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Pros: It's fast with reads and writes.
It doesn't take any HDD bays or SATA ports
Easier to install than a HDD (typically)
Decent size for it's current price, works with Windows 8 just fine
Great while it works
Cons: It fails after weeks of use (I RMA'd the first after 3 weeks and the second failed after just 2-3 also.)
It randomly causes blue screens and then stops working all together
Other Thoughts: I own a few SSD drives and I haven't had this sort of issue with any of them. If you are going to use this one, you better have it cloned frequently so you have a backup when it fails. There is absolutely no excuse for OCZ to still be selling this drive, a LOT of people are seeing this same issue. A quick search brings up pages and pages of complaints and issues. I am pretty displeased. I don't understand how 2 other OCZ SSD's work pretty much flawlessly (so far) and this one has to fail.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Black & Decker CTO4300W White CounterTop PerfectBroil Oven w/Pizza Bump
Pros: -Simple to use
-Looks great on the counter
-Extended back allowing you to put larger items (like pizza) in it
-Weel designed to reduce risk of burns (some expose the element too much)
-Door assists in pulling out the rack partially so you don't have to reach in
Cons: The metal pan that comes with it is a little flimsy but it's not really an important part of the oven. I put aluminum foil on it usually just because the whole purpose of this device is convenience (well and maybe to save a little power).
Also, the timer knob probably could have been designed slightly better.
Other Thoughts: It's a great little taster oven overall. I didn't know what a pizza bump was when I bought it... It's basically just an extended back designed to fit a pizza. The rack is even curved in the back.
The fact it pulls the rack out slightly when you open it seems kinda minor but it makes a huge difference, no reaching in and cooking your hand if you are being quick to flip something over, etc...
I've had no real issues, you have to kind of adjust to how the timer works to make sure you don't burn your toast or underheat your frozen pancake. The convection feature is great at helping crisp things up a bit and cook them faster.
It's probably not the best taster oven out there but for the price and the features as well as the aesthetic design... I'm not sure you can get a better deal.
Pros: Excellent device, plays all the HD (including 1080p) that I have thrown at it. Those reviewers who say this devices chokes on HD, etc... It's because they are too lazy to do a little research. Even with 1080p, my CPU utilization is not higher that 15-25% and that's with uTorrent running and other stuff happening in the background.
I paired it with a snappy 64GB SSD (Combo deal) and a dual HDD enclosure (Rosewill) with 2x2TB drives. It boots to Win 7 pro with uTorrent and Boxee both fully engaged in about 30 seconds.
The device is perfect for an HDTV! Boxee, XMBC, VLC and the latest version of Flash all do hardware acceleration. The Next Gen nVidia Ion has dedicated memory and the GPU is easily overclocked at boot by pressing F6 or F7 ( 7% or 13% respectively I think).
HDMI out handles video and audio of course. It can handle up to 8 channel sound (meaning a 5.1, 6.1 or 7.1 system will work perfectly.
It's small, mountable and uses little power yet does everyth
Cons: Optical out on the front is a little annoying if you want to plug anything in on the front panel. If you aren't using the front ports, a door easily hides everything.
Could have more USB ports on the back or 5Ghz Wireless-N but I do fine the way it is.
USB 3.0 would be nice since I use the dual HDD enclosure, transferring between the two drives is slower. But this also works fine for me.
Other Thoughts: If you are going to buy a device like this for HD content, you need to do your research.
You need to use software that handles GPU acceleration and you need to enable it!
Some things to install
Boxeee/XBMC(latest builds)- must be enabled in settings
VLC (think it is enabled by default but check)
Flash (10.1+, beta recommended)
Silverlight (make sure it's up to date)
Firefox (latest stable build)
nVidia drivers (latest for Ion including HDMI sound driver, 15.51 at the time of this review)
I've had some strange issues with Boxee and my Sony HT system. After updating the sound drivers manually and restoring defaults (right click on the speaker in the system tray, playback devices, then properties on the nVidia HDMI attached device), everything worked fine. Full 5.1
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