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This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G3/8GB
Pros: Decent read speed
Cons: Slow write speed
No activity light
Other Thoughts: Crystal Diskmark rates it at about 68 Mb/sec read and 5.6 Mb/sec write on USB 3.0, and 23 Mb/sec read and 5.5 Mb/sec write on USB 2.0.
So its write performance is slow, but it has decently fast read speeds. This suggests that it is better suited for data storage than dynamic cache or rapid transfer.
Construction seems large and sturdy, there's no activity light but the no-lid design means there is no cap to lose.
This review is from: Arctic Silver Arctic Alumina 5g Thermal Adhesive Set AATA-5G
Pros: Good amount
Bonds for life
Cons: Not much working time
Other Thoughts: Not a lot you can say about epoxy. Sets within a few minutes, so you have to be prepared and work fast. Bright white color, if that matters. Keep it in your fridge and use as needed.
As others have noted, do not use this if you ever want to separate the items again. As with all epoxy, this turns 2 objects into 1 object, so you probably don't want to use it on your CPU.
I've used it to stick small heatsinks onto cheap external power adapters, to keep them from overheating.
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-970A-UD3 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Great features for the price
Plenty of USB ports
USB 3.0, 2x external and 2x internal
Dual BIOS prevents BIOS flashing tragedies
Good for overclocking
Cons: Terrible placement of SATA ports
NB and chipset run hot
Other Thoughts: Been my main board for a year and a half, running an FX-4100 OC'ed to 4.2 GHz. It's been a champ. I did add a couple 40mm fans to keep the chips cool, but it hasn't let me down once.
The other commenters aren't exaggerating about the SATA ports though, if you have more than 1 HDD you practically have to disassemble the thing to get at them. That's REALLY annoying, enough to drop it an egg. But if you don't have a lot of drives, and never add/remove them, it shouldn't be much of a problem.