Date Joined: 03/02/07
Pros: I bought this power supply in May of 2012. I been running it in a home server for over 3years straight! Zero issues. Very silent, can't even hear it running. I am glad I bought this power supply over some of the other competitors. Very reliable.
Cons: None no issues with this.
Pros: Fast 4TB External USB 3.0. I voided my warranty right away and used this for an internal 4TB in my system. Cheapest price for a 4TB internal @ 189.00. Drive inside was a Segate Barracuda XT ST4000DX000. Benchmark @ 130mbs read 128mbs write as internal. Similar with USB 3.0 Awesome.
Cons: Be careful. Using it as an external the drive can get hot. I measured 56C with 1 hour copying over mkvs (movies). Plus I bought this same exact model a @ BB and it only had a Seagate Barracuda ST4000DM000. Which only benched 115mbs read 71mbs write. So luck of draw what model of hdd you will get in it.
Overall Review: USB 3.0 performance on this thing is as fast as using it as in internal drive. Heck I can't even find any internal 4tbs @ 189.00 atm. Plus with President day sale you can get this with 3 day shipping with $162.00. Not bad at all.
Pros: Very Fast SSD in ahci and raid 0. Raid 0 (two SSD) performance on Asus Crosshair V beat a pair of OCZ Vertex 4 on Read 90mbs or more. Very stable so far no BSOD's in Win8. Plus got these on sale for $69 a piece!
Cons: Raid 0 write peformance was not what i expected and did not work very well with my Asus Crosshair V. Was about 100mbs+ slower than OCZ vertex 4. However, this could be caused by my firmware. I noticed i was using one build less than the newest one. Plus, I couldnt get the firmware upgraded. Was a pain to find on the Kingston web site. I was in AHCI mode for the upgade, but it kept failing. I upgraded many SSD's firmware and never had this problem. Perhaps its an issue with Win8 compatiblity and the upgrade program. I'll try on win7 later.
Pros: This case has alot of innovation on it side. Definately different and looks nice. I like the way the side panels and top are removeable. Lots of Airflow through the front and lots of ways to customize it.
Cons: Lots of plastic. Hot swap 3.5 bays are cheap made and can break easy. LOUD with front fans on full speed but could be modded and replaced. Hard to get in and swap heatsinks in the future because cpu backplate is hard to access from bottom. Especially once you have everything installed the way you want it.
Overall Review: I bought this for a build I did for my dad. Looks great and suits his desk setup perfectly. However, I would not want this for myself. I feel the lower half of case doesn't offer adequate cooling for my HDD's. Its a little louder than I like and I don't think it would hold up long with its cheap hotswap bays and materials.
Pros: Keeps my 8350 30c idle 50c load. Overclocked to 4.5Ghz 58c load. Very silent, high quality made. Came packaged very well and I am using Artic silver 5.
Cons: Very large heatsink. Largest i installed and expensive. Is it worth the price? Honestly no. I can buy a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus for $30 and get close to same performance with push pull and the right fans installed and be just as quiet. I could get 32c and 52c load out of my Cooler Master Hyper 212.
Overall Review: If you are all about a few degrees different then get this cooler. However you can get close to the same peformance with a cheaper one if you know what you are doing. With the price of this cooler you can get a closed loop water cooling system and get better performance.
Pros: Great little Raid controller. Using it in an Asus Crosshair V mobo. Had to flash to firmware 1.5. Bootup in bios is a little slow. However, it works great with Windows 7. If it asked on install of Windows 7 for digitally signed drivers in x64, just use the x86 drivers and update after Windows 7 is installed. Using this with 4 OCZ Vertex 4 SSD drives. Getting 1.5Gbs read/write in Raid 0 AIO benchmark. No issues. Works fine.
Cons: Raid 6 is only accessible via Web GUI not bios setup. Needs Read cache option / ram for better peformance. Heatsink gets pretty warm. Be sure to have a fan blowing across this thing to cool it down. It should be packaged with some SAS cables! (6GB SATA III's). Its not.
