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Rae S.

Rae S.

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High performance disk

Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721010DLE630 (0F13180) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721010DLE630 (0F13180) 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: This drive has the highest sustained read rate I have ever seen in a 7200 RPM drive. A four drive raid0 array has a sustained read rate (hdparm -t) under Linux of 680 MB/s.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: None.

10/16/2011
Most Critical Review
Adaptec RAID 1430SA 2241000-R SATAII PCI Express x4, 4 ports Controller Card, Single
Adaptec RAID 1430SA 2241000-R SATAII PCI Express x4, 4 ports Controller Card, Single

Pros: Works with SuSE Linux 11.1/kernel 2.6.27. The Marvell chip is supported in sata_mv.

Cons: Boot is slow because card's bios can not be disabled. Card bios has catabilibilty to write data on attached disks. Adaptec support did not respond to an e-mail request for information.

Overall Review: I did not test this card with Windows.

Excellent 24 channel cable modem

NETGEAR CM600 (24x8) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem. Max Download speeds of 960Mbps. Certified for XFINITY by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter & More (CM600)
NETGEAR CM600 (24x8) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem. Max Download speeds of 960Mbps. Certified for XFINITY by Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter & More (CM600)

Pros: It works. Comcast provisions 24 channels down and 3 up.

Cons: The browser interface is poorly organized. but all the information you need to know is available.

Does not appear to be iMac compatible.

Thermaltake BlacX 5G ST0019U ABS Plastic 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 Docking Station
Thermaltake BlacX 5G ST0019U ABS Plastic 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA I/II/III USB 3.0 Docking Station

Pros: None.

Cons: Does not work reliably on recent iMac running sierra 10.12.2. Disk activity light on unit is hard to see.

Not reliable.

SYBA SI-ENC50070 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA USB 3.0 IO Crest USB 3.0 Docking Station for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDD
SYBA SI-ENC50070 2.5" & 3.5" Black SATA USB 3.0 IO Crest USB 3.0 Docking Station for 2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDD

Pros: Convenient size and shape.

Cons: Does not work reliably with 2015 iMac running OS 10.12.1

12/10/2016