Date Joined: 12/15/03
Pros: Fit perfectly, no problem installing.
Used Intel Proset Drivers for Win7 64, wireless and Bluetooth.
Zero issues after software install supported both 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz
Download speeds went from 19.31-28.81 Mbps to 109.23-118.38 Mbps. Upload speed did not really change, was already maxed out. This replaced the OEM installed Intel Centrino 6xxx card.
Using with Netgear Nighthawk X4S R7800. Could not be happier, great upgrade for an older model [very expensive when new] AIO workstation.
Cons: Does not come in black.
Overall Review: I would recommend to those who need to upgrade an older laptop or AIO to modern performance. This card was obviously not blocked in the BIOS on my HP Z1 workstation, running latest HP BIOS.
Pros: They got rid of the large white brand logo and model number on the previous USB 2 version, it "blends in" better and looks more professional. It now has 4 USB ports, vs. 1 on the previous model. Rock solid. Takes microSD cards without adapter. Reads & writes to just about anything out there.
Cons: Price, price, price.
Note: I had to search their site and download a driver package to get it to work correctly on W10. The drivers did not come with the item and were not mentioned. Perhaps this is why some negative reviews?
Overall Review: I have tossed quite a few of the cheap card reader bay devices in the past years, everything from shorting out to damaging cards. This is the one brand/model I trust. I'm moving my old trusty USB 2 version to another workstation that doesn't have USB 3, and speed is not critical.
Pros: Rock solid.
Uses Intel PROset software.
Made by Intel.
Has a little Intel label on it.
The only thing HP is the brown box it comes in, the driver CD and the warranty card.
Cons: Box says HP. HP doesn't even have the drivers, you have to go to Intel. HP does list the product, they have a picture of it, but that's it.
Another outdated driver CD hits the landfill.
Overall Review: Couldn't find it at the egg when it was time to buy, could only find the exact same one but without the HP in front. This one is a little more than half the price here as the one without HP in front. Bought it elsewhere and got two for less than the price of one Intel boxed one. I'm thinking I may pick up two more, from the egg, if they drop the price a bit to match the "other guy".
Flashed to wrt-dd and didn't look back, stable, good throughput, keeps connections, takes a load and keeps on pumping.
Cons: Had to flash wrt-dd to achieve maximum performance and features.
Overall Review: Works great with my mixed bag of different client wireless standards.
Pros: Came free with NUC.
Cons: Free? No cons noted.
Overall Review: Came on time for me to give it as a gift to a relative, got a great THANK YOU at no cost to me.
Pros: Muskin - a name I have come to trust. Rock solid memory, just works.
Cons: No free keyboard with purchase.
Overall Review: I have done a lot of builds, Muskin memory does what they say it does - not flaky, performs for years without issues.
Pros: Rock solid case. This kind of hardware for this price after rebate? Trays cost this much for other bay mobile racks.
Cons: This was not a con for me, but others have said it - most two bay racks have tabs to hold the drives, as mine did, and this cage may not align with the tabs.
Also another point, this must be at the outer limits of the dimension standard - just fitting it through the hole in the case was a hassle, I thought I might have to use some KY if you catch my drift.
Overall Review: I put this in a HAF-XB, basically, I removed the 5.25" cage from the case by drilling out the rivets. I then used some old school individual drive brackets for fitting 3.5" HDDs in 5.25" cages to make custom supports for the Icy Dock. I fitted the Icy Dock, bolted the brackets to each side of the Icy Dock, then marked where the holes on the brackets met the case. I then removed everything, drilled the holes and then reinstalled and bolted it all down. Perfect, worked like a charm. Still can't believe I got this for sub $30. I hooked a SAS controller to it, too bad I don't have SAS drives! Works great with SATA drives and my HP 2640x4. Perfect for a RAID pair and a spare mobile drive for day to day drive swapping.
Attach tightly, no chance of cables being dislodged.
Perfect length for my needs.
ot 10, should have got 20.
Cons: Got 10, should have got 20.
