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Crucial BX100 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Inexpensive and fast

Cons: I have had this for about a year, and it has started to drop out. I get errors of this sort:

Source: iaStorA
Event ID: 129
Description: Reset to device, \Device\RaidPort0, was issued.

Source: Disk
Event ID: 51
Description: An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk2\DR2 during a paging operation.

Source: Ntfs
Event ID: 57
Description: The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.

To fix it, I have to shut down the PC completely, with power off for 30 seconds, and reboot.

Other Thoughts: I use this only for daily backup of files, so very little is written to it. It should last forever.

I have had problems with two MX100 drives also, which are somewhat similar. The MX200 series is better, thus far.

Rosewill RNX-N600PCE_v2.0, Dual Band Wireless N600 Wi-Fi Adapter, IEEE 802.11 a/b/11g/11n, Up to 300 Mbps (5.0 GHz) + 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz) Wireless Data Rates, PCI-Express Interface
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Pros: I have had this in use 24/7 for about 3 months, and like it a lot. In comparing it with a Rosewill RNWD-N9003PCE (3 antennas, PCIe card) in another PC that is the same distance from the access point, I find that the signal strengths are the same (3 bars), and the speed on both is always 130 Mpbs. So they are very similar operationally, but this one costs less.

Cons: none, except that I would like the longer 3 dB gain antennas on this card that are on the previous version of this card.

Other Thoughts: Both this card and the Rosewill RNWD-N9003PCE use an Atheros AR938x chip, and the only difference seems to be the number of antennas. It doesn't seem to make much difference in practice, so I would just get this one.

On the other hand, I also have an earlier version (not V2.0) of the Rosewill RNX-N600PCE, and it used a Ralink chip, apparently the RT2860. The performance of that one was at lower speed, usually around 39 Mpbs in my situation, so I think the V2.0 is clearly better.

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5 out of 5 eggs Great for Folding 05/21/2015

This review is from: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 960 2GB WINDFORCE 2X OC EDITION

Pros: This is a great card for Folding@Home. I am getting 157,814 PPD on P9201 while drawing 56.8% TDP, or 68 watts according to GPU-Z, for 2315 PPD/watt; very nice.
The temperature is only 54C with side off of the case in a 70F room, and 60C with side on (but no side fan running). In addition, the card is quite silent, and the fans run at only 700 rpm in this situation. The heatsink seems to be overdesigned for overclocking, which is very good for me since I never overclock but want silent operation.

For comparison, my GTX 750 Ti on P9201 uses 65.8% TDP, or 39.5 watts for 67034 PPD or 1698 PPD/watt.

Cons: None, but the two 6-pin PCIe power connectors seem quite unnecessary; one should be enough. However, they are positioned nicely at the end of the card and do not obstruct the side fan on the case, as some of the other cards do.

Other Thoughts: I only Fold on this card, and don't even have a monitor connected to it, but use my internal Intel graphics for that. So I don't know about gaming, but there are plenty of review sites for that. For me, it is the best card I could have gotten for my use. I was going to wait until Pascal before getting my next card, but just might add a second GTX 960 later in the year to fill the second PCIe slot.


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Date Joined: 07/08/04


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