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CORSAIR  64GB  Flash Voyager GS USB 3.0 Flash DriveModel CMFVYGS3B-64GB
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs FAST FAST FAST did I mention its FAST!!! 04/27/2015

This review is from: CORSAIR 64GB Flash Voyager GS USB 3.0 Flash DriveModel CMFVYGS3B-64GB

Pros: Build Quality: Extremely high. The ZInc alloy housing its beautiful, and strong.

Speed: High End Performance, one of the fastest USB drives you can own. It like having a SSD in your Pocket.

Warranty: 5 Years

LED light: Green LED lets you know when drive is being used.

Cons: I personally found no cons with product. It is a great Drive, it out performs the vast majority of drives out there.
The only drives that out preform it are the also from Corsair the larger capacities GS's, as well at the Corsair GTX line.

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Other Thoughts: Received this USB Drive for review. It is an outstanding product.
All Programs used to benchmark this drive identify it as:

Serial Number: 070853A4F5CA7550
Model: Corsair Voyager GS
Vendor: CORSAIR
Product: VOYAGER_GS
Revision: 000A
File system: FAT32
Size: 61051 MB
Read speed: 275.67 MB/s
Write speed: 165.74 MB/s

When you feel the product its extremely solid. It has weight, but i have never used a USB drive so well made before.

It out performs the vast majority of USB drives out there, only being eclipsed by the larger Capacity 128/256+ GS models, and the GTX line.

This drive performed out standing. The first thing I did was copy a windows 10 tech preview to the drive. For a large 4 GB file, it wrote at 160 MB/s according to windows. Copying or reading off the drive was registered 260 MB/S according to Windows.

I then ran the drive with the www.usbflashspeed.com .This site has a free utility that benchmarks your drive at various tests large files all the way to many many small 2k writes to test the USB drive at all size/speed metrics. This site also stores a database to allow you to see how the drive performs versus other drives tested by the site.

At the time of this writing 4/22/15 this drive scored the highest of all 64GB capacity drives tested on the site. It also tested extremely well versus larger drives now popping up in the top 10 in all sizes.

For a link to to verify the speeds of this drive here it the link from the drives test www.usbflashspeed.com/96493
The report shows all files sizes transfer speeds.

I next tested the Drive in HDtune. It scored a sustained read of 250MB/s +, with an access time of 0.3 ms. Again great scores.

This drive out performs mechanical hard drives, the majority of USB 3.0 memory sticks on the market. The quality and craftsmanship are leap and bounds above what most people have are used to in a USB drive. This is like carrying a SSD in your pocket.
All this backed by a 5 year warranty by a company with great customer support. There's a reason they give such great warranties, they make great products and stand by them.

I cant say enough good things about this product. Until using this I used use any old USB 3.0 stick, after seeing the difference in speed, I will never go back.

The only thing you could do better then a Corsair GS, is buy a Corsair GTX which has a SSD memory controller and almost double the speed.

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Seagate  STDF12000100  12TB  NAS Pro 6-Bay Network Storage
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great Product 04/01/2015

This review is from: Seagate STDF12000100 12TB NAS Pro 6-Bay Network Storage

Pros: * Small for a 6 Bay Enclosure

* Well Made and Solid, good ventilation, and very quiet.

* Seagate NAS OS 4 is very easy to use

* Once you get used to it and its features NAS OS 4 offers great features, its apps are nice and can help custom tailor the NAS to your needs (data backup/video security recording/remote access, just to name a few of many features)

* You can tell Seagate put a lot of care into these products by not only manufactured the drives, the enclosure, and Operating system they have provided a great easy to use solution.

* From someone who is tech savy to the total beginner, NAS OS4 is very very easy to use. You do not need an IT professional to use this.

* LCD Display lets you know what the unit is doing.

* Once you go to http://discover.seagate.com directions and setup of the unit is very straight forward.

Cons: * Surprisingly heavy for its size, I was not sure what size/Configuration of the hard rives were before opening was inside. There is 6 Hard Drives pre-installed give this little box a weight of roughly 16 pounds.

* There is a lack of documentation that comes with the unit.
Inside is a quick install guide, and a warranty booklet.
It would have been more helpful to include some kind of documentation, a booklet, and few sheets of paper anything that would have helped give the user some ideas of the capabilities/settings pre-installation.

Other Thoughts: Package arrived undamaged, upon opening the NAS was packaged very well. Box inside a huge box, with plenty of protective air bags.

The unit comes with a the power supply brick/cord, Ethernet cord, and spare screws for mounting drives.

The units weight was surprisingly heavy for a small unit. That is due to this unit using (6)-2TB Drives as storage. Other Seagate NAS setup come in varying Hard Drives/Density depending on bay total (2/4/6/etc) and total TB of storage.

The (6) Hard Drives included in the NAS are MODEL ST2000VN00 whch are 5900 RPM, 64 Meg Cache drives...with optimizations for NAS units Firmware, and longevity.

The initial booting of the NAS took about 2 minutes, while it checked all 6 drives.

Upon first setup at the discover.seagate.com the unit automatically checks for and installs the latest firmware and software to the unit.
At the time of writing it updated to firmware 4.0.12.7 dated 2015-01-21. So this is a fairly recent update.

The unit itself is compact, very quiet, well made and very sturdy.

