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Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very fast large capacity drive, ideal if you want something to store lots of data that needs lots of bandwidth, say movie editing or high end photography, which is what I do.

Cons: Um, none, *mind draws blank when trying to pair a con with this thing* Oh, well 3 year warranty vs a Seagate 5 year, but you know what, that's not a con to me, having been in Computer Business Sales previously, you get an extended service plan or you don't, if you don't, standard warranty service is slow, and usually painful, but of course free, 5 or 3 year painful coverage, eh, not much to hoot about.

Other Thoughts: Powermac G5 2.3 Dual, it rocks. Good pair, I'm getting 96.73mb/sec read and 94.01mb/sec write throughput on this thing which is outgunning my Raptor X in purely sequential data read write performance (not to be mistaken with random read write). My Raptor X still has wicked response time and is still faster for Apps and OS loading and server processes (and my OS and Apps are on my Raptor hence) but I'm only getting 64.15mb/sec read and 61mb/sec write on the Raptor X. This thing holds it's own, rock on Western Digital.

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Arctic Silver 7g Premium Silver Thermal Adhesive Set ASTA-7G (2-PC-SET)
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Better than thermal pads 08/23/2007

This review is from: Arctic Silver 7g Premium Silver Thermal Adhesive Set ASTA-7G (2-PC-SET)

Pros: Zalman ZM-RHS1 thermal pads = 107% stable overclock. I then remove those pads and use this stuff, 125% stable overclock. This stuff is for serious work and produces serious results.

Cons: Um, permanent, you don't get to change your mind, but it's epoxy, so it's not really a con, thought I'd throw it in so you think before adhering.

Other Thoughts: Haven't had a problem with it conducting electricity yet, but I'm careful and detailed when I do that stuff. If you are considering purchasing memory chip cooling solutions, strongly recommend.

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ZALMAN ZM-RHS1 VGA RAM Heatsink
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Cold Blue 08/23/2007

This review is from: ZALMAN ZM-RHS1 VGA RAM Heatsink

Pros: Lightweight, low and high clearance sinks, excellent design (disperses heat very efficiently, material isn't everything, although it does matter) Thermal pads stick very well, they also aren't too bad to take off if you want to use thermal epoxy instead. Backside heat sinks are genius.

Cons: Would like to see more sinks in a package for newer cards as 8 full sizes is what you're looking for with say a X19xx or 7xxx, but you can always buy two, and you get backside heat sinks, which is awesome.

Other Thoughts: Thermal pads in general, stink for OC. Why? Used them with the pads they came with, OC at 107% of stock stable, with Artic Silver ASTA-7G, successful overclock of 125% of stock stable. Yeah, that much. Copper is better, also more expensive and heavier, but as I said, design on these rock, get these, or get Thermaltakes CL-C0025 if you need low clearance, or get Swifttech MC14 if you have the clearance and want the best of the best. These things though, are totally awesome. As always clean your surfaces before placing and results vary, but these things I recommend highly.

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Matthew M.'s Profile

Display Name: Matthew M.

Date Joined: 02/22/07

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 03/08/07
  • Last Review: 08/23/07
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
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