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Pros: In my earlier review, I noted that the drive worked just fine, reading all the discs that I threw at it and working well with Cyberlink PowerDVD 11.
Cons: Less than two months after purchase, the drive has stopped reading BluRay discs. It spins them around and spins faster, then spins slower, but the fact that a disc is in the drive never registers with the operating system. It still plays most DVDs okay, but BluRay is the reason I bought it.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I liked that this GPU produces so little heat that it can be operated without a fan. The heat sink on it was not very extensive, either. The pictures it produced were just fine. I did not use it for much 3D video gaming.
Cons: After a bit more than a year of operation, my computer failed to boot one day. When I pulled the video card and used the built-in video, it booted fine. My replacement card didn't work,at first, but I pulled the Firewire card and then it worked again. I wonder if the Firewire card was the problem rather than the video card.
Other Thoughts: This is an inexpensive but serviceable option if your motherboard lacks video capabilities.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I wanted to add a bunch of movie files to my MacBook Pro without filling up its hard drive. This card was nearly perfect for the task, and it's a whole lot more portable than an external hard drive.
Cons: I wish that more desktop computers offered a Secure Digital reader.
Other Thoughts: I have worried that SDXC and SDHC would not be interchangeable, but so far I haven't seen a reader that will handle only one of the two.READ FULL REVIEW