Date Joined: 04/08/02
Pros: * Pack 5 Drives into 3 5.25" Bays.
* Aluminum Handles, Tray and Enclosure.
* Good cooling, drives stay around 90F in no spindown RAID6 configuration.
* Lots of blinky lights.
Cons: As mentioned by others, these have no grooves in them for cases with easy slide tabs. Easy fix though, i just straightend out the tabs on my case and fit perfect.
Overall Review: I have two of these in an Antec Nine Hundred case. I plan to buy a third at some point. I have 10 drives in a RAID6 configuration. HDD lights work as desired with WD and Seagate drives.
Pros: USB + eSATA are great. I get 60MB/Sec with my 500GB WD RE2. Works well with XP and Vista Ult.
Cons: Gets pretty warm even with fan running, but it seems to be ok. Just gota watch those summer afternoons.
Pros: Great quality, soft interior, padded shoulder strap. 15" IBM/Lenovo fits with plenty of room to spare. My 17" Dell Inspiron 9300 fits perfectly.
Pros: Solid construction, High quality components, eSATA adapters with power ports are handy, Board is well labeled.
Cons: Cost, Doesnt come with rear USB 2.0 port extensions. Fan control doesnt allow you to specify desired temperature. Ram slots are very close to primary video card.
Overall Review: Board is Rev 3.3 with bios F9.
I replaced a MSI P965 Platinum with this board. The onboard RAID controller picked up my previous RAID Sets without a hitch. I havent tried to overclock yet, im waiting to get my crucial ballistix back from RMA. My MSI kept killing my crucial ram at stock speeds, I hope this board solves that. As ive read elsewhere, the board is kind of warped, im guessing this is from the heatpipes. Make sure to use all the mounting holes and it should straighten out. Overall a great board.
Pros: Fast, Pretty.
Cons: Cost, died after a week.
Overall Review: One of the sticks died after a week. It was running under the rated speeds. Newegg replaced without issue, still a pain when you gota wait until the repalcement comes.