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Josh G.

Josh G.

Joined on 02/28/06

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Most Favorable Review

Awesome!

Rosewill RSV-L4500 - Server Case or Chassis, 4U Rackmount - 15 x Internal Bays, 8 x Cooling Fans Included
Rosewill RSV-L4500 - Server Case or Chassis, 4U Rackmount - 15 x Internal Bays, 8 x Cooling Fans Included

Pros: Very Quiet! The Supplied fans move a Lot of air, and make very little Noise. I can barely hear it when next to it. Holds a lot of Drives, has 6x 120mm fans, 2x 80mm and plenty of airflow. The front of the case is Basically 9x 5.25" bays. I put my old hot swap bays i had in here. and it was a breeze! It also has a nice air filter that most of the air travels through. The Price was right, and the Quality is better then expected.

Cons: The HDD LED is red.

Overall Review: I did make some modifications to the front filter holder to make more room for my hotswap bay, but it was easy. I put my Supermicro X7DAL-E board with dual quadcore xeons in this case, and i will not look back!

10/29/2012
Most Critical Review

Low Quality

KINGWIN KF-72-BK Black HDD Mobile Rack
KINGWIN KF-72-BK Black HDD Mobile Rack

Pros: they look nice.

Cons: Very cheep material for the cover, and did not seem to fit correctly.

Overall Review: Also the screws on the sides are only located on the lower part. So if you have a case that only takes the screws in the higher part, you can not use these.

Excellent for me

WD Red Plus 3TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s, CMR, 64MB Cache, 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX
WD Red Plus 3TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s, CMR, 64MB Cache, 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX

Pros: Purchased 4 of these for a RaidZ2 config on my Freenas and have been outstanding.

Cons: One drive had a small dent in the casing, probably from packaging, but have had zero problems so far.

Overall Review: Great drives. Freenas is awesome.

Amazing

Thecus N16000 NAS Server | Enterprise - Rackmount
Thecus N16000 NAS Server | Enterprise - Rackmount

Pros: Amazing device. Supports almost every kind of technology. iscsi, nfs, cifs, ftp, etc. You can bond the 3 on board NICs to help your throuput. We installed an HP 10GB nic, but had to custom build the driver to get it to work. Supports SSF drives, and normal sata/sas Drive trays are very solid, and comes with twice as many screws as you need. Nice simply LCD screen on the front lets you change the NIC to DHCP easily.

Cons: You Have to remove about 10 screws to get the case off to install a card inside.

Overall Review: installed 16 4TB SAS drives in a raid 6. Very fast, plenty of storage. This device could easily be a SAN replacement

12/29/2012

Excellent

SYBA CL-PCI20114 Blue 2-Port USB 3.0 Bracket w/ Built-in 18 Inch 20-pin Header Cable
SYBA CL-PCI20114 Blue 2-Port USB 3.0 Bracket w/ Built-in 18 Inch 20-pin Header Cable

Pros: Very nice. Seems well put together, and excellent materials. Perfect for adding more 3.0 slots.

Cons: wish it had a half height bracket, even though i don't need one, it would make it better i think.

Overall Review: I took the bracket off, and used this to add internal ports for my USB flash drive for boot on Freenas. But will work great to add usb 3.0 ports!

12/27/2012

Excellent for me

Transcend JetFlash 780 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model TS8GJF780
Transcend JetFlash 780 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model TS8GJF780

Pros: Fast Looks very nice plenty of storage for what i need

Cons: n/a

Overall Review: I used this as a boot device for Freenas. I had to use usb 2.0 slot to install it, and then enable 3.0 support, moved to 3.0 slot and the boot was a little bit quicker. Been running for about a month and no issues thus far.

12/27/2012