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This review is from: Patriot LX Series 32GB Class 10 Micro SDHC Flash Card Model PSF32GMCSDHC10
Pros: Space and speed, and price.
Cons: It took three attempts to get this SD card working in my Samsung Galaxy Note SGH i717.
The first and second times, I just popped it in and tried booting. It would hang during the boot process at the AT&T.
I came back to it a week later, and attached this card to my computer. It read fine as a FAT32 formatted 32GB drive (Actual capacity is 29GB). I then did nothing on the computer, but eject it. I then booted my phone with no SD card installed to make sure it didn't need files from the old SD card. After successfully booting with no SD card, I shut down and installed the new SD card into the phone. This time it booted fine.
SD Tools for Android reports 5MB/s write time, and 32.9MB/s read time.
Other Thoughts: To determine actual capacity from the advertised capacity of digital storage (hard drives, flash drives and the like). Use this formula:
(Advertised capacity in GB) * (0.931) = Formatted capacity in GB
So 32GB sd card * 0.931 = 29.7GB
This review is from: TRENDnet Model TU-PS2 USB to PS/2 Converter
Pros: I purchased this to connect a PS/2 KVM/IP dongle to a modern USB only Dell server. I am happy to report it works flawlessly. I didn't even have to reboot the computer to get it working. No lag or other deleterious effects.
Other Thoughts: This is an inexpensive way to use those old PS/2 KVM over IP dongles that you have laying around. All because the major server OEMs think USB is greater then PS/2.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: BIOSTAR G31D-M7 LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Fantastic little motherboard. Mine booted right up with my 2.8 Pentium 4, and OCZ Reaper! I was surprised it worked with the Reaper RAM since it's rated at 2.3V ~ 2.4V. At first the voltage was too low, but it still posted. However I was able to push the voltage up 3% to make it 2.4V. The BIOS is very capable, and well laid out. I was impressed by the sheer number of options, and settings for this class board. BIOS posts very fast. The front panel connectors support power LEDs of 2 pin or 3 pin design. I wish other manufactures would do this. Basically it has one ground and 2 positive pins. The southbridge's heatsink is short enough to support full length PCI-X (64bit server class expansion) cards.
Cons: I would prefer less legacy options and more expansion slots. The parallel port header especially is unnecessary since it does not come with a break out cable to connect to the PCI Back plane. Another PCI or PCIe 1x would make this 5 eggs. When installing Windows 7 it would not recognize the SATA hard drive. It even could not find it after loading the "F6" drivers from the included CDROM. It may be my fault in the BIOS configuration. The installation was run from a standard 4GB Micro SD Flash drive. I have used this method several times on other computers. It took about the same time to get to the first interactive screen as my Atom based Netbook (Acer One) did, much slower then other modern computers. Does not have a buzzer for post beeps, you must add your own.
Other Thoughts: The packaged bundle is good for this class motherboard. Including a SATA data cable (but no power adapter) and IDE high density cable, driver CD, and the rear I/O shield. The manual is a poster type that contains information in several languages. It seems to cover all the necessary bases. I like the small nature of this board. I plan to gut a 2u rack-mount switch case and install it and the other components inside, then installing it on my relay rack as a set-it-and-forget-it solution.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Matthew T.
Date Joined: 09/21/04
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