It is power by Intel Dual-Core Atom series 1.7GHz C2338 processor (22nm node), and 2GB of RAM, this CPU has a TDP of 7w so its extremely energy efficient. This processor makes the NAS unit and NAS-OS4 very responsive with alot of users. From out of the box to usability for me was under 15 minutes.

After Firmware/software updates the first thing I did was backup my PCs and load this to capacity to test up its archiving features....worked like a charm.

All drives worked, no errors/bad sectors. When using the NAS I was pulling data off of it at roughly 160MB/s, which is a good speed for a 5900 2TB drives.

The NAS unit remained cool and quiet even under heavy load.

NAS OS 4 offer good features for monitoring the CPU/RAM utilization, up-time, Temp, SMART status of all drives, as well at network speed. You can hook up a second ethernet cable to the NAS and router to provide more throughput.
This is useful if you have a lot of connection to the unit. NAS-OS4 also allows you to encrypt the drives, and also setup RAIDs very easily.

I cant say enough good things about OS4 its very easy to use, offers great tools, and does all the setup itself with a few clicks of the mouse.

As far as power consumption the unit did pull 82w when I was rebuilding a RAID array using all drives. In power Savings mode it pulled 69w at load. While the unit was on wake on lan mode it pulled 0.5w.
Overall this isnt bad for a unit sporting 6 Drives.

I also tried setting up the NAS to be its own cloud server. Setup was easy, and it worked well. It was nice having a piece of hardware at my house be a remote cloud server.

I've had the unit for roughly 3 weeks now. I have not had any errors, performance has been solid.

NAS-OS4 was a breeze to use and setup. It offered a variety of storage settings, and the interface was very straight forward.

Seagate made a great product. Fast, easy to use.

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DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm Lucifer V2 CPU Cooler 6 Heatpipes 140mm Silent PWM Fan Support LGA 2011-v3
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great Performance for the price

Great Build Quality

Great Low Acoustics, extremely quiet when in use.

Ability to Passively cool 100w or Less CPUs without a fan. (seeing an AMD A10-7800, and A10-7850k passively cooled without throttling is pretty cool)

With the included fan installed it has no problem keeping CPU temps very very low. Tried it on my FX-8350, and my Core i7-4790k and it did a much better job the the coolers I was using.

Cons: This thing is Huge!!!! But with the top tier air coolers this is nothing new if you used 120mm or 140mm fan heatsinks you know what I am talking about. most Micro ATX cases would have a hard time fitting this. But Micro ATX cases made by Deep Cool (same manufacturer as this CPU cooler it will fit) was able to test it in Steam Castle MicroATX case and it fit no problem.

Although this thing performs great there are a few CPU coolers that do out perform this, but they also cost $20-40 more.

Other Thoughts: Package arrived undamaged.
The all Black packaging looks sharp. Every Box inside is all black, simple yet looks very cool.
The build quality of the heat pipes, and fins is high. Extremely solid.

I tried this fan on few of my builds. I used it to passively cool an AMD A10-7800, and A10-7850k. Both ran run at max speed without throttling at stock speeds.
I never tried to passively cool any CPUs before and was hesitant at first to try but seeing how both CPU were under 100w I figured I would give it a try. Gaming without a Fan was cool, and a fun experience. Too be fair I did have 2 cases fan installed and running and ambient air temp was 65F so I don't know if during the summer if any throttling would occur in Fan-less Configuration.

Next I tried it on my FX-8350, the cooler out performed my Hyper 212 EVO by large margin 4c at idle 8c at load. too be fair the Cooler Master fan is about 20 dollars cheaper.

Next this also outperformed my Zalman CNPS10X Extreme by 1c at Idle and 4c at load. Which is in the same price range as The Lucifer V2.

Lastly I installed it on my Haswell Devil Canyon i7-4790k which was being cooled by a Noctau NH-D14 which most would agree is a top tier Air Cooler.

Much to my surprise this thing outperformed the Noctua which I was not expecting because 1) The Lucifer V2 is much cheaper 2) the Noctua NH-D14 has such a solid reputation, which is why I chose to use it on my i7-4790k.

At idle it outperformed the Noctua by 1c degree, at load stock it was 2c cooler. Overclocked to 4.85ghz it out performed my Noctua by 3c.

Now like all things depending on amount of Artic 5 applied and how well everything sits I always leave 1-2c degree margin of error. But after testing temps and swapping out coolers, a few times The Deep Cool Lucifer V2 out performed my other coolers in my house.

Being familiar with Deep Cool PC cases, i have to say on my first use of the Gamer Storm line of products I am very pleased with the Lucifer V2. This cooler goes for $50-$65 depending on sales and yet it can beat coolers that cost more.

The build quality is solid, and if you mounted numerous CPU coolers installation is easy. I have read that some people, have issues installing on LGA-1150, I myself didnt have any issues but I have installed everything from Generic Stock AMD/Intel Heat sinks, HTPC Low Profile Coolers, Zalmans, Cooler Master, Noctau, Water Cooling etc... so if you have any concerns there are Youtube Videos out there that can help Newbies get a better idea and learn tips for installation.

If you made it far, you can tell I recommend this product. At its price points its a great Product, and can outperform cheaper and more expensive coolers. It has great build quality. It is a great choice for any one wanting to keep their gaming build cool as well as quiet. If you have a low power CPU you can even go fanless if you dare!!!

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