Date Joined: 07/10/10
Pros: Built a small HTPC for my RV but cabinet depth was limited. A standard HDMI cable had to be bent sharply which caused intermittent video display and difficulty in cable installation. This cable solved both those problems. Part order 257138356 was shipped promptly and arrived in 4 days from California. Included a cable wiring management strap.
Overall Review: would recommend to others with limited space issues or need a convenient way to hook up displays without access to the rear of the computer.
Pros: well built case with tie points for good cable management. Room for 3ea 3.5" drives + full size DVD drive (or another HDD). Accepts full size power supply. Drive cage has mounting points for 4.25" additional fan, if needed.
Cons: None for me, but if you are using a higher power CPU, the included case fan is a bit small.
Overall Review: Using this for a NFS for centralized backup of 5 computers.
Pros: win 7 recognized it automatically, 4 ports, has external sata ports, if needed (jumper selectable).
Cons: none, does was it designed for.
Pros: sata ver.3
Cons: won't work with MSI motherboard 890FXA-GD70.
Overall Review: needed some extra sata ports for my media server. tried several different MB slots but could only get one port to work. finally gave up and bought a 4 port Vantec PCI card which worked fine (not sata 3, however).
Pros: price. very quiet.
Pros: sata 3
Cons: doesn't work with msi 890fxa-gd70 motherboard. several other reviewers have had the same experience. the addin card bios recognized the attached hd's but win7 64 bit only saw 1 drive. had to order a PCI sata card to get the extra sata ports.
Overall Review: This card will make an interesting paperweight.