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SYBA SY-PEX40039 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Smooth Win7 install, works perfectly 06/30/2014

This review is from: SYBA SY-PEX40039 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Pros: Very easy to install and configure in Windows 7, seen perfectly in BIOS, works smoothly with connected SATA III drives.

Cons: I don't like the 5-second boot delay with SCSI-like prompt.

Other Thoughts: I installed this in an older Dell XPS 720 that has SATA (1.5Gbps) ports, and only 1 PCI-ex x1 slot, so I wondered how the performance would turn out.

The card came with the latest firmware already installed, and it fit perfectly in the 1x slot.

I tried using the card, then switching the new SSD drive to the native SATA port, and although it started a bit quicker without the 5-second Syba card prompt delay, I locked up and had BSOD's. When I connected the drive back to the card, everything smoothed out, and runs perfectly and very fast. After about a year running Windows 7 with several programs in the background, my startup time was about a minute before I could check email. Startup time is now about 30 seconds from power-on, and about 10-15 seconds after the Dell and Syba prompts.

For a total investment of $75 for this card and a Kingston V300 120GB SSD, I'm very pleased with the overall performance boost in my older beast.

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Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Easy to configure and use, fast.

Cons: Doesn't fix my breakfast.

Other Thoughts: Installed in an older Dell XPS 720, connected to a SYBA SY-PEX40039 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card, and without vigorous tests, I can easily say it's 2-3 times faster boot, shutdown, and running all programs. Very pleased with a $75 total investment.

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Apple iPhone 5C White 3G 4G LTE Dual-Core 1.3GHz Unlocked Cell Phone
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: These are great phones, and I highly recommend them.

Cons: C'mon, NewEgg. Apple sells them unlocked for only $549. So why make your customers think you're giving a good deal, when you buy them from Apple, and mark them up 27.5%? I've been buying from NewEgg for years, but stuff like this leaves a bad taste, and makes me spend a lot of time shopping around, to make sure I'm not getting ripped off.

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Gary Z.'s Profile

Display Name: Gary Z.

Date Joined: 04/08/09

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  • First Review: 07/07/11
  • Last Review: 06/30/14
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