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Pros: Matte finish (no glare!)
VESA mounting holes
A snap to assemble
Good color for a TN panel
Not much ghosting for 2ms
Thin and light
No noticeable back-light bleeding
No glossy plastic anywere
Cons: No DVI or HDMIi cable bundled
No height adjust
Price vs feature set (- one egg)
Other Thoughts: Solid, budget gaming monitor, but for average use, Id look into some IPS options.
Everything comes in a pretty secure box with plenty of Styrofoam inserts to keep it safe. It comes with a few pieces of paper that are mostly useless legal stuff in 10 different languages and a "quick start" guide on how to hook stuff up if you are completely new to computers. It does require some assembly but its not hard at all. You dont need any tools and there are only 3 pieces (the monitor and two more pieces for the stand). They just snap together and there is no way you can mess anything up as everything is pretty much dummy proof. I wish that the monitor would have shipped with a DVI or HDMI cable but all that comes with it is a VGA cable. I guess its not a huge issue. Although not ideal, a lot of PCs even today are still shipping with VGA ports.
Color and contrast are very good for a TN panel. The response time is very good and you will only notice ghosting in some more extreme cases. In all honesty this monitor feels it has better response and less ghosting out of the box than my Benq RL2455HM (a more expensive "gaming monitor").
Construction and materials are pretty good too. I love that everything is matte! The screen has zero reflection from things behind you and the thin bezel that surrounds the monitor is matte as well which also aids in the zero reflection factor. This is super ideal and is a underrated feature in my opinion! I don't understand why manufactures still use glossy bezels?
The monitor and stand are very thin and light, despite having an internal powersupply. Which makes its easy to move around or transport, but this can also present a problem in situations were your table is not the most sturdy. As any time you move or bump the table, the monitor can wobble a bit. This is pretty common with cheaper monitors, as the stands do not usually have a very wide footprint and normally made of plastic with no metal counter weight. If that is a major issue for you there is a VESA mount for more robust mounting solutions. The stand does have a tilt adjustment that is pretty stable and solid feeling for what its worth.
All in all Id say this is a pretty solid display. It feels more responsive than my much more expensive Benq.... But It just kind of lacks in features for the price compared to other name brand 1080p monitors. If you care more about pixel response time than color accuracy or say things like a more solid stand this just might be for you. other wise you might be better off looking for a cheaper IPS panel.
This review is from: Silicon Power 32GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP032GBUF3B05V1D)
Pros: Very fast Read speed
"Cap-less" Slider design, with hole for lanyard or keyring
Cons: Horrible Write speed
Other Thoughts: For a ten dollar drive you are getting some really good Read speeds. Write speeds however are just plain bad for a USB 3.0 drive... The majority of the USB 2.0 drives I have bought in the last 5 years easily get over 20MB/s Write, if not higher. This drive cant get 20MB/s to save its life. The Drive came formatted as Fat32. I figured I could better speeds if I tried formatting to NTFS, ExFat with varying allocation sizes. Nope... best speeds I recorded were with the drive formatted in Fat32.
Here are average results after 3 passes on Crystalmark 64bit formatted in Fat32.
Seq: 129.6 MB/s
512k: 108.2 MB/s
4k: 8.874 MB/s
4kQD32: 11.67 MB/s
Seq: 19.34 MB/s
512k: 0.414 MB/s
4k: 0.022 MB/s
4kQD32: 0.027 MB/s
Im not trying to bad mouth this Drive. Its actually pretty good. The Read speeds are better than most of the 64GB & 128GB drives I own that cost over $50... So that's nothing to be ashamed of. But the Write speed can really be painful for someone who might move small libraries of Mp3s or other smaller size file types on a regular basis.
If you have a specific need for a USB drive that will mostly be Read from, I couldn't recommend anything better to be honest. At Ten bucks, 120 MB/s is hard to beat no matter the Capacity! That combined with a cap-less slider design is a pretty solid buy!
This review is from: Seagate 4TB Game Drive for Xbox One USB 3.0 Model STEA4000402 - Green
Pros: XBOX branding?
Cons: Price is $30 more than comparable Seagate HDDs
Performance is sub par for the price
Other Thoughts: This drive expands your XBOX ONEs storage by 4TB (3.63TB after formating). This is done with minimal effort on the end user. I wouldn't call it "Plug and play" but it does not require A degree in IT either.
The games seem to load a noticeable amount faster than with the Stock Internal HDD but we are not talking about night and day. maybe 20% faster at best. This is because the HDD used inside this enclosure is not very fast. After discovering this I tried to find out the actual specs from Seagate's site, but all thats listed there is generic "info". Nothing as far as spindle speed, cache, etc.
Taking the drive apart I found the following Model inside: ST4000LM016-1N2170. A bit of Googling found it to be a 5400RPM HDD with 128MB Cache (oddly only 16MB Cache was detected by Defragler?)
Running Crystal mark gave the following results with an empty drive:
SEQ - Read 140.9MB/s --- Write 139.2MB/s
512K - Read 44.72MB/s --- Write 90.70MB/s
4K - Read 0.365MB/s --- Write 5.952MB/s
4K QD32 - Read 0.445MB/s --- Write 6.643MB/s
After adding 1.28TB of Data the results changed a bit:
SEQ - Read 118.3MB/s --- Write 116.2MB/s
512K - Read 38.16MB/s --- Write 96.64MB/s
4K - Read 0.308MB/s --- Write 5.986MB/s
4K QD32 - Read 0.376MB/s --- Write 6.753MB/s
For what its worth the Data transfer of 1.28TB took over 6 hours.
I can say this drive does exactly What is advertised, but it does so at a higher price and I cant really say that there is a valid reason for that other than branded XBOX logo on top. Other Seagate 4TB external HDDs Start around $110, Im guessing most of them will have the same HDD inside the enclosure. So take that for what you will. If you want a speedy drive look elsewhere. However If you just want more storage for your XBOX and you like the green top cover, this Drive is for you!