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This review is from: SanDisk 32GB Extreme CZ80 USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 245MB/s (SDCZ80-032G-G46)
Pros: - Extremely fast.
- Fits alongside other USB plugs.
Cons: - Needlessly complex slide mechanism.
Other Thoughts: A trusted review site said that this drive was the fastest USB 3.0 flash drive on the market. I don't know if it is, but it's definitely as fast as they said it would be.
The only thing I don't like about the drive is the design of the slide mechanism. The slider has some kind of assist component on it rather than being a direct connection to the internal component. I feel like this makes it more prone to mechanical failure, but so far it has been fine. Not enough to deduct an egg.
This review is from: ZyXEL GS1100-16 Unmanaged 16 Port Unmanaged Gigabit Rackmount Switch
Pros: Does everything they say it does. Haven't had a single performance problem in the 8 months of constant up-time.
Cons: Didn't come with mounting screws for a rack.
Other Thoughts: I got this switch because my router only had 3 LAN ports on it and I picked up 2 new computers and a dual LAN server. I've had everything running on it without issue since I got it. It fit perfectly in my server rack.
The only thing I was dissappointed with is that it didn't come with rack mounting hardware. I guess in a business environment you would probably buy a large package of cage nuts and screws, but I didn't want to drop the money on that for this one item. Not removing an egg because I think my situation is not the norm.
Pros: 1. SO MUCH SPACE! Seriously though, there is a lot of space, and a lot of cable management options for this case. You can also remove the external drive cage, and any unused SSD cages for even more space.
2. The hot-swap drive bays are great for my 3.5" storage HDDs.
3. Installing my radiator was super easy.
4. The front panel lights are subtle compared to a lot of other cases I've worked on.
Cons: 1. Lacking filters. I'm okay with the fact that it comes stock with just one filter, but for a high airflow case I would expect Corsair to at least make/sell their own filters for it. Instead they direct you to a third party vendor, and the reviews on those filters leave the impression that they're worse than the one that came with it.
2. The adjustable PSU support bracket didn't fit properly with my PSU, and it got in the way of one of the hot-swappable cable sets.
Other Thoughts: At the time of this review I've got two 3.5 HDDs, 1 SSD, my graphics card, and a Corsair H100i in this case. I plan on adding another graphics card and I don't forsee any space issues with that.
I took one egg off because of the lack of additional OEM filters. The one included on the front panel is a good balance of airflow and filtration. I think Corsair could make a better product than the third party filters out there.
To get around the lack of filters, and to help with incrased case pressure, I put clear packing tape over the various extra vent holes on the inside. I still have unfiltered air coming into the radiator and PSU, and some coming in through the PCI slot shields. Covering up what I did definitely helped create a positive pressure which is helping somewhat with the unfiltered holes.
That issue aside I strongly recommend this case to anyone who has the room for it. Is it wider than a case needs to be? Definitely, but it looks really nice sitting next to my desk regardless.