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Daniel K.

Daniel K.

Joined on 10/30/03

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Most Favorable Review

So far so good

SUPERMICRO MBD-PDSME+-O LGA 775 Intel 3010 ATX Intel Xeon/Core 2/Pentium D/Pentium EE/Pentium 4/Celeron D Server Motherboard
SUPERMICRO MBD-PDSME+-O LGA 775 Intel 3010 ATX Intel Xeon/Core 2/Pentium D/Pentium EE/Pentium 4/Celeron D Server Motherboard

Pros: Super Micro's tech support is excellent. I called a bunch of times ironing out some details concerning compatibilities with raid controllers, ram, ... My questions were dealt with quickly and professionally. Could not ask for more. All aspects of the board seem to function as expected.

Cons: Very difficult to find recommended RAM for. I tried their recommendations at Newegg, ZipZ00mFly, and Tiger Direct, no go. I tried 4 Gs of Kingston KVR667D2N5K2/4G and they work nicely.

Overall Review: This board pairs nicely with 3Ware's 9650SE-12ML. My first attempt at building a raid 5. Several calls to 3Ware's tech support (also very good), and the cranial extraction was successful (manual has no details on how to build a raid). Use the latest driver on their site under XP 32.

Most Critical Review

Will not allow POST

areca ARC-1130ML 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card
areca ARC-1130ML 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X SATA II (3.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Pros: None

Cons: I tried this in 2 known good systems: Asus A8N-SLI rev 2 (PCI 32 bit slot only) Tyan Thunder S2469 rev .04 (both in PCI 64 bit and PCI 32 bit slots) Neither system would POST with this card in. Assuming card is DOA and applied for and received RAM.

Slower then I expected

Synology 5 Bay Expansion Unit DX517 (Diskless)
Synology 5 Bay Expansion Unit DX517 (Diskless)

Overall Review: I should have realized that because it is connected to the NAS bt eSATA that it would most likely not as fast as the NAS. I have my NAS connected to a 10gb port and the NAs also has a 10gb port. I can get between 750 MB/s to 1GB/s transfer rate. To this expansion unit I get about 250 MB/s. I am not saying that is a bad thing, just making sure that you are aware.

10/30/2021

Did not work

StarTech CDP2DPHD USB-C to HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2 Multiport Video Adapter
StarTech CDP2DPHD USB-C to HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2 Multiport Video Adapter

Pros: It did not blow up my house

Cons: Alienware XPS17 9700 with windows 10 got error "USB device not recognized the last use device you connected to this computer malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it".

Overall Review: Would not recommend

Best fan that exists

Noctua NF-F12 PWM, Premium Quiet Fan, 4-Pin (120mm, Brown)
Noctua NF-F12 PWM, Premium Quiet Fan, 4-Pin (120mm, Brown)

Pros: 6 year warranty from a well established name in the buisness. Perfect for confining cases where quite and good airflow is necessary. Comes with ALL the cabling for any situation, quality cables. They did thier homework for the optimum designed airflow. No christmas tree lights, THANK YOU!

Cons: Not cheap, in all regards, in this case you get what you pay for.

Overall Review: Used these in a HTPC build in a SilverStone GD08 case. Very happy with the results. Would definitely do again. Noctua is my fan of choice going forward.

Best fan that exists

Noctua NF-S12A PWM, Premium Quiet Fan, 4-Pin (120mm, Brown)
Noctua NF-S12A PWM, Premium Quiet Fan, 4-Pin (120mm, Brown)

Pros: 6 year warranty from a well established name in the buisness. Perfect for confining cases where quite and good airflow is necessary. Comes with ALL the cabling for any situation, quality cables. They did thier homework for the optimum designed airflow. No christmas tree lights, THANK YOU!

Cons: Not cheap, in all regards, in this case you get what you pay for.

Overall Review: Used these in a HTPC build in a SilverStone GD08 case. Very happy with the results. Would definitely do again. Noctua is my fan of choice going forward.

seller reviews
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Delivered to wrong state

Item delivered to the wrong state which I have found is a common theme with this seller. I would recommend shopping elsewhere

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