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Crucial MX100 CT512MX100SSD1 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The price point was very appealing 30 dollars less than the only other competitor I would have chosen. Nice packaging and some what reliable read, write, much slower than advertised speeds.

Cons: Speeds nowhere near what are published in reviews. I thought I was upgrading to a faster drive than my now 3 year old 830 Samsung 256.
Boy was I wrong my boot time increased by more than 30 seconds. I e-mail support at Crucial and was sent some canned response for my slow speeds. I am not happy with the M100 drive. I'm hoping that Crucial will release a firmware update to increase the horrible boot times.

Test platform

Rampage extreme 4 second generation motherboard
i7 4930K 4.5 ghz
16 gigs of 1866 G-Skill
Lg blueray OD
(1) WD 1tb Black
1000W Corsair 80plus PS

Settings Crucial on AHCI SATA bus interface
set on SATA 3 I switched cables three different times and used both SATA 3 ports No difference in recorded speeds.
Well below by as much as 190 MBS per second. The expected Random read speed of 550 mb per second. Recorded 367 fastest.
Random Write speed was far worst barely breaking the 300 mbs per second. like 290 -309 Expected speeds of 500 mbs per second. recorded fastest 319.
So obviously I was duped!!! Or received some bad silicone!!

Other Thoughts: I guess the old adage is true. You truly get what you pay for. I will chock this one up to my mother told me so, if it sounds to good to be true it usually is. Do your selves a favor and spend the extra few bucks. Now thinking of it I should have posted a short video with a screen shot of the diagnostic and real world benchmarks of the drive. I will provide the information on another review shortly.

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Seagate Central STCG4000100 4TB Cloud Storage System
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Lot all my data 09/12/2014

This review is from: Seagate Central STCG4000100 4TB Cloud Storage System

Pros: It was easy to set up and straight forward to use thought it was a good solution to stream my films around the house worked great for a while.

Cons: One day when I was copying my daughters camera files onto the drive it stopped functioning. I thought it was the power adaptor because the light would not turn on so I ordered another adaptor. Still nothing so I pressed on the little reset button a half dozen times and called support, did all of the trouble shooting and it was dead. So i asked if the data recovery was covered under the warranty. No it isn't I tore apart the Drive to get to the hard drive to see if my data was still there and to my surprise the drive is inaccessible so i have lost all of my data that includes 140 1940 - 1976 movies that i painstakingly converted from VCR to mp4. 100s of hours of work gone I was in the process of burning them to blue ray and only had 20 recorded.

Other Thoughts: Thank you Seagate for you piece of garbage if I had known I would only gotten 6 months of service from your product I would have chosen WD. I have many of their proratable 1tb drives that i have used for years without issue. You will not be on my Christmas list this winter

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MSI N680GTX-PM2D2GD5 GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I now know video bliss i am so impressed with theses cards. i don't think that I've ever been more happy. All games suddenly seem to really pop more detail crisper edges great explosions smoke looks almost real. Stunning moving from (2) 480s i so happy i waited to upgrade to these cards. So quite, runs really cool, great 3D mark scores Over Clocks like crazy i recommend anyone looking pull the trigger you know you want one.

Cons: doesn't make pop corn very well

Other Thoughts: Got my second card a month ago

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Display Name: james p.

Date Joined: 06/17/05

  • Reviews: 41
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  • First Review: 09/07/05
  • Last Review: 09/23/14
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