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This review is from: PNY Polaroid 32GB microSDHC Flash Card Model P-SDU32G10-EFPOL
Pros: I've had this card for about a year and a half and it was a great card when it worked. Fast write and read speeds.
Cons: Died after a year and a half of moderate use. I have other cards in use going on 4+ years without issue. As seen by other reviews this card isn't reliable.
Other Thoughts: A couple months prior to this the card need to be formatted. Fortunate for me I have excellent data recovery software saving me and my wife some frustration. I bought this to save some bucks as the price was great at the time however I think I'll stay away from this brand and stick to SanDisk. Time to start my RMA.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Easy installation, has front power button, led status light and an internal fan.
Cons: Not really a con but max speed is Sata II, and I didnt buy more.
Other Thoughts: This works great to make swapping drives a breeze and Ive been using this primarily for backup purposes; saving and restoring system images to and from this drive and to quickly test and recover data from other hard drives.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASRock P67 EXTREME6 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: *** 6 months later and this board is still performing admirably ***
Same architecture as the more expensive P67 Fatality Pro without the fatility pro branding or the ide and specialized mouse ports. Lots of features, lots of sata and usb ports, lots of cpu fans ports, and is a great overclocker (booted up the first time and easily overclocked my i5 to 4.8ghz first shot) Hot swapping hard drive does work in AHCI on both sata controllers! I was also able to use standard GSKILL DDR3 1600 RAM Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL that was not on the ASRock approved compatibility list without issue. Last but not least this board is HACKINTOSH compatible.
Cons: Not cons but things to take note of
1st, placement of the top pcie port being close to the heat sink. If more room is needed simply remove the top cover of the heatsink.
2nd, not all USB 3.0 ports can be used at the same time; you can have 6 USB 3.0 ports connected (4 rear/2 front) however using the 2 front USB 3.0 will disable 2 of the ports on the rear. This limitation is due to the USB controller only being able to run 4 of the USB3 ports at a time. This effect is the same when using the ESATA as it is being shared by the SATA controller it's tied to.
3rd, driver support is lacking from ASRock however updated drivers can be had directly from the chipset manufacturers (Intel, Jtron, Realtek, Marvell, Nvidia, etc)
4th, its not a PCI Express Gen3 board but not a concern as todays grahics card have yet to saturate the 2.0 spec (still a good while away before dual-triple-quad graphics setups reach that point)
*Couldnt boot with legacy VisionTek X1550 PCI video card
Other Thoughts: Based on other user reviews Quality Control looks spotty. I took the chance considering and all is working great so far and based on my personal experience, I highly recommend it!
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 922
CPU: i5 2500K OC to 4.7GHZ @ 1.34v w/ Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Cooler in push/pull fan setup
MBD: ASRock P67 Extreme6 B3
MEM: 16GB GSkill Ripjaws (4x4GB) 1600
GPU: MSI GTX 570 Twin Frozer lll OC to 900mhz Core
PSU: Cooler Master RS850
OS: Win7 Ultimate, OSX Lion, LinuxMint 12 (All running native)
SSD: 1x 180GB Corsair Force GT - Win7
HDD: 1x 1TB Western Digital Black HD - Partitioned at 650GB - Win7, 260GB - OSX Lion, 80GB - LinuxMint 12, 1x pulled portable 2.5" 500GB Western Digital Blue HD, 1x pulled external 2TB Hitachi HD, 1x pulled external 3TB Seagate XT HD that act as storage for all 3 OSs
MISC: 1 Lite-On 12x BDRE, 1 LG BH30N 10x BDRE, Rosewill 75-in-1 card reader, 1 SNT Hot Swap HD Bay, Creative X-Fi PCI SB0460 OEM sound card w/front panel