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Kingston SSDNow V300 Series SV300S37A/120G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: if you enjoy RMA 'ing and losing your data, then look no further! this is the drive for you. Be sure to add 7 dollars to your overall cost for mailing your failed drive back. (each time)

Cons: what good is a drive you can't trust? Thing dies with no irretrievable. Can you afford to lose even one day of your work? Unfortunately, i can't get my money back. I just get another loser drive. yay me!

Other Thoughts: back up your data.....on a daily basis if you are going to use this drive.

Seagate 600 Series ST240HM000 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Downloaded SeaTools (Seagate Diagnostic) and checked it every way.....SeaTools says "A- OK" , and "No Worries!" - all is well.

Cons: After about six months, SUDDENLY I start to get:

"Master Hard Disk: Smart command failed Push F1 to continue" during startup

......SO I press F1, and windows starts. :)

After some Googling, I find that my AMD MOBO (M4A89GTD_PRO/ USB3) ~ evidently the BIOS needs to be "updated" to accommodate SSD's SMART reporting

So I checked the ASUS website for BIOS update. The update descriptions were vague, not saying they would fix my issue....furthermore there was in *BOLD* writing, a WARNING from ASUS that updating the BIOS was inherently "Risky" and should ONLY be done if absolutely necessary. Hmmm

so I had to weigh out the pros and cons of updating the BIOS with the hopes that *maybe* it would fix the issue.

In the end, I decided to simply to disable (turn off) the SMART reporting for this particular drive.

Other Thoughts: For me, this issue turned into a NON-issue. But I wasted half a day figuring all this out.

BOTTOMLINE: this whole thing just stresses the point: BACKUP YOUR DATA. whether you are using this as a system drive, or storage. BACKUP YOUR DATA.

Insten 675423 15 ft. Black HDMI To DVI Cable 5Gbps M/M + HDMI-F To DVI-M Adapter
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This is exactly what I needed. I was getting some ghosting with my VGA cable. This cord sharpened up my picture. (!)

15 ft was exactly the length I needed.

I've never used a HDMI connection before, or DVI for that matter. I had to do a little research because apparently there are various kinds of them...but after a little research I figured out this is what I needed.

I have my computer towers in the next room over to keep my audio control room quiet, with the cords going through a race (a 1 1/4" pvc tube in the wall) and I was doubtful that I could get the DVI connector through, as the tube is getting crowded - lots of cables already going through it. - MIDI cables, lightpipe, firewire, USB's, KVM's,etc.

It was a good thing to have the HDMI connector, because the DVI would never have fit through.

The HDMI connector gives you the same quality connection as the DVI does, according to what I read.

I am well satisfied with this product. It does exactly what I hoped that it would.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: there are various kinds of DVI connectors. If you are new to DVI's like me, do a little reading to make sure you are getting what you need.


Trevor M.'s Profile

Display Name: Trevor M.

Date Joined: 02/18/04

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 11/01/11
  • Last Review: 02/02/15
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