Joined on 06/04/04
Pros: Easy to manage, attractive design and form factor. Speed is good in RAID1.
Cons: Minor miss in the user interface, which fails to mention that the unit needs a restart for a change in the workgroup name to take effect.
Overall Review: Unlike the previous commenter, mine started up and reconfigured to RAID1 without a hitch. My prior terabyte box, a Maxtor, sometimes failed to start up properly, and finally wiped out hundreds of Gb. of data into oblivion when it croaked after only two years of use. I agree that it's hard to find units in this price range that work.
Pros: Large display area Good connectivity
Cons: I strongly advise against purchasing this for professional photo or live motion editing. This monitor has a deeply recessed bezel (over 1.2 inch) with a glossy finish, which is exacly what you do not want. Anything bright displayed on the screen near the edges will reflect off the bezel, creating a distraction. This display is also not sharp, probably due to the much talked about antiglare coating. Both my old Samsung 24" and the brand new NEC 27" I wound up replacing it with have bezels that are designed to be unobtrusive, and the sharpness is noticeably better than the Dell.
Overall Review: The selection of materials on the front of this monitor, especially the combination of glossy, matter, black, and silver plastic, gives it a, well, very plasticky look. The casing on the NEC is of course is also made of plastic, but the finish there makes it look like a professional piece of equipment -what you would expect in this price range.