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Paul C.

Paul C.

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VM Server full of space

SilverStone DS380B Black Aluminum front door, SECC body NAS chassis Premium 8-bay Small Form Factor NAS Chassis SFX PSU (sold separately) Power Supply
SilverStone DS380B Black Aluminum front door, SECC body NAS chassis Premium 8-bay Small Form Factor NAS Chassis SFX PSU (sold separately) Power Supply

Pros: Can hold 12 drives!!! Best part is the drive bays can handle different types: 2.5, 3.5, SAS, etc Drive bay in the back that will hold 4 - 2.5 drives. Configurable backboard that let's you choose which bays will hold SAS drive or SATA drive. Tiny space inside, make sure measurements are taken before you pick your parts. Standing 90mm cpu cooler barely fits and will hit the drive bay and block the back case fan. Looked for a flat cpu cooler and ended up with the Silverstone Super Slim Profile CPU Cooler. So many drives but not enough connectors on the motherboard. Using GIGABYTE GA-H97N motherboard and SYBA SI-PEX40071 card.

Cons: Cable management is very tight. Used zip ties to collect all the SATA cables and tried to hide some of the cables between the spaces. Power Supply connector is actually the lip of the drive casing. Have to bend the power supply cable safely and enough that it clears the drive case. Same goes for the USB 3.0 cable. It's what you pay for when working with a small computer case.

Overall Review: Great case and small enough to tuck away. So many drive bays. Can a mini-itx board have more than 6 SATA connectors?

Tiny, seems sturdy

SilverStone ST45SF-G 450 W SFX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
SilverStone ST45SF-G 450 W SFX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Feels study and has a good weight. Curious as to the quality of the capacitors inside from the other post. First modular power supply. Connectors are strong.

Cons: wish it came with more cables. Extra cables are expensive.

Overall Review: It's going inside a Silverstone DS380 case.

Works Great, Convenient

AMS VENUS T5C mini DS-2250C RAID levels: JBOD, Clone, 0, 1, 3, 5 and 10 eSATA + USB 3.0 5-Bay SATA RAID Sub-System
AMS VENUS T5C mini DS-2250C RAID levels: JBOD, Clone, 0, 1, 3, 5 and 10 eSATA + USB 3.0 5-Bay SATA RAID Sub-System

Pros: Has USB 3.0, ESata, 5-2.5 hdd, working RAID. Using this as a small backup hard drive: 1. Docs on one hard drive 2. Family pics on second hard drive 3. Program installers on another etc, etc. It's quiet and looks good. Pretty Lights!!! Make them Ripple make them Dance. Make them Flash on the Dance Floor!

Cons: No real cons, wish it had a fuse so you can reset it. First one shorted even on a surge protector. On\Off button too close to reset button. Watch what you're pushing or else you'll reset your settings if it's on RAID

Overall Review: Beware Of Shipping: Mine was shipped using the retail box only. When I received it, the box was bent and clunked inside. There wasn't even tape over the flap from keeping it closed or know if somebody else already opened it. Found the cardboard bumpers inside were ripped to shreds with nothing holding the case inside the box except for the Styrofoam on top. Bad shipping experience. Wish there was a standard in shipping where the package is secured. Newegg still rocks and still loyal to them. Taking out one egg just because of shipping.

Awesome Product

HP MediaSmart EX490, Windows Home Server w/ Intel Celeron 2.2 Ghz 2GB DDR2 1TB HDD installed (three open bay), 4 USB & 1 eSATA expansion ports , Mac Compatible, TiVO support
HP MediaSmart EX490, Windows Home Server w/ Intel Celeron 2.2 Ghz 2GB DDR2 1TB HDD installed (three open bay), 4 USB & 1 eSATA expansion ports , Mac Compatible, TiVO support

Pros: Installing as I write. Great setup. Will take the place of my other home server. Once it's burned in, let the upgrades begin! As always, NewEgg shipping rocks!!!! Ordered on the 12/21 and got it 12/24.

Cons: Long time buyer and wondered why it wasn't packed in another box? It was just shipped as is. Noticed the security tape was ripped. Everything was there then checked the shipping sticker. Noticed my address label was on top of another person's label. Not sure if it was a return or not but the security sticker on the plastic bag was there so I guess no worries

Overall Review: New Egg still rocks. Only 4 eggs because of the way it was shipped. Love the product.

12/24/2009

Works like it should

AMS VENUS T4U DS-2340UBK 3.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
AMS VENUS T4U DS-2340UBK 3.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: Easy installation. Great external case to put all your small hard drives in. Combining all the drives into one works well to.

Cons: Although it's compact, the cables are kinda hard to pack in and then put the cover on. Ventilation could be better, will probably mod it and put another fan in.

Overall Review: It shuts down when you turn your computer off but does it also shut down if there's no activity?

12/15/2007