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ORICO PFU3-4P USB3.0 4 - Port PCI Express Host Controller Adapter Card
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5 out of 5 eggs Works perfectly when installed correctly 12/03/2013

This review is from: ORICO PFU3-4P USB3.0 4 - Port PCI Express Host Controller Adapter Card

Pros: Inexpensive.
Nice physical layout of ports on back panel.
Easy to install.

Cons: I'm only going to say this once!

You have to follow the instructions.

(OK. They are in Chinese.)

First: You have to plug a power supply connector from your power supply into the card. If you do not do this it will not work.

Second: You have to download updated drivers from the manufacturers web page rather than use the dinky cd that is packed with the card.

But we all know this, right?

Other Thoughts: This card installed and worked perfectly for me when I installed it correctly. I have no idea why anyone would pay more for a different card.

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ORICO PFU3-4P USB3.0 4 - Port PCI Express Host Controller Adapter Card
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5 out of 5 eggs Works perfectly when installed correctly 12/03/2013

This review is from: ORICO PFU3-4P USB3.0 4 - Port PCI Express Host Controller Adapter Card

Pros: Inexpensive.
Nice physical layout of ports on back panel.
Easy to install.

Cons: I'm only going to say this once!

You have to follow the instructions.

(OK. They are in Chinese.)

First: You have to plug a power supply connector from your power supply into the card. If you do not do this it will not work.

Second: You have to download updated drivers from the manufacturers web page rather than use the dinky cd that is packed with the card.

But we all know this, right?

Other Thoughts: This card installed and worked perfectly for me when I installed it correctly. I have no idea why anyone would pay more for a different card.

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Lenovo 70A69003NA Diskless System Iomega ix2 Network Storage 2-bay
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4 out of 5 eggs Amazingly easy set-up. Still have a few implementation challenges. 11/16/2013

This review is from: Lenovo 70A69003NA Diskless System Iomega ix2 Network Storage 2-bay

Pros: I was going to build a Windows Home Server backup system but then I saw these on sale. It looked neat and compact and the reviews were good so I ordered one.

I had previously ordered two of these:

Seagate Desktop HDD.15 ST4000DM000 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

So I panicked when they mentioned a list of compatible drives. This was the only Seagate 4TB drive listed as compatible:

4 TB Seagate NAS HDD 4TB ST4000VN000

No problem. The drives install in a minute without screws thanks to some plastic clips. I plugged the Ethernet cable (included!) into a spare port on my wireless router and the device fired up with no problems. I installed the software on my laptop and it found the NAS immediately.

The interface was very intuitive and I was formatting the pair in RAID I in a few minutes. NOTE: the format took NINE hours. I also decided to update the device firmware in the middle of the RAID format. I was feeling lucky. Amazingly, IT WORKED and went back to formatting where it left off. Truly a miracle.

OK, here is where I hit a snag. The network drives showed up just fine on my Windows 7 laptop BUT
I have Windows 7 Home Premium. This version will not back up to a network drive! Upgrading is still fairly expensive so I am looking at some other backup programs. Either way, I'm sure it will be OK.

Cons: Beware! Windows 7 Home Premium will not back up to a network drive.

Other Thoughts: I like it. Very happy despite a little snag.
I am looking forward to implementing the Cloud option but I am not ready to start fooling around with my router settings just yet.

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Display Name: Harold G.

Date Joined: 12/14/02

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  • First Review: 08/16/04
  • Last Review: 12/03/13
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