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James K.

James K.

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Samsung 970 EVO M.2 SSD. Works like a charm.

SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 500GB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S500B/AM
SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 500GB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S500B/AM

Pros: Tiny size, good capacity, very fast.

Cons: None yet.

Overall Review: This was my first M.2 experience. I worried about how to get Windows on to this thing and Googled for advice. Much of the available advice is a couple of years old or more and is already obsolete. I found lots of conflicting advice such as: "Enable CSM", "Don't enable CSM", "Turn off Secure Boot", "Don't turn off Secure Boot", etc. The one constant was that the newer the advice the fewer and simpler were the suggestions offered. Since my ASUS motherboard is reasonably new (oldest BIOS dated 2-23-2018), and since the mobo manual said nothing about tweaking the BIOS for an NVMe drive (It is a pretty skimpy manual), I decided to place my bets on ASUS . If they saw fit not to advise me on using this drive I probably didn't need any such advice. So I installed the newest BIOS file, restored the "Optimized Defaults" (which included an AMI native NVMe driver), stuck in my Windows USB stick, rebooted and let it rip. My faith was well placed. ASUS, Samsung and Windows got together and worked their magic. 10 minutes later I was dotting the i's and crossing the t's. Windows had no trouble finding and using this drive. And I had no trouble at all since I just used the Optimized Defaults. So far I'm loving this drive and I have no problem recommending it.

Most Critical Review

SAPPHIRE 100323-2L

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Video Card 100323-2L
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Video Card 100323-2L

Pros: My order arrived quickly and was well boxed. The product was also well packaged in its retail box. Physical quality appeared excellent.

Cons: I was unable to use this graphics card in my upgrade project, therefore my 3-egg rating is intended to be as neutral as possible. Since I couldn't use it, either 1 egg or 5 eggs would be unfair. The dimensions listed in the product details did not match the card that was sent to me even though they both carried the same part #. Details claim a length of 6.65 inches, but my card measured 7.25 inches. It would not physically fit into my machine.

Overall Review: In response to my inquiry, Sapphire said this: "You must be talking about the 100323L version card, we no longer offer that card anymore, the current version will be the -2 version." Well, my retail box clearly said "100323-2L", but it differed from the advertised length and also had a different SM chip layout on the bottom. I conclude that there are 2 versions of this Sapphire card but I'm still not sure what their relative part #'s are. If overall length is an issue in your machine I suggest you verify the length of the card you will be getting beforehand. Newegg resolved my problem in their usual professional and effective manner, thanks Newegg. I reordered a different, shorter, HD 6570 card and it is working great for me.

Corsair RM550x PSU: No problems, no complaints.

CORSAIR RMx Series (2021) RM550x CP-9020197-NA 550 W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
CORSAIR RMx Series (2021) RM550x CP-9020197-NA 550 W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply

Pros: This device has the look and feel of quality. Adequate cables were provided. The power supply performed as expected and hoped for for one week until I finished the project and boxed up the new computer build for my friend. I'm sure he will be happy with it as well. Excellent 10-year warranty.

Cons: None to report.

Overall Review: I have installed Corsair power supplies in various builds at least three times previously, the last before this one being an RM650x. I have never had a problem with any of them.

No problems, no complaints.

SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 1TB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S1T0B/AM
SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 1TB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4, NVMe 1.3 V-NAND 3-bit MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V7S1T0B/AM

Pros: Very small, about the size of your middle finger but very flat. Extremely easy to install. No wires, no muss no fuss. Wickedly fast. I'm sure the PCIe 4.0 versions of this product are a lot faster but I'd bet the average user couldn't tell the difference unless they are working with very large files. I've installed three of these M.2 PCIe 3.0 drives so far. All three were Samsungs, all three were in new builds, and all three were a pleasure to work with. Easy-peasy and wickedly fast.

Cons: No problems, no complaints.

Overall Review: I would purchase this product again. I would recommend this product to others.

Excellent SSD

WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5"/7mm Solid State Drive - WDS500G2B0A
WD Blue 3D NAND 500GB Internal SSD - SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5"/7mm Solid State Drive - WDS500G2B0A

Pros: Simple to use, pure plug and play.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I usually go with Samsung SSD's but decided to save 10 bucks this time. No regrets.

Just had to hook it up and call Comcast to activate it.

Motorola MB7621 Cable Modem | Pairs with Any WiFi Router | Approved by Comcast Xfinity, Cox and Spectrum | for Cable Plans Up to 900 Mbps
Motorola MB7621 Cable Modem | Pairs with Any WiFi Router | Approved by Comcast Xfinity, Cox and Spectrum | for Cable Plans Up to 900 Mbps

Pros: Fast and dependable.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: My older model MB7420 lasted almost five years. I replaced it with this MB7621. If it lasts just as long I'll be satisfied.

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Fine products.

I've bought several Noctua products and I find them to be excellent.

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Top notch. Quality products.

Not the cheapest products but they are competitors for the title of best.

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CAnon ink for MG3120 via ANTonline

My order arrived quickly and was in perfect shape. Good job.

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