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This review is from: HP X702 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model P-FD32GHP702-GE
Pros: Just got it and benchmarked sequencial (it on 3.0 and on 2.0.
USB 3.0 speeds averaged at 80MB/s read and 20MB/s write
USB 2.0 speeds averaged at 25MB/s read and 8MB/s write
all tests were done on linux with a sample size of 10MiB and 100 samples
Kept up to its advertised specs pretty well. Just make sure you have it on a 3.0 port with 3.0 drivers, windows people.
The rear of the drive has a spot for a lanyard or a spot to put the cap.
Cons: Speeds were a little inconsistent compared to most of my USB2.0 drives. This is honestly my first 3.0, so I can't rate it to any others.
Mostly the cons are the cheap plastic enclosure and a cap that is easy to lose. It also appears like it may wear out quickly and lose its grip to the drive.
Other Thoughts: We know that HP didn't make it. No idea who they bought it from, but it seems pretty fast. Most drives that give the speed (and perform at rated speeds) are from the big ram brands. This random branded little drive actually performs pretty quickly.
My use as an IT pro has me put and load operating systems off of it. Speed was more of a concern for me (mostly read) than size. I nearly went for my tride and true brand for the same price with 16gigs. Thought I'd give this a try. Time will tell.
I use this for an HTPC with light linux gaming. It maxes out X3 at 720p (which is no real feat) and plays 720P video on silverlight and flash. Also plays DVD's with a good tear-free quality. If I wanted to support Sony and buy Blu-Ray, I believe this card would play it without a hitch.
HDMI audio works fine.
Cons: AMD linux drivers. They really need to work on them. Every few times I boot it comes up all fuzzy which is corrected by changing the resolution and changing it back. I have tried every driver package currently available with no luck.
MSI Afterburner not available for linux.
DVI is DVI-D only. This means that it only puts out a digital signal. Many of these cards come with a DVI-I which has pins for digital and analog. Do not purchase and try to use a DVI-A/DVI-I to VGA adapter for a dual VGA set-up. The adapter will not fit.
Other Thoughts: I only use the HDMI, so I can't comment on the signal quality of the DVI or VGA connections.
This review is from: EVERCOOL VC-RF Ever Lubricate VGA Cooler
Pros: cools better than the fan/heatsink that had died.
Copper. Solid. Clean.
Comes with aluminium RAM heatsinks. I put one on my Raspberry Pi SoC. The rest went in the trash.
Cons: Seriously? the lights. What is the point of putting a little blue and red light on this? Even just one or the other wouldn't make it look like a police car. Save the few cents that the lights cost and make the fan of a little higher quality.
Not really good for video card setups. The mount holes match many northbridges, but no modern video cards have holes at this distance. Knowing this, and intending it for use on an AMD HD3400, I also purchased some arctic silver thermal adhesive. Now it will never, ever come off. I also would not put it on a processor that draws over 23W.