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Kingston 16GB DataTraveler G4 16G 16 G USB 3.0 Flash Pen Thumb Drive DTIG4/16GB with USB Lanyard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works.

Cons: Doesn't come with a lanyard.

Other Thoughts: Come on, it's just a thumb drive. It works. I wish it came with a lanyard, but that's a small gripe. It does at least have a loop for a lanyard.

SYBA SY-PEX40039 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs So-so SATA card 08/15/2013

This review is from: SYBA SY-PEX40039 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Pros: Cheap
Easy to install
Comes with a low-profile bracket, if you need that

Cons: Quite finicky

Other Thoughts: This card arrived in an Iocrest box. Whatever. I tried it first in a 1x PCIe slot. It was slower than my mobo on-board SATA (as determined by AS SSD). I decided to try it in a 16x PCIe slot. Well, the card installed just fine in Windows 7 with my SSD booting off the mobo SATA, but when I connected it to boot off the card, it wouldn't boot. I tried a few things and for some reason plugging the SSD into the card Port 0, and a SATA hard drive into Port 1 did the trick. Very finicky.

My SATA III SSD runs at 380MB/s, so just a little bit more than SATA II speeds.

SYBA Combo Ports USB 3.0 + SATA 6G PCI-e Card,  Switchable SATA Port Model SY-PEX50043
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It worked, at first. The SATA part seems to work OK.

Cons: Worked for almost 3 months. Now the USB connector is loose. Wiggling the USB connector causes it to become connected, then disconnected. Beware.


Joseph H.'s Profile

Display Name: Joseph H.

Date Joined: 04/23/04

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 06/07/10
  • Last Review: 05/14/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 2 out of 5 eggs
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