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Mushkin Enhanced Atlas Series MKNSSDAT240GB-DX 240GB Mini-SATA (mSATA) MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very impressed that this drive matched the performance of my 2.5" SSD. All laptops should use mSATA drives to free up their 2.5" bays.

Cons: Failed after 8 months of use. Usage was about 1 or 2 days a week, on all day for travel and work. Nothing excessive.

Other Thoughts: This is my 2nd review as I didn't see a way to edit my previous "5 star" review. It has been a superb drive for a very long time. Zero complaints! ...until it failed instantly.

Contacted Mushkin's email support and after jumping through a few more hoops than I remember from my last Mushkin warranty experience from several years ago, I finally got an RMA. I called to step it up to an Advanced RMA by providing a CC.

Well, it's been over a week and the drives are "out of stock in the warehouse with no ETA." So I continue to wait for my replacement.

They say that when an SSD goes, it goes like THAT *snap* - and they aren't joking. I was coding along with zero warning. All of a sudden a BLUE SCREEN and machine cuts off (which is odd, usually the machine writes debug info to disk).

Turning the laptop back on, and the Mushkin SSD no longer shows in the BIOS. It's gone. Way way gone. I've reseated the drive, moved it to another machine, etc without resolve. It's gone!

Dell Precision M4600
Windows 8.1 Pro x64
Latest Intel AHCI and Intel RST drivers.

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ADATA Premier Pro SP600 ASP600S3-32GM-C 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works out of the box as expected. Fast matching most other drives. Came with a full retail kit of mounting hardware, which is nice.

Cons: The instructions show nothing about installing. I know I know, screws are just screws. See "Other Thoughts" below.

Wish it was bigger.

Other Thoughts: Has an akward "double sided sticky tape" mount that I am trying to figure out how to use.

I know the 64 GB version was only $10 more. But considering I am buying a lot of these for mining rigs, I'd save a few hundred by sticking with the 32GB ones.

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TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter, 150Mbps, w/4 dBi High Gain Detachable Antenna, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Uses the AR9271 chipset so Linux supports it usually with default kernel drivers.

Cons: Does not work with BAMT nor LTCRabbit. I got the drivers loaded, and all setup - except the entire OS "freezes" and reboots when I attempt to connect.

Do not buy if running BAMT/LTCRabbit.

(the following I knew when I purchased it; but, none-the-less, they are CONs that should be noted)

Does not support "A" channel, or 5.4 Ghz.

Only does 150 Mbps, not 300 Mbps like all other "N" devices.

All of these are significant to warranty several eggs knocked off.

Other Thoughts: Uninstalled Network Manager and "sudo apt-get install wicd wicd-cli wicd-curses" to use with it. Still locks up when connecting to a wifi. Most likely the drivers.

I took a chance on these working under LTCRabbit, and lost. Now I have a small collection of these sitting in a box. Wondering what I can use them for now. Maybe some Rasberry Pis (if they support this AR9271 chipset, which I think they do).

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Date Joined: 01/11/04

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