Date Joined: 03/11/12
Pros: Easy to install if you have any open PCI-E slots.
Drivers were installed automatically.
Low cost way to add more Sata ports to an older motherboard.
Cons: (Need power for the new Sata devices... so you need to determine if an upgraded power supply is needed.)
Overall Review: Expanded SATA busses on an old desktop without any fuss or driver searching.
Pros: Description accurate.
Drives were packed appropriately for shipping.
Cons: No issues.
Overall Review: Recommended for NAS & DAS storage.
Pros: 2 TB for a 2.5" drive is very nice. I was able to format this into 2 931GB volumes.
I put this drive and a SSD drive into the same slot as an old 3.5" drive using a dual carrier. Now I have a faster system with more storage than I previously had.
Cons: 9.5 mm is thicker than supported by some devices (did not fit a NUC10).
Overall Review: Reccomended.
Pros: Performance is great for home office use.
Small footprint saves desktop space.
Good choice for fixed location computing.
Cons: Limited ports, you may need a usb hub.
Limited graphics processor but OK for home office and photography use.
Micro SD slot only (NUC10 full size SD).
Cost is similar to all in one or laptop.
Overall Review: Just what I wanted. Replaced an older tower PC and a mess of wires with the NUC8i5 and a wireless mouse & keyboard. Plenty of desktop power with less fan noise than the previous tower. The build is simple... just carefully order the correct DRAM, an m.2 SSD, and a 2.5" HDD. Have a copy of Windows (or Linux) ready on a USB or USB optical drive. Put the OS on disk 1; the m.2 SSD, (disk 0 is the 2.5" HDD). In my case I used a monitor with a USB hub built in to give me a few extra ports. Make sure your monitor supports HDMI or DisplayPort. Get some tech help if you are unsure of what parts to order.