Date Joined: 05/10/04
Pros: I really like this puppy. I didn't have problems with the hair-trigger drive release. I was able to lock them in place with my thumbnail, no problem. The flickering lights and hot-swappable drives make me happy.
Cons: The fan could be quieter... but its 5 drives jammed into a tiny space.. cooling noise is to be expected.
Overall Review: As most everyone else said.. don't forget the little power buttons to turn on/off the drives. They're off to start.
Pros: This was a great inexpensive (on sale) way to set up a hardware-based RAID-3 array. Great for a Linuc home server.
Cons: Linux wouldn't recognize the drives until I'd set them up as a RAID array through the bios setup. The bios setup has no option for 5 separate SATA drives. However, the included software on the CD does. But, of course, that software only works in windows. You'll need a dual-boot to set this up as single drives.
Overall Review: one other catch... when you set them up as a RAID, Linux thinks its an IDE device.