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  • Good Build Quality

    posted by j0rdau on 10/27/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    The product has a good, sturdy build quality with an attractive design. The switch mechanism to open the drive doors feels solid. The activity and power indicator lights are well placed and not so bright as to be distracting.

    Cons:

    Has propriety power cables that must be used with Molex (4 pin) plugs from power supply if drive power and activity lights are to be used. Using standard SATA power cables from power supply will result in disabled drive power / activity indicator lights. The only way around this for modern PSU's that have a limited number of Molex connections is to use a SATA - Molex adapter and connect that to the propriety Molex - Sata adapter. A far from ideal workaround for a feature that should ave been wired internally to the device.

    OtherThoughts:

    The power cable issue, whilst far from ideal is easily fixed with adapters costing next to nothing and if your PSU has enough free Molex connectors then the whole issue becomes mute as no workaround is necessary.

    Bottomline:

    Will happily buy more of these devices when I need more capacity in my file server. Good price and quality,

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