drawer for now and it has been building properly for hours. I never got more than a few minutes with the XFX and the cheapy is holding a constant 12.2 volts/

Other Thoughts: I have bought several XFX products int eh past, MB, Graphics, and now PS units. None of the XFX products I have purchased are still functional.

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Display Name: Kyle F.

Date Joined: 05/05/05

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  • First Review: 10/22/05
  • Last Review: 02/04/15
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