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Brady O.

Brady O.

Joined on 09/28/01

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Most Favorable Review

Works great for it's size and price

SUPERMICRO CSE-512L-260B Black 1U Rackmount 14" Mini Server Case Thermal control 260W AC power supply with PFC
SUPERMICRO CSE-512L-260B Black 1U Rackmount 14" Mini Server Case Thermal control 260W AC power supply with PFC

Pros: Size and price are key. It has a good sized power supply to support dual core CPU's and two hard drives. It also does not require the use of rails, it can be mounted using the ears only.

Cons: Have to purchase adapter cable to use front panel or build your own.

Overall Review: While made for supermicro mobo's you can use just about any micro-atx board. I have used both MSI and Gigabyte boards in these and know of an integrator that works for my data center that uses ASUS boards. The rear IO panel is removable via two small screws. Remove panel and throw in the scrap metal pile. My data center has literally hundreds of these cases being used for everything from mail servers to firewalls.

NAS Board

Giada N70E-DR Intel Celeron 1037U Intel HM77 Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo
Giada N70E-DR Intel Celeron 1037U Intel HM77 Mini ITX Motherboard / CPU / VGA Combo

Pros: This board is designed to build NAS boxes. It has 6 SATA ports on the board to help fulfill that function. -6 SATA Ports -Low power -mSATA/PCI-e slot -Internal USB slot -USB 3.0 external ports

Cons: -Documentation is wrong about JP6. Go by what is printed on the motherboard. -Only wish there was an eSATA port but the USB 3.0 ports fill in that void

Overall Review: Note that if you use the mSATA slot on the board you give up one of the SATA ports (Port #3)

12/31/2013

Great powered hub!

BELKIN F5U403-BLK Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Lighted Hub
BELKIN F5U403-BLK Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Lighted Hub

Pros: Owned this for 9 months and it works great. I actually wanted and needed a powered hub to run external hard drives and it works great. It's small and doesn't take up a lot of space. Very happy with it. Using it on a couple Macbooks and PC laptops.

Cons: None

11/29/2010

Works

CABLES UNLIMITED Nintendo Wii Component Cable
CABLES UNLIMITED Nintendo Wii Component Cable

Pros: Works. cheap. Cable feels hefty and insulation is thick.

Cons: None

Overall Review: May want to wipe down the cables when you get them. Some powder on them from manufacturing (probably mold release).

11/29/2010

Not bad, not perfect

Jabra BT5010 Bluetooth Headset
Jabra BT5010 Bluetooth Headset

Pros: Easy to use, comfortable, and ear piece is replaceable.

Cons: The "connection" beep is very very annoying. It can be easy to hang up on someone with the boom. Without the boom extended reception is very weak.

Highly Reliable

Vantec Tornado 80mm Double Ball Bearing High Air Flow Case Fan - Model TD8038H
Vantec Tornado 80mm Double Ball Bearing High Air Flow Case Fan - Model TD8038H

Pros: Keeps critical systems cool. One of the best built fans I have ever used.

Cons: None - you better know what you are purchasing.

Overall Review: I have been using these fans for 4 years in my rack mount web servers which are hosted at data centers. I have some of the longest running servers the data center guys have ever seen. My newest server has four of these installed (yes four!).