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This review is from: HyperX Savage SHSS37A/240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Pros: New controller, very fast, the price!
Kingston HyperX SSD's have been one of my favorites, they offer premium build quality, top tier speeds, a great warranty, and awesome support.
This is faster than my HyperX 3K 240GB, looks just as good, manufacturing and packaging is equal.
Write performance is amazing, read performance is nearly equally as good. I've seen consistent performance within 5% of maximum speed specification which I'd consider very good.
Makes Windows 10 boot in a matter of seconds on my non fast boot capable laptop.
Comes with a license for Acronis to image your current drive, making the move to the new SSD simple and straight forward.
Cons: CPU usage is higher with an SSD, granted this is only during software load times which is essentially instant with a fast cpu and gobs of memory.
As with any SSD it's important to leave some free space, I generally strive for 50% but that's probably a slight bit overkill, I'd however suggest trying to maintain at least 30% free space. This is done to help keep performance up, and lifespan to a maximum.
Other Thoughts: I highly recommend 8GB+ with an SSD to avoid too much swapping which will degrade it quicker, some will recommend disabling the page file, I've found that to cause issues with some software.
Remember that only Windows 7 and newer supports TRIM functions, while not required it's a great technology if you can take advantage of it.
Kingston has a toolkit available however it appears it is not at least yet compatible with this SSD. It is used to flash firmware and diagnostics. I do hope that this will be available in the future.
Pros: Voltages are exceptionally stable. I tested them by stopping and starting CPU/Memory/GPU stress tests as the quick and large change in load is often what makes the voltages less stable. I also compared the voltages inside the Corsair Link software with the readout of my multimeter, here were some of my results.
Idle: Hovered around 75w @ 12.03v (tested), 12.0v (Corsair link)
Upon starting the stress tests the voltage actually went up a touch, but did not droop initially.
When stressing the draw jumped to 342w and voltage held at 12.05 as tested and 12.0 in Corsair Link.
So the voltage output appears to be accurate.
As of yet the fan on the power supply has not turned on that I have noticed, which is pretty slick if you like silent systems.
You can manually control the fan speed of the power supply if you want to use it to help eliminate heat or better control your psu temps.
7, I repeat 7 YEAR WARRANTY.
I've installed over 500 corsair power supplies over the last 5 years, they have become my go to brand and for good reason.
Cons: Pins on cables are not gold plated, doesn't cause problems for me but I felt it maybe worth mentioning. This could lead to issues in other climates as gold is more corrosion resistant. Now it may also be worth pointing out that once the gold plating is worn off you would have mixed metal contact which is bad as well. I wouldn't expect this to cause any problems within the standard lifespan in standard use.
Corsair link software is still a bit of a mess in my opinion, while functional and it does give you a fair amount of information it still feels unpolished.
Other Thoughts: Using a killawatt and current clamp I've been able to determine that the Corsair Link software appears to be providing accurate efficiency.
One place I normally have at least a little issue is fitting the 24pin connector to the mainboard, they almost always seem to be a bit hard to insert. The plug on this one slipped right in and locked easier than ever.
The unit comes with lots of cables and is capable of powering most dual processor boards (as some require dual EPS12V connections).
All the cables are sleeved except the SATA power cables, this seems to be very common. Why?
This review is from: LINKSYS RE6500HG Dual Band Wireless AC Range Extender
Pros: The unit is quite small in footprint the antennas can be removed and replaced with something larger if that better fits your situation. Power consumption is nothing worth mentioning, the unit never feels or smells like it maybe getting too hot.
Very fast, my primary router only supports 900mbps however that's what it connects at in a room where devices can start having issues with packet loss. Now with this unit in place it's filled the rest of my space quite well and even extended it far enough to hit my garage for streaming music which is 3 stories down and about 100ft away, pretty decent!
Setup was easy, once I figured out what was going on.
I seem to have a lot of issues with wireless equipment, mainly including frequent lock ups requiring resetting the power on my router and access points. Over the last few weeks this has not been an issue.
Another concern I normally have with extenders is latency issues. It's been in place being used by two people for playing various mmo, fps, and rts games along with streaming video services concurrently. Neither has had any complaints of latency issues when compared to wired connections.
Cons: Unfortunately it seems do to the way the unit functions that once it's configured you cannot reconfigure it without first resetting it. While this generally does not pose a real issue I would have liked to get back into the unit to look over a few more things without having to reset it.
Other Thoughts: Range extenders and such are still in need of some refinement. The devices generally work just fine themselves but configuration is unpolished. It failed to configure for me twice before working the third time, since then it's been a charm.
Great unit, one of the best I've used. I have a feeling it will be in place for some time to come.
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