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Pros: - Slam lock side panels with key locks.
- Glass door
- Roomy inside to work with
Cons: - Max rail depth was not 22" it was only 20"
- Glass door glass door cannot be aesthetically swapped to the other side (more on this in other comments)
- Glass is not tinted
- The instructions were terrible (more on this in other comments)
- Door was not properly aligned so it rubs against the bottom of the cage when closing (more on this in other comments)
- Top and bottom pass-through cable slots is all or nothing. Should have included rubber grommets instead of having a huge gaping hole just for 2 power cables.
- None of the screw bags are labeled. Hex screws are for the outside square frames, 16 large Philips self tapping screws are for the castors and the other screws are interchangeable I guess.
- when used with castors as a floor unit anyone can unscrew the back and get access to the equipment.
- included fans were too loud for home use. This unit needs to be in a closet somewhere away from everyone.
- No instructions about securing the ground wire to the door, I just went by the photo on their homepage.
- The included cross rails is only good if you adjust the rail depth is adjusted to 18"
Other Thoughts: My biggest issue with this case was that the description and pictures shows the max rail depth was 22", I went out and purchased 22" rails for my server. After I put everything together correctly on the third attempt, the max rail depth was only 21" and they rails would not fit. Then when I secured in the server on a shelf the server handles prevented the glass door from closing so I had to move the 15U posts back more bringing the rail depth to 20". Now, good luck trying to find 20" rails as I went through 4 different ones which were all listed as 20" but were 22" and ended up just cutting one of the 22" rails down to 20" to fit.
The glass door can be switched from the right side to the left side with ease. The issue is that NavePoint placed their huge logo on the glass so when you do swap the door the text will be upside down. This is pure aesthetic and have no impact on the operation of the door.
I also swapped out he included 120mm 120V fans for some normal 120 airflow PC fans and connect them to the computer.
- The instructions were terrible, think IKEA terrible. It was just squished pictures with very little words on what to do. I had to take the entire thing apart twice because first I installed the square parts wrong and there were no holes for the slam lock side panels. Second the inside rails that secure to the roof and floor, I installed them backwards, so when it was time to install the 15U posts there was nothing for them to attach to so I had to take it apart and turn them around.
- The door was not high enough to close properly. I tried everything by adjusting all the screws and nothing seems to have solve it. I ended up putting a metal washer under the plastic washer to solve the issue.
After I emailed NavePoint about the max rail listed as 22" but would not fit 22" rails because the max is only really 20", they offed a full refund of the cabinet and would also cover the cost of the RMA for the server rails that wouldn't fit which was purchased from another vendor (great resolution). Too bad I already put my stuff in it and didn't want to invest the time into dismantling it and ship it.
I wish there was a double hinged 15 U version where I can lock the back. To be honest, there are still a few things I have to purchase from NavePoint for this cabinet but I will have to hold back a little on the 3U drawer until im certain as I don't want to run into a measurement issue again.
Pros: Fast, SATA III ,3 year warranty, Hitachi technology with 1GB per platter.
Good price per GB at the time of purchase in this terrible HDD price gouging market. $99 for 2TB a the time of purchase with 10% off with V.ME checkout :D
Extremely, good packaging!
Runs cool, under a constant 1.5TB transfer each to the drives they never went above 35c, a single 200mm fan is blowing on them in a HAF912 case as they are stacked right on top of each other.
Cons: Confusing packaging, it says PH3200U on the box but the sticker on the drive drive says DT01ACA200
For a retail drive it does not come with a SATA cable
My system would not boot when I used a translucent SATA II cable, had to switch to a solid SATA II cable.
3 drives failed within a month out of this batch almost 3 years later. Be warned. I purchased 4 of these drives on 6/23/2013 in 10/2015 1 drive failed and I was able to submit it for replacement on acclaim.toshibadotcom. Now is 1/2016 and 2 more drives failed, when I go to submit for warranty replacement, it is no longer available. Instead you receive this message "Store Credit With this option, Toshiba will provide an Acclaim Code credit for use at ToshibaDirect. You can use the Acclaim Code credit towards the purchase of anything they sell. The value of the Acclaim Code credit is marked-up to cover the current price of your product, plus sales tax, and shipping. You'll see the actual value of the Acclaim Code credit on the next page. So I paid 89.99 per drive and I receive a credit for 169.81 per drive but the drives sold on Toshiba Direct only have a 2 year warranty Proof of purchase not required and return of defective drive not required. After I fill out all the info I receive a JBWEB000065: HTTP Status 404 - /support/jsp/.jsp error and cannot continue. So now I am stuck to buy 4 more drives from Newegg instead of claiming the warranty on these drives.
Other Thoughts: The PH3200U is the same as the DT01ACA200. Just one is retail and have 3 year warranty and the other is OEM and have 2 years. I also ordered the 3TB OEM version.
I ordered 4 2TB drives total, I was shipped the original OEM box that Toshiba shipped Newegg. Inside that single box contained 4 smaller boxes, inside each smaller box was a complete enclosed styrofoam box, inside that styrofoam box was the drive sealed in the antistatic bag. Talk about packaging!! Inside each box you will also find the warranty card stating 3 YEAR WARRANTY.
A month ago all 3 of my ST32000542AS started having daily increasing Bad Sectors and Reallocated Sectors the only one that did not have an issue was the ST2000DL003-9VT166. Funny, because it was just one month after the 1 year warranty was over! I said "F this" an swapped out all 4 of the Seagate drives and will never buy another Seagate drive again.
I did not do any benchmarks but transferring 1.5TB of data from each Seagate drive to these drives peaked out about 110MB/s, all one to one; using ICH7 onboard SATA II controller, I am sure it will peak higher with SATA III controllers and SATA III drives. Don't know if it makes a difference but I also used SATA II cables
I was going to go with WD drives but with their inconsistent head parking, intellipower, and naming conventions you have to read many reviews just to know which version you want.
Looking to pick up 8 more and place in RAID5 when prices come down.
Pros: It does what its suppose to.
No wall wart.
Nice soft touch
Charging Android, IOS, and Blackberry (sigh) phones at the same time with no issues.
Cons: The USB ports are upside down. I almost broke the ports trying to jam in a USB cable the correct way only to discover the ports on this device are upside down. All this could have been solved if they just placed the IQ logo on the other side of the device.
Other Thoughts: Other than the USB ports being upside down this is a great device.READ FULL REVIEW