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Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX90G 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Don't be too scared of the word "refurbished." 12/04/2013

This review is from: Manufacturer Recertified OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD3-2VTX90G 3.5" 90GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Performance is like new as it should be.
It is well out of warranty now (running 10 months at the time of this review) and no signs of degradation or slow-down.
I like the 3.5" form factor because no adapters or mods of any kind are needed for typical desktop installation.
Newegg had this priced nicely when I got it in Feb '13. 64.99 list price and a -$15.00 email promo code made for a hella $50 deal.

Cons: I suspect that in this particular drive there may be some rare moments of instability while booting Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1. I can't officially prove the SSD guilty here, but every now and then Windows will freeze while at the "starting windows" bootscreen. I never experience this with my previous configuration on this same system with 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 HDDs in RAID0. Only after I installed Windows on this SSD. I only knocked off one egg since it's a rare incident and no other performance problems have ever occurred.

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XIGMATEK PTI-G4512 thermal grease with gold grade thermal matrix filler particles
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Performs as well as other name brand compounds with no curing time. No oily texture, easy to apply and spread. A little thinner than Arctic Silver 5, which is a good thing.

Cons: That dang air pocket in the syringe!

Other Thoughts: Although the tube isn't completely filled by volume, it still ends up being an alright value. These things are sold by weight, don't forget that.
Don't waste your time with the spreader. You'll be wasting product and it will spread well on its own if you apply and seat you cooler correctly.
Oh, and to the person who said there's only enough for a couple applications in the tube, you are using wayyyyy too much!

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Rosewill RNWD-N1502UBE IEEE 802.11b/g/n, USB2.0 Wireless-N Mini External Antenna Adapter (1T1R) Up to 150Mbps Data Rates, WEP 64/128, WPA/WPA2
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: N/A

Cons: Never worked. Tried it in 3 machines with Windows and Linux. It couldn't detect any networks when it was partially working, then after a couple of swap-arounds it completely DIED. "USB Device Not Recognized," Windows said.

Other Thoughts: You're much better off with the $10 Edimax nano adapter also on this site. I've used 5 of them between my friend and me and those things are solid. Pass on this junk right here... I'm also very disappointed because I have had great experiences with other Rosewill products such as power supplies and CPU coolers.

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Dale A.'s Profile

Display Name: Dale A.

Date Joined: 06/28/09

  • Reviews: 16
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 11/09/09
  • Last Review: 12/04/13
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