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Roger A.

Roger A.

Joined on 08/20/04

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Nippon Labs Premium 0.5M (1.64 ft.) SATA Cable with 2 Right Angle Connectors for SATA I and SATA II Hard Drive 1.64ft Model SATA-0.5RR 1.64 feet
Nippon Labs Premium 0.5M (1.64 ft.) SATA Cable with 2 Right Angle Connectors for SATA I and SATA II Hard Drive 1.64ft Model SATA-0.5RR 1.64 feet

Pros: Standard right angle SATA cables.

Cons: Do not have integrated locking clips like some standard SATA cables.

Overall Review: Received two different types of right angle connectors. One set has a much shorter connector than the others. The shorter angle set was nice for tight locations, but is much harder to get hold of when you need to disconnect from the board or drive.

Most Critical Review

Add-On SATA II Controller

VANTEC 6-Port SATA II 150 PCI Host Card Model UGT-ST310R
VANTEC 6-Port SATA II 150 PCI Host Card Model UGT-ST310R

Pros: Windows 7 Compatible. Simple way to add on up to four (4) SATA ports for internal or external e-SATA connectivity.

Cons: Don't be confused that you are getting six (6) functional ports. This card will only support four (4) connections TOTAL. The two (2) external e-SATA ports need to be configured via DIP Switches on the card. Enabling the the external ports disables a corresponding internal port. You can configure one or both of the external e-SATA ports to be active, or leave the default setting to allow all four (4) internal port to remain active and the external e-SATAs to be non-functional. In addition, the internal ports are set on the side of the expansion card which may make for some tight cable routing if you don't have right angle SATA cables.

Overall Review: Vendor provided software seems to be specific to old versions of JAVA. Once I updated my JAVA, the software wouldn't function. Windows 7 found updates and installed them without any hassle. Card seems to work fine, but I am not utilizing it in RAID configuration at this time.

It works as advertised.

ZALMAN VF1000 2 Ball VGA Cooler
ZALMAN VF1000 2 Ball VGA Cooler

Pros: Easy to Install. Has everything you need to replace your old stock heatsink/fan. Fits multiple cards. Comes with thermal paste, don't need to purchase additional tube.

Cons: None so far....