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This review is from: Corsair Carbide Series 200R Black Steel / Plastic compact ATX Mid Tower Case
Pros: This is a terrific case if you don't want to show off with lots of lights. Area underneath motherboard for clean cable management. Tool-less design is awesome. Slots for SSD's - AGAIN TOOL-LESS!
The two included 120mm fans are quiet. This case has plenty of room and it is SO sturdy.
Simply put, I don't have a single complaint. I was even able to get this for 30 dollars after $10 instant and $20 mail-in rebates. Even at $60 I would buy again.
Cons: For a budget case, none!
Other Thoughts: Get it. Especially if it is a slick deal. ;-)READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Not much you can say about ram. It's like a multi-vitamin - If it works, it's good!
Cons: None to speak of. For the price you can't hardly beat it!
Other Thoughts: Like another review mentioned, I had to set to 1866 manually in bios. For me the default was 1600. Also I set the timings to what is listed here on Newegg.
3570k - msi z77 board
This review is from: SanDisk Extreme 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SDSSDX-240G-G25
Pros: This drive is fast.
Cons: Wouldn't work in Intel SATA ports on my Asrock Extreme 4 Z77 Mobo. I kept getting BSOD with 0x000000F4 error. After lots of unsuccessful attempts to fix this, I finally installed the Asmedia SATA 3 drivers and the drive worked in there, but slower - Which is why people prefer to use the Intel slots. Then I started getting program crashes followed by windows crashes. Tried to reformat and couldn't install Windows 7!
Nothing worked. Secure erase didn't help. Clean all command in cmd prompt finally helped. Still couldn't use Intel ports, not even SATA 2 ports! Got windows installed but had corrupt files so I finally gave up after DAYS of trying. I tested everything... RAM, removed hardware, updated BIOS and all latest drivers. Finally I bought a mechanical hard-drive. Popped that in and everything worked completely normally just as you would expect. Slower... but in a way a 1 minute boot-up is better than a 20 second boot-up that crashes and corrupts everything it touches.
Other Thoughts: Weird part: I put this drive in a cheap Asus AMD build and it works fine (though the board only supports SATA 2). That's why I gave 2 stars...
Like another reviewer on here, this was an upgrade from a perfectly functional, smaller SSD. Ugh.
Oh and I bought this from Newegg on an auction site sale and a week after I got it they said they couldn't RMA but I could try going through Sandisk... I won't forget that one Newegg.