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Evan T.

Evan T.

Joined on 09/16/07

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Most Favorable Review

Not bad, but not for everybody

Rosewill RC-217 SATA II 4 Port RAID 0/1/5/10 PCI RAID Card
Rosewill RC-217 SATA II 4 Port RAID 0/1/5/10 PCI RAID Card

Pros: Works really well. Not a bad price.

Cons: Be warned if you want to make the raid array your primary boot disk for windows. You either have to have a floppy drive and load the correct driver onto it beforehand or add the driver to a windows boot CD which you have to make yourself from your copy of windows. It takes a while to format the array (longer than just formating the drives individually), but not more than 10% longer

Overall Review: You need to have some technical experience to install this thing as the boot drive, but for just adding raid to a system it's really easy.

Works well

BYTECC ME-747SU Black Aluminum 3.5" Black SATA USB 2.0 External Enclosure
BYTECC ME-747SU Black Aluminum 3.5" Black SATA USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: What can I say? It successfully houses my hard drive with minimal noise, and it looks rather nice sitting on my desktop. The LEDs all work well, and installation wasn't as bad as I was expecting reading other reviews. The screws that came with it fit perfectly into the case with no clearance issues.

Cons: Uhh . . . the power brick gets a bit toasty? I really haven't encountered any problems with this case.

Overall Review: Good value, and it's nice and sturdy. I figure when my hard drive dies and they no longer produce sata drives which I can fit in the case I'll just use it as a nice paperweight. It's a bit heavy, but I prefer it to be so rather than flimsy