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This review is from: [Upgraded Version - Support SATA III UASP ] ORICO Tool Free 2.5 & 3.5 inch USB3.0 to SATA External Hard Disk Drive Enclosure HDD SSD Docking Station [8TB Drive Max] - Black ( 6518US3-V1-US )
Pros: Plug it in to a USB3 port and enjoy fast transfer speeds. Great price for it's capabilities. Very convenient.
Cons: No cons
Other Thoughts: I have been taking apart an external hard drive case and reassembling it when I needed to transfer data. Now I can just pop a drive into the tray. So much easier.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: MSI AM1M AM1 AMD APU SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Excellent upgrade motherboard, does not require newer power connecters just the usual ATX 24 pin and ATX 4 pin. Very nice set of output connectors for video. Has a plug for two more USB 3 connectors for the front panel. Has a single old style keyboard/mouse connector so I can even use the old keyboard.
Cons: This is not specific to this motherboard, all the AM1 motherboards only have two SATA connectors.
Other Thoughts: My wife's 2006 computer gave up the ghost, the motherboard was bad so I went shopping and found the 5350 processor and this motherboard. The micro ATX mb fit perfectly and the power connectors plugged right in. All the Windows experience numbers came in above 6 except the desktop graphics so I plugged in a GT520 I had available and that brought that up, but also brought them memory number up to 7. I only plugged in one 4GB stick, so I guess the video card freed up some memory because the whole 4GB was now available. It is not a hardcore gaming machine, but it does all the stuff my wife needs and is power frugal too. I plan to build another based on this pair to replace and old dual atom machine my daughter has. We use a media drive so infrequently I think I'll go with a SSD and a terabyte drive for this one and use and external USB media drive that we already have.READ FULL REVIEW
Cons: In the last two years I have purchased four of these drives and two have failed.READ FULL REVIEW