Overall Review: Like a Model T, it comes in black and gets you where you need to go without any "flash". Plus, I don't need no stinking latches.
Pros: Nice design, cheap, works out of the box without issues.
Card slot. USB 3, and an internal USB 2 slot. Great BIOS.
Cons: Would have been nice if it had two M.2 slots, so you could use wireless card and add a M.2 SSD.
Egg threw in a free Logitech wired keyboard and mouse, I already got too many of those!
No driver disk included, you must get all drivers from the interwebs.
Overall Review: Installed Windows 10 Enterprise, no issues works great.
Installed OpenELEC [XMBC - KODI] works great, both stream HD high bitrate 1080p videos without any issue over wireless.
Pros: Quick, works.
Cons: Short warranty.
Overall Review: Worked out of the box, purchased 2. Knocked an egg off for short warranty.
Pros: Updated design, Sata III.
Works with 5 TB Seagate drives.
Cons: LED fan.
Overall Review: I have about 10 of these, bought over the years. Older models sometimes have a power supply failure. Anyway, I got this one on "special" during Christmas season, great price. I purchased two external Seagate 5TB drives, and gave them a try. Happily, they work, so one case [latest model] works with 2 5TB drives. I will experiment with 2 more 5TBs when I find another great deal, to see if it will support 20TB in one case. Replaced LED fan with Noctua fan.
Pros: Quality workmanship.
Classy look without tacky logo on front.
Works as advertised, I have 4 SSDs and one BluRay burner installed.
Cons: Difficult to hook up power and sata cables to all four drives due to tight side by side/over and under design.
Overall Review: It seems to me it would make sense for SilverStone to either make or include a "breakout harness" for the four drives. Are you listening SilverStone? I will contact them at their website and recommend this. Also, based on the ventless front and close spacing of the drives, I would not attempt to put anything but SSDs in the drive slots, seems pretty obvious they would overheat.
Pros: Unique design.
Removable panels, nice drive rack, good quality.
Cons: The pictures show three drive bays mounted. However, where do you get these drive bays? Not in the USA it seems. The CM store lists a "kit" here is the description:
"The HAF Stacker Storage Kit includes a HDD cage with 3 tool-less trays, a SATA power cable extender, a PSU shield and an I/O shield. The extra HDD cage provides improved expandability - up to 9 HDDs can be supported in the HAF Stacker 915R! In addition, you can use the SATA power cable extender to connect the HDDs in the two cases of HAF Stacker 935, which makes cable management much more easier. And if you want to prevent dust from falling into the 915R, just simply add the PSU and I/O shields
A HDD cage with 3 tool-less trays
Dust-proof PSU and I/O shields included
Easy-to-link: the SATA power cable extender helps to connect the hard drives in HAF Stacker 935"
Of course, it is out of stock in the USA, and the UK lists 2 in stock. So to put three drive bays in the case you have to buy two of the kits, getting at least two parts that you won't need. No listing of just the cage. Don't list features CM if they can't be implemented!!!!!! I can't say this enough. Also, it is so difficult to have NewEgg or some other vendor carry these kits? Or just the drive bays?
Overall Review: I am currently researching getting some aftermarket drive bays to use instead of the "out of stock" kits in the CoolerMaster USA store. I guess I can just make the panels out of some scrap aluminum. Swing and a miss, CM.
Easy to mount [I used 3M car emblem double sided tape, the velcro mounts seemed weak].
Cons: Has yellow and black wires tied together with clear zip ties at intervals. Black sleeved wires would have been nicer.
Has molex pass through connector, would have liked Sata power but still usable.
Overall Review: Works great for me; I needed a bright white light internally so I could see what I was doing. I mounted it up front top in my HAF-XB case above the radiator. Perfect fit. I really only need the light on when I am working inside the case, so I intend to add a switch and perhaps purchase another one for the back. As it is now, it looks like a UFO landed under my desk.
Pros: Best price on this I could find. All metal case, power switch, non-irritating blue LEDs for each USB port, external power supply.
