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ECS KAM1-I (V1.0) AM1 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
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4 out of 5 eggs Great little board for HTPC 04/12/2016

This review is from: ECS KAM1-I (V1.0) AM1 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Small form factor, ITX, price, USB 3.0, PCIe port, support Windows very well (7 and above), very fast coupled with 5350 AMD Kabini, 32GB (not sure how though) capable.

Cons: Impossible to get 1600MHz with my memory, no XMP detection.

Other Thoughts: No matter what I do, setting manually the memory to 1600MHz the computer has a black screen at reboot. I need to reset the CMOS in oder to get going. Works well at 1333MHz though.

12V 8AH SLA Battery replaces UB1280 NP8.5-12 PS-1280 GP1280 12V BP8-12 - 2PK
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Good but don't last 05/17/2015

This review is from: 12V 8AH SLA Battery replaces UB1280 NP8.5-12 PS-1280 GP1280 12V BP8-12 - 2PK

Pros: Fit my Cyberpower 1285avr, have been good and price was right.

Cons: Got this pair on 7/13/2013 and today 05/17/2015 I got a power outage. I thought my computer was safe but it shut down with the power. I opened the UPS and one of the battery was cracked open and white powder was coming out. It could have been for month but who knows? It seems like this batteries last as long as their warranty. The other battery is fine and still provide 12v.

Other Thoughts: It's unfortunate to have a battery which is supposed to be a none spill battery to crack open the casing like this. These may be good for a well ventilated place but inside a UPS it will degrade and may explode due to the heat so be aware of this.

I gave 2 stars, one for each year of service. Battery should last 3 to 5 years.

TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I have 6 of them set in RAID5 using a LSI 9260-8i. They replace 3*1.5TB Seagate which were 5 years old and started to click badly. So far I'm very pleased with performances, getting 440MB/s with peak at 660MB/s. I'm using them to store my Steam games. So far so good. The drives arrived very well packed in a box and no DOA, starting to spin right away. Either you get a lot of them for speed and quick recovery or you get a few bigger drives more expensive with low recovery in a RAID, I picked the first option ;o)

Cons: No cons beside 1TB should range around $40 or less when you compare with Seagate 8TB found at $249...

Other Thoughts: I may add 2 more down the road, one to extend my 4.7TB RAID 5 to 5.xTB and another one as a spare. For now I'm ok but I'm hopping the price will go lower as bigger capacity are coming out.


CYRIL A.'s Profile

Display Name: CYRIL A.

Date Joined: 11/26/09

  • Reviews: 36
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  • First Review: 06/12/10
  • Last Review: 04/12/16
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