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SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 256GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V5P256BW
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Never came close to performance claims 07/06/2016

This review is from: SAMSUNG 950 PRO M.2 256GB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V5P256BW

Pros: - Compact storage module
- Diagnostic software, optimized drivers

Cons: - IOPS were never any better than a SATA-3 SSD, and never as good as a PCIe mSATA card from Plextor.
- Terribly inconvenient to find interfaces physically compatible with M-key devices like this.
- Module died after less than seven months of light usage.

Other Thoughts: Avoid M-keyed devices until the storage industry catches up with itself, and supporting accessories become more common. When using one of these modules as a boot device, it's also hard to interface a second module to create an identical duplicate. In that regard, Samsung and other M-key module producers have failed badly to ship supporting accessories. It would be reasonable to expect a SATA adapter tray or USB3 adapter for these modules for boot device duplication.

I wish I had never purchased either this module or its 512GB counterpart. Neither one ever delivered on the promised performance even when installed in a 16-lane motherboard slot in a core i7 system with plenty of bandwidth, and the Samsung drivers installed and active.

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EVGA GeForce GTX 970 04G-P4-3975-KR 4GB SSC GAMING w/ACX 2.0+, Whisper Silent Cooling Graphics Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Drives up to three 4K monitors at 60Hz refresh at full resolution using DisplayPort 1.2 ports.

Cons: Drivers are so terrible that basic Windows 10 window scrolling results in redraw artifacting that I have not seen in dedicated display cards for many years. Video playback at full screen is horrible no matter what the resolution of the source material, and no matter what app is used.

Other Thoughts: The LATEST nVidia drivers from their own site are so utterly HORRIBLE that this card became a nightmarish downgrade from an AMD Radeon 7870 that was used to drive the same two 4k monitors. A return to NewEgg is likely if Nvidia does not release a driver fix very soon.

I'm running this on a computer with 12GB of RAM and a 4-core i7 processor. It never had trouble with video playback before using AMD cards. I only switched to Nvidia on the recommendation of a colleague, and to get more supposedly 4k-capable display port outputs. So far, the experience is very negative in every way.

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SAMSUNG SmartCam SNH-P6410BN Full HD 1080P Day & Night WDR 2 Way Audio Wireless IP Camera
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great video quality; automated setup 12/17/2015

This review is from: SAMSUNG SmartCam SNH-P6410BN Full HD 1080P Day & Night WDR 2 Way Audio Wireless IP Camera

Pros: Incredibly easy automated setup with step-by-step instructions on screen. Even the status LED on the camera tells you exactly what its doing. Firmware updates easy too.

Cons: The mobile app can only view one camera at a time. Sometimes difficult to get settings to stick on the viewing apps. Windows and OS X viewing app depends on browsers. Chrome is not supported unfortunately. That means using Safari on OSX, and IE on Windows, including Win10.

Other Thoughts: The product line needs the capability to view more than one camera at a time in an NxN layout. Other product lines offer that capability. Samsung also needs to support more browsers, especially Chome, or switch over to providing native apps on Windows and OSX.

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Display Name: Mark B.

Date Joined: 07/05/01

  • Reviews: 18
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  • First Review: 09/24/13
  • Last Review: 07/06/16
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