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Thermaltake AC0031 USB 3.0 Support MS Slot, CF Slot, SD Slot,Extreme Slot, Micro SD Slot, M2 Port Multi-Card Reader
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: - USB 3.0
- Multi-card reader
- Reads micro-sd without SD adapter

Cons: - 2nd usable 3.0 port stopped working a few months in
- Usable USB 3.0 port is wasted on a "charging only" port
- 2nd USB 3.0 port requires additional usb 3.0 plug-in (so you must have a free internal or rear usb 3.0 port when you bought this because you either needed front ones in the first place or had none!!!!)
- 3.5 to 5.25" bracket barely holds it in

Other Thoughts: I bought this because my case doesn't have front usb 3.0 ports and the built-in card reader doesn't work despite the already overwhelmingly negative reviews.

This thing seems like a decent build (like all Thermaltake products), but like them all, they eventually start falling apart and you experience the design problems firsthand. A few months in the only other data usb 3.0 port stopped working (the one which requires you to plug it into another usb 3.0 port to even function...) Speaking on that it comes with a usb 3.0 header which only powers TWO of the THREE ports (the charging only one and one data port). To get the other usb 3.0 data port working you need to plug the extra usb 3.0 cord into another usb 3.0 port you already have which is lazy design.

The 3.5" to to 5.25 adapter is also laughably bad. I'm able to pull the entire thing out almost an inch when its supposed to be secured in.

If you plug something too powerful in like an external drive it shuts off the other usb 3.0 data port too so good luck trying to transfer data between two drives connected to the ports.

Whats even more sad is that this is a pretty unique product (combo usb 3.0 hub and card reader) so it's something you might end up buying anyway since the competition doesn't come close in most cases. If something better comes out, this thing is going out the window.

Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great product that gets the job done! 05/25/2014

This review is from: Antec VP-450 450W ATX 12V v2.3 Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible

Pros: Immediate response after sudden power outages
Cool and quiet
Easy installation

Cons: Bigger than expected

Other Thoughts: I built a desktop for my aunt and I wanted it to be a lower mid-range PC. The price of this combined with the specs was perfect, but before I found this I decided to go with an even cheaper brand which turned out to be a mistake. With the other brand I received 2 dead power supplies in a row then I found a list of power suppliers, their products, and the grades they receive. This Antec power supply was in the B+, A- range which was an even better deal.

One year later and there have been no hiccups even with power outages. It even performs better than the Rosewill 1000W power supply (which is going to be replaced soon) I have in my personal desktop which in a power outage I have to jump through all sorts of hoops to get back on.

Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model PEF64GSMNUSB
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs How not to do a high storage USB 3.0 flash drive 05/16/2014

This review is from: Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model PEF64GSMNUSB

Pros: Fast speeds
Looks nice

Cons: Bad housing
Big clunky design
Not as fast as it says
Heat problems
Frequently reinstalls drivers

Other Thoughts: I bought this when it first came out as it was the first of its kind and seemed like the best on the market. After trying it out the first time I noticed that the 100+ read/write speeds was clearly a lie, I barely got over 60mbps write using fastcopy on a usb 3.0 port, 8 core processor, 32gb ram computer. A few weeks later the flash drive fell out of the housing when I tried to insert it into a laptop at work. I had to tape it together until I found some super glue.

The housing has a big, clunky, poor design which falls apart because when you insert it, you're actually pushing it apart from the adhesive that holds it together. It's also so big so if you have adjacent ports, you're going to have to remove one so make room for this big thing.

I transferred about 750gb worth of files from my old laptop using this and it got really hot. Hopefully the heat doesn't destroy the drive, but I'm sure it also played a part into the housing falling apart as enough heat can mess with the adhesive.


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Display Name: Nizel A.

Date Joined: 04/10/11

  • Reviews: 21
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  • First Review: 11/27/13
  • Last Review: 05/10/15
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