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This review is from: TOSHIBA Black with blue and gray accents 18" Extreme Backpack Model PA1500U-1BS8
Pros: More room than you could imagine. I used to carry around 2 laptop cases for my laptop and all of my drives & cables. Now I have one pack to carry everything with room to spare! Spacious side pockets allow me to carry cables and even my digital camera. Plenty of room for pens, flash drives, portable drives and even fits my rather bulky 17.3 laptop.
Cons: The more you carry, the more it weighs. They haven't figured out how to fix that yet. The carry handle on top is starting to bust a few stitches, but that's probably due to all of the weight I have in the pack. Just pick it up by the shoulder straps. Overall, I haven't had any complaints about this pack yet.
Other Thoughts: The quest to find a backpack that would hold a laptop that is a little larger than normal was quite a task. I was told to try for an 18", but I wanted my system to be secure, not flopping around. This pack has gotten a lot of use, both business and personal. If you've got a lot of cables, drives, or whatever to carry around with your laptop, this would be a nice way to go.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Gives me 5 USB 3.0 ports, plus a header to connect a front panel to the card.
Bought this to connect a USB 3.0 front panel hub to my PC becuase the motherboard lacked the necessary connector and for some reason the USB 3.0 ports on the mobo itself always seem to freeze up the system whenever I tried to access any data. So far, I've had no glitches or freezes of any kind with this card!
Orico was nice enough to contact me via email and explain which driver set to use on their CD that is included with this. The VLI folder is the one you'd need to use for this particular card.
Cons: Most of the documentation is in Chinese. I've only had one issue where the middle USB 3.0 port on the card doesn't work, but the other four seem to function just fine. I haven't been able to figure it out yet, but since I only own 2 USB 3.0 devices, I'm curious if perhaps it functions if the other four ports are in use?
Other Thoughts: The drivers are a little out of date and can be found on the company's website, but other than that, I have no complaints about this card so far. It does what I need and gives me a little more flexibility with USB 3.0 for future needs.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I bought this to breathe life into an older Pentium 4 PC and upgrade it as far as it would go. It was a great deal for the price.
Easy to install and configure. Made the computer a lot smoother visually, given the age of the components.
Cons: The drivers that come with it are outdated, and nVidia isn't updating their drivers much beyond that anymore.
It's been discontinued from Newegg.
Other Thoughts: It's no 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E uber graphics card, but it got the job done for a computer that was originally assembled in 2003.
The card has been in the computer and running for over two years now without a single problem.