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Reynolds K.

Reynolds K.

Joined on 09/16/03

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Most Critical Review

Strange Behavior

HighPoint 2nd Generation RocketRAID 600L Series RocketRAID 642L PCI-Express 2.0 x4 Low Profile SATA III (6.0Gb/s) RAID Controller Card
HighPoint 2nd Generation RocketRAID 600L Series RocketRAID 642L PCI-Express 2.0 x4 Low Profile SATA III (6.0Gb/s) RAID Controller Card

Pros: When functioning well, this unit seems to have good throughput, and the eSATA ports properly handle port multiplication.

Cons: One port hooked up to an external enclosure is working fine, all drive operating normally. One port hooked up to another enclosure has drives randomly oscillating between FAILED and OK. The disks are new, and each is set up as a single disk JBOD (closest thing to pass-through I could find) The RocketRAID is being used solely as a port multiplier and disk controller, its RAID functionality is not being used at all. The negative on this review is also largely based upon Highpoint support. The only support option I can see from their website is the online support. It seems that the only way to use their online forums is to register a device with the serial number, the device being inside a server box and running in production. My only option then is to bring the server and all it's VMs down just to get a serial number. Also, it would be nice to have a support telephone number listed on their website.

Died 5th Time Using It

Yamaha YHT-3920BL 5.1 Home Theater in a Box System, Bluetooth
Yamaha YHT-3920BL 5.1 Home Theater in a Box System, Bluetooth

Pros: In the very limited time I had to try it out, the sound quality seemed good. The speakers, for what was paid, were decent.

Cons: The 5th time it was powered on, half way through the show it started injecting static like noises. When the show was paused, the static noises remained. The static got louder, then the unit shut itself off. Since then any attempt to power on the unit results in static noise, then shutoff shortly after.

Overall Review: I have another Yamaha receiver that I purchased MANY years ago that has not had a single issue. I am hoping this issue is a fluke, and will return it for a replacement.

400X 8LED USB Digital Microscope Endoscope Magnifier Camera White
400X 8LED USB Digital Microscope Endoscope Magnifier Camera White

Pros: The software seemed to install correctly. The LEDs glow.

Cons: The software is very rough around the edges. Most of the icons, when clicked, do nothing. When you make the window that shows the image larger, the window gets larger, but the image itself does not expand, so you do not get a larger view. Still trying to find a website for this product that might have updated software, so far, no luck.

Overall Review: I would not recommend this product at this time. The software doesn't work fully. Originally bought this to inspect PC Boards that I assemble myself.

10/16/2013