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AMD Radeon SSD Radeon R7 2.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: I'm running only 2GB of DDR3 memory, but this is now the fastest computer I own.

For over 3 months, this SSD has operated flawlessly in spite of my old motherboard. I haven't measured the speed - but it's so fast that I don't want to take the time to set up a good test (see other reviews). I'm finding that it recovers easily from multiple forced reboots and boots faster than the BIOS on my motherboard - which means the BIOS has become the bottleneck on my boot time which is probably less than 20 seconds. I'm enjoying using my computer again and getting things done.

Cons: I'm running Fedora Linux so I decided against using the Acronis software.

Other Thoughts: I simply installed Fedora directly onto the SSD and mounted (no, that's NOT copied) my home drive onto the SSD. That way I could go back to the previous drive which still has the version of Fedora which was current when I switched to the SSD. I had no idea how successful my new SSD would be. Still, a previous install of an SSD in a laptop proved very reliable and fast.

You can read a lot of pro and con about the longevity and reliability of the SSDs, but talk aside I'm encouraged to go full SSD. The numbers (tests posted in other reviews) and the stats posted on the sales page are impressive, but necessity, the size (240GB) and price (a bit more than the current price) convinced me to take a chance and go for it. I couldn't be more pleased.

After installing the SSD, the real problems in my system became clear: my home drive was failing and masking the true capability of my new SSD. I installed a 3TB hybrid drive and (magic incantation!) my system delays evaporated. If only the internet were just as fast!

Seagate Hybrid Drives STCL2000400 2TB MLC/8GB SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ Desktop SSHD- Retail Kit
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It's a 2 terrabyte drive, but I did a hard format just to see if it was solid and it was. And so far, it is. No hiccups or glitches. Formatted much faster than I expected, even if it is 2TB. Price for performance is very good as is price for the storage in a warranty.

Cons: Not as fast as my SSD, but it's much bigger. The warranty is not as long as my SSD, but it's much better than a one year warranty.

Other Thoughts: Still looking for reasonably priced storage with awesome warranty. Ten years or more or preferably a "lifetime." I treat my equipment well because I want it to last a long time. When I replace it with better or faster technology, I want the new owner to be happy with my old stuff. Industries which honor a warranty with used, "re-manufactured" or "re-qualified" replacements wreck their reputation and wreck consumer confidence. Such practices hurt everyone involved and business in general.

TP-LINK TL-SG1005D 10/100/1000Mbps Unmanaged 5-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch, Power-Saving
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: perfect switching at one gigabit +/-, no hiccups, power brick stable, absolutely zero (-247 Kelvin) complaints.

Cons: Does not include zero point (self-) powered resource. Will not keep coffe warm.

Other Thoughts: replaced an old router that was limited to 100bps.
Set it and forget it. I love it.


Jon K.'s Profile

Display Name: Jon K.

Date Joined: 09/10/01

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 01/08/14
  • Last Review: 04/27/15
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