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SUPERMICRO MBD-A1SAi-2750F-O Mini ITX Server Motherboard with Intel Atom C2750 FCBGA1283
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Runs in closet not getting too hot.
Speed while not blistering is acceptable for what I use it for which is freeNAS pfsense under VMware.
Seems to max out at 3-400 mb/s on file transfers with freeNAS

Cons: Can't find memory to get to 64 gb
No Vd-t so can't run VM with bhyve with FreeNas 10 beta.
ESXi 5.5 give routine puple panic screens (about every 3rd week). Struggled to get NICs to work with ESXi 5.5

Other Thoughts: I run similar set up with E3 Xeon at work. Can transfer files 10x faster and it hasn't crashed in 3 years! Funny that it runs 10 degrees cooler on average too.

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EVGA GeForce 6200 DirectX 9 512-A8-N403-LR 512MB 64-Bit GDDR2 AGP 8X Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fit into slot
Cheap

Cons: Software disk included is only up to Vista. Loading in old Dell Dimension 4600 with 32 bit Windows 7. Using default drivers gives BSOD. Downloading EVGA site drivers gives BSOD. Worked in VGA in safe mode only so installed correctly and operational, software is likely the reason. My old video card works but it sounds like hamsters on a wheel. This is getting sent back

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SAMSUNG 840 EVO 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Software shadow copy issues 11/18/2014

This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 EVO 2.5" 1TB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7TE1T0BW

Pros: Finally SSD are getting to size that we can have them for a solo disk on a computer. Very quick, silent. Some neat software which can allow RAM disks if you have tons of memory - nothing like seeing > 4000 mb/sec rates. Transfers of files easily saturate my GB NIC while using < 5% processor, amazing.

Cons: Ever since I installed the software from Samsung I can no longer use Microsoft backup software as it fails to use VSS (shadow copy) in Windows 7 pro. I can't find this on any forums. I have it turned on in services. My backup locks at 7% complete. Some of the files are large > 150 GB

Other Thoughts: I am so happy SSD are finally at point were I don't need to buy them in piles then put them into a RAID to get useful size and speed. In long run this is cheaper for me. I have these running on a couple of computers. VSS issues seen on all of these. I don't have issues with other HDD and and other branded SSD so this is unique problem to Samsung disked computers only. I am backing up to FreeNAS based unit over CIFS but it also fails over backup to iSCSI based disk. I can easily and quickly manually backup the files essential but I would love to have it automated as before.

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Jim R.'s Profile

Display Name: Jim R.

Date Joined: 06/06/07

  • Reviews: 14
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 09/01/08
  • Last Review: 01/31/17
  • Most Favorable Review: 4 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 2 out of 5 eggs
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