Date Joined: 08/22/09
Pros: I own just about every SSD made, and this one seems just too good to be true. If you have an ultrabook or subcompact and care about size and weight, this is a 7mm drive that weighs 1/4 to 1/3 as much as most drives. It has a lightweight plastic case, but who needs a heavy metal box inside a laptop or desktop anyway? The specs are wrong, and the measured weight for this drive is only 1.2 oz! Other drives weight 2.5 to > 4 oz. Moreover, as noted by PD above, it's amazingly fast. In fact, I it boots Windows 7 Pro as fast as any drive I have ever used-yes, any drive including Sandisk Extreme, Intel 520 series, Plextor M3 and M5, Kingston HyperX, and Samsung 830 series drives. In addition to the incredible speed and feather weight, has anybody noticed the MTBF numbers? The 128Gb is 3.0 million hours, and the 64Gb is 4.1 million hours. These are three to four times longer than a lot of quality drives. I contacted Sandisk in an attempt to determine the kind of NAND and controller used, but they indicated that they are unwilling to disclose these at this point in time.
Cons: I have trouble overcoming my usual view that if it seems too good to be true, it usually is. So far it seems to be truly good. How can such a fast, lightweight, and durable drive cost so little? Hopefully a reliable reviewer will take one apart for us and disclose the details hidden inside.
Overall Review: I own a dozen of these now and plan to buy more. Hopefully the future buys will perform as admirably as my first batch.
Cons: Don't waste your time!!!
Overall Review: I don't know if NewEgg or AMD, or perhaps both, thought of this one, but it doesn't enhance the buying experience.
Cons: I've built two identical systems this week with this MoBo, an i3-540 CPU, Silverstone case with 300W PSU, and 8Gb G. Skill memory. Yes, I know that I bought the board a year build works great, but the second either won't boot or randomly shuts down after a minute to five minutes. The PSU tests OK, and I've tried multiple sticks of RAM.
Overall Review: I'm guessing that my problems are very similar to may others posting here.
Pros: This adapter is only slightly larger than a nano adapter and is rated at 150 Mbps, but is has a stronger signal and faster connection than half a dozen other adapters that I have tried. I'm 50' and a floor above my Linksys router in the basement, and I get 96-100% signal strength and 144 Mbps. On Speedtest.net, I get a measured download rate of 22-24 Mbps which is higher than every wireless-N adapter (including PCI adapters with 3 antennae) in the house. Setup was plug and play, and I didn't have to install any drivers. By the way, the much larger USB-N13 gives a weak signal and connects at less than half the speed.
Overall Review: If you're using Ubuntu 11.10, this adapter is small, inexpensive, strong and fast.
Cons: Waste of money.
Overall Review: Oops, the best USB adapter for Ubuntu 11.10 is the ASUS USB-N10.
Pros: Nano size.
Cons: Documentation for this adapter is terrible, and after a couple of hours trying to implement solutions discussed on the net, I gave up without ever getting a connection. I've tried a lot of USB adapters with Ubuntu 11.10 (e.g., Cisco, Azio, Edimax, Asus) and found that the ASUS USB-D10 is outstanding both in terms of signal strength and speed.
Overall Review: Get the ASUS USB-D10!!!