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Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX RGB Red (CH-9101010-NA)
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4 out of 5 eggs Great keyboard with a few flaws 09/14/2016

This review is from: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Cherry MX RGB Red (CH-9101010-NA)

Pros: The build quality is great on this keyboard, it has a top steel body while the bottom is plastic, it also feels pretty heavy like the old school mechanical keyboards.
CherryMX red switches take very little effort to get a registered key press which is great for gaming.
RGB LED which is great for seasonal/holiday color themes. Each individual key can be changed a group of keys can be set on a certain pattern.
Built in windows key lock button which is great because I sometimes hit it when playing games.
LED brightness button with 3 brightness levels and off.
4 programmable bios with a toggle switch to easily switch between them.
Built in USB port for connecting something like a mouse or a USB headset.
Includes a key cap puller, different WASD and arrow keys that are great and have the same texture as the space bar.
Also includes a removable rubber wrist rest.
Has a braided USB cable.

Cons: The CUE software is pretty terrible and is very anti user friendly. Was having alot of problems just trying to setup led effects.
Space bar is angled inwards for some strange reason, I ended up reversing it and its much more comfortable now.
Has an audible hissing sound when led's are turn to max brightness and set to certain colors.

Other Thoughts: I came from a Corsair K30 Raptor to this keyboard which was a membrane keyboard but had tactile like feedback. It took a little to get used to the cherry mx red switches. I never used the programmable keys so not a problem on losing that feature.
The included pattern keys I tried using them but the weird angles and lack of grip caused me to switch back to the stock keys.
I did not use the included wrist rest, I have a giant gel wrist rest from an office store and feels more better in my opinion.
I'm glad they got rid of the highly disliked Corsair Gaming logo and now use their regular slightly updated sail boat logo.
You can also get cherry mx o-rings to reduce the travel distance and reduce the noise which this keyboard is pretty loud.
Overall pretty happy with it so far in the past 3 weeks, its mostly software issues causing this board to truly shine.

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Seagate ST1000LM035 1TB 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5
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Pros: Very good price per GB for the 2.5" form factor compared to other drives on the market.
Drive was shipped in a very solid yet impact absorbing air pack to prevent any damage.
The drive height is very thin at 7mm and very light compared to my 7 year old 2.5" seagate drive.
The drive is also very quiet compared to my older drive, its almost silent to the point I don't even know if its on or not.
I used this drive as an external USB drive using a 2.5" USB enclosure. I did have to format, partition, and initialize the drive first in Windows Disk Management before the device would show up in Explorer. After that it was simple plug and play for the drive now. Writing to the drive I got an an average of about 22MB/s for a 3GB file. Read speed was about 31MB/s. This was done on the USB 2.0 standard, so USB 3.0 should be alot better.

Cons: Maybe could come with a 3 year warranty instead.

Other Thoughts: Seagate in the past acquired a really bad reputation for bad drives with a high failure rate, and that number when way up when dealing with odd sized drives past 1TB. However recently they really improved on the quality of their drives and it even rivals with competing companies drives. You should not steer away from the brand now because of what happened in the past.

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Silicon Power 32GB Elite microSDHC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 85MB/s (SP032GBSTHBU1V20NE)
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Pros: Price is good for what you get.
Comes with a MicroSD to SD adapter.
Real word transfer speeds are as follows:
USB 2.0
Read: 29 MB/s
Write: 9 MB/s

USB 3.0
Read: 81 MB/s
Write: 11 MB/s

The tests came out pretty good, it came very close to the advertised read speeds. Write speeds were another issue, see cons.

Cons: Write speeds are pretty bad at about 11MB/s, one of the slowest write speeds I have encountered on MicroSD UHS-1 this high.
The included SD adapter with the microsd card inserted was really hard to remove, seems to be excess plastic inside of it creating a really tight fit. I tested a different adapter with the same card and did not have this problem.

Other Thoughts: Overall its a nice little card for a company that isnt that well know yet compared to some of the other tech giants out there. How reliable this card is down the line has yet to be seen but so far everything is good. If Silicon Power continues this trend of reliability and good prices then they will be one of the go-to brands for memory.
If you want something to load stuff off it this is a pretty reasonable card for the price but if you are looking for something with high write speeds, you might want to look elsewhere unless you want to wait around for it to write. This might be the best card for a go pro for example which needs good write speeds.
I didn't bother posting synthetic benchmarks because real world read/write files are what matters.

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