Date Joined: 02/14/05
Pros: Very good ssd. Seeing a consistent 200MB/s read and write throughput at roughly 7,000 io/s on 64k blocks.
We are using these drives for MySQL servers which write upwards of 500GB in changes per day.
Works well with RAID and LSI FastPath Software.
Cons: Price is still 4x what an high endurance MLC drive is.
Pros: Works perfectly! Well designed and very strong, clip is solid and works exactly as expected.
Cons: Rather pricey for being such a simple bit of kit but well worth it to reduce cable clutter.
Overall Review: Using this for a TS3000 linux console server to connect to cisco and juniper console ports.
Simply connect this with a straight through cable and your all set.
Pros: Sound is decent, microphone sounds ok.
Cons: The quality of the construction is pitiful at best. They do not fit your head well and are not comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
Sennheiser PC161 are only slightly more and 40x better build quality.
Overall Review: Pay the extra, get the PC161 or better.
Pros: Works as expected on correct raid controllers
Overall Review: Be sure to purchase the hardware key if your LSI controller has the port for it, there is a software license from LSI if you have a more modern card like the 9261. Newegg does not carry the part number.
I had to source from CDEW.
Pros: Using this in a raid 1 cachecade 2.0 array on an LSI 9261.
Read and Write performance is excellent and the ACTIVE/ACTIVE SAS configuration is great for high throughput.
Drive is the full thickness of modern 15k 2.5" disk so be sure your sleds are capable.
Cons: None so far, hopefully OCZ has their act together with MLC for enterprise write endurance, guess we will find out in a few months.
Overall Review: Server is running 6x 500GB NL SAS disk in raid 6 with 2x 240GB in R1 as cachecade read/write.
Running 2 VMware machines running 50 OpenVZ VPS with cPanel internally with heavy mysql write loads.
Pros: Good quality display, good assembly.
Cons: Ordered 2 displays, one came shattered. Was NOT caused by packaging or UPS, came shattered from the factory. Packaging was excellent and strong.
Pros: Fast as hell. EXCELLENT cpu for the price.
Pros: Excellent, fits 1155 and 1156 boards perfectly.
Cons: Comes with cheap thermal paste.
Overall Review: Very very good retention bracket.
Pros: Solid board, offers the features promised and then some. IPMI works wonderfully after a firmware update.
Cons: Slow post speed, cold boot post takes upwards of 30 seconds or more.
Occasionally gets stuck during a reboot, requires a power cycle.
Overall Review: Still some time needed on the bios to get this board entirely stable and reliable. Overall decent.
Pros: The actual design quality is pretty good. They are built decently and should be durable.
Cons: Sound quality is terrible, only sound somewhat ok in gaming, no bass or strong pitch response at all! Microphone is very quiet, even with a +30 bass. I sound like a 9 year old and I have a very deep voice. I don't know if this set was just defective on both counts but I'm unhappy with them.
Going to checkout another set of sennheisers.
Pros: Quiet, quality bearings! Excellent air flow at 1600cfm and very clean looking design. Does not give the cheap 0MG COLORS11!11 appearance.
Cons: 3 pin version available only, want 4 pin for pwm feature.
Pros: Excellent board, great overclocker.
Did 4200 Mhz on a 920 D0 with 1.40v. Coupled this with g.skill trident ddr3 1600.
Board is ultra stable and seems to be extremely well built.
ICH raid works extremely well and is ultra fast to go through post.
Cons: post times are rather slow, seems to randomly do complete power off and back on at reboot. With stock speeds it seems to be rather quick at posting, any overclock or manual settings slows it down.
If you use this board with an antec mini p180 you cannot put a hard drive in the back spot of the upper drive cage, it will not clear the ram. I put my ssd in back in a silverstone multi carrier and put the 1tb in the front spots. Board has voltage regulation and pwm control on the cpu header, only votlage regulation on the extra. Speed reporting is available on 3 of the 4.
Overall Review: antec mini 180
6gb G.skill Trident 1600 cas 6 ddr3 tripple channel set
2x 4890 crossfire
pc p&c 750
2x intel 80gb ssd raid 0
2x wd 1tb raid 1
Pros: Very well built ram, excellent heat spreader design and execution. Was able to run cas 6-7-6-12 at 1900mhz before I had stability problems. People seem to be having a hard time getting the ram set to the speed its advertised as. I think people assume the ram will just run the speed out of the box, you have to assign the CAS settings in the bios as well as the divider.
Overall Review: I had absolutely 0 problems getting this ram to the advertised speeds, If your any bit of a good system builder you will have 0 problems making this ram perform. A guy did some write ups in the memory section at ocforums.com. Worth your time!
i7 920 @ 4.4 - 1.45v
EVGA X58 Micro Sli
2x HIS 4890 Crossfire.
2x Intel 80gb SSD raid 0
Pros: 0 Dead pixels, screen is very bright and vibrant.
Cons: Base is built "good enough" its not nearly as sturdy as some but its not poorly designed.