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This review is from: COOLER MASTER RS-A50-SPHA-D3 Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W Intel ATX 12V V2.3 & SSI EPS 12V V2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Panel Power Supply with Fan Control
Pros: Never a problem until it died.
Cons: There's a reason they offer a 2-year warranty and competitors offer 5 years. I feel lucky though, it lasted almost 3 years. Had I demanded even a half of the power this were supposedly capable of, you wouldn't hear a peep. But my highest load was about 240 Watts. Not cool.
Other Thoughts: For the few extra bucks, get a 5 year or longer warrantee brand.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Acronis True Image 2016 - 3 Computer - Download
Pros: It fails . . quickly
Cons: This software is designed to fail - at least when cloning a Windows 10 PC with a PCI-e based boot drive. You boot to windows to set up the clone, selecting source and target drives. This part works. ATI 2016 then reboots the PC with a Unix loader which does not find the source drive (incompatible).
Other Thoughts: I'll kiss that $25 goodbye and thankfully found "AOMEI Backupper Standard" (best) and "EaseUS Partition Master" (very good) both of which have free versions that can clone my boot drive.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: In the last year I've purchased a dozen or so SSDs by Silicon Power. These were my first 480G'ers however. They were on-sale for $120 and I couldn't pass up the deal and got two.
They perform as well as a Samsung 500G which costs a third again as much. Will they last? Only time can tell.
Cons: It's bare bone packaging, no 2.5mm spacer.
Other Thoughts: If you are replacing a HDD with an SSD and want to make it last a long time, ask yourself what size is necessary? Then double (or more) that. The more head room (free space), the less the write amplification effect and the longer the drive will live.READ FULL REVIEW