Overall Review: For the prices its pretty good Raid controller. My read speeds are not as great as they should be in a RAID 0 4 OCZ Vertex 4 SSD configuration. However If you use a program called Fancycache you can use up some of your ram to help the read cache along. If i had the money I would have bought a LSI or something. But heck for the price its not bad.
Pros: Very nice cable. Gives you plenty of length for wire management. It is a 6GB's SATA III cable! Works great. Using it with a Highpoint Rocketraid 2720SGL controller.
Love the clips and fits snug. Getting 1.5GBs in a RAID 0 4 SSD setup. Will buy more!
Overall Review: They come in RED. However, I would prefer BLACK color. Didn't see any on Newegg.
Pros: Nice looking SSD/HDD rack. Getting full 6GBs with my four OCZ Vertex 4's (1.5GB Raid0). Easy to remove your
SSD's without having to open case. Plus makes cable mangement look alot better.
Cons: Be careful with the back SATA connectors. The ones that come with the Rack work fine and fit snug. However, if you are using your own SATA cables you may have problems. The SATA ports are tight and may not fit your own SATA cables!
Overall Review: Vantec needs to redesign the back ports to allow a more wider range of SATA cable types to fit in. I had to mod the plastic around the SATA ports to fit my sata cables. I should have just RMA'd it. But my mod works fine. I am giving 3 out of 5, because It wont fit every type of SATA cables.
Pros: Extreme quite fan. Heck I can't even hear it. OR the four I bought for my H100 Corsair cooler. 17db. Pushes alot of air. 60ish CFM's.
Cons: None. I should have bought more. lol
Overall Review: I have four of these in a push pull config on my Corsair H100 water cooler. Can't hear them. I bypassed the Corsair fan controller and have these running straight and at full speed from power supply. Awesome!
Pros: Very Fast SSD. I replaced my OCZ Vertex 2 and I immediately noticed a difference. I bought 4 of these so far. I have them in a RAID 0 config using a Highpoint Rocketraid controller. Getting 1.5Gbs with all four.
Cons: Didn't come with lastest Firmware. I had to flash to 22.214.171.124.
Overall Review: OCZ produces some really quality SSD drives. Top notch. Plus with a 5yr warranty on these babies.
Pros: I bought this drive from Newegg on Oct 2010 and as of Jan 2012 this drive is still running strong. I have not had any issues with it. I use my computer ALOT. Formated and installed Windows 7 many times over on this. Not one single BSOD from the drive. Excellent SSD!
Pros: Runs AMD Phenom 9600 Quad cool 35C on Mid fan levels in bios. WD Raptor 150GB installed w 2GB and Liteon Burner. Very easy setup of hardware. Vista installed fine. Great SFF and Shuttle is about the best. Everything arrived in perfect condtion. Thanks Newegg!
Cons: PCIe slot is towards the outside of the case. Making an install of a dual slot Geforce 8800GTS impossible. Even though on the site's support list of Video cards it lists 8800GTS supported??
Overall Review: Other than the poor design of the PCIe layout. Its a really nice Model. Cabling is great and everything ran smooth and cool. I may void my warranty and Mod the case to support the dual slot vid card :P Add a thermaltake 5.25 Power supply and external DVDR drive and this thing has potential.
Pros: Nice motherboard for the price. Did some casual OC 1.9 Brisbane to 2.46 mhz & 260FSB. OCZ Reaper 6400 2GB. Mem @ 2.30v. cpu 0.125v+.
Cons: Bios is dated 4/30/07 which is the latest. However, CPU temp is not reading properly. Reports 62C when OCing, but heatsink is cold to touch. about 20C+ off.
Overall Review: Waiting for a bios update to fix the minor bugs. Other than that its a pretty stable mobo. Would buy it again.