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Pros: Little did I know my drive wasn't running at SATA 3 speeds, but SATA 2. ALL troubleshooting steps performed.
3 Years Warranty. That's good. But...
Cons: For a RMA I need to sent it to ADATA. It's pretty much standard these days if someone has one SSD they're using it as their system drive. Not having this SSD pretty much means not having a computer. That, and who knows how long they'll poke at it until I get something back.
Other Thoughts: I should have tested speeds way back when I upgraded to a SATA 3 equipped motherboard. That, and their RMA email states "Should problem persists, we request customers to return product(s) to our location for further testing. We will be happy to repair or replace your unit if it deemed faulty." Testing? Deemed faulty? Standard procedure, I know, but it could be eliminated if companies would believe that maybe -- JUST MAYBE -- some of their customers aren't stupid and can save everyone a lot of time.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3P AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Stable if you don't overclock. Expansion card ports that I needed, all SATA III ports, runs cool.
Cons: If you want to overclock - spend more. That's why this board is so cheap. I can't get stable past 4GHz (and my CPU is rated for 4GHz in turbo mode so can that really be called "overclocking?"). BIOS is nice looking but limited tweaking options.
Other Thoughts: If you don't care about overclocking this is a fine board to get. Install your 8pin ATX power connector BEFORE installing an aftermarket cooler (I never bothered with the stock cooler since they all suck) otherwise it's a major pain - cramped space. Takes ~15 minutes to feel around and get it in right.
After that, FORGET about overclocking. I got an AMD because they were cheaper and unlocked - thought I could overclock on a budget. NOT with this board.
Pros: This is my first SSD that has been in two different computers. One I just recently built. My old computer was an ancient HP with a dual core Pentium. Using this drive as a system drive was an amazing speed improvement. With my new computer, it's even faster with SATA III connectors instead of weaksauce SATA II.
Also, it's completely silent.
Cons: Price obviously but that's just the state of SSDs these days.
Other Thoughts: If you tape it to your forehead people will think you are AWESOME.READ FULL REVIEW