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This review is from: SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD120BW 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Pros: When it worked, it was fast, silent, and efficient. I was getting boot times of < 10 seconds.
Cons: In only 10 months, the drive just stopped working. I analyzed the drive and found no bootable partitions. This was my first SSD so I can't say anything positive about the product reliability.
Other Thoughts: I've been trying for a week to contact Samsung for an RMA number. I just tried to send a trouble email but after selecting the model number and clicking on submit, the link doesn't work:
I happily own several Samsung products that work reliably well so I'm not used to this situation or this level of customer support. All I want to do is replace my SSD. So I need a working support email address or a good phone number for Samsung so I can get an RMA.
This review is from: ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Purchased from Newegg. I was impressed with the: Features, Flexibility of use, OC options, and price. My last four mobos have all been ASUS so I trust(ed) them.
Cons: RAM interface, and reliability. After experiencing my issue, I've done some research and discovered there are several people who are having RAM problems with this mobo. In particular, some boards are not accepting more than stick of RAM !!! I just found out that this is my problem as well.
Other Thoughts: I've owned this mobo for 8 months and never had more than 1 DIMM of RAM installed until today. I just discovered that this mobo will not accept more than one DIMM (1GB) of RAM !!! Newegg's standard return policy is only 30-days on mobos so it's important that you fully test any mobo you buy from them within that time frame. I'm very disappointed and not sure what I'm going to do.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LIAN LI Black Aluminum PC-C32B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
Pros: Form - Fit - Function. This case has too many pros to list here. Overall, it is very well made and easy to fill by the skilled DIYer since the top cover comes completely off the chassis. The aluminum case and sliding cover also dissipates some heat from the internal components. I did a lot of research before I selected this case. I'm using mine in a rack-mounted configuration. The cases appearance is quite beautiful, sleek and professional
Cons: Only 2 external drive openings. If you're coming from a tower configuration with 6 or 8 bay openings, you may feel constrained a bit with this type of case. Plan your system well in advance and do the research like I did before you purchase.
Other Thoughts: Make sure you only use an ATX - sized power supply. Anything bigger will not fit. You will also need a low-profile CPU fan since you only have about 4.75" above the mobo. To give you an idea of what you can cram in this case, here's my major system components: Asus M4N98TD EVO mobo, AMD Phenom II 955be 3.2Ghz CPU (currently using the stock cooler without a problem). Asus nVida 9800GT PCIe GFX card. Antec 850 Watt PSU. Lite-On 24x DVD-RW/CD-RW combo drive with Lightscribe (part of a Newegg package offer I couldn't resist). WD HDD: 250GB and 500GB. My operating system is Kubuntu Linux 10.4, Lucid Lynx.READ FULL REVIEW