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This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 32GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-32GB-NA
Pros: This little device shows lotsa promise for the future, but some disappointments right now, some - systemic issues - are not the fault of the device but the current state of tablet and Android offerings. Love the VERY tiny size, and the idea of both Micro and regular USB on the SAME flash drive is really unique . . . the regular USB connector is not all that obvious, and I actually overlooked it at first. :-) The package is clearly marked for all three USB offerings.
Cons: USB 3.0 speeds I found were no where near what I expected; best reads in the 100 MBps range, best writes less than 20 MBps; in other words at the best speeds it would take about 5 minutes to read the entire drive, 30 minutes to write it (full). (Yes, I tried several of my USB 3.0 connectors to be sure - they regularly deliver 600-800 MBps speeds with my SSDs.) Currently priced at about twice regular USB flash drives.
Other Thoughts: Due to no fault of the drive, I found using it with Google Nexus 7 tablets to be a major disappointment, i.e., there just are NOT suitably easy to use methods of accessing/reading/writing the flash drive on a tablet without jumping through several 3rd party software hoops.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: MSI X58A-GD45 LGA 1366 Intel X58 + ICH10R SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Have built with MSI MBs for many years, and they have remained my go-to MB after experiments with other brands. This MB (bought two) sorely tested my MSI loyalty.
Cons: Clearly this MB has serious issues if you do nothing but read these fine Newegg User reviews, maybe the reason Newegg no longer stocks this MB?
Tried to run an SSD-based OS from one of the Marvell-driven SATA 6Gb/s connectors - BIG MISTAKE! As other users document here, even after Windows is installed the system will - for no discernible reason and randomly - change the boot drive to one of the Intel ICH10R driven SATA 3 Gb/s connectors. Sorta defeats the purpose of going to an SSD, don't you think?
And although it's difficult to pinpoint, and as one other user reviewer points out, the (vertical) SATA 7 connector, driven by JMICRON, causes wonky things to happen.
Built one system for my granddaughter and another for a good friend - many miles away - and I cannot say how embarrassed these two MBs have left me.
Other Thoughts: Is it just me, or could that USB 3.0 motherboard connector have been more poorly designed?
We builders embraced the USB 3.0 introduction only to find long pins on the motherboard connector, which seem absolutely determined to bend, ESPECIALLY when trying to connect that very bulky IDE-like cable to the now hard to reach connector!
Connect the USB 3.0 cable before installing the motherboard in the case? Yeah, good luck with that! The connector already wobbles on the motherboard.
This review is from: ASRock G41C-GS LGA 775 Intel G41 + ICH7 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Micro board but still lots of features, including four SATA connectors. Small footprint, 9.6" X 7.8". NO POST or boot problems; did not attempt a BIOS flash as all was running well and couldn't see the point in doing it. Used the onboard graphics (installed no video card) and am generally satisfied with the results.
Cons: Knew it wouldn't have SATA 3 nor USB 3.0, but disappointed to find no AHCI in BIOS to go with my SSD, which I installed anyway. No mention in Newegg specs or User Manual - deduct one egg.
Other Thoughts: DDR2 OR DDR3 capable is a nice touch; first time I ever encountered it, and was able to use some older, excess RAM in stock. Modest price.READ FULL REVIEW