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SIIG USB 3.0 4-Port PCIe i/e Model JU-P40212-S1
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs Windows 8 Support, no problem 09/25/2012

This review is from: SIIG USB 3.0 4-Port PCIe i/e Model JU-P40212-S1

Pros: Worked with windows 8 native USB 3.0 drivers (this is a new Windows 8 feature vs Windows 7).
I just plugged the card in, powered the PC on, and it worked. Win8 didn't even say anything, so I didn't know until I plugged in my thumb stick.
Transfer from my Patriot Super Sonic Magnum 64GB USB 3.0 stick went from 30 MB/s to 230 MB/s. (for a single 1GB file, obviously many smaller files would slow the transfer down)

Cons: Uses up a PCI Express slot?

Other Thoughts: I had trouble with my onboard Renesas/NEC USB 3.0 controller. It would drop the USB 3.0 connection, so I had to just disable it at the BIOS level, and therefore had only USB 2.0 function from my USB 3.0 slots.
I upgraded it's firmware and everything to no avail.
The Texas Instruments controller in the Siig card worked flawlessly.

It's great to finally have stable USB 3.0.

Galaxy 66NPH7DV6VXZ GeForce GTX 660 Ti GC 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: This replaced my Galaxy Nvidia 470.
It doesn't heat up the room near as much.
It is definitely more powerful per watt.
There's not a single came I can't max out with my 55" single LED LCD TV at 1080p.

Has all the output ports you need.

Custom cooling system and factory overclocked.

Cons: Didn't come with SLI connectors? SLI might be a future consideration, but I also said that when I got my 470.

Other Thoughts: My Galaxy 470 had two 6 pins power connectors.
This had a 6 and an 8...not sure what that's about considering it draws less power...but luckily one of my 6 pins was a 6+2, so it worked out.
Would it have run with two 6 pins? not sure

Zotac ZBOX-AD02-PLUS-U AMD E-350 APU 1.6 GHz Dual Core AMD Hudson M1 w/ 2GB RAM, 250G HD All-in-One Mini PC
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The HDD is a Seagate ST92503010AS
This is a 5400RPM, 8MB, 7mm thin drive that at maximum uses 1.78 watts.
It is a SATA 2.0 drive, which is dissappointing because this is a SATA 3.0 system.

4 USB 2.0 (2 in back, 1 on front and 1 on side) and 2 rear USB 3.0 ports.

Got mine for less than $240 with promo code.

Comes with VESA mounting bracket to attach to monitor or wall.

SO QUIET! and power efficent

Seems snappier than Atom 525/ION2 machine it's replacing.

Cons: I knew this going in, but WIFI is not strong...there is no external antenna option. I use a Rosewill USB stick instead for better performance.

No optical drive

Other Thoughts: I bought this "PLUS" system, because hard drives are expensive right now and costed little more than the bare system.

I installed Win 7 Pro x64 via external DVD drive using USB 2.0 port.

Make sure to enter the BIOS and switch it from "NATIVE IDE" to "AHCI" mode for better HDD performance.


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Display Name: Charles F.

Date Joined: 05/06/03

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  • First Review: 03/24/11
  • Last Review: 09/25/12
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