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This review is from: OCZ Vertex 3 V3LT-25SAT3-240G 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Pros: Worked right out of the box. Cloned a 120g Summit drive onto the Vertex 3, then expanded the volume size to utilize the rest of the volume. I noticed random write performance has improved significantly. Seriously, no hiccups or slowdowns or any trouble at all in the process. Drive came with the latest firmware that has been discussed in the OCZ forums: version 2.06. The summit drive would get slowed down with random writes, but not anything as bad as the performance of the original Core v1.
Cons: OEM drive didn't come with anything other than the drive itself in a static-free bag- no cables, paperwork, mounting hardware, or anything (not that this is unexpected).
Reading on the OCZ forums, this drive does not use 25nm Nand, it uses 32nm Toshiba Nand which has slightly less performance. I'm not sure if this is a con or a pro- the larger-process Nand might have benefits in lifetime usability. The specs haven't really been published.
Other Thoughts: The pictures of the box are a tiny bit misleading. I thought it would be a brown box of a normal size. The box is just about an inch larger all around than the 2.5 inch drive itself. It's a tiny package.
I haven't had the time to really test it. I'm running it on a SATA2 connection at the moment but with the possibility to keep it viable for SATA3 in the future (either a new motherboard or a cost-effective PCIe add-on board). I upgraded and up-sized my boot drive in Windows 7 64-bit. I used Acronis 2011 Home version.
This review is from: Razer RZ02-00420100-R3U1 Scarab Expert Hard Gaming Mouse Mat
Pros: It is reasonably thin, Reasonably large, textured but still fast to use (not an unreasonable amount of friction), and it came with a nice padded case with elastic corner holders and closes with Velcro. I had no trouble with the Razer Naga. Responsiveness was just absolutely perfect.
Cons: I need to find a place to put the case when I'm not transporting it... it's kind of large and ... where do I put this?
Not sure about longevity yet, but it seems better textured than the Z-mat World of Warcraft pad it replaced, so I expect this will last much longer (not a con).
Other Thoughts: The predecessor became worn and smooth in the center, it was not made by Razer. At first I thought this was causing unresponsiveness, but I later found a tiny hair at the optical sensor and not the mat after all. This is very minimalistic, a light color with only the Razer symbol on one corner, understated but good quality and a better design overall.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: BYTECC BT-3260T-BK Black 32" - 60" Tilting Wall Mount
Pros: It's black. With the 100lb plasma connected, it allows you to orient the display up and down and does not sag downward. it sits pretty close to the wall. I am very pleased with the end result.
Cons: Had to get butterfly bolts and wide washers to mount it through the metal studs, but this is an issue with just how I needed to affix it to the wall.
Other Thoughts: The plasma is 100 lbs. Getting it on and off the top hook is the hardest part of the process, (oh, and getting the thing upstairs, lol).READ FULL REVIEW