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Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/240G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs FACT - SSDNow drive performance will drop over time 03/01/2015

This review is from: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: WAS fast when I installed it worked great. WAS is the operative word. FAST it is not after a year as an O/S only drive (Windows 8.1)

Cons: After about a year the Drive is Running Super Slow in fact its slower than my normal WD Black Secondary drive. After doing some digging I found out that over time this drive will ALWAYS get slower here is Kingston's official word on the subject "Performance decrease has been reported on some of the SSDNow drives. If you have an older SSD drive that does not have effective Garbage Collection, SSD drive performance will drop over time." Mine is only 1 year Old I don't consider that older Kingston should make some sort of Software solution to counter this problem or replace these drives as I consider it false advertising on the speed and performance and a lemon

Other Thoughts: Had I known of this issue I would not have bought this drive so far the only Solution I have seen from Kingston is "Performance decrease has been reported on some of the SSDNow drives. If you have an older SSD drive that does not have effective Garbage Collection, SSD drive performance will drop over time. This is due to the way the system overwrites data that has been flagged for deletion.

Try using the Secure Erase tool like HDDErase to wipe the drive and restore it to original condition.

Which in my case is a pain in the if I have to do that every year

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URBAN ARMOR GEAR Case for Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2, Black
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs BEST PROTECTION OUT THERE FOR A SURFACE PRO 2 12/23/2014

This review is from: URBAN ARMOR GEAR Case for Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2, Black

Pros: Great Protection for your Surface Pro 2. In fact there is nothing else out there like it. I would hate to accidentally drop my 512 gb Surface Pro with out the Urban Armor Gear on it. It does not add too much weight to the surface and it does not obstruct the Cooling vents. The Touch, Type and Power. Impact resistant core with corner bumpers, soft grip material, easy access to all the ports.

Cons: I did not take off any eggs because the only two cons I have with it I consider minor. the first being I would have liked a multipositional kickstand like the surface 3, and the second would be a pen loop on the side for the stylus.

Other Thoughts: The case looks tough and is tough, you can secure your type cover 2 with two bands that are included on the corners, this is great for walking and travelling with it

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Antec Eleven Hundred Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs ANTEC FInally gets it right 01/28/2014

This review is from: Antec Eleven Hundred Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Tool-less drive bays - I love them no one wants to screw and unscrew stuff I hated having to take off both side panels to screw and unscrew drives.

Grommet-lined cable routing holes - Awsome Cable Management options though the rubber grommets are a bit of a pain since they come loose easily but they are necessary since the metal is sharp around the holes and they are easy to get them back in place after you are done putting all your cables through them.
Lastly and most importantly to me is the PSU intake & front air filters - DUST is the death of any computer it coats the heat sinks and components and then acts like insulation keeping the heat IN and not letting the heat sinks properly dissipate heat. The filters are easy to access and clean which will extend the life of your system dramatically.

Cons: Front panel connection (USB, Power SW ect) wires could be a little longer, Cable management rubber grommets are thin and flimsy they come loose as soon as you start putting a cable through them. These are both not deal breakers and not enough of an issue to take off any eggs.

Other Thoughts: FInally Air Filters that are easy to access and clean...I miss the Antec Darkfleet series of cases they had the right idea then where you could remove the air filters from the front of the case with out having to open up the case and unscrew the drive cages like you do with the Antec 902 cases

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KARL A.'s Profile

Display Name: KARL A.

Date Joined: 03/01/05

  • Reviews: 16
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 06/14/07
  • Last Review: 03/01/15
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