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Silicon Power Slim S55 2.5
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Pros: Price..just about the most budget 480 GB SSD available at Newegg
Performance....The fastest non NVMe SSD I have benchmarked.
Slim 7mm height design...to fit theose ultra books and ultra slim notebooks
Phone Support picked up right away. A real person answered the phone

Cons: 3 year warranty

No software for cloning, monitoring or tweaking

No frame thickening disk.

A vendor, to provide a product at the lowest price must make decisions about parts.
Do you really want to buy a package of the cheapest of everything?

The pro reviews always crack open the SSD to report on the controller. In the 480 GB S55 there may be a Phison.
SP doesn't give out this data that I can find on their web page. Why?

TLC.

Web Chat is still not available.

Phone support is not toll free

Other Thoughts: Newegg list 987 SSD's in the 480-512 GB range. What is it about the 480GB S55 that sets it apart from the pack and makes it worth your dollars? If you are all about speed then this is an excellent choice. As I wrote I have never benched a faster non NVMe SSD.

S55 Empty
Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 563.212 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 535.601 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 335.238 MB/s [ 81845.2 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 292.439 MB/s [ 71396.2 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 500.615 MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 471.652 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 29.101 MB/s [ 7104.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 114.369 MB/s [ 27922.1 IOPS]

S55 With Data

Sequential Read (Q= 32,T= 1) : 559.897 MB/s
Sequential Write (Q= 32,T= 1) : 533.883 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 334.357 MB/s [ 81630.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 32,T= 1) : 348.427 MB/s [ 85065.2 IOPS]
Sequential Read (T= 1) : 491.930 MB/s
Sequential Write (T= 1) : 470.035 MB/s
Random Read 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 28.590 MB/s [ 6980.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KiB (Q= 1,T= 1) : 114.884 MB/s [ 28047.9 IOPS]

OS : Windows 8.1 Pro [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)
MSI H81M-E34 Mobo with Intel G3258 CPU



If you are about vendors having support forums and a 5 year warranty (the minimum for an SSD IMO) then this isn't such a good option. If you care about spending as little as possible then this again becomes a good choice. As of 8-17-16 this is the lowest price Newegg SSD in the 480 -512 GB range. If you want ANY value added software for your money you are not going to get it at this price...in fact you are not even going to get a link at the SP site to download a third part option.

Pro OR Con?
The HARD plastic shell case that the drive shipped in opened super duper easy. It was like opening a book. I coudn't believe my fortune...I have NEVER seen that before...hmmm had it already been opened?

With prices so low on SSD's these days I am going to recommend that you don't consider anything smaller then a 480GB SSD. The 256GB has a limited market value these days. If you're strapped for cash or want to use the S55 in a secondary computer then I can't think of any reason not to consider the S55 480. It's fast and for so many that's what counts. Several reviewers commented on the cheap feel of the drive. The outer shell is all they can see and touch. If the outside seems budget then I ask what about the parts inside? I would rather not trust the least expensive SSD on the market for my data but that's just me.

3.5 Eggs

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YAMAHA HTR-3067 AV receiver 5.1ch / 4K Ultra HD corresponding black
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5 out of 5 eggs Does what I want at a great price 08/17/2016

This review is from: YAMAHA HTR-3067 AV receiver 5.1ch / 4K Ultra HD corresponding black

Pros: Price
Free 4-9 day shipping (arrived in four days)
Rebate (It's a Newegg rebate, so it'll show)
There are no scratches or marks of any type on my refurb HTR-3067
Yamaha...long to the game.

Cons: It is really, really BIG
No phono inputs (I knew that)
Darn thing CLICKS when powered on or off...goofy

Other Thoughts: It has been 10 years since I sold all my gear at the auction site. Times had changed and I was no longer listening to
the radio (really vanilla stations), music ( I was not going to keep spending money for overpriced CD's ) and though I had my TV
hooked up to my gear there was no remote (pretty lazy, eh?)

Since that time I have been looking to replace everything with an AV receiver but never did for two reasons. The change in my listening habits and I didn't want to spend the money just for the limited use the receiver would get.

Then in e-mail a couple weeks back the HTR-3067 showed up at a price I did not want pass on. My only question was could I listen to TV without turning the unit on. I asked here at Newegg, was told yes, so I flashed the plastic. If you read the questions and answers here on the HTR-3067 you will find how I did that.

Yamaha has been a very helpful vendor for me. I called and they answered my question. I e-mailed and heard back within 24. The manual is thorough and understandable. The quick setup guide is in only two languages. They even have an HTR-3067 specific app that does an excellent job of taking the user through setup, step by step. All companies say they want the user to succeed, Yamaha goes to lengths to ensure they do.

If you are an audiophile ( I call them audiowrenches...ha ha ha) I am sure you could find plenty to disrespect with the HTR-3067.
If you want great sound, a gazillion settings to play with and YPAO then I recommend the HTR-3067 which BTW is identical to the RX-V377.

Rebate arrived 8-16-16

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Friedrich CP08G10A 7,800 BTU - ENERGY STAR - 115 volt - 11.2 EER Chill Series Room Air Conditioner
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Pros: see previous review

Cons: On my unit if I start the AC using the AC buttons the remote does not work. If I start the AC with the remote then the remote works.

Compressor on/off whuuummppfff has gotten louder

Other Thoughts: Review seems lost. August 2016. AC still going strong and I am running it ALL the time this summer

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