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Michael S.

Michael S.

Joined on 10/18/04

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Great little NAS

QNAP TS-212-E Diskless System Network Storage
QNAP TS-212-E Diskless System Network Storage

Pros: This little guy is absolutely LOADED with features. So many features that if you enable them all I would think you would crush the CPU and RAM built into this box. Price point on sale is absolutely fantastic for what you get. If you need a SOHO NAS and you have a limited budget this is absolutely what you get.

Cons: No real cons except that there may be too many features for the CPU/RAM to handle.

Overall Review: Just buy it already while it's on sale.

Most Critical Review

DOA

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible
Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible

Pros: None. It never powered on!

Cons: The inability to power is pretty bad.

Overall Review: I thought Antec would be better than this. I guess not.

Great little NIC card

Supermicro AOC-SG-i2 High-performance, Cost-effective Dual-port Gigabit Ethernet Card 10/100/1000Mbps PCI-Express 2 x RJ45
Supermicro AOC-SG-i2 High-performance, Cost-effective Dual-port Gigabit Ethernet Card 10/100/1000Mbps PCI-Express 2 x RJ45

Pros: Fits perfectly in my little 2u server chassis Recognized right away by ESXi Decent price

Cons: Not Free Will someday stop working

Overall Review: Just get it already!

12/31/2012

Solid Drive, Fast too

WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive
WD Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Fast, big storage, and hasn't died yet!

Cons: None

Overall Review: Hopefully this bad boy doesn't die on me. I don't think it will.

12/14/2012

Great cpu fan

Rosewill RCX-Z300 - 92mm CPU Cooler Fan - Ball Bearing
Rosewill RCX-Z300 - 92mm CPU Cooler Fan - Ball Bearing

Pros: Easy to install Somewhat low profile Nice to look at Keeps CPU cool Quiet

Cons: None

Overall Review: Great fan for the price. Get it!

12/11/2012

Trash

Rosewill RC-401-EX Network Card Gigabit Low Profile 10/100/1000Mbps PCI-Express 1 x RJ45
Rosewill RC-401-EX Network Card Gigabit Low Profile 10/100/1000Mbps PCI-Express 1 x RJ45

Pros: Cheap

Cons: I was trying to be cheap and put this in an ESXi build. Too bad this doesn't work for that at all! So I thought to myself "shame on me for not doing my research!" so I loaded it up in windows 7 and guess what? They still do not work! The driver CD that came with the product is confusing as all get out. STAY AWAY! Spend the extra money! You'll be glad you did.

Overall Review: I promise myself I will never be this cheap again. I was trying to build a BEAST computer for under $700 bucks and I failed miserably.

12/11/2012