Date Joined: 03/31/05
Pros: Super quiet and with one case fan and p/s fan. Feels solid. Red color looks cool.
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: I wonder if there has been a change in this case? Mine came with a 450w power supply (box says 300w but under label 450w) and the power cable is 9 to 10" long. I dropped in a mini ITX MB and a lot of left over space.
Actually I wish it was smaller but for the price can't beat it!
Pros: Great little drive. Quiet and fast. Nice upgrade to a Linux notebook!
Cons: No cons... yet!
Pros: Was easy to setup and works great. I decided to use it as an Access Point for some WEP only devices and filter by MAC address. From opening the box to running fine in just mins. There was an upgrade to the firmware and it was easy to install so applied it.
Cons: None really
Overall Review: I am a little surprised that its signal strength is a little higher than a WRT54GL a few feet away. Time to tweak the WRT54GL
Pros: None really....
Cons: The first drive failed within a few hours of use and was extremely loud. The replacement drive failed after a couple of weeks. It returns many errors and cannot read a DVD or CD on boot up or in Windows or Linux. And forget about trying to write. I have tried it in more than one computer and still nothing.
Overall Review: Not worth even trying another Sony Optiarc drive again! Am replacing with another brand.