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Mushkin Enhanced Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 997164S
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5 out of 5 eggs Works as advertised, even a bit better. 05/15/2016

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 997164S

Pros: Installed into a Biostar Hi-Fi A88W 3D, and by default this was set to DDR3-1600 at 1.5V. Loaded the XMP profile, and started running DDR3-2133 at 1.6V. I dropped the timings from 10-12-12-28 to 9-10-10-27 and that tightening worked just fine also. System is totally stable.

Cons: None I can think of.

Other Thoughts: Standard height (not low-profile), with black, non-garish heatspreaders...runs better than advertised, what's not to like?

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Lenovo Laptop IdeaPad 500S 80Q3002XUS Intel Core i5 6200U (2.30 GHz) 4 GB Memory 1 TB HDD Intel HD Graphics 520 14.0
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Pros: Thin, light, well-constructed (despite extensive use of plastic), matte screen, 1080p resolution, backlit keyboard, keyboard is amongst the best I've used on a consumer-grade notebook.

Cons: Bloatware, bloatware, bloatware...took nearly 30 minutes to remove all of the bloatware.

Other Thoughts: Battery life is OK (neither all-day nor noticeably short). I bought this for my wife, a casual user who will do basic photo, music, office tasks on it. It will perform these tasks with aplomb at a reasonable price. Upgrading the 1TB HDD to a 250GB SSD was very straightforward.

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Seagate Constellation ES.3 ST4000NM0023 4TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SAS 6Gb/s 3.5
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Pros: I am using this as my primary genomic dataset decompression/analysis/recompression drive. It replaced the competitor’s highest-end consumer-grade performance hard drive, which also has a five year warranty. Sustained writes of 170MB/s are amongst the highest I’ve seen from a single (mechanical/platter-based) hard drive. For comparison, the drive it replaced topped out at 150MB/s according to my testing. This Seagate drive also has slightly lower latencies than the drive it replaced. At idle it pulls a few watts less than the drive it replaced. Finally, it is noticeably quieter (though in an enterprise setting this is irrelevant).

Cons: It runs a few degrees warmer than its predecessor (it’s in the same spot in the same case so I am confident in that assessment). The system also pulls 2-3 watts more under sustained use as measured from the wall controlling for the addition of the SAS controller card I installed.

Other Thoughts: Moving from a high-end consumer drive to this enterprise drive yielded minor performance increases given my usage scenario; I am most pleased that it is quieter than the drive it replaced though as alluded to most purchasers likely will not put this in an mATX case that’s sitting on a workstation desk. Of course, I unfortunately can’t yet comment on one important aspect of a hard drive, reliability.

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