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Pros: -Easily installed, took less then 5 minutes
-Downloads between 40-50mbps(max on a wired connection is 60mbps) and uploads at 11mbps, same as wired
-Small card able to fit small form factor cases
Cons: None that I can think of
Other Thoughts: Excellent product and very reasnonably priced. It's small, fast, and does everything I need it to and then some.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Fast! ---- I purchased this as an upgrade from a GTX 660ti and was not disappointed. I went from being able to play intensive games like Tomb Raider and Metro: Last Light on high to medium-high graphics at 30+fps to being able to play both at absolute max graphics at 40+fps.
It was a fantastic upgrade and definitely worth the price.
ZOTAC Reliability! --- My first purchased from them was an unsure one, having never heard of them before. I've purchased my last 5 graphics cards from ZOTAC now, and boy do they last! My old GTX 560 2GB is still being used in my friends sisters computer that I recently built. It's suffered 3 and a half years of near constant daily use and being OC'd the entire time and still performs wonderfully. My GTX 660ti 2gb is now in use in another friends computer, it too has been OC'd since purchase.
Great for overclocking! --- Now since I've purchased this card, despite its factory OC I've been able to push it even further to 1150MHz core speed, and 6880MHz memory speed with no issues.
ZOTAC cooling --- Another fantastic feature of ZOTAC cards are their incredible cooling systems. As long as you have a well ventilated case to allow it to function properly, over heating will never be an issue. Using ZOTAC Firestorm, the default OC utility that comes with the card, I have been able to push my card to the above specs and have absolutely no issues with overheating.
Playing Skyrim with full 2k graphics, and a very intensive ENB mod yields 50+ fps and rarely ever surpasses 70 Celsius. The highest I've ever seen my temp go was 76 Celsius while playing the new city sim game, Banished, and that is still well below a danger level. In fact I've not yet reached my target temp of 80 Celsius... ever.
Cons: As of yet, none.
Other Thoughts: I've not had an issue with this card, or any before from ZOTAC. I will definitely be returning for my next card whenever that may be, as well as for any builds I do for others.
Also, I suppose I should have put most of what was in the pros box here... but oh well.
It's a great card and a great company! 5 cards 5 successes so far, don't be afraid to try this company out, they deserve it!
Pros: Pros? Practically everything! This has been the best hard drive I've ever owned. Most hard drives I have last 3-4 years, this one is going on its 6th shortly.
It's a wonderfully quiet drive, it's as fast as you'd expect of a 7200rpm HDD, and like noted above, its incredibly reliable. I have not in my nearly 6 years of ownership even had a slight issue with it. Definitely worth the money!
On top of my personal 1TB Barracuda, I've done 6 other builds using it in the past 4 years and to date none have arrived DOA or had any issues yet. Highly recommended.
Other Thoughts: Based on the great success rate of my history with the Barracuda drive, both with my computer and the 6 others I've built for friends and family in the past years, I fully intend to continue using the barracuda in any and all builds I do until they stop producing this drive.
I do see many reviews saying negative things about this drive, but for me personally at least, I've not had one problem to date with any of the 7 I've used. Thank you Seagate for this wonderful hard drive!
Display Name: Michelle H.
Date Joined: 08/13/09
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