Date Joined: 06/10/10
Pros: Has an iKVM in such a low cost server! I was please that it worked with my E5620s right out of the box!
Pros: Runs E5600 series xeon (32nm) out of the box. Great server. iKVM rocks!
Cons: Like the other review, mine too had a fan alarm going off right out of the box. Easily resolved with a CMOS clear.
Pros: Works well. Stays cool. Good price compared to other 12GB kits.
Overall Review: Jozy Altidore should pass the ball more often. Maybe the USA could have gone farther.
Pros: Does what it says. One molex to two sata power.
Pros: Does what it says, splits one molex into 4. Pins inside molex connectors are centered and not cheap/flimsy.
Pros: Best value 8x drive raid card. Runs ESXi (see other thoughts). Has own NIC, and very comprehensive web interface.
Overall Review: Had to modify the driver provided by Areca to work with ESXi version 4.1. Hopefully, they update the driver to install properly for this version.
Pros: 32nm technology. Huge upgrade over the E5520 (50% more cache and a little speed boost) for a small increase in price.
Pros: Does what it is supposed to. Stays cool.
Cons: Wasn't free?
Pros: Low cost, high density. A lot of server for a little money.
Cons: Fan alarm was going off right out of the box. Had to reset CMOS to stop the alarm.
Overall Review: Could ship with 6 fans, since there are 6 spaces for fans......
Cons: First off, its made completely of very cheap, very easy to break plastic. Second (the achilles heel), the hard drive which mounts on the top protrudes beyond the parameters of a 3.5 inch HDD bracket, making it useless for hot-swappable bay application.
Overall Review: Well, one pro might be the fact that it is made out of such a low grade of plastic that I was able to break off the tabs separating the two drives allowing me to mount the top drive upside down, so it could clear the hot-swap bay. Still one egg. This thing really sucks. Pay more money for a better product.