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Pros: I've had this drive for over 3 years now.
Fast for a spindle drive, have been able to clock this thing at 120-130 MB/s throughput on reads and a tad slower on writes. Never tried the random read/writes though. Don't usually see it drop lower than 90ish MB/s with transfers of lots of pictures (5-10 MB each, usually in 5-16 GB sets). This is still consistent after 3 years of use.
Doesn't care if it's more than half full (I can poke fun at many SSD's right? (-: )
It is tough! I've really put this drive through the ringer. I didn't have it in a case for about a year and transported it around with my laptop with an external connector (didn't even have it inside an enclosure). Even dropped it while it was running a few times (scared the ever living bajezes out of me) and it's still chugging. I don't recommend doing this, I was just low on funds at the time.
Cons: I haven't had any bad experiences with this drive in any way.
Other Thoughts: I did have a few bad sectors (had some CRC errors) on the occasional file for about 6 months after I finally stuffed it into my tower. For the number of times that I dropped it while it was running that seems par for the course really. They were all recoverable though, so no data loss. All in all a very tough and reliable drive, if you put it in a tower I doubt that you'd have problems with this drive ever. I haven't had a CRC error in over a year now.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Transcend JetFlash 760 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model TS32GJF760
Pros: Spacious for moving lot of files or large files.
Cons: Not as fast as I was hoping for a USB 3 drive. Only saturates USB 2 connection on some reads.
Other Thoughts: I probably shouldn't expect this to be super fast for the price I got it for (was $20).
Impression about write speeds: So far I typically average about 20-25 MB/s writes on USB 3 on my desktop. once in a while it bursts to 30 or 35, not much higher than that. I have had it dip to 10-15 on copying several hundred 5-10 MB pictures. Take that with a grain of salt because I ran that on my netbook ASUS 1201N.
Read imperssions: Read is definitely faster than writes. I have been able to do a move off of the drive at an average of 50 MB/s on my USB 3 connection on my desktop. Same picture files as mentioned above. Did burst for a bit over 60 MB/s (if Terracopy is to be believed) I have had it go lower on some video files to 25-30 MB/s so it's not completely consistent with the files that I've handed it.
I do like having the additional space that 32 GB affords (Windows will see it as 29.4 GB, at lest that's my sample).
I have noticed that with writing a lot of data to the drive it does get pretty warm to the touch, not that you'll burn yourself but I do wonder if that'll have an effect on the longevity of the drive. First USB drive I've owned that does that.
IMO: Decent amount of space, decent typical read speeds, write speeds leave something to be desired. For the price (under $30), it's a good drive.
Pros: Quiet, mostly modular. Cables long enough to wind them around prettymuch everywhere in my case. Puts the power through. Almost 2 years running perfect.
Cons: Space on one line for SATA power sometimes a touch short for what I want to do. But then not everyone wants to put their CD/DVD on the same rail as a HDD. Maybe I shouldn't be so stupid as to put my DVD on the top bay.... Probably not a big deal to most. Just a nit pick that doesn't even bother me.
hey, it said "cons" didn't it?
Other Thoughts: Don't have the equipment to really find out how the rails are doing individually. I can say that it's been very stable for me through thick and thin. Can't say off hand if it improved my power bill. Stuffed this into a new box and just wanted to get something that's high quality. Most of my other psu's that I've gotten have lasted about this long and then died (poor magic blue smoke escaped, sometimes with a pop). This one is still happily running.
Things in my box that this PSU has to push along:
i5-2400 prettymuch left at highest multiplier all the time.
Only have 1x 120mm fan hooked onto my CPU cooler.
24 GB DDR3 1600 (2x 8 GB gskill and 2x 4 GB also gskill @ 9-9-9-21 timings, not overclocked)
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3)
GTX 560ti default clock 850 (evga card) Occasionally pushed up over 900 Mhz (hope to upgrade to GTX 670, may update if this happens. Power draw seems to be the same if reviews are to be believed.)
3 HDD (WD black 2 TB, 750 and older 500) and 1 SSD (OCZ vertex 3 120 GB)
Standard DVD/CD burn 24x combo drive.
Logitec G500 mouse (I mention this because the power has to be pulled through the mobo.)
And a keyboard that I forgot the make and model that has red backlight. (Forgive me, writing this while I'm not at home to look)
Antec 300 case w/ 4 120mm fans (came with 3, bought 4th) and the 140mm. Mostly kept at medium speeds since my ears have apparently gotten sensitive about that in my old age.
Display Name: Daniel C.
Date Joined: 03/26/08
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