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IOCrest SI-PEX40064 PCI-Express 2.0 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) Controller Card
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5 out of 5 eggs Works perfectly in Ubuntu 13.04 09/03/2013

This review is from: IOCrest SI-PEX40064 PCI-Express 2.0 Low Profile Ready SATA III (6.0 Gb/s) Controller Card

Pros: Works in Ubuntu 13.04

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I'm using this card currently as a simple SATA port addition for more drives in a Linux RAID. It works wonderfully. No drivers/kernel recompile necessary.

I can't speak to speed, or build-in RAID functionality (but if you're using built-in RAID, you should really be using software RAID), but I'm so happy it works as advertised in Linux without a headache.

HighPoint RocketRAID 620 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
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Pros: Probably a great card if you want to use it in OLD Ubuntu, NEW RedHat, or Windows.

Cons: The company advertises this card as working in Linux, and working well. Unless you want to patch your kernel, install the driver, and then re-compile/re-install every time you do a kernel update, don't buy this card. If you were running Linux software RAID...have fun re-building. SYBA is more supported for newer Debian-based distros.

Other Thoughts: Probably a great card. However, the company should NOT advertise this as working well in Linux if they don't support the most commonly used distribution. Wasted my time and my money.

Rosewill RSV-L4411 Black Metal/ Steel, 1.0 mm thickness, 4U Rackmount Server Chassis, 12 SATA Hot-swap Drives, 5 Included Cooling Fans
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Pros: Case is an incredible value. Very sturdy, nice large fans. 12 front-facing drive bays.

Cons: The drive bays are a bit flaky, especially since they're not truly hot-swappable (must screw in drives to the trays). Even when fully clicked in, it failed to recognize one drive (a very scary thing when you have only RAID 5).

The case is a bit wide, and wouldn't work with some generic rails I had (although I think Rosewill has rails that will work).

The lock on the front is almost purely cosmetic.

Other Thoughts: This is a VERY good deal for a case. If you push the drives in all the way, it seems to function well. I'm happy with it, although if you want something a bit more high quality go for a Norco case (for lots of bays) or a SuperMicro case (for high quality build and features).


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Display Name: Zachary C.

Date Joined: 07/02/07

  • Reviews: 7
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  • First Review: 12/09/11
  • Last Review: 09/03/13
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