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Pros: Price is good for what you get.
Comes with a MicroSD to SD adapter.
Real word transfer speeds are as follows:
Read: 29 MB/s
Write: 9 MB/s
Read: 81 MB/s
Write: 11 MB/s
The tests came out pretty good, it came very close to the advertised read speeds. Write speeds were another issue, see cons.
Cons: Write speeds are pretty bad at about 11MB/s, one of the slowest write speeds I have encountered on MicroSD UHS-1 this high.
The included SD adapter with the microsd card inserted was really hard to remove, seems to be excess plastic inside of it creating a really tight fit. I tested a different adapter with the same card and did not have this problem.
Other Thoughts: Overall its a nice little card for a company that isnt that well know yet compared to some of the other tech giants out there. How reliable this card is down the line has yet to be seen but so far everything is good. If Silicon Power continues this trend of reliability and good prices then they will be one of the go-to brands for memory.
If you want something to load stuff off it this is a pretty reasonable card for the price but if you are looking for something with high write speeds, you might want to look elsewhere unless you want to wait around for it to write. This might be the best card for a go pro for example which needs good write speeds.
I didn't bother posting synthetic benchmarks because real world read/write files are what matters.
Pros: Packaging and board design looks pretty good, you most likely will not have this board in a windowed case anyway so it is a bit wasted.
Has build in LED separating the audio guard and rest of the motherboard which is pretty standard on all new gigabyte boards these days.
Paired with an intel i3-6100 and a amd r5 230 and it's working great.
The board is almost two inches shorter than a standard ATX board, will give a little extra room for smaller cases.
Supports ECC ram and supports M.2 storage drives.
Bios is pretty standard, nothing flashy and gets the job done.
Cons: VRM heatsink above the cpu socket is extremely loose as another reviewer mentioned, it easily moves back in forth. This probably won't be a huge problem if you are not putting any pressure on it but I am not sure how good the passive cooling is with the heatsink that loose. My four other gigabyte boards do not have this problem.
No built in video video out, really bad decision to not have video out on this chipset considering its an entry level workstation board, it could really have benefited from it.
This chipset cannot be used to overclock no matter what cpu you put into the board not that it supports any i5 or i7 chips anyway.
Only extra included in the box are two SATA cables, could have at least included four.
Needs another two USB ports on the rear connectors.
Other Thoughts: Looking at this board this is obviously not aimed at general consumers but at the same time you have to question if its aimed at the sever/workstation correctly mainly due to lack of features and mostly bare bones feel to the board. This is an extreme case of entry level workstation board, more advanced users will most likely look and purchase X99 motherboards and cpu's simply due to the huge amount of options and cpu choices that chipset offers over this.
This board does have a place with a certain crowd however qc issues and and lackluster chipset prevent it from being a great board.
Pros: Product came nicely packaged with everything you need to get started.
The product its self looks pretty good compared to other on the market and alot better then some of ASUS's other router designs which can only be described is that they look like alien spaceships and not the desired look that consumers want, this on the other hand looks great and fits in to a modern computing environment.
Comes with ethernet cable.
Has USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports allowing you to hook up flash drive and external USB hard drives to convert them into NAS.
Compatible with the DD-WRT custom firmware, you can get rid of the lackluster stock firmware.
Has a WPS button, which is common and comes with almost every wireless router these days.
LED ON/OFF button is great so you don't have a ton of blinking lights on all the time.
Fairly easy to setup and use.
Supports guest networks so you don't have to hand out your wi-fi password to people.
Overall the router works great, been using it for a few weeks now and haven't has any major problems.
Cons: Cannot lay it flat and is not wall mountable.
ASUS software is not exactly well designed but at least its optional. The router GUI also suffers from the same problem but that you are forced to use.
Overall range is not as large as I hoped for, will have to add a repeater.
Other Thoughts: It's a good router, but slightly pricier then most people would pay, this is aimed at the more experienced power consumer than the average consumer. It does have a ton of great features to the people who want it though.READ FULL REVIEW