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HGST Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723020ALA640 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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5 out of 5 eggs Most affordable way to archive data 03/29/2016

This review is from: HGST Ultrastar 7K3000 HUA723020ALA640 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Enterprise Hard Drive

Pros: Easy to set up and put into service

Cons: None (and none expected)

Other Thoughts: I back up to a pair of these about monthly and at the end of the year, they become "archived drives" never to be written to again. So over the next 10 years they may see a total of about 20 to 30 hours active total service and being able to acquire quality drives near the end of their warrantied life period is perfect for the way I manage my data. (All my "live stuff" is on SSDs)

Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower Case.

Large enough and amazingly fits three-200mm fans and one-140mm fan. I don't think moving air through it will ever be a problem. The case is solidly built and has the best legs I've seen to date - like the feet that once came with high-end turn-tables. Very nice plastic grill work as well. The top "head room" is better than 4" high and could take a double thick radiator or a 4-fan push pull arrangement. The fans are fantastic, whisper quiet for those of you able to hear that sound level, I can't.

Cons: There are a few cons:
#1: Although the "tool-less" 5-1/4" bays are useful for some devices (like DVD-ROM drives), they are worthless for my my 3-1/2" trayless hot-swap cages which must be screw-ed in. So with some difficulty, I've removed all the tool-less junk, which likely negates my warrantee, but a good trade off for an otherwise great case.
#2: The USB 3.0 header pick-off provides two USB 3.0 ports but occupy an entire 5-1/4" bay! Had they gotten rid of two (of four) USB 2.0 ports they'd have room for the two USB 3.0 ports in the case.
#3: I'd bet a dime to a dozen donuts that most system builders and users would rather have an SD card reader than a "fire-wire" or eSata ports.

Other Thoughts: Do I wish Cooler Master would modify this case in the future to eliminate my cons? Yes I do. In the mean time, would I recommend or buy another exactly the same? Yes of course.
I dinged them 2-stars for the cons, but added two others because this case is GREAT !!!

COOLER MASTER RS-A50-SPHA-D3 Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W Intel ATX 12V V2.3 & SSI EPS 12V V2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Panel Power Supply with Fan Control
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Pros: Never a problem until it died.

Cons: There's a reason they offer a 2-year warranty and competitors offer 5 years. I feel lucky though, it lasted almost 3 years. Had I demanded even a half of the power this were supposedly capable of, you wouldn't hear a peep. But my highest load was about 240 Watts. Not cool.

Other Thoughts: For the few extra bucks, get a 5 year or longer warrantee brand.


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