Cons: Expensive. Doesn't come with a cigar lighter.
Overall Review: It was well packed, I needed a longer USB cable so that was an additional expense, but that would have been true with most hubs. I was tired of plastic, this all metal box filled my needs.
Did I mention black?
Cons: Black. [If you wanted silver]
Overall Review: When you need black screws, no other color will satisfy. This screws are satisfying.
Pros: Fits the mounting holes in the top of the Coolermaster HAF XB case. Hooked to my motherboard and nice vent action, quiet too.
Cons: Unsleeved power cable detracts from look of nice case.
Guess I will have to sleeve this one myself.
Overall Review: Price will be great if they follow through with the rebate.
Pros: Had this as a WHS, on 24/7, then converted to a Windows HTPC, first Windows 7 now 8. Keeps on rocking without flaw. I am a confirmed Gigabyte fan for AMD motherboards.
Overall Review: A lot of the PC stuff out there fails if you use it heavy, this is not the case with my Gigabyte motherboards, including this one.
Pros: Cheap, rear facing power/USB front panel connector and two rear connnectors for USB 3.0
Cons: The angle of the rear bracket and the card are out of specifications. Even loosening the two mounting screws for the rear bracket do not allow correct slotting and correct bracket fitment. Meaning if you screw it down to the case, the card will be at an angle in the slot. This could very well cause the problems some others are reporting here with damage - the card could be shorted out.
Overall Review: I have seated the card firmly in the slot and the bracket is 1/8" from being able to be flush with rear cage. I tried various other cards, my case is new and it is at the correct spec. I will avoid this brand in the future.
Pros: Price. 64bit, allowing more memory than previous Server 2003 based version.
Cons: Dropping of drive pooling from previous version.
Overall Review: Although I have been using WHS v1 since it came out with great success, I have had a Technet WHS 2011 running for testing. This great price for a cut down version of 2008 server can't be beat. Installing on a HP ML110 G6 I purchased here at a great price.
Pros: Nice cover to prevent damaging contacts, perfect for those "must have with you" documents and media files. Excellent price on sale, about a $1 a gig, wish I had purchased more for Christmas gifts.
Cons: Not free?
Pros: Nice card, installed on Windows 7 32 bit no problem, using HDMI on a 54" Plasma. Much better picture than previous ATI 4000 series card. No fan, great, fit in Shuttle case without issue.
Cons: Box has sticker over the barcode with new barcodes. The rebate form lists a different barcode than is reflected on the sticker. Is this the new way for Newegg and cohorts to cheat you out of the rebates?
Overall Review: I no longer purchase OCZ products due to rebate theft. I like Sapphire products, I hope they pay up. Otherwise, they are with OCZ - no more purchases from me.
Pros: Great drives - I own 4.
Cons: Had to fire off multipule emails over and over to get rebates - did all paperwork correctly, they just don't want to pay.
Last straw was one from Oct 2010 - they declined it on 1-26-2011 for "Signed Rebate Form is missing- Original UPC Barcode Label (#842024018124) (Not the shipping label barcode) is missing- Copy of Receipt/Invoice or Packing List is missing- No proof of purchase- Barcode label is missing- Reseller is not eligible for this offer- No proof of purchase date in documentation" However, no contact at all from company - I discovered by searching their database. I am staring at the copies of the documents, including a copy of the stamped envelope.
Overall Review: They are crooks with the rebates. I will never purchase another OCZ product again, rebate or not. I refuse to do business with thieves and conmen.
Pros: Two in RAID 0 works like a charm, nice drive.
Cons: Rebates folks, they don't seem to honor them. I will not purchase anything from this company again, rebate or not. They cannot be trusted to be honest. What more do you need to know?
Overall Review: Two months down the road and no rebate. I think that is a form of theft.
Pros: Already did a review. Look to the right of the screen, I am quoted.
Cons: Had to write this to highlight that my review was not visible except in the quote.
Overall Review: I like this product. Makes me want to buy two more drives so that it is fully populated. Ha ha.