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Crucial M500 CT240M500SSD1 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Purchased during BF sales.

Cons: Slow consumer SSD but decent controller.

Bought two for (2) HP DV4 laptops. Laptop #1 accepted SSD (imaged from original HDD) and has ran fine for 2 weeks. Laptop #2 refused to boot properly and HP's firmware-level diagnostic tools reported HD failure. Attempted image twice. Finally imaged a SanDisk Ultra II SSD and runs great.

SanDisk Ultra II is currently $10 more and WELL worth the extra $$. Bench-marked both M500 and Ultra II with CrystalDisk. Ultra II faster overall and 4k read/writes are MUCH faster, higher IOPS. SanDisk toolbox/dashboard software is much better too.

Other Thoughts: Returned to Newegg within 30 days and Shoprunner eligible. :)

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Thermaltake Toughpower XT TPX-1475M 1475W ATX 12V 2.3 & SSI EPS 12V 2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great voltage regulation and low line noise.

Cons: Unit failed to sustain a system load of more than 1260 watts; 215 watts short of its claimed 24/7, 7 year guarantee rating after 1 week of use. Internal protection circuitry tripped every time, verified by Kill-a-Watt meter (assuming 88% efficient).

Computer is mining with 4x 290 (non-X) XFX Black cards with undervolted, optimized bioses.

Sounds like if yours works @ 100% rated then its probably the exception rather than the standard. I wouldn't pay more for this (1475w) or the 1375w unit than a 1200w eVga, LEPA or CoolerMaster; since Thermaltake seems to be unreliable at over 1200w anyways and those other 3 have proven 100% reliable, even at extreme loads.

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Charles S.'s Profile

Display Name: Charles S.

Date Joined: 09/11/01

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 02/27/14
  • Last Review: 12/21/14
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