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Pros: Small, Quiet, Fairly fast, Attractively priced, scales images to high res very well
Cons: Not as fast as more expensive models, next generation Maxwell GPU models due with in a few months, 2GB can be challenged in some gaming apps, probably not enough power for high resolution gaming
Other Thoughts: Replaced a 5 year old MSI GTX 260. Did it to support the 4K Seiki TV used as a monitor.
I was only expecting a modest speed improvement if any in my mostly editing and browsing applications. I was wrong. It is a lot faster and seems to make the whole system run better.
When it connected via HDMI to the Seiki monitor, the monitor recognized it and ran 4k automatically. I've tried playing some HBO movies online and it scaled them to 4k seamlessly.
The housing is plastic, not as impressive as the GTX 260s longer metal housing. But it is lighter and queiter.
This review is from: Vantec 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - Model CB-ISATAU2
Pros: It works. Connected with out issue, and have used it on a about 5 PATA drives so far. It maintains a 25-33MB/s transfer rate, which isn't bad. Directory access on my rather quick (2600k Sandy Bridge, 16GB DD3-1600) system is fast.
Cons: It is an adapter not a docking station, so the disk is bare on the desk.
Other Thoughts: Now that the new Sandy Bridge system has over 5TB of storage, I needed to recover documents, photos, and videos a draw full of old (2005 an earlier) disk drives. This is doing the job.
This did the job rather inexpensively. The adapter is probably also capable of accessing older floppy disk drives.
This review is from: ZOJIRUSHI BBCC-X20 Home Bakery Supreme Breadmaker
Pros: Makes excellent bread. Minimal effort.
Cons: Large machine, 2pound loaf is very tall, too tall for toaster! Bread can be very high calorie.
Other Thoughts: Two recommendations: 1) ensure the blades point to each other at the start of the process, this ensures they move the dough between them; and 2) check the water temperature with digitial thermometer, 100-110°F for active yeast, 120-130°F for rapid rise yeast.READ FULL REVIEW