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HighPoint Rocket 622 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Stay away. Bad hardware and software. 07/30/2012

This review is from: HighPoint Rocket 622 PCI-Express 2.0 x1 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Pros: None

Cons: This card was bundled with a SansDigital TR5M+ I bought. This card has given me nothing but problems. First, it is poorly supported in Linux (not supported since kernel 2.8 and I am running 3.4). I tried for a solid week to get the card to work in Linux with no success.

I finally gave up on Linux and though I would try it on my Windows 7 system. The first time I booted up the card's manager booted and recognized my drives. I setup a RAID 5 and got into Windows. I then installed their web management tool and restarted my computer which then gave me a BSOD. After fixing this issue I finally got into Windows. I looked at the web management tool and it said 28 hours to initialize the array.... no surprise considering 5TB.

Other Thoughts: FOUR DAYS and multiple rebuilds later (with the stupid thing crashing and beeping at me every few hours) I was able to access my drive but it wasn't long before it failed. I checked all of my disks (All are Segate Barracuda 7200, not green drives) and everything was fine. The web management software refused to load and had to be reinstalled twice. The little bit of time the card did work, transfer speeds were less than 100Mb/s. I finally gave up and bought another card.

SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum / 0.8mm SECC Grandia Series GD05B micro-ATX / Mini-DTX / Mini-ITX MB, 1x5.25
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This case works great for my HTPC. It is a little larger than I anticipated but that is really my fault for not paying close enough attention. My second HTPC case will be the same model but the shorter version. The case is a bit cramped for space, but you come to expect that from a micro-ATX case. Since it has three fans in the case the manufacturer was smart enough to include a molex to 3 pin fan power cable since most micro-ATX board don't have enough fan power connectors built in.

Cons: The mounting of the HDD is a bit awkward and difficult to get to.

Intel BOXDH67BLB3 LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Board works great and has all the plugs I need.

Cons: The board is not supported in Linux therefore I cannot get the HDMI port to work for my HTPC.

Other Thoughts: Overall a great board for the price. I should have looked into it more to find out about it not being supported in Linux. Intel should have wider support for Linux.


Benjamin R.'s Profile

Display Name: Benjamin R.

Date Joined: 06/24/04

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 07/12/10
  • Last Review: 07/30/12
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