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This review is from: PATA/IDE To Serial ATA SATA Adapter Converter For HDD DVD
Pros: Gives you 2 SATA ports. You can have 2 internals, or 2 externals, or one of each. Very handy.
Co-exists with other SATA cards.
User Guide tells you what you need to know.
Cons: Wish it had 4 ports
Other Thoughts: I am not doing RAID. I just need the extra ports.
I have a Windows-7 system with an ASUS mobo.
This card went in without any issues. It worked right away.
I have the card set for one internal port and one eSATA port.
Pros: Works great. Boots quickly. No glitches and surprises. No special drivers needed for Windows 7.
Programs load and cold boot is nice and fast.
Other Thoughts: I am using this SSD to boot a home theatre PC. Boot is nice and fast. In fact, cold boot is faster than waking from "sleep". Program load is fast, too.
I like buying factory-refurbs as they save money and the device is pretty much "just like new".
This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink
Pros: Easy to install.
They provide videos on the Zalman web site, and you can find some on You Tube.
Does the job.
Cons: The printed doc that comes with the heat sink is not very good. But, the material available on the Zalman web site makes up for it.
Other Thoughts: I hate attaching heat sinks. It's my least favorite part of building a computer. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this Zalman was a very easy install. I read the reviews and comments on Newegg first, and I watched the videos, so I knew what to be on the look out for. After orienting the mounting bracket correctly (!!!important!!!), this puppy was attached and ratcheted down in about 10 minutes. Excellent value for the $$$.
NOTE: I do not overclock and it is very rare that I have a need to light up all 4 cores, so I do not need a massive heat sink or a water cooled system. This cooler appears to work very well for a lightly stressed system.