Antec Introduces New PC Accessory: Easy SATA

"The new Easy SATA storage solution brings an affordable hot swap solution to home users."

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Antec Introduces New PC Accessory: Easy SATA
Antec's new Easy SATA is a "Hot Swap" Hard Drive Caddy with an eSATA port. This storage solution has been designed to offer a functional and convenient way to swap in and out 3.5" hard drives. If you hadn't guessed already, the main aim behind the Easy SATA was to make it an "easy" storage device to use. Simply slide the drive in place, press the locking switch and your hard drive will be securely held in place.
Installed in a single 5.25" bay the Easy SATA has been given an all black matte finish to blend in with the front panel of most cases. Transfer speeds up to 3Gbps make the Easy SATA  the perfect solution for those wanting hot swap capabilities without paying over and above the odds for it. Backed by Antec's Quality 3-year limited warranty the Easy SATA is available now for approximately $30.
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13-05-2009, 03:59:25

Hi! I'm an E5200 user and I just would like to say this is really an excellent processor with good value! I'm also saving to buy an HD4770 soon. These two items give excellent value to PC users.

13-05-2009, 05:13:04

Thank you again. Currently looking at the DFI JR P45-T2RS for motherboard- any good or is there better for the price point (around £115)?

13-05-2009, 06:02:50

I've personally owned the DFI P45 Jr board for about six months and think it's a brilliant board. However, do you actually need a Micro ATX board as such?

13-05-2009, 06:11:29

Not really. Am I right in thinking that any DFI Lan Party is a decent buy?

13-05-2009, 06:29:08

It is yeah. I'm just not sure that it'll be necessary to have to drop that sort of money on a motherboard to go with a Pentium Dual Core E5200. A £55 Gigabyte P31 DS3L should be able to max out an E5200 and it won't really perform worse. That is, unless you'll miss the lack of onboard RAID or Firewire on the motherboard, in which case the Gigabyte isn't your best bet.

13-05-2009, 07:27:53

Your best bet is to use google products.
It comes up trumps all the time.

13-05-2009, 07:34:21

I might be tempted to go for a nice upmarket motherboard (rather than the p31) such as a p43 or p45. An asus or gigabyte p45 should only set you back about £90 especially if you don't need an mATX. The DFI will be pretty good I guess, but you may want to go full size just for the sake of future upgradeability and extra working space.
OcUK have got a bad reputation, but I have dealt with them (I just drive to the store normally) and they seem OK.
Scan is pretty decent, as are microdirect (they are normally pretty good with RMAing stuff), aria (although they don't carry much high end stuff). Yoyotech are a bit more expensive, but tend to be pretty decent.

13-05-2009, 11:06:28

It depends highly on her uses and needs I guess. When you recommend P43 and P45, don't forget that the P43 is exactly what the P31 was in relation to the P35. As chipsets, both P31 and P35 were both very capable and were built specifically with 45nm CPU's in mind so they're not exactly ancient either. The P31 DS3L is put together well and overclocks fine too but only lacks with respect to addons such as RAID and Firewire. Whether Danni values features like those and at what cost is up to her but I think that the P31 is well worth considering when you take into account how cheap it is!

I whole heartedly agree that a quality motherboard should be the basis of a functional system as you don't want to have to swap it out, but I also think it's important to weigh out the benefits that can be measured (price and specification) against those that can't be (performance), especially when it's meant to be a cheap and cheerful upgrade. :)

13-05-2009, 11:37:50

Yeah, forgot there was no p33. The p45 is a very sweet board and is known to be a good overclocker, so if the money will stretch and you are willing go for the p45 as it has raid and other nice functions, otherwise go for the p31

13-05-2009, 11:49:52

Fair shout. Be aware though that there are P43/P45's without RAID because they don't have the ICH10R southbridge so if RAID is required and you are able to spend more, make sure it has that southbridge or an ICH that ends with R :)

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