Joined on 11/09/08
Powerful and Useful
Pros: Great looking, very fast, great brands. Runs cool and quiet.
Overall Review: The 9800GT is nothing more than a remarked 8800GT. They flashed the BIOS to read as a 9800GT. None the less still a powerful card. 112 Stream Processors and 512Mb of GDDR3 go a long way.
Fair product for a fair price
Pros: The price is the most attractive part of this bay. I enjoy the spring loaded releases and the all-in-one feel.
Cons: The molex connect, very dated. This could easily be fixed with minor retooling on Vantec's side. The Green and Red LEDs really cheapen the look. This is the age of white and blue! The way the holes are to mount it to your case, causes my tool-less case to insert a "peg" directly into the path of a HDD tray. Simple fix was to use screws.
Overall Review: Yes, the trays are thin, but they need to be to hold 4 HDDs in a single 3.5 slot. Be gentle and you won't have any issues. Yes, this isn't hot swappable. No where does it claim to be. Really that is a support of the OS. I simply downloaded a program called "Hotswap.exe" and it works great! I'm buying a 2nd unit very soon.
Pros: Great price per watt. Quality unit, well made. Lots of connectors for your needs. Very quiet and moves a lot of air.
Cons: Only thing I can think of is there isn't enough SATA power connectors for my setup, a server.
Overall Review: I've had this for nearly 3 years and it's still going strong. It's in my Windows Home Server system with 15 hard drives on a Quad Core system. Zero power issues. Love it.
Good for a short time
Pros: Cheap, quiet, moves a lot of air.
Cons: Had 2 of these in a server machine. Lasted about a year. One seized solid, the other is on its way. Bearing is clacking like a train.
Overall Review: Might be good if the system isn't on 24/7, but then again who knows. 1 year for a fan is terrible. I have 2 Sunon fans in the same server that are over 10 years old. Rosewill; never again.