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michael m.

michael m.

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Most Favorable Review

RE: quiet because there's no air flow

SilenX Effizio Thermistor EFX-08-15T 80mm Case Fan
SilenX Effizio Thermistor EFX-08-15T 80mm Case Fan

Pros: Good noice/airflow ratio. Great for cases with no thermal fan controller.

Cons: None, if heat sensitive fan is what you're looking for.

Overall Review: The reason the other reviewer thought this fan didn't even push 20cfm was probably because it *wasn't*. Thats because it has a thermistor, which is not just a geek gadget. As the thermistor detects warmer air, the fan will speed up. Thats the point of a thermistor, a thermal resistor. If you want the fan to operate at full speed constantly, bridge the two thermistor contacts at the base with some solder and it will run at full speed (acts as though the thermistor senses a lot of heat, leaving no resistance). Or, just buy the model of this fan *without* the thermistor. This fan is for those who want a super silent case, with fans that will automatically move more air (thus increasing noise level) as needed based on temperature. The specs given here are max speed/noise/cfm that the fan will reach. There is also another model offered by silenx with a thermister probe on a long wire, where you can place the probe on a heatsink or in an area that gets hot and you would like it to speed the fan up based on that area's temperature.

Most Critical Review

might work...

Rosewill RCW-604 /USB2.0 to 2.5&3.5 IDE Cable With Power Adapter /Transparent
Rosewill RCW-604 /USB2.0 to 2.5&3.5 IDE Cable With Power Adapter /Transparent

Pros: connect most any ide device as an external usb drive. easy to use.

Cons: older ide devices may not work. says it only supports ata66.

Overall Review: Bought the adapter, and the included power supply did not work when it came. Tested it with one of the onboard molex connectors, and the usb adapter does work as it should. sending mine back for a replacement.

10/19/2006

Second review

Rosewill RCW-604 /USB2.0 to 2.5&3.5 IDE Cable With Power Adapter /Transparent
Rosewill RCW-604 /USB2.0 to 2.5&3.5 IDE Cable With Power Adapter /Transparent

Pros: After first post, RMA'd it and the next one arrived with working power adapter.

Cons: none

11/14/2006

some problems

SYBA SD-ATA133R PCI IDE Controller Card
SYBA SD-ATA133R PCI IDE Controller Card

Pros: very cheap. you could afford to buy a couple of these at a time.

Cons: it causes my machine to hang on boot up. upgrading the firmware seemed to have solved the problem.

Overall Review: i'm not using raid on this card, so there is no review for raid. the regular ide function of this card works well.

10/19/2006

works great

SYBA SD-CF-IDE-DI IDE to Compact Flash Adapter ( Direct Insertion Mode )
SYBA SD-CF-IDE-DI IDE to Compact Flash Adapter ( Direct Insertion Mode )

Pros: has jumper settings, unlike some other models ive dealt with. small form factor. device works just like it should.

Cons: only complaint is the ide connector - plugs down right into a board. cannot use an ide cable for placement where you might want/need it.

10/19/2006