Disappointing3/22/2016 10:46:53 AM

Pros: It does shrink about 2 to 1

Cons: The tubing was shipped as illustrated - folded and crumpled, rather than spooled. I wound up cutting the crumpled parts off, yielding about 2/3 of the original length as uncrumpled pieces 3" to 5" long.

Overall Review: I won't buy this again.

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Good, except...7/23/2010 5:25:58 PM

Pros: Only product like it on the market (so far). Used it to add two 2.5" drives in a fixed 3.5" slot on a server.

Cons: the two slots are different heights. If the drives are too thin, the drive is not ejected when the front lever is opened because the plastic ejection arm goes over the drive instead of hitting the back of the drive.

Overall Review: A 12.5 mm height drive ejected fine from the top slot, but wouldn't on the bottom slot. I had to attach a shim to the top of the drive so it would eject from the bottom slot.

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Not universal3/26/2009 9:25:09 PM

Pros: Works for desktop PC's

Cons: Tried using it in a server, where the drives are in a drive tray. The drive tray was 1/2" longer than the drive, so the power connector needed to sit flush with the bottom of the drive. Because the cable connector was short, the power wires interfered and didn't clear the bottom of the drive tray. That caused the whole power cable connector to bend up, and the server wouldn't boot. Everything is OK if the drive is hanging in the air, the way it would in a desktop PC, but not if the drive is sitting flush on a tray.

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perfect product1/8/2009 12:29:53 PM

Pros: Simple to use - it just worked. Used it to put an Intel 2.5" SSD drive in a rackmount server with hot plug 3.5" slots. Everything fit smoothly, no screws needed to mount the drive.

Cons: None.

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Great MB4/4/2008 8:19:59 AM

Pros: gigabit LAN, all possible ports

Cons: no cable for external parallel port

Overall Review: It's got every port imaginable, the standard as well as HDMI, 1394, eSATA, SPDIF. Only two issues, both minor so I still gave it a "5" rating. I still use an all-in-one printer that needs a parallel port. There's a header on the MB for the parallel port, but no cable for the external parallel port. The other issue is difficulty installing the audio driver after restoring Windows from my old Nvidia based MB. I should have uninstalled the audio driver from the old PC before backing it up. Despite these quibbles, it's the perfect microATX board.

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Dead DRAM4/3/2008 4:33:25 PM

Pros: Good price, easy to get an RMA to exchange product.

Cons: RAM didn't work when installed.

Overall Review: Built a new PC, plugged it in, no beep code. Removed RAM, got beep code. Went to PC Club, bought 2 Kingston 512MB DDR2, which worked. Will exchange the 2 Kingston 2GB, great price, just need them to work.

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partially works4/3/2008 4:27:37 PM

Pros: The print function worked.

Cons: The other all-in-one functions (scan, fax, copy) did not work.

Overall Review: I had a new computer that didn't have a parallel port, so tried this converter with an HP T45 all-in-one. The printer driver was installed automatically, the fax driver had to be installed manually, but even after that the fax, scan, and copy functions didn't work.

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Disappointing8/8/2007 10:43:15 AM

Pros: Good form and fit. Drive trays seem reliable.

Cons: No CD/DVD drive nor rackmount slides included. Can't test Windows 2008 Server - no early drivers. No Matrix RAID (missing one of Intel's better features).

Overall Review: We have a number of Supermicro servers (Intel 5000P chipset based) and wanted to compare this Intel server with Supermicro. Mechanically, the Intel server seems to be better than Supermicro - the drive trays seem to align more precisely (perhaps because there's only 3 across instead of 4 across), and the cover slides more easily. But this version is really for OEM's - the DVD/ROM drive must be purchased and installed, or a USB DVD-ROM must be used. Also, the driver installation is cumbersome - the drivers are in zip files, so you can't just install the drivers from the provided driver disk, you have to unzip them one at a time to another disk. The last straw - can't install Windows 2008 server Beta 3 to test on this server - the standard driver won't work. Intel's reponse: "As a general policy we do not provide drivers for Operating Systems not validated and tested for a specific product. " Supermicro's response: "We do have any driver for the beta Windows 2008 OS."

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7/6/2007 11:06:56 PM

Pros: Good price, lots of features, compact.

Cons: VLAN configuration had problems.

Overall Review: I really wanted an HP ProCurve switch, but it was sold out, so I got the SMC switch instead. In my initial testing, everything was fine. I tested jumbo frames and VLAN in the lab and all worked (I thought). But when I put it into production, I noticed one of the VLAN groups was wrong. But after correcting the grouping, the VLAN's still weren't isolated. I tried software restart, power restart, reloading the default config and starting over - nothing worked. I finally wound up using two separate switches. Very frustrating! The manual was mediocre. I'll a find a use for it, but without using the VLAN feature.

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great uATX MB8/6/2006 9:05:55 PM

Pros: Using it with dual monitor (one DVI, one analog), 2GB RAM, X2 processor. Very stable - never a reboot (unlike the MSI RS480M2-IL, which would mysteriously reboot on its own).

Cons: doesn't support simultaneous use of another PCI graphics card. I had to buy a DVI monitor to use both graphics ports. (but it was an excuse to buy a nice DVI LCD monitor!)

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Very nice8/6/2006 8:56:31 PM

Pros: Beautiful monitor. Bought two, one for me and one for my son (who plays a lot of WoW). I use the DVI interface, he uses the analog, both work well. No bad pixels in either one.

Cons: It's minor, but the black-on-black adjustment buttons are hard to see.

Overall Review: I wish I could adjust the screen lower by an inch, I have to crane my neck because of bifocals. On the other hand, the screen is much sharper than my old CRT.

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Great for Presario V2565US1/23/2006 7:40:26 PM

Pros: Upgraded Compaq with Turion ML-32, replaced original 512M with two of these 1G modules. Booted right up, immediately installed Google desktop and indexed entire disk, simultaneously loaded VMWare and ran virtual machines to use up memory - no problems.

Cons: none

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