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This review is from: Rosewill RHB-620 (RIUH-11002) 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub
Pros: Fast Hub that comes with a power adapter, note that the power adapter does not supply 4 USB 3.0 ports worth of power but instead uses the power adapter and some of tho host computers 3.0 port power. The hub allows you to use 2.0 and 3.0 devices simultaneously (at least my experience) and when using Crystal Disk mark read/write speeds only drop about 7 MBps. When running 4 USB 3.0 hard drive on it and doing Crystal Disk Mark on all of them simultaneously they drop about another 5 MBps, this is very acceptable as its using one USB 3.0 port to work with 4 devices. The USB cable for the Hub plugs into the middle of the back and has a very bright blue light to indicate power.
Cons: The hub is so lightweight that it easily shifts and it doesn't have rubber feet. This can be fixed by fastening it down or not touching it a lot.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Lots of space 465GB after format. Works great in an external hard drive dock. No problems with it at all, works great as a backup drive as well as fro virtual CD's and OS's.
Other Thoughts: Many people think that the cache is a significant factor in hard drvies, its not really i have an 80GB with 32MB cache that runs at teh same speed and there is little difference. The speed is a combination of cache (small factor), speed (RPM), and transfer rate (PATA/SATA/etc). Although this hard drive is not a SATA 6.0GB/s, people who comment about it being the same speed as a SATA 3.0GB/s are incorrect. The hard drive will operate at the fastest speed possible, people who say that are most likely using SATA 6.0GB/s on a SATA 3.0GB/s, so the hard drive is limited to the slower speed hence there will be little improvement. If they want to notice the full speed they need to get a motherboard with a SATA 6.0GB/s connectionREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: IN WIN BP655.200BL Black Steel Mini-ITX Desktop Computer Case 200W Power Supply
Pros: Small case with a 200 watt power supply. Easy to install motherboard. Has room for one full sized hard drive and a slim 3.5 or a 2.5 inch one.
Cons: Power Supply makes a buzzing sound that is barley noticeable when plugged in and not powered up. This noise is not even herd if it is put in the hutch on a desk. The sound is steady and does not increase or decrease with usage. Also when placing cables most have to placed underneath the hard drive/optical drive holder which can be removed. Wires from the front must be run underneath this if u want them to reach, once underneath they may touch the hard drive. When placing the hard drive/ optical drive holder one screw will be hard to get at to secure it so i suggest using a long screw driver. It is also hard to tighten the screw securing the optical drive once in due to the right side of the case, it is possible but takes a little patience, also the opening on the case is bigger than the optical drives face plate so when tightening it be sure to check the front to try and center it or you will have a huge gap on one side.
Other Thoughts: As mentioned before a great case except for the buzzing sound although it be quiet. Temperature are very cool but that is also because i used a Atom 330 board.
Intel BOXD945GCLF2D Atom 330 Motherboard
WD 80GB SATA 3.0GBs
Lite-On IDE DVD Duper Multi Burner
Super Talent 1GB DDR2 667 RAM with Heat Spreader