Skip to: | | - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message. - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Home > 
James D.'s Profile > 
All Reviews
  • Find Reviews
  • Find

Showing Results: Most Recent

SUPERMICRO AOC-USAS2-L8i PCI Express SATA / SAS Eight-Port Internal RAID Adapter
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I have 20+ disks attached to this card via a chenbro SAS expander and have no problems running in JBOD mode. I run an older opensolaris distro (ZFS) with the mpt_sas drivers and it's very stable. I ended up making my own nylon spacers to fit this into a PCIe slot. Not a big deal. I've upgraded the firmware to the latest I can find - works great.

Cons: The heatsink gets a little hot, looks like it could easily be replaced (upgraded) since it's only held on by plastic clips. This card is likely made to be used in a streamlined server case with high airflow so the size of the heatsink is probably not designed for other form factors.

TOSHIBA MK1002TSKB 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: powers up, hot-swappable, temps are decent, supports the smartctl scterc command. supposedly enterprise ready.

Cons: high Load_Cycle_Count values as reported by SMART tools. i'm running this drive as part of a ZFS raidz2 on solaris (running on a *relatively* low traffic server) and the drive is constantly parking/unparking. linux users appear to have a workaround for this via hdparm and disabling the drive's power management but that tool does not run on solaris. my ratio of Load_Cycle_Count:Power_On_Hours is incredibly high.

Other Thoughts: my drive array has 2 flavors of seagate drives, 2 flavors of WD drives, and samsung drives. none of the other drives have this problem, only the toshiba.


James D.'s Profile

Display Name: James D.

Date Joined: 04/27/02

  • Reviews: 2
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 04/22/12
  • Last Review: 11/17/12
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site.