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PNY Optima SSD7SC240GOPT-RB 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good price for a lot of SSD storage.

Cons: I'm replacing a 64GB Crucial for a friend with this and used Clonezilla. I have done two other builds with other SSD's using the software and have had no issues. I did find that after cloning, I had to change the drive letters for the two rotating memory drives, so the system would at least work; some programs were installed on drive D:, since the 64GB was limited in space. Once I had all that fixed and rebooted, the PNY had much slower boot times than the Crucial, plus just navigating through Windows Explorer and browsing the web weren't as snappy. Thinking maybe something was flaky with the clone, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with the PNY as the only drive. It seems OK, but nowhere near what the Crucial can do. I have an Adata with Win7 on my computer, along with a Samsung with Win8, since my mobo has a boot menu. Both of those drives just work with phenomenal boot times.

Other Thoughts: As one other reviewer noted, this may be dependent upon the controller, although I had a number of "not responding" errors, even after sorting out the drive letters. I didn't change any of the cables - used the same one that the Crucial did.

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Samsung Xpress SL-C410W/XAA Color Wireless Laser Printer
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Print Quality 01/31/2014

This review is from: Samsung Xpress SL-C410W/XAA Color Wireless Laser Printer

Pros: Price on the limited time offer was very good. My old HP Color Laser was dying.

Cons: I printed out a SmileBox card for my wife's aunt (her HP OfficeJet is doing the 'carriage jam' thing), and the green was streaky, as was the overall print job. I had also connected to the same surge only outlet on my APC, and when the fuser warms up, it trips the unit, when the HP never did. I had to plug it into a separate surge strip.

Other Thoughts: For what I need as far as an inexpensive home color laser, this should work fine. I already have an HP PhotoSmart for pictures, and I didn't plan to use the laser for photos anyway. The old HP CLJ did print draft photos OK.

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SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This is an update on my previous review. It was part of a Shell Shocker bundle.

Cons: As previously noted, this drive dragged the Experience Index to 5.9. A SanDisk 120GB that I had purchased for another project rates a 7.9. Needless to say, that is my primary drive and the Samsung is my secondary drive, along with a 500 GB platter drive.

Other Thoughts: I just wonder why the Samsung, as a SATA 6, has a problem with transfer speed, and the SanDisk runs circles around it.

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Display Name: Michael F.

Date Joined: 12/11/06

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 07/11/12
  • Last Review: 07/14/14
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