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Pros: EVGA has taken the Power Supply industry by storm as a relative late entrant and wrestled the crown away from stalwarts like Corsair and Seasonic among enthusiasts.
How? By producing higher quality, better spec'd and more efficient units at MUCH lower price points. Basically they took a book out of Corsair's book and beat them at it. I am sure if you are looking at this review, you came to the same conclusion as this unit is going to be much cheaper with better specs than what Corsair is offering for a 1200W Platinum rated unit.
+Fully modular. I know its kind of gimmicky because almost everyone needs an ATX 24-pin, ATX 8-pin, and at least 1 or 2 PCIe 6/8-pin connectors for a high-end GPU, but its a mental thing I guess, pulling that PSU out for the first time and seeing the clean look of a fully modular unit. It also gives a bit more flexibility and cleanliness when routing from the cables.
+Tons of connectors. I think I could have used a few more SATA peripheral power connectors but had enough overall.
+Nice sleeving. Nothing great in terms of looks, they are rubberized, but they are not as rigid as the sleeved cables on the HX850i.
+Quiet in ECO mode! This was probably the coolest feature, but the unit did not even spin-up at ALL even up to 700W powering my X99 unit and 2xTitan X
Not going to bother with the technical details and power ratings since pro review sites all show this is an amazing PSU at both idle and load. Software sensors did show it was delivering its rated power supply on the 12V, 3.3V and 5V rails under load however.
Cons: The main con, which I did not take stars off for because it may have also been caused by my Corsair A540 case, was that the first unit I received rattled/buzzed under load. It may be due to not fully being secured within the chassis, and I also noted this in my Corsair Air 540 review.
I sent one unit back and Newegg was great as usual, they did an Advanced RMA and paid for shipping to return the faulty unit.
The 2nd unit did not make as much buzzing/oscillating noise due to the fan spinning at high RPM, but turning on the ECO mode switch completely stopped the shaking as the fan no longer spun up.
Other Thoughts: Great PSU, even though there was the buzzing noise with the first one, I was relieved it was just due mainly to the fan and not a coil, as that can drive you nuts and on a PSU, not easily fixed.
Also, I purchased this unit independent of the Newegg EggXpert Program as I needed something more powerful to power my dual Titan X GPUs which were cutting out on an 850W PSU. Using a Rosewill kill-a-watt, I've seen my system pull up to 750W from the wall which makes me happy I went with this unit.
This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 4TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STDR4000100
Pros: Its hard to believe how far we've come with portable hard drive enclosures. It feels like only a few years ago that I was paying $1/GB for this kind of external storage at Best Buy for the first Passport device and even just a few years ago, we started getting massive amounts of 3-4TB storage amounts in rather large 3.5" based drives that needed external power.
That's all changed now and Seagate has managed to pack 4TB in a small portable form factor.
+Amazingly small for a massive amount of storage. This drive is about the thickness of a deck of cards and the size of a 2.5" HDD/SSD. It is only 2x thicker than a 1TB Seagate Slim Backup Plus, but it holds 4x as much data!
+Powered over USB 3.1 Micro-B! This is the USB micro+appendage connector and the drive comes with a good sized cable that has some length but isn't too long to be cumbersome.
+Fast. For a 5400RPM drive (it uses the world's highest capacity Seagate/Samsung drive). I copied about 100GB worth of large files, games and digital movies from an SSD and saw 105-130MB/s Write speeds and then copied that same 100GB to my SSD array and saw 110-135MB/s transfer speeds. Pretty amazing for a 5400RPM drive over USB 3.0! Very impressed!
+Works fine with Windows 10 even if the box doesn't say it. Also comes with Install software onboard that directs you to a Seagate page, you can install a driver from Paragon Driver that allows compatibility with Mac OS X.
+Cool and quiet. Does not get warm and it is inaudible.
+Comes with some additional features that Seagate supports including 200GB of OneDrive free storage for 2 years for your most important data and some cloud-based sharing software called Lyve.
Cons: -"Actual Size" Measurement on box is inaccurate! Seagate may want to revisit this box art as it may lead to false advertising claims. Still, it is hard to be upset with this device because it is excellent size, performance, price and capacity.
-Mostly plastic, nothing outstanding in terms of build quality or looks, but not ugly either.
-Feel the warranty could be a bit longer than 2 years for a backup type device, especially one that is mobile, but still not bad at this price point. I would still consider keeping a backup of your most important data on the cloud or on a redundant NAS, especially if you plan to take this mobile. Since it is still mechanical, I am not sure how resistant it will be to drops/dings.
Other Thoughts: This is a great storage drive for those who travel a lot and have ultra portable devices like Surface Pros, Ultrabooks, or Tablets and need additional storage but don't want to carry around larger external storage devices.
It's also great for those who want to downsize their backup footprint without sacrificing capacity and speed. The fact this thing only requires USB power is really amazing as it is larger than some of my enclosed 3TB and 4TB external units. I'm sure they use a lot less power too and they are much quieter!
This review is from: Rosewill RHKS-15001 Electronic Kitchen Scale
Pros: This Rosewill Kitchen Scale is a great addition to any home or office setting where you want to quickly and accurately measure small items, up to 11 lbs. As the box mentioned, you won't want to measure any commodity that needs to be perfectly accurate, but for anything you want a reasonably accurate measurement, you're in great shape.
+Accurate! My wife was thrilled I got one of these and we started weighing everything in sight. First thing we checked was a small 3lb. weight she uses for workouts...accurate to the hundredth of a lb. We also measured water bottles and box of dry pasta, both accurate to the label stated weight.
+Tare feature. This allows you to "zero out" the scale to negate the weight of the container, that way you can keep measuring weight using the same container without it impacting the weight of what you put into the measuring bowl.
+Nice blue LED illumination - Pictures don't show it well, but there's a nice colorful LED illumination.
+3 AAA batteries - I am not sure how long the batteries last, but they are standard AAA which means I can use rechargeables.
+Sturdy Build quality - The bottom is plastic, the top is a brushed metal finish that isn't super high quality but certainly better than I expected at $15.
+Wall mount hole - the cut-out at the top allows you to hang the scale up on your kitchen wall so its out of the way when yo don't need it.
+Also works great for mailing parcels, thicker envelopes. For tech enthusiasts who sell your older tech, many of you know its hard to get accurate measurements on weighing items. I used to use my bathroom scale and "Tare" myself, weigh once by myself then hold the box and weigh again. Don't need to this anymore!
+Has 4-5 units of measurement, all seemed to be accurate, from Lbs. to grams to ounces.
Cons: -Needs to have feet on flat surface to measure. Not really worth taking points off.
Other Thoughts: My wife was super excited I got one of these. Every kitchen should have one as cooking and especially baking has been boiled down to a science where exact proportions matter. Just look at all these hip bakeries and confectionaries, they'll tell you baking is just chemistry and getting the perfect proportions of ingredients, and the only way you're going to be able to do that is with accurate measurements!
I also love the fact I can use this scale to accurately measure and weigh things I'm mailing. No one likes to go to the Post Office and have to pay additional shipping, or over-estimate and end up paying more than you have to for shipping.
With a scale like this, you can have accurate measurements, even make it a game for kids to guess how much stuff weights!
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