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G.SKILL RIPJAWS MX780 USB Wired RGB Laser Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Solid mouse, okay design 09/23/2015

This review is from: G.SKILL RIPJAWS MX780 USB Wired RGB Laser Gaming Mouse

Pros: The build quality of this mouse was surprisingly good for G.Skill's first attempt at a gaming peripheral and feels solid all around. The interchangeable side grips are attached magnetically and stay in place very well. The palm rest is adjustable with a provided hex driver and can increase or decrease the height. There are (2) 4.5g weights included for added mass if needed. The G. Skill application is on par with most of the decent gaming mice I've used. The lights can be changed independently and set to profiles with several other options along with macros for buttons.

Cons: One item that really bugged me was the DPI select button. It is a single button that only cycles through your DPI settings. I much prefer an up and down DPI buttons so that you can switch quickly back and forth. Also, while cycling DPI the 4 LEDs across the middle of the mouse briefly change color to indicate the change, but then switch back to the color of your profile setting. The color and pattern of these lights, while cycling DPI settings, are NOT configurable from what I can tell. It would be very nice to be able to associate a specific color or pattern with each DPI setting.

Other Thoughts: This is not necessarily a con, but for my own use this mouse is not ideal. The front slopes down a bit too far so my fingers are not that high off the mousepad. I play with a fingertip style mouse grip and because the overall thickness of the mouse is lower than I typically use my pinky and ring finger drag on the mousepad. If it was an overall thicker mouse, especially at the front I wouldn’t have this issue. This is just something to think about depending on your grip style.
I had a buddy test it out that uses more of a claw style grip and he felt the rear of the mouse sloped to quick and didn’t support his palm well enough. We both have larger hands so this mouse may not suit someone with larger mitts (hands).
I also noticed it doesn't glide over my mousepad very well and catches at times. It may be just because it's new and needs time to smooth off the edges.

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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Great drive. Instructions need work. 08/29/2015

This review is from: SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 250GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E250B/AM

Pros: This is a top tier consumer drive. I purchased 2 of these to replace laptop hard drives for family members. One used SATA3 on an AMD A8 laptop and after performing the read/write test with the Samsung Magician software the results matched the advertised read/write speeds. The other Laptop was SATA2 and performed as expected, I do not have the exact numbers.

The Magician software is among the better software provided by SSD manufactures with all of the normal tools you would need to maintain and monitor your drive's health and performance.

Cons: I had attempted to use the Samsung Migration software using and external USB3 drive dock. The software never recognized the external drive and after some research online you need to ensure you have a basic USB to SATA adapter with no additional features like hot swap. It will not recognize the drive. The instructions that came with the device are also very poor. It's just pictures with really no instructions at all. This could be greatly improved or not even included and just a reference to online documentation.

Other Thoughts: I ended up using Acronis Backup and cloning the original drives to an external USB HDD then restoring the image to the new SSD. Once replaced the drives worked as expected with no issues and perform beautify.

OCZ ARC 100 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The ARC 100 480GB I tested performed as advertised. Testing with CrystalDiskMark 5.0.2 with 5 iterations of 1GB it averages 494.6MB/s READ and 452.5MB/s WRITE on the sequential Q32T1 pass. This is pretty much spot on with the 490MB/s READ and 450MB/s WRITE specs. Overall performance feels as you would expect from an SSD on a SATA3 interface.

The SSD Guru software is a big improvement from the old OCZ Toolbox. The interface has a nice GUI that provides the normal items that you would expect in an SSD tool app. It identifies the drive, firmware version, drive health, connected interface, and capacity. It also provides the ability to manually TRIM and set a larger overprovisioning size as well as perform a firmware update and secure erase. These are similar functions you will see in the Intel and Samsung software.

Cons: I cannot say anything negative about the drive itself as it performance exactly as expected. The only cons I have are in regard to software.

While the SSD Guru software is an improvement over the old toolbox it does lack one big item, RAID support. According to the OCZ website the SSD Guru requires that you have your SATA controller in AHCI mode. My primary system has a RAID0 of 2 Intel 330 drives, therefore my controller is in RAID mode. From my understanding RAID mode does use AHCI, but enables the onboard RAID controller. SSD Guru did NOT identify my OCZ drive. However, ironically enough, it does identify the two Intel 330 SSD drives. Therefore, I could not use this software on the OCZ drive. The Intel SSD Toolbox performs these functions flawlessly on my Intel RAID0 and actually identifies the OCZ drive, but will not perform advanced functions on none Intel drives.

This drive does not include the license for Acronis True Image Cloning Software that the Vertex and Vector drives come with. Though, this is probably to keep costs minimal since the ARC 100 drives are considered the Value line on OCZ's site.

Other Thoughts: Software aside, if you can get the ARC 100 drive at a good price it is definitely a good drive. Performance is as advertised and I had no issues. This is OCZ's value drive so functionality is key over features.

I also tested this SSD in a system with AHCI mode enabled, not RAID. I actually used my copy of Acronis True Image that came with an OCZ VECTOR drive that I have to clone from the PC's old WD Blue drive. The software worked flawless and after cloning I installed the SSD GURU software. As mentioned in the PROS section it worked as expected and offers pretty much anything you would need in an SSD toolbox. For a system with no intentions to install a RAID setup, this will function perfectly fine and very well. However, as a reviewer I must look at all aspects so there are no surprises. Anyone with, or intending, to configure a RAID on their system you will not be able to use this software. Hopefully OCZ continues to improve this tool and add these features.


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Date Joined: 11/12/04


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