Joined on 04/18/08
Overall bad design
Pros: It's a nice looking case and would seem to have plenty of room for drives and cooling. The included fans are very quiet.
Cons: There was no way I could fit all 6 drives and properly cool the system. In order for the Heat sink to fit and not knock into the drive cage, I had to remove one of the lower drive bays. The alarm on the MB keeps going off for the overall system temp or overheating of the CPU. I'm taking the fans and getting another case...
Nice case for the price
Pros: This is a very nice case with a black piano finish on the front. The rest seems to be pretty sturdy metal. I have had no issues with the power supply and it runs very quiet. This does have a knockout in the front next to the two USB and audio ports for a firewire header.
Cons: No instructions were included, just a bag of screws. Not too hard to figure out, though.
Overall Review: Overall, for $59, this is well worth the purchase.
Great card for the price
Pros: The price can't be beat for a mainstream sata/sas raid controller. The perfomance on 64 bit plaforms is outstanding.
Cons: The cable needed is sometimes constrained.
Overall Review: Yet another note on ESX support. When it comes to any component supporting ESX, never trust the manufacturer. Always look at the ESX compatability guide. It only takes a second and it can save you time and money in the long run. By the way, the card is now supported in ESX v3.0.2 and v3.5