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This review is from: iStarUSA BPN-2535DE-SA 3.5" to 2 x 2.5" SATA 6 Gbps HDD SSD Hot-swap Rack
Pros: Doors and hinges on this usit are metal. The unit is aluminum, has a solid feel. Everything works fine and dandy with Samsung SATA3 SSDs.
Cons: I use a Samsung SSD 850 installed for the OS. With another SSD, INTEL 520 data drive (Sata3), in the other slot, it would not read the Intel SSD for some reason. At the same time the LED light viewed weak. The exact same data on a Samsung 840 SSD read perfectly in the same slot. LEDs were normal. Why would a Samsung work and not an Intel SSD.? I tried several INTEL SSDs, they wouldn't work.
Other Thoughts: I changed cables thinking maybe it was my cables, to correct the problem. It didn't work. Somebody needs to check the pin-outs and SSD details to find out the difference. Maybe the vendor can explain. My assumption is that it may have something to do with current draw.? Not sure.
Since my system works fine with Samsung SSDs in the iStar dock is ok for my use, so I took off only one star. People with only Intel SSDs may give it one star or return the unit as defective.!
Pros: It works with the usual crucial reliability.
Cons: The memory I received had twice as many DRAM chips as shown in the picture. That is, it was the same number, CT2KIT25664BF160B, but had 8 chips on a side instead of 4. I did not like this deception so I took off a star.! (too many solder joints for the size)
Other Thoughts: I ordered this because of low price and a previous review that the 1600 worked fine at 1333. The Asrock Mini ITX motherboard Q1900-ITX works ONLY with 1333 according to their specs, but this 1600 memory also works fine and was considerably cheaper than the 1333. This 1600 memory will also work fine with the Asrock Mini-ITX QC5000-ITX/PHREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: Brighter than expected, steady, very efficient and runs cool on the globe. Does not fluctuate at all. Maybe some users had bad wiring or something wrong with their eye sight. After a couple of hours of being on, you can remove the bulb without waiting for it to cool. True INSTANT on. 100 lumens per watt in now the new norm.
Cons: Only the screw end base gets a little hot.
Other Thoughts: I'm looking forward to the newer LEDs with even more lumens and with the same style. I would like to see a 4000k half way between yellow and blue tint.. These are a super bargain when on sale.READ FULL REVIEW