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Pros: A fast, quiet, reasonably priced hard drive that appears to be of very good quality, with plenty of bang for the buck.
Cons: None so far. I'll update this review if I come across any.
Other Thoughts: Hands down the best hard drive I’ve ever owned in this price range. It outperforms every other spindle/platter type hard drive I own, regardless of price and/or quality. I own several other much pricier top of the line Western Digital RE Gold series hard drives, and absolutely love them. However, this Toshiba drive not only outperforms all of them in every category of Crystal Disk Mark, it spins up faster and is noticeably quieter. Don’t get me wrong, I like Western Digital very much, and will continue to use their products, but if you’re looking for a drive that has high-end performance at a modest price, you can’t beat this drive. Toshiba excels in everything they endeavor to produce or be involved in. IMO, you can rarely, if ever, go wrong with a Toshiba product.
Follow-up: I become more impressed with this drive with every passing day. One of the things that really continues to impresses me (and apparently a lot of other people too) is how quiet this drive is. Most of the time, I can't even hear it during spin-up or heavy operation. Fast, quiet, and reasonably priced... I couldn't ask for more!
Pros: Bright Rebel Orange. Definitely an eye-catcher if you like the color orange. Moderately sized, but big enough for most types of builds. Four built in SSD bays. Fairly good cable management options. Should accommodate some decent liquid cooling options and ample air cooling options. Orange LED fans seem to be pretty good quality and add a nice touch to the aesthetics.
Cons: Very cheaply built. What metal it does contain in the case is pretty thin. Front bezel, front port header, and entire HDD/SSD drive cage are 100% plastic, with very flimsy plastic tool-less locking mechanisms. Also has very flimsy tool-less locking mechanisms in upper drive cage, leaving the drive(s) with an unacceptable amount of movement when locked in. Front fans are mounted offset with each other, with the top fan mounted inset from the bottom fan on a flimsy ¾ circle open frame. Front fans also use two different mounting methods and hardware. Several spots on the inside either had defects in the black paint, or had little to no black paint covering the metal, which made for several unsightly spots inside the case.
Other Thoughts: I am a BIG fan of Corsair, and have bought countless products from them in the past. However, if this case had cost me even a few dollars more than what it did, it would be on its way back to Newegg. I’ve been wanting to build an orange themed rig, and had my eye on this case for a while now, waiting for it to go on sale. I have owned and built rigs in several other Corsair cases, and always been pleased with their quality. Based on its lower price, I wasn’t expecting as much from this one, but was sorely disappointed when I finally got my hands on it. I was particularly disappointed with the amount of plastic and flimsy metal used throughout the case. Also, the offset mounting method and mismatched mounting hardware used for the front fans is very unaesthetic. If you’re a stickler for quality, and have come to enjoy the quality and aesthetics of some of Corsair's better cases, this is not the case for you. I got this one for just over half of its suggested retail, so at that price, I’ll probably keep it. However, I’m still debating on whether I want to spend the time and money building an otherwise nice rig in a case with this many draw-backs.
Update: I’ve continued to find minor problems with the manufacturing and design of this case, which is causing even more of a ‘keep or send back’ dilemma for me. The good part is that unlike the vast majority of computer cases I’ve received from any internet vendor, this one was essentially free of the dings, dents, and broken parts that have become common-place with cases I purchase from internet vendors. Adding to the list of ‘Cons’ however, I am currently trying to touch-up several spots on the inside of this case where problems in the painting process have left bare metal showing through. While I’m pretty confident I can get it looking good, I can’t help but think of the mixed bag of emotions this purchase has been for me. As much as I like Corsair, this particular product has given me more than its share of disappointments.
Pros: Completely Plug & Play. Worked at advertised speed and timings right out of the box. Set bios to XMP Profile 1 and they fired right up. Very nice, unique, professional looking modules. Modules are thinner than most others I’ve used, providing ample room for air flow between them. And, like almost everything else Corsair makes, excellent quality. Nothing flimsy, cheesy, or unprofessional at all with these.
Cons: None so far.
Other Thoughts: If you’re looking for fast, high-quality RAM, and prefer something that isn't designed to look like a military weapon, sports car grill, fictional creature, or Vegas casino sign, these are a great choice.READ FULL REVIEW