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Crucial BX100 CT250BX100SSD1 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: >Inexpensive

>Reliable

>Reviewer Recommended

>Ratio of Performance to Price

>Plug and Play in Modern Systems

Cons: >Some Lower Performances Compared to More Expensive Competitors

>Variable Results Reported by Users when Using Support

Other Thoughts: Have two of these bought at the beginning of the year when there was a similar sale here (below $90) and purchasing a third now as a result of our earlier experience.

This is not the fastest SSD out there, and this is even reported on Crucial's own website. What it IS is reliable, durable, and pretty average in its results, which, for any of you upgrading from an orthodox HDD, is a great deal. Loads of reviews out there on the BX100 series - and plenty of them unpaid. Go find some! Samsung is faster, but fail rate is bad for the evo, and the pro is expen$ive. Good luck, and follow the simple advice that most sites have if this isn't for a new build. If it is, its plug and play.

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HyperX Savage 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX316C9SRK2/16
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: HX316C9SRK2/16: this is 2 x 8G DDR3 1600 C9

Fired up on Asus z97-A board no issues, directly on all targets, first and every time since.

Killer asymmetrical look, and far more attractive in real life than pictured here. (Heat spreaders are a metallic candy apple red with diamond cut silver highlight - wow they look good!)

Super low profile is an added bonus for some cases

Met compat. of item it replaces (see other thoughts below)

Cons: Sys Ram in these larger modules is still a bit pricey but that's not Kingston's fault.

Hidden completely beneath behemoth cooling solution ( DOH!!! see other thoughts below [facepalm] )

Other Thoughts: This ram is a replacement for older Hyperx that was compatible with a number of Asus z97 boards, but hadn't been updated into the lists by Asus - As the timings appeared to be similar enough and we could use it with other boards if there was a problem, we went ahead and bought this very interesting in appearance ram on sale.

These look so good you won't want to cover them up but we unfortunately did with Noctua's ginormous NH14 ("the child's head"). Boy were we also fortunate these are very low profile as well as beautiful since that monstrous Elephantine cooler domiates the entire inerior of the giant Theramltake tower we used...

The great news is these look beautiful, performed flawelssly on an Asus z97 board, and the low profile actually helped us with the Noctua's titanic size.

Of course the bad news, is, we covered these beauties up with what is, odds on, the ugliest cooler fan color in the business! GAH! DOH! [facepalm facepalm facepalm] DOH!

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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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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Inexpensive

dependable

fast

Asus

Cons: A trifle noisy when its at full speed, but it is not too much louder than the fans.

Other Thoughts: Dependable is most important fieature of these low use and old school drives in my book. This one delivers.

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Display Name: Scott Z.

Date Joined: 07/15/06

  • Reviews: 43
  • Helpfulness: 21
  • First Review: 08/17/06
  • Last Review: 04/01/15
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