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This review is from: Pioneer SP-BS21-LR Bookshelf Loudspeakers Pair
Pros: great value
just about all of the sonic accuracy you need
Cons: their size and shape make them a bit cumbersome to integrate into an audio/recording station
highest highs and lowest lows are rolled-off
fairly directional which might make a difference for basic home stereo use.
Other Thoughts: paired with a quality (but not necessarily high powered) amp, I'm finding these pretty optimal as monitors for mixing and sound design. Again, some roll-off, so you need to double-check with headphones now and then, but let's face it, any powered monitor setup under $300 and anywhere near this size is going to strain for those frequencies if they even try.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Fast! Not a "green" drive
Still quiet after 17 months.
3TB for about $100
stays cool for a 7200 RPM drive
Cons: short warranty
Other Thoughts: I use it as a storage drive in a PC that never moves around. Windows 8 spins down the drive fairly frequently, maybe that lowers the wear and tear a bit. Again, it's a storage drive. But it's really nice to have to the speed for mass file copying and periodic consistency checking.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Going strong after 5 months
Not the fastest, but no issues either
Had good luck with Vertex 2 when they were current
Cons: Not competitive with current performance levels, but $0.50/GB is nice for machines with lower requirements.
Had to upgrade the firmware out of the box.
Other Thoughts: I don't know what makes SSDs break down or DOA but after 10 (various brands) SSDs over 4 years I have yet to experience a failure. Just the usual review bias I guess.READ FULL REVIEW