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OCZ Trion 100 2.5
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4 out of 5 eggs Good drive for the price !!! 01/02/2016

This review is from: OCZ Trion 100 2.5" 120GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) TRN100-25SAT3-120G

Pros: Seems to be solid build quality -
Recognized right away and easy format -
Nice looking -
No hick-ups or drive errors -
Has the 11.2 firmware update -
Pretty darn good boot times -

Cons: Not quite as fast as advertised - None ever do though.
The "instruction manual" is extremely hard to read, all the info is available on the internet but "WOW" I needed a magnifying glass to read it -

Other Thoughts: I will not bore anyone with my testing data as others have already posted this but I will tell you that the advertised speeds were not met here. Like others I found them to be a bit slow but the price to performance is not horrible. I will say this, I have never bought or tested an SSD that has actually performed up to the advertised specs so take that for what it is.You still get fast boot times, much faster than a HDD and not as fast as drives that cost near twice as much so it depends on you. If you don't do a huge amount of file transfers and just use it for a OS drive with a few games on it for faster load times this is a great bargain.

My System - Windows 7 Ultimate, Giga Z170 G1 Gaming 7, Intel 6600k @ 4.5 Ghz, 16 Gb's G-Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 @ 2800, OVZ Trion 120 Gb SSD, Samsung 850 120 Gb SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1 TB HDD.

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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It has a nice big screen and for 720p res it looks very good and has bright colors.
It's comfortable in my hand and the buttons are in decent places.
It has a nice look for a budget phone.

The camera function is OK, decent pics considering the price point.

That's it.

Cons: The sound is very poor and it has extremely limited control over ringtones and volume of them. I have never seen a phone that is this bad in that regard.
It has very limited options as far as carriers. I managed to get it set up with Cricket but it says on the website the IMEI doesn't work but I plugged in a SIM form another Cricket phone and it worked. It may be some of the other carriers are this way too but I was unable to try them.

I bought a micro SD card for more storage and could not get it to mount, I don't see the sense in even adding it if you are limited on which ones it works with. I am not going to buy 5 or 6 more to find out which one works.

When you plug in a USB cable, whether it;s to play music though my car stereo or down load pictures you have to enable the USB storage function every time which is rather annoying as this should be done automatically.

The battery life is sub-par even for a for around $100 or so.

Other Thoughts: All in all I wasn't pleased, I was hoping this would be good enough that I could use it for a while but I am going back to my Samsung Prevail. So many things are unusable to me I can't stand it anymore. The only reason it get 3 eggs is because it's of it's price for a functioning smart phone.

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I love the colors, the board is very sexy and seems to have nice sturdy construction.
The lay-out is nice but I do wish manufacturers would locate the CPU option for W/C pumps by where the System fan 3 header is, those of us with a full W/C loop have to run the pump fan cable up there run into shortness issue.
Dual Killer ethernet E 2400 Gigabyte ports- I still love wired for gaming and this is straight out fast.
Dual M2 slots
Dual USB 2.0 Headers
Dual USB 3.0 Headers...I sense a theme here.
Great audio although I am not an audio-file but the upgradeable op-amp and USB dac-up will come in useful to those who are.
USB type-C which will become the standard eventually I think.
Love the multi-color LED and the I/O plate LED's are sweet.
Overclocking was a breaze, went to 4.5Ghz with very little voltage, I don't really recommend just using boost on any mobo, it always increases the volts too high and causes too much heat.
The PCI-E slots have a stainless steal brace built around them to help with GPU sag and it works. My R9 290 sits up nicely. Nice work Giga.
HDMI 2.0 for 4k compatibility.
I still use a portable USB3.0 BR-Burner to installing from a DvD was easy.

Cons: The only real con for me was the placement of the CPU option fan header. Too many water-cooling nuts out there like me to not understand it's too far from the pump.

Other Thoughts: System -
Z170 G1 Gaming 7
I5 6600k Cpu
16 Gigs of G-Skill RipJaws V 2666
Full w/c loop
R9 290 Gpu
Seasonic SP 660 platinum full-mod PSU

I love it, another color change.

Nice job Giga - if this stays as worry free as it has been so far it is a true winner at a nice price.


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