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ADATA Premier SP600 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Price was right, packaging is good. Very high speed as expected.

Cons: Absolutely unreliable. Used in a server backup machine running Linux, the system would be remotely powered on, boot up using the small SSD, backup onto a RAID 1 on separate drives, and then shutdown. Worked for about 8-9 months. Experienced partition corruption twice requiring a full reinstallation of the OS.

Other Thoughts: You get what you pay for. Spend the extra cash for a Crucial, Mushkin, Kingston, or Corsair. My time even writing this has not been worth the cost savings of the drive.

GIGABYTE GA-A75-UD4H FM1 AMD A75 (Hudson D3) SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Absolutely rock solid motherboard, as is expected from a manufacturer such as Gigabyte. Very low power consumption when idling.

Cons: None, it's a great board.

SUPERMICRO SYS-5026T-TB 2U Server Barebone Intel X58 LGA 1366 Intel Core i7 / i7 Extreme Edition, and Intel Xeon 5600/5500/3600/3500 series
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This is a solid server chassis, with a very good backplane, and an extremely good motherboard. The construction is excellent, there is nothing flimsy on the chassis at all. The 6 hot swap drive bays are durable too. System setup with LSI MegaRAID not a problem at all, as this can/has been an issue in the past with lesser motherboards. Price is very attractive for the quality of the system you get.

Support hotline is excellent. Immediate connection to knowledgeable people.

Cons: Lacks IPMI. This could be an issue for those looking for serious remote control of the system. Shell out for the -3F variant if you need it, but price is slightly more attractive for this unit without it.

System is noisy, but this is designed to be mounted in server rooms which are expected to be noisy anyways.

Other Thoughts: Make sure to check motherboard compatibility matrices when selecting 3rd party components such as RAID controllers and memory.


Manu S.'s Profile

Display Name: Manu S.

Date Joined: 06/29/11

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 09/13/11
  • Last Review: 07/08/13
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