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ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs I needed a new 1155 board 09/10/2014

This review is from: ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Plenty of features
Price with rebate
Free shipping
Rebate Arrived !
Socket 1155

Cons: ASUS utilities are pretty much a waste.
AI Suite last update? 9/13/12
Asus had one of the crummiest forums.
Asus spends too much on adds, glitz and flash. Not enough on support.
USB 3 (mouse and keyboard) did not work natively in Win 7

Other Thoughts: I needed a new 1155 board to replace a failed P8P67 PRO. I looked at all the brands and chose Asus not because
they are a great company(their not) or I have unmitigated faith in their products and support (I don't) but because
they are the only manufacturer still making an 1155 board with the features I wanted. I thought about upgrading to
1150 but my i5 2500 CPU did not need replacing. It is still a great CPU.

The board arrived undamaged and booted right up.

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CORSAIR Voyager Slider 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSL3B-32GB
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs What's in a Thumb Drive 09/07/2014

This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Slider 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSL3B-32GB

Pros: 32 gb which is enough for a Blu-Ray
Corsair Brand, they make good stuff...right?
The price is right
Capless
Slide action doesn't feel flimsy like a couple of my drives
Can game off of it

Cons: No lanyard included
Did not work in my Clarion, Ford or Buick car stereo for MP3 audiobooks FAT32 or NTFS
I am sure that is not a function of the Voyager but must be listed
No lanyard included
Formatted FAT32
Slow write speeds.
No lanyard included
On Corsair web page no claims are made regarding speed
other then "zippy"...Uh, What's that mean?
No lanyard
Seems bulky

I would like a lanyard. I know, I know they are rare these days but for an extra dollar Corsiar could include one. If I have to buy one it's going to cost me more.

Other Thoughts: Is speed everyting? For most that is the bellwether. It is not for me though. For those that really think speed is the end all here are your numbers

Voyager FAT32
Sequential Read : 80.400 MB/s
Sequential Write : 18.355 MB/s *******
Random Read 512KB : 70.351 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 0.432 MB/s

Voyager NTFS


Sequential Read : 79.013 MB/s
Sequential Write : 17.813 MB/s *******
Random Read 512KB : 71.545 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 0.409 MB/s

USB 2

Sequential Read : 34.626 MB/s
Sequential Write : 17.410 MB/s *******
Random Read 512KB : 34.267 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 1.448 MB/s

I prefer to think of what can I do with 32 gb of portable storage. Of course there are all the files you can carry
but there is more. My Blu-Ray player has USB input. If I would rather not spend a disc I can copy to the Voyager
(takes about 16 minutes) and watch my videos that way. Yes, my Blu-Ray reads USB3.

Have some files you want cross country but don't have the bandwidth allowance to upload them. Put them on the Voyager
and mail it. Cheap.

Want to boot a gazillion linux distros? WHY ???? AARRGGHHHH !! You can do it with the Voyager.

Spend some time and think of the possibilities beyond benchmarks and read/write speeds.

I copied the contents of my Dead Space folder to the Voyager and plugged it into my i3 laptop. Is data transfer fast enough to play the game off the Voyager? Yes.

If all you are going to do is benchmark the Voyager then you will be disappointed. I am convinced that Flash drives are akin to fast food french fries. There is a lot of profit in them or there wouldn't be so many companies selling them.
The Voyager doesn't seem to distinguish itself but if you search the Newegg reviews for 5 Egg USB 3 flash
drives and read the reviews even those drives costing twice as much and CLAIMING faster write speeds
don't seem to deliver much faster results then the Voyager.

For the price and capacity this is as a better choice then most.

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TDK 4.7GB 16X DVD+R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model 48521
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Works for me 09/03/2014

This review is from: TDK 4.7GB 16X DVD+R 100 Packs Spindle Disc Model 48521

Pros: No coasters with my LG Blu Ray or Samsung DVD
Great Price on 2-50 packs
Shipped Free

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I got these in lieu of payment for a small computer job. Don't spend a pantload on discs, they are disposable. Make back ups of your back ups. If you are archiving your family memories the format will change....I started with 8mm and still have those movies but I watch them digitally or on DVD now...get the picture?

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