Date Joined: 12/20/06
Pros: When working properly, these are great cards - I have its predecessor (HD 6870) driving a 6-screen visualization wall at 5884x2216 after bezel compensation. With an IR touch bezel, folks love it.
Cons: I've received two cards in a row with problems on port 6, making them unusable in our application. All warranty requests must go directly through Visiontek, even though the card was defective on arrival. They only have refurbished cards available, as the production run has already finished for this card. The telephone support guys have been helpful, but they are not the same folks as the online support that have to issue RMA's. Two e-mails in two weeks, not a single reply. Not happy.
Overall Review: We are running monitors with DisplayPort inputs, so we haven't had to deal with the whole adapter issue. Eyefinity 6 is a great out-of-the-box solution for Windows. Two stars because it is great when it does work.
Pros: For Windows usage, this rack gives you plenty of RAID storage for very little $$. I'm running 5-disk RAID 5 (all 5 running through 1 eSATA channel) with a 6th identical disk as a hot spare, using the supplied utilities. Auto-rebuilding works as it should. Write speed is slow but acceptable; burst read speeds are quite good. Time will tell as to reliability, but I'm happy right now.
Cons: If you'll be rack-mounting, be aware that it is slightly fatter than two units (odd size).
Overall Review: From other reviews, I was expecting really loud fans; they're no louder than our server fans.