Joined on 10/15/08
Get a 1TB instead as the thru put is noticeably faster on large writes
Pros: -Samsung quality -good performance for the most part -if you use these in a 2 or more NVME RAID 0, the data rates are much smoother and consistent.
Overall Review: should have bought a 1TB drive instead for the OS boot UPDATE 8/27/21: bought 2 of the 1TB versions for RAID0... the 1TB versions are faster than the 500GB model normally...used in AMD motherboard raid0, I consistently get 9000 to 12000 GB/s in CrystalMark tests.... very nice!!!
Corsair ia a good brand
Pros: Vengeance memory has worked on all my systems so far. Does not work with a NUC11 though.
Cons: Does not work with a NUC11
Overall Review: Intel NUCs keep changing and also causing issues, such as memory compatibility issues and not playing well with KVM switches. Vengence memory is usually very reliable.
Almost perfect (updated 3/13/22)
Pros: -Quality construction -Good image quality -No problems switching between computers... (update 3/13/22) ...mostly -keyboard (Logitech G11) / mouse (Microsoft wired/wireless) work OK. However I am using an old model gaming keyboard.
Cons: - a 4-10 sec delay when switching between computers (This didn't happen with my previous 2K IOGEAR KVM and 2K monitor) (update 3/13/22) The 10 sec delay is when switching to an Intel NUC10 PC... this is apparently a NUC PC driver issue or something related, also any open windows do not stay the same size when switching back. Also happens with other 4K monitors ( AOC U3277PWQU) -All cables are the same 6ft length...so you have a lot of extra coiled or dangling cables if the PC's are close to the KVM. - if all computers/monitor are off, at first power up of a PC, the screen blanks (4-5 sec. each time) several times over several minutes then becomes stable. After that everything works normally. (update 3/13/22) This problem only now occasionally happens but has not gone away. NOTE: I have a new 42" ASUS XG438 4K monitor and this may be a monitor issue... haven't sorted this out yet. (update 3/13/22) Not an ASUS only issue. (update 3/13/22) - I have really come to HATE the push buttons on this KVM. They are not tactile and you have to look at the lights to see if it switched properly. Also the beep sound when switching is not loud enough to be easily heard... especially with multiple PCs running. The sound volume is not adjustable that I can see.
Overall Review: (update 3/13/22) -I have had good luck with 4 different types of IOGEAR KVM's and would NOT buy this unit again... mainly because of the buttons. I will likely go to an ATEN KVM instead and they also use EDID on the video signal to ensure the PC desktops stay the way they are set up after switching back. NOTE: I plan to put another monitor on this KVM, to see if the blanking issue goes away. If it does I will update this review. (I did this and the switching delay did not change, so this must be a function of this KVM. (I have NOT changed the rating of this KVM as the quality if the video signal is quite good with no jittering or other issues and if you can live with the buttons.)
Pros: -very quiet, even at full speed -comes with a fan Y cable
Cons: -According to ASUS fan expert the fan minimum speed only goes down to 30%. Perhaps this is normal, but I have had non PWM fans go down to 10%
Overall Review: -Have bought 80,120,140mm versions and all have performed very well.