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Pros: Comes with 2.5” to 3.5” adapter and mounting bracket and screws
Great as a boot drive and enough space to hold an OS and many programs
4 year warranty capable of handling 30GB a day of writes – pretty impressive
Comes with helpful Acronis cloning software to help transfer files/games/data
Transferring a 2GB uncompressed video file took about 19 seconds
Transferring 1000 MP3 files with a total size of 10GB took about 1 minute
I’m seeing speeds around what they are claiming for random reads/writes ~300 mb/s – other people posted more intricate benchmarks. The actual stats may be determined by the SATA controller and which SATA port you plug into (some are faster than others! – read your motherboard’s manual). My motherboard has an Intel Z77 chipset.
Cons: In the past, reading through OCZ SSD reviews were basically along the lines of: “great, fast, cheap drive” or “it doesn’t work at all” or “it died in 2 days”. There is actually a section on CCZ's wiki, ‘Historical reliability problems’, that talks about OCZ’s high failure rate. Although the company got better towards the end of 2014, I’m not sure why AMD decided to put the name OCZ on the box. Time will tell if this is just a rebranding of the same lack of OCZ quality assurance.
Other Thoughts: The major companies that own SSD fabs: Hynix, Intel, Micron, SanDisk, Samsung and Toshiba. According to wiki, AMD used to get its chips from Fujitsu, but OCZ was acquired by Toshiba… I wonder where these are coming from
In the SSD world, the smaller cell size (19nm) is both good and bad. Good that there is higher density but bad because there is less material in each cell to hold electrons and decipher if the cell is a 0 or 1… it’s good that these are backed by AMD for 4 years.
I’d store my music, movies, and important documents elsewhere. With an SSD, you don’t want to fill them up against the wall. They can use the extra space for TRIM (Windows 7+, Linux 2.6+) and although they build in extra space for the parity bit cells, the OS can leverage the space to create better performance. I’d be hesitant to use 90-100% of this disk and feel confident that none of it will be corrupted. Also keep in mind SSD data integrity can be compromised if the device does not receive power for months – so it might not make a great portable USB drive.
Easily fit in mounting bay – the racks in my Corsair 650D already had 2.5” adapter slots in the 3.5" rack
This review is from: Corsair H1500 USB Connector Circumaural Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Pros: Solid construction – won’t fall apart by pulling them on and off many times over
Cord has a bit of nylon lacing on the outside which makes them somewhat easier to untangle
Not heavy – foam around the ears don’t make your head sweat
Can stay on for many hours without too much discomfort
Good for music (might need to do a bit of EQing to fit your taste) and of course, gaming
Volume controller on the cord – the volume can go quite loud!.. (but see con section - changing the volume is drastic)
Nice, lengthy, 10ft cord – can plug into a desktop on the floor or a decent distance away
Quality microphone – when using recording programs you easily get a full wave form and when gaming, people can easily hear you - you can set the mic levels in the software or from Windows
Software is pretty good – can save EQ presets for FPS, different types of games, or different types of music
Cons: The mic isn’t retractable or removable – some of the higher end headsets do this. The best you can do here is flip it up. Some people will probably love the boom mic that actually makes it to your mouth over a more flexible, shorter mic
Not the best fit for people with smaller heads – although the headset is adjustable
7.1 ‘surround sound’ is kind of gimmicky for any headset – this is simply a way of splitting the sound between the TWO speakers to create an effect that your brain interprets as coming from a location in between. I think any good modern game (especially FPS) will do this without extra software
Volume changes rapidly when using the cord to adjust – would have preferred a dial over a click button
The headphones sometimes act up when you plug them into USB 3.0 port – go for 2.0 if you have one available
Other Thoughts: Good headset for the price point. Some headsets are much more expensive and come with external sound cards which are just not worth the money in my opinion
Any headset takes some time to get used to the fitting of the earphones
Software had no problems on Windows 8.1
This review is from: BAFX Products BAFX3127 Bluetooth OBD2 Diagnostic Scan Tool - For Android Only
Pros: It works with Samsung Galaxy S5 - Android 4.4.4 and Torque app
Quick and easy installation - instructions are easy to follow and setup doesn't take long
Does what it is advertised to do
Cons: The device stays on while the car is off - drain on the battery
Slightly large - it could hit my knee and wiggle out if not careful
Other Thoughts: It works with Samsung Galaxy S5 - Android 4.4.4
Works with 2012 Honda Accord Sedan
Device is probably limited by what sensors your car has and the app that you are using to talk to the device
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Date Joined: 12/20/07
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