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Corsair Force Series CSSD-F60GB2-BRKT 2.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Fast for a SATA II drive. Get up to 400MB/s on HD Tune Pro when RAID 0 2x F60 drives. Very small and sleek, doesn't break a sweat. Stay cool

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Bought it as a refurb drive for $39.99 from Frie's Electronic. That was the best upgrade I had so far. Drives last me a little over a year and no problem. Up to 400MB/s when RAID 0 them, 250-350MB/s constant speed. -+ 0.4 sec seek time. Single drive benchmark does about 120-150MB/s on HD Tune Pro.

AMD Phenom II X4 975BE @ 4.1Ghz
Corsair H60 CPU Cooler w/ 2x Noctua Fan (Push/Pull)
Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB 1600Mhz RAM
Corsair F60 60GB SSD (2x RAID 0)
Corsair 750M PSU (750watt semi-modulator)
Corsair Obsidian 800D
eVGA GTX460
Western Digital Green 1TB hdd (2x JBOD)
Hitachi Ultra-Star 1TB hdd (JBODed w/ other 1TB drives)
Seagate Barracuda 1TB hdd (JBODed w/ other 1TB drives)
Samsung Blu-ray ROM/DVD-burner
Naxt LED Fan controller
LSi Logic SAS/SATA RAID Controller
Seagate Barracuda 500GB hdd (6x in unknown RAID via NAS)

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MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent Board 12/11/2012

This review is from: MSI NF980-G65 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Had this board for over 2 years now, and loved it. Overclock very well. I had the Phenom II X4 945 w/ locked multiplier and was able to OC to 3.6GHz(Air) using EZ switch. Now I have the PHII X4 974BE and it's amazing, now I'm clock @ 4.1GHz (H60 cooler). Last upgrade was a month ago, got 2 Corsair SSD in RAID 0 and all I can say is WoW, what an improvement. The board come with 6 SATA II ports but only 4 ports are active when it's on IDE mode. In order to get all 6 ports to work, you have to go into BIOS and enable RAID or AHCI Mode. All I gotta say is I love this board and I have no complaint what so ever.

Cons: I wish it had SATA III and USB 3.0 and a BIOS reset button. Seem Like AMD is always a year behind Intel. :(

Other Thoughts: Layout is not that bad. I like it, able to fit 3 huge, powerful Video card and leaving you 1 PCIe-1x

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Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD740HLFS 74GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very fast hdd. At 10k rpm, the loading time is very noticeable. Looks like a tank with the huge heatsink.

Cons: Capacities. Even though it's only 74gb, WIN7 pro 64bit only required 20gb.

Other Thoughts: When I got my drive and install into my computer. Win7 didn't recognize my drive at first until I right click "My Computer" and to into manager and format the drive. Once I've done that. I install win7 pro 64bit and usually on a 7200rpm drive, I have to wait almost 30min to an hour for it to finish installing win7. With the 10k rpm Raptor, it was so fast I didn't see it finish installing and it already boot up to Win. That is when I knew, this drive is the beast. I know the raptor don't stand a chance with some of the higher end ssd drives, but I know for a fact it is as fast as some of the older ssd maybe even faster. It's also quite, not too loud like other say it is.

My Rig:
MSI NF980-G65
AMD Phenom II x4 975BE
Corsair H60 cooler
2x2gb Corsair XM3 1600mhz
2x4gb Corsair XM3 1600mhz
eVGA GTX460 1gb
Antec 650watt 80plus SLI/Xfire modular PSU
74gb Raptor SATAII
74gb Raptor SATAI
320gb WD black
1tb Seagate
Samsung Blu-ray rom
NZXT fan controller
Corsair Obsidian 800D c

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Jerry F.'s Profile

Display Name: Jerry F.

Date Joined: 12/24/11

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 12/24/11
  • Last Review: 08/17/13
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