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Jay L.

Jay L.

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Most Favorable Review

This is my go to drive for upgrade to ssd

Crucial MX500 250GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, up to 560 MB/s  - CT250MX500SSD1
Crucial MX500 250GB 3D NAND SATA 2.5 Inch Internal SSD, up to 560 MB/s - CT250MX500SSD1

Pros: Much faster than even recent OEM 2.5 hard disk drives Data migration is fast and straightforward Never have had a failure from a Crucial HDD

Cons: You should probably buy a 500g drive instead of 256. 500g from Crucial is a fine choice.

Overall Review: Found out about this product from reading Anandtech's solid state recommendations. This is one of my go to drives when replacing slow HDDs with SSD. You really can't go wrong when replacing a SATA HDD with this unit. I have bought the drives a bit on the small side just because they are for company use that will never need more capacity. Get a 500g for yourself for home use.

12/17/2018

Install, get software, migrate data in less than an hour

SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 500GB PCIe Gen3. X4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7E500BW
SAMSUNG 970 EVO M.2 2280 500GB PCIe Gen3. X4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7E500BW

Pros: Samsung migration software easy to find and download. No software configuration needed at all for migration, just hit 'start'. Data migration took 12 minutes from a 256GB SSD to this 500GB SSD. Transfer was about 240MB/s NvME drive was configured automatically in UEFI to be the boot disk.

Cons: There are better performers for less money.

Overall Review: Ease of use combined with very good performance were the deciding factors. This drive went into my personal machine and I wanted it to be very easy to find data on drive if I ever have any questions.

12/17/2018

Good choice for DP to HDMI

Nippon Labs DP-HDMI-6 6 ft. DisplayPort to HDMI Converter Cable Supporting VR / 3D / 4K, Black - DP to HDMI Adapter - (M/M)
Nippon Labs DP-HDMI-6 6 ft. DisplayPort to HDMI Converter Cable Supporting VR / 3D / 4K, Black - DP to HDMI Adapter - (M/M)

Pros: Connectors felt solid in their sockets No problems with performance

Cons: none

Overall Review: Bought this cable to connect a computer to computer monitor. Worked just fine.

12/17/2018

Easy to use product with good instructions

ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 8g Thermal Compound for All Coolers
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 8g Thermal Compound for All Coolers

Pros: Artic website has documentation on how to spread material over all generations of CPUs Large amount allows for repeated demonstrations on how to spread material

Cons: None

Overall Review: If you somehow will use 8 grams of this material in a year or so, this is what to get. You don't want to store an open applicator indefinitely. I use this product for teaching my class how to apply paste. Even with over a dozen applications, there is still a huge amount left. Follow the directions, and if in doubt, use less, not more.

12/17/2018

Easiest way to migrate to new drive

StarTech USB3S2SAT3CB USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP - SATA to USB 3.0 Converter for SSD/HDD - Hard Drive Adapter Cable
StarTech USB3S2SAT3CB USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP - SATA to USB 3.0 Converter for SSD/HDD - Hard Drive Adapter Cable

Pros: Allows for very easy migration of data to/from bare 2.5'' drive

Cons: None

Overall Review: I purchased the cable to migrate from a hard disk drive to a solid state hard drive. Cheapest and easiest way to do the migration. Don't use a cable for everyday use, get an enclosure. Also, I do spend a couple extra bucks to buy a cable like this that has more reviews than the cheapest cable.

12/17/2018

Never any hangups, migration works every time

SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 250GB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76E250B/AM
SAMSUNG 860 EVO Series 2.5" 250GB SATA III V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-76E250B/AM

Pros: Samsung migration and Magician software tools easy to find, download and install. Migration software can copy from large HDD to small SSD as long as data size is less than target. Reasonable price for a very reliable drive with good performance. Cheap enough to justify replacing any slow, old mechanical hard disk.

Cons: There are other drives that deliver the same performance for a little less money if you watch sales.

Overall Review: I am in charge of my company's computer hardware. I routinely swap out old mechanical hard disks for SSD's like this. Samsung and Crucial are my usual go to brands for SATA replacement.

12/17/2018