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This review is from: Seagate Innov8 8TB Desktop External Hard Drive - USB-C Powered - STFG8000400
Pros: First off you need usb 3.1 type c. It needs to be a powered connection. To review this item I purchased an inexpensive add on card.
The drive had no problem working in windows 7 so the review that mentions that it is not compatible with windows 7 is incorrect.
Through various tests of file transfers and benchmarking software i was able to get 350-400MB/s read speeds with 150-200MB/s write speeds. There were a couple slower test results but those could have been caused by many different things going on while running the tests.
The drive was quiet and cool but rather heavy. It is not something that is portable.
Cons: Physical size. It is heavy. I would be concerned about the amount of damage that this could cause if it were to accidentally slide off of your desk.
Other Thoughts: I would argue that the target for this is someone who uses a laptop as their primary computer and wants additional storage space for that computer. In that case this drive is wonderful if it is planning on staying on the desk and not really traveling with you.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TP-LINK Touch P5 Wireless AC1900 Touch Screen Gigabit Router
Pros: The setup was the easiest that I have yet to encounter with a router. Everything was done on the touch screen. It was wonderful to have a setup that was completely done without needing a computer. The ability to control all functions of the router from the router itself is wonderful. I have at this point tested out the two other competing brands routers in this class and from a functionality stand point they're all essentially identical. There is no problem for me completely maxing out my connection to the outside world via the wireless with a ping increase of maybe 1-2ms over the wired connection.
As far as the intranet connection I have no problem maxing out the gigabit connections with a transfer and hitting a pretty significant speed with the wireless, light-years ahead of the previous generation of routers in terms of wireless speeds.
Cons: I really cant think of any. The lights on the router are subtle and hardly noticeable.
Other Thoughts: It is a solid router, If the customer wanted to spend the extra 20-30$ on the feature of the touchscreen for the control center it would be my go to router for the current generation of routers.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series H80i V2 Water / Liquid CPU Cooler. 120mm CW-9060024-WW
Pros: The setup for this water-cooler is no more complicated than your average aftermarket heatsink with a back plate.
The only problem that I ran into was that when I installed it the first time it was not fully seated on the processor. I was getting temps idling in the mid 50c range which would jump rather quickly with any load. After taking it all apart and doing exactly what i thought i had done the first time I was able to get it fully seated on the cpu and the temps dropped drastically.
With the fan on quiet and the pump also on quiet I am getting temps in the 38c range idle and with minimal load it jumps to about 42c. This is with a i7 2600k and a relative room temp of 70-75f.
Load temp running prime 95 on all cores it tends to top out around 58c with the restrictions sill on quiet.
Removing those restrictions on corsair link it will drop the temps another 5-8c.
It works significantly better than my other heatsink worked which was just your average tower aftermarket one.
Cons: Really my only issue with it was that i had difficulty getting it to seat properly, and I've probably hit triple digits for the number of heatsinks I've installed at this point in my life.
Other Thoughts: Corsair link has improved drastically since i first reviewed it with my first corsair link power supply review. The interface is substantially better and it tells you almost too much information which is nice.
Overall if you're going for quiet with the option to overclock if you feel the need then this would be a great addition to your gaming computer.