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Dale W.

Dale W.

Joined on 10/03/04

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Most Favorable Review

Great case for the price

SANS DIGITAL TR4M RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, spanning and JBOD 4 3.5" Drive Bays eSATA 3Gbps (via Port Multiplier) 4 Bay SATA to eSATA (Port Multiplier) JBOD Enclosure
SANS DIGITAL TR4M RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+spare, spanning and JBOD 4 3.5" Drive Bays eSATA 3Gbps (via Port Multiplier) 4 Bay SATA to eSATA (Port Multiplier) JBOD Enclosure

Pros: Cheap price, well made! Fully supported under Ubuntu Linux. Comes with cable and card. Cooling is good. Fan is silent.

Cons: Non Locking ESATA Cable, and cable is a bit stiff. Blue Lights on the fan (Why?) (Can be cut as they are exposed) Have to remove cover to remove drives. Not a big deal!

Overall Review: For those of you that say you can not remove the drives. Just loosen the thumb screws holding the drive in, and use them to slide the drive forward. I am using this with a MythTV setup and 1TB WD black drives. Wish I would have purchased 2 when they were on sale.

Good 1 Gig Switch

D-Link DGS-2208 Unmanaged 8-Port Desktop Green Ethernet Switch
D-Link DGS-2208 Unmanaged 8-Port Desktop Green Ethernet Switch

Pros: Wanted to upgrade the home network to 1GB, Low Power. 1GB verified with 100MB items plugged in.

Cons: None

Great for MythTV

AVS Gear GP-IR01BK Windows Vista Infrared MCE Black Remote Control
AVS Gear GP-IR01BK Windows Vista Infrared MCE Black Remote Control

Pros: Works Great for MythTV, has good range, good Price

Cons: None

Good Economical Power Supply

hec HP585DB 585 W ATX12V Power Supply - Power Cord Included
hec HP585DB 585 W ATX12V Power Supply - Power Cord Included

Pros: Cheap, Good Cooling, Quiet.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Purchased this for new green server I was building to run Linux. Could use a few more sata plugs, but most supplies do not have enough for a server.

Good Cheap Processor

AMD Athlon II X2 240 - Athlon II X2 Regor Dual-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 65W Processor - ADX240OCGQBOX
AMD Athlon II X2 240 - Athlon II X2 Regor Dual-Core 2.8 GHz Socket AM3 65W Processor - ADX240OCGQBOX

Pros: Good price, and quick processor, and low power

Cons: None

Overall Review: Using this with Ubuntu Linux for a MythTV backend. Wanted to reduce the watts I was consuming on my server with out compromising performance.