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ORICO H10C1-U3-BK USB 3.0 10-Port HUB with 5V 2.1Amps Charger , Come with 12V4A Power Adapter and 3 Sets ON/OFF Switches
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: High output charging port.
USB 2&3
Lots of ports
On/Off switches for gangs of ports
Works well (mostly)
Looks decent

Cons: Short USB cable. Had to buy another one that would reach.
Interferes with some of the USB ports on my MB for unknown reasons.

Other Thoughts: Received this as a gift. It mostly works as advertised except for one weird glitch. For some reason my PC will no longer recognize my keyboard and mouse until after Windows completes booting. And before you say it, No, the keyboard and mouse are not plugged into the hub. They are plugged into the rear ports on the MB just like the hub. What this means is I have to plug another keyboard/mouse into the front port to get into the BIOS (Disconnecting the hub works too). Very odd behavior that I can find no explanation for. It's more of an inconvenience than anything since I don't really need to get into the BIOS very often. It is irritating when I do though. This weirdness cost it an egg. Otherwise it works great. It's fast and I like being able to quickly charge a tablet.

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EVGA 04G-P4-3776-KR G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 770 4GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support FTW 4GB Dual w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fast.
Plays everything at high settings.

Cons: Noisy.
Big.
No longer a good value.

Other Thoughts: Got this to upgrade from a GTX460. While it was clearly a massive improvement over that card, I wish I had know about the pending release of the 970 series. They are much faster than this card and at nearly the same price. Sigh. But make no mistake, this card is good. As many have noted, it makes some noise, but it isn't as loud as my 460 was, so it's not a problem for me. This card is big, as in long. I had to move a drive to get it to fit. It was hitting the connectors and would not plug in. Luckily I had an empty bay just below, so the move was pretty easy. It would be a problem for someone that has all their drive bays full. (My case is a mid-sized tower.) All in all it's a good card, but I would take the 970 over it for the money.

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Crucial MX100 CT512MX100SSD1 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Good drive, lousy software 10/18/2014

This review is from: Crucial MX100 CT512MX100SSD1 2.5" 512GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Wicked fast.
Excellent build quality.

Cons: Bundled Acronis software is junk.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to upgrade my Asus laptop along with 8GB more RAM. The installed 1TB disk was obviously the bottleneck in the system. Physical part of the install was painless, the software part, not so much. I followed the instructions and copied the original drive image to a spare drive. Then I installed the SSD and tried to copy the image back to it. The copy technically worked, as in it completed without any errors, but when I tried to boot Windows 8.1, it said Windows was corrupted and must be reinstalled. So I tried again. Same result. Luckily I own a physical copy of Win8, so I erased the drive, popped the Win8 disk in and suffered through a clean install of Windows. Overall I worked with it for about 3 days. The results were worth it. My laptop is blazing fast now. It turns on almost instantly, much faster than even my Android tablet. I definitely recommend the drive, but not the software. I didn't take away an egg for the software because the drive is so good.

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Display Name: James M.

Date Joined: 02/17/04

  • Reviews: 45
  • Helpfulness: 14
  • First Review: 03/03/04
  • Last Review: 02/20/15
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