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Mr. L.

Mr. L.

Joined on 07/29/04

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Most Favorable Review

Great value RAID if you don't expect customer service

SANS DIGITAL TowerRAID TR4UTBPN 4-Bay 3.5" SATA to USB 3.0 / eSATA Hardware RAID-5 Storage Tower
SANS DIGITAL TowerRAID TR4UTBPN 4-Bay 3.5" SATA to USB 3.0 / eSATA Hardware RAID-5 Storage Tower

Pros: Great value, ease of use setting up, pulling at least 150MB/s in raid 5 over eSATA. Using USB 3.0 in SOHO

Cons: The fan on our unit started intermittently making a loud noise after 4 months. Customer service is terrible. They only operate via email, and the rep wrote in poor broken english, couldn't answer/understand my questions. They needed my credit card to RMA a fan, would have cost more to use their warranty than to order a replacement through Newegg. Considering the fan started making noise and with how important cooling is, I'd feel more at ease if they had a backup fan on the unit.

Overall Review: I only took off one egg because it's been reliable otherwise, and I'd probably still order another, but very disappointed in the level of customer service.

Reliable unit

Rosewill RX-358 V2 SLV - Silver, 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA External Enclosure with Internal 80 mm Fan
Rosewill RX-358 V2 SLV - Silver, 3.5" SATA to USB & eSATA External Enclosure with Internal 80 mm Fan

Pros: Keeps the drive cool. Have had the (RMA'd unit) for over a year now... the original fan started making terrible noises, tried cleaning it a few times and eventually sent it in for a new one... which has run perfect since. Rosewill has good tech support, keep me buying their brands for sure.

Cons: The power cable does seem a little cheap, but I haven't had any issues with it.

Overall Review: Have only used the USB interface, but is nice to have the eSATA in case it's needed. Would definitely recommend to a friend

Impressed

Kingston SSDNow V+100 2.5" 96GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SVP100S2B/96GR
Kingston SSDNow V+100 2.5" 96GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SVP100S2B/96GR

Pros: FAST. Great customer support. Comes with an enclosure... FAST

Cons: Had to contact customer support because the cable that came with would intermittently cut out - took me a while to figure out that was the cause. When I called they sent me out a new one right away.

Overall Review: I'm just storing program/game files on this for load times - I was running a RAID 0 before and it still doubled the loading speeds. Leaving it in the enclosure limits me to some 150MB/s on USB 2.0, but I can unplug it from my main computer and use it on the laptop on the go. Makes playing WoW on the laptop tolerable again.

Nice board

ASUS M2NPV-VM AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
ASUS M2NPV-VM AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6150 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: No problems on install with 4600+ X2 and 800Mhz DDR2 Kingston ram. Had all the features I needed with room to grow.

Cons: Could use a better manual, but the web was sufficient to look up additional questions.

Overall Review: I usually go with MSI, but used this for a customer because of the reputation with ASUS. Would definitely go with them again. However, I didn't use the Raid setup, so can't comment on that.

Impressed

Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Everything... The quality of this case is amazing. There is plenty of room and switches for all the fans, but is really quiet. If you get a front fan (suggested for the filter) make sure to get an Antec brand, as the front makes the most noise. Great case, would definitely buy another.

Cons: Make sure you get an antec power supply so there's enough cable to reach the board plugs from the backside. (neater, no wires in the way)

Overall Review: I've always used Antec cases, but this is definitely the best one I've bought, high quality construction.