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This review is from: ASUS P9D-M Micro ATX Server Motherboard LGA 1150 DDR3 1600/1333
Pros: It works. Cpu installation was a piece of cake. Sata cables were also easy to install compared to...
Cons: The Main ATX 24 pin cable was a real pain to plug. I had to use a lot of force to get it in and even then, it wouldn't clip in!
Aux CPU power cable was also a pain to plug, had to use unreasonable force to get it in, this one clipped.
RAM slots only have 1 eject lever. AGAIN, I had to use unreasonable force to get everyone stick in. Even then, the lever wouldn't clip in. I wanted to re-insert the RAM, so I pushed on the lever. The RAM didn't pop out, so I thought I didn'T pushed it enough. WRONG! I pushed on the lever again and the thing broke.
Other Thoughts: This motherboard is a real pain to plug ANYTHING in it. It seems like ASUS didn't even bothered getting accurate slots dimensions. From all the motherboard I've used, this one is a monster.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It work without too much trouble and it included a 2.5" to 3.5" bracket. It's really fast on Read.
Cons: The bracket, while it is a good idea to give it, the installation wasn't without pain. The screws couldn't properly fit even though they were properly aligned with the holes. Because of that, in order to secure the drive with the bracket the screws damaged the exterior of it.
The write speed is ABSOLUTLY NOT what is advertised. After getting the drive, setting my Sata controller on AHCI, installing Windows 7 64bit and updating everything (including drivers and BIOS) the first thing I did was running a benchmark on the SSD.
I got 439.20 MB/s Sequential Read which is close to the maximum (550 MB/s) and that is great. Access time on Read was 0.277 ms which is, again, great.
However, Sequential Write was 73.78 MB/s with access time of 10.273 ms. That score is very far away from the advertised 505 MB/s VERY FAR AWAY.
I read online for a bit, people are talking about a possible problem with the Marvell controller which is the controller my motherboard is using. I don't know why they felt like not advertising that "minor inconvenient" which greatly limit the performance of that expansive drive.
Better watch out!