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Good product that actually works6/12/2018 12:28:55 PM

Pros: I tried two different "bargain" cables. One gave me a purple screen right out of the package. The second one, at twice the price, turned the screen purple after a few months. 2 different computers, 2 different video amps, 2 different cables, and 4 different monitors all with the same purple screen. This Tripplite cable worked perfectly right out of the package. Now, I need two more, but they are out of stock.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Good to find a product that actually works. I hope that they will get them back in stock.

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Found a helpful JMicron utility2/11/2015 5:30:18 PM

Pros: Nicely constructed box, one screw installation for both drives. Fan is reasonably quiet, and case runs cool to the touch

Cons: I could not get the box to configure as a RAID 1 system using two new WD Red WD40EFRX 4TB drives, no matter how many times I tried the setup instructions. Window 7 64 bit Ultimate insisted on calling it a RAID 0 setup when connected over USB 3.0.

Overall Review: Turns out that the Vantec NexStar MX enclosure uses the same JMicron chipset. If you navigate to their site and download their driver file, you can configure the Star Tech enclosure in any configuration without regard to the config switch setting. The utility even has a window to send eMail messages with drive problems, and shows a log of enclosure error messages. I have 4 of the Vantec NexStar enclosures, and two of them have lost their partition tables within the last 2 weeks. I bought the Star Tech enclosure this time, hoping that it would be more reliable. Time will tell.

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Very inexpensive case design12/23/2013 4:38:40 PM

Pros: Nice external appearance.

Cons: This case was part of a combo special deal. The case doesn't use standard hex standoffs, but instead has rounded elevations in the support plate with threaded holes to support the mobo. I had qualms about these touching and possibly shorting out the mobo, Assembled the system per typical practice, and got a dead mobo in the bargain. I guess I should have listened to my intial intuition. Case metal is pretty flimsy, and front panel lacks a reset switch.

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