Joined on 10/22/02
Backing up my Windows Home Server
Pros: Nice sturdy construction Fast eSATA connection to my server Room for expansion - up to 4 SATA drives Pretty quiet Got it in a combo deal at a great price
Cons: Annoying blue light on rear fan
Overall Review: I haven't used the RAID card that came with it. I'm using a HighPoint RocketRAID 2300 (4 ports) with one port connected to an eSATA bracket. The enclosure has 2 WD Green 1.5TB drives, set up as 2 separate JBOD volumes. I'm using this in Windows Home Server to back the server. Right now, WHS only supports backing up the shares, but I'm hoping they'll add the ability to back up the OS and PC backups as well some day.
Working great with Windows 7 RTM
Pros: Very low price, Windows 7 compatible, Aux inputs, PCI-E interface
Cons: Aux input box not included, no FM radio, analog cable only
Overall Review: Working great with Windows Media Center in Windows 7 RTM (32-bit). The aux input jack below the RF input is not S-Video, it takes the purple aux input adapter that ATI has always included with their TV cards. Luckily, I had a few lyinone. I already had Win 7 RTM installed when I installed this card. It did not prompt me to install any drivers, but Media Center did not detect any tuners. I then put the included CD into my drive and allowed the "Catalyst Install Manager" to run. I rebooted after it was finished, and now I can use Media Center to watch and record TV. I'm using the S-Video input (through the purple aux input box) to connect to my "digital" (non-HD) cable box. I'm using my motherboard's onboard nVidia graphics to output to a widescreen monitor, and the quality is excellent. If you're satisfied with non-HD (as I am) this is a great deal.
Doesn't work in an older PC
Pros: This memory works great in one of my computers, a 2-year old AGP / DDR Core 2 Duo. Price was great, as long as the rebate comes in.
Cons: This memory doesn't work correctly in my older computer, which is a small form factor socket 754 AMD from FIC (IC-HU61). It recognizes 2GB of this memory as only 256MB.
Overall Review: Does anyone have any ideas why it wouldn't work in my older PC? I didn't see anything saying it was high density memory. I wish I could get this to work.
Great stable low-cost server
Pros: VERY stable board for a low cost server. I've built a couple of Windows Home Server boxes using this board, as well as a Server 2008 box. Quad core (Q6600) and dual core (E8500, E6400) CPUs all have worked fine. I always use Crucial memory and have never had a problem.
Cons: LAN chipset is Marvell. I would have preferred Intel. Only 4 SATA ports.
Overall Review: Onboard video is fine for a server. Lack of sound is not a problem for a server. I've also successfully used a hardware RAID card (HighPoint RocketRAID 3510) in the PCIe slot for a huge boost in performance.
Possibly too small
Pros: This bluetooth earpiece works very well. It has volume buttons that are separate from the multifunction start/end call button. Call quality is great. The combination charger / case is a neat idea that reduces the size of the earpiece. The charge lasts a long time.
Cons: Unfortunately, it doesn't stay in my ear very well. I can imagine that in the summer, with a little bit of sweat, there's no way it will stay put.