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GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs SATA controller died 2 months after warranty expired! 02/26/2016

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Worked for 3 years. Decent overclocking controls. Has second SATA controller, which came in very handy when the primary one just failed.

Cons: SATA controller failed 3 years and 2 months after purchase, and also corrupted a system file on my SSD making it unrecognized as a boot drive.

Other Thoughts: Overall still give it three stars because it was a good board for the 3 years it was under warranty, and the fact that it comes with a spare SATA controller which was useless to me (6 SATA ports was more than enough already) until the primary one failed. Opened ticket 16-132216 with Gigabyte and the guy was helpful with suggestions but of course would not replace the board.

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Intel 335 Series Jay Crest SSDSC2CT240A4K5 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: fast drive, nice admin tools, 3 yr warranty

Cons: had a failure.
With an equivalent of a bad sector, I could not clone the drive to another clean SSD, so I'm having to reinstall everything from scratch.

Other Thoughts: Failed while downloading some SW. Crashed the computer, had to reboot several times before Win8 would stabilize. PC worked, but SSD toolbox test would not pass and instructed me to contact Intel. I did, and they RMA'd it quickly. Everything has occasional failures, and the warranty is good, so I figure it's still 3 stars. I have 3 other Intel SSD's at home, and all have been flawless, so this just appears to be a random failure.

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ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: it worked fine for about a year of limited use, other than being noisy.

Cons: Noisy at startup, including every time the PC wakes from sleep.
found it running amok one day - spinning wildly, sounding like a jet engine. Had to reboot the PC to get it to stop. The CD that was in it was too hot to touch.
Sometimes it reads a CD, sometimes not now.

Other Thoughts: Still works kind of, but just ordered a Samsung, which I've had better experience with on two other PC's.

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Display Name: John I.

Date Joined: 09/06/04

  • Reviews: 10
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  • First Review: 02/22/13
  • Last Review: 02/26/16
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