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Pros: Installation was a snap, hidden under the TUF armor of my Sabertooth motherboard it is invisible and stays cool.
My motherboard did not have a simple setting that enabled m.2 so I had to dig a little to enable it and set it as my boot drive but that has nothing to do with this drive.
Used Samsung data migration app to clone my previous OS drive (400 GB from 2 X Samsung 840 EVO in raid 0) in < 15 minutes.
Boot time is noticeably faster and games load faster as well, not twice as fast as I had hoped but most things take no longer than 2/3 of previous times that I actually clocked myself before upgrading to see if this was worth the money.
Cons: Price tag is the main con. For the price I could have gotten two fast 500 GB ssds in RAID 0.
Then other con is that the benchmark speeds increases (2500 read from the 1050 read of my previous OS volume) are not evident in real world use. With a 5820k @ 4.4 Ghz and 2800 MHz DDR4 I was hoping that boot times and game load times would be cut in half but as I stated above they were not. It is faster but not by enough for me to say wow.
Don't get me wrong, I am happy with the upgrade but I did have to think about whether to keep or return to get those 2 fast sata drives and raid 0 them.
Other Thoughts: I switched back and forth between this drive and my old OS volume as my boot drive to test boot time and load times for GTA V, Homefront Revolution, and DOOM to evaluate whether to keep this drive or not.
Bottom line is this is faster than 2 sata SSDs in RAID 0. Not by as wide a margins as benchmarks would lead you to believe but still a nice upgrade.
Instead of upgrading to 2x500 GB sata drives I have this as my OS and main game drive while I kept my old 500GB RAID0 volume for overflow games and VMs. So by adding this drive I have half a TB of crazy fast storage and another half TB of pretty fast storage that actually enabled me to unplug the old mechanical drive I was using for overflow.
This review is from: Corsair MM600 CH-9000084-WW Double-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat
Pros: Gaming surfaces were consistent and sturdy.
Cons: The gaming surface started to flake off around the edges after about 8 months. One of the rubber feet came off and I could never get it to stay back on without glue.
Other Thoughts: Nice. Not worth the money in my opinion.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill RHSP-13008 Power Surge Protector - Slim, 6 feet cord, 8-Outlet, 2160 Joules Surge Suppressor, 2-Port total 2.1A USB Chargers, sliding safety cover, LED Protection Status Indicator
Pros: This thing worked well for powering my PC stuff until I bought a UPS. Works really well in the bedroom UNDER the bed as a place to plug in chargers. The USB ports were really nice for charging phones and tablets without needing the power bricks.
Cons: I say this works well under the bed because the lights are too bright to have in plain sight somewhere you intend to sleep.
Other Thoughts: If I need another strip with these features I will grab another one.READ FULL REVIEW