Joined on 11/27/09
Pros: Stable; sees my 2TB drives
Cons: No SMART data in third party apps
Overall Review: I am running this in WHS simply to add more drives to WHS's storage space. It works with no problems so far. The only issue is that it does not pass SMART information to third party apps. The software that comes with it does give SMART info, however, the software is not as powerful as third party apps and I would have liked to see the SMART data for all my drives in one application. I still give this 5 eggs, though, as its basic function is fine.
Cons: Dead on arrival. Base unit is defective. Cell 1 and Cell 2 light up. All handsets say no base power.
Overall Review: I now have to RMA this and wait who knows how long to get a replacement. I hope I won't get charged for the shipping back to newegg. I'm a bit disappointed, especially after all the raving reviews.
Very good for the money
Pros: This is a very good basic monitor. The screen is large and sharp. No dead pixels. Blue power light faces down so it's not blinding.
Cons: The stand mount in the back of the monitor is not very strong making the monitor appear a bit flimsy, but it's not a big deal at all, as you only notice this when you press the power button. Also, see other thoughts.
Overall Review: HDMI input would have been nice, but on the other hand, the speakers, as others have mentioned, are not very good, so if you're going to have external speakers HDMI would not provide any benefit. The monitor must be placed at least 2-3 inches from a wall because the inputs face outward from the back.
Very good but could be improved
Pros: Small and sturdy. Nice finish. Quiet, hence a great choice for HTPC.
Cons: Power supply board gets in the way of installing the motherboard. The same goes for the power supply connector, which is on the side of the case. I had to remove both to be able to install the motherboard. A bit more work, but not a big deal and not worth deducting eggs for. The blue power button light is quite bright.
Overall Review: I installed an AMD E-350 with a 2.5" drive and everything fit just right. There are no cable management options so I tucked the cables where I could. This case could use a few improvements: a reset button, a front USB port (this might take away from the clean look though) and perhaps a spot on the front of the case where an internal IR receiver could be installed (in truth, not too many cases have this option). All in all, I am happy with this case and I do not regret the purchase.
Rebate finally received
Pros: This is an update to my initial review. Well, after ~3 months I have finally received my rebate from Brother. The online rebate tracking at no point in time showed my rebate, so I had given up. However, out of the blue my rebate showed up in the mail yesterday. I am pleasantly surprised and a happy camper now. At $50 this item is well worth it.
Cons: Brother should update their online tracking system.