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Pros: Fast - up to 90MB/s on my 2009 MBP
Cons: Windows 7 and XP require some sort of patch to use this thing - links are on the actual drive.
my 2009 MBP required a 1.6 boot room downgrade to work properly. before that, I got a ton of beachballs - very slow
seens a bit power hungry. huh, oh well.
Other Thoughts: My experience with Apple support left much to be desired. If you have a 2009 pro, skip them and download the EFI update yourself. It's fairly painless and quick. I went to an apple store, described the problem and the preferred solution, and they spent 40 minutes verifying that I wasn't a muppet, then said that they officially couldn't do anything.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-770T-USB3 AM3 AMD 770 USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Features, 16G ram capacity with cheap dimms
Cons: driver support for network sucks on win7 64. I solved my problems by getting an intel pic-e card and disabling the onboard card.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Antec SONATA IV Black 0.8 mm SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 620W Power Supply
Pros: It's quiet and well made; the build quality is on par with the Sonata 3, which I also own. I really like it, but this review will mostly be nitpicks - don't get the wrong idea.
It does fit a GTX 570, but space is somewhat tight - careful where you route the cables!
Cons: The 2.5" HDD mount doesn't leave enough space for connectors. I solved this problem with a crescent wrench (bend the folder metal in front of the HDD so it comes out straight).
The power connectors aren't modular, and there isn't a sata power adapter for the top bay - there should be, or at least a converter included so I can use the new SATA DVD drives.
The mounting screws are hard to get to for the 2.5" drive - be careful with that. Not a complaint, just a warning.
Other Thoughts: I miss the side panels from the Sonata 3 - not a fan of thumbscrews.
using a full length card creates a dead air space under (lower than) the card, so don't put anything there that needs ventilation; not an issue for me, but maybe for others. This has the effect of focusing airflow across the CPU and mobo components, so net win, I guess. Still, not sure if the lower drive cage will be happy.
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Date Joined: 12/14/05
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