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Pros: Easy raid storage with super fast Thunderbolt 2
Simple setup, simple tool/software downloads
Cons: You must download the latest software for tweaking.. I had to find something to say.
Other Thoughts: 1st and foremost this is primarily meant for Mac for use with the thunderbolt 2 capability so of course that is the 1st machine I tested it on ( the only Mac I have) and followed the plug in the power,plug in the Thunderbolt cable and there it was setup for speed.
Copying files to it (Write) ran smoothly at 565MB/s overall with peak at 700MB/s all while in a very quiet case.
Copying back to ssd was 564MB/s very impressive.
On to windows ( they have a less expensive alternative for usb 3.0 users)
1st off to use on windows you must 1st go into your system management and clear the drive/un allocate the drive and do a format on it for windows to be able to utilize it.
I then downloaded for windows smartware and utilities for windows from their website which is easy to find in the support area and then changed the drive using their software with a click of a button to raid 1 from striped to test it as a mirrored backup for maximum protection and that is good for video, picture, data critical items and such and tested over usb 3.0
and through many files and tests including pure video as a mirrored drive it had a read speed of 194MB/SEC and a write of 181MB/SEC.
These are Western Digital black drives and that is fast for standard non SSD drive consistent over an hour long period.
as a stripe drive it was 364.
The software that you can download can be setup to automatically backup files ,set timers for when to turn off the enclosure, change the raid configuration all at a simple click of the mouse.
A colleague of mine already has the standard windows one on his Christmas list.
Fast, quiet, cables included and built by a company that already has a superior reputation makes this raid setup a perfect item for anyone doing video editing, work backups, pictures and so on all in a small strong package.
This review is from: G.SKILL RIPJAWS SV710 Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset
Pros: immersive gaming surround, lightweight,comfortable,well built and thought out.
Cons: Like 95% headsets the distance from band to top of head is too short of distance causing ear muffs to push on upper ears but like all they can be either adjusted or you can put padding on head portion to raise it.
Other Thoughts: When I decided I would do review I figured I would be reviewing a typical headset but as soon as I opened the package I saw their upper support and thought simply brilliant and sturdy and engineered to last years.
By not following the typical design of the main brace they went to a sturdier solid strong brace/head clamp that is both flexible and strong and believe me I and others tested it and then immediately noticed the wires for the drivers/speakers and saw they used a heavier gauge wire for wear and tear instead of the money saving typical tiny stranded sheathed wire.
Installed the drivers from MFG. website on win 7, 8.2 and 10 on 3 machines without a problem, rebooted on each and went to gaming on various games and I along with others were immediately wide eyed at the impressive virtual surround that rivaled all true surround and beat most with great base to treble adjustments and superior sound field for both gaming and music all in a light weight package.
The Microphone worked excellent but remember to always set up your microphone through windows control panel, sound,output to get full capability of any microphone and then go to your driver panel to adjust output level.
The next task was to set the headset to stop exterior noise and it did excellent even with a room loaded with 3 pc's and 2 bitcoin mining machines it was able to send clear loud voice w/o background noise without raising your voice.
Again the surround in game rivaled a $300 setup and was much lighter on the head and allowed me to talk quieter in game.
These were tested in over 14 games and not only was I amazed but so were 5 other people that used them.
I have been using G.Skill memory since they were introduced but never thought of them for anything other than an excellent memory MFG. but these have changed my mind and realized they have some great design engineers for other than memory and I would say that for the price point and even higher you can not find a better headset for hearing those footsteps and other sounds and tracking your prey whether on a large battlefield like bf3,4 CSS,PS2, and so on.
G.SKILL not only proves themselves in memory but in headsets and I can't even imagine how well their true 7.1 headsets sound.
Pros: Comes with charger,batteries and quality strapping
Cons: a little bulky but you get use to it
Other Thoughts: Years ago after getting use to their "nerd" look and after having one of my employees help me on a job with one i was sold on head lamps and this one has so much more power if needed than the others it's sickening. The battery pack is on the back but I got use to it quickly and now when I need extra light I have it.
The seller is from china ( Where all headlamps are built) so it takes a little more time to receive but I will say it came fast as in about 8 days.
Price batteries (these rechargeable) price charger (it works on rosewill flashlights also and price headlamp and you know this is a great deal.
These are also excellent for camping and now everyone in the family has a headlamp when out doing night time beach or camping activities .