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This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced atom 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDAM32GB
Pros: Very small... fits about as flush as it could and still have something to grab on too. Runs at reasonable USB3 speeds.
Cons: Very small... extremely difficult to get the cap off the first time, I wound up using the edge of my knife to pry the cap off. Now that I have it off, it's not so bad.
Other Thoughts: An amazing little drive... 32GB of USB3 speed in the size of a nickel.
I see the purpose of this drive as a 'plug it in and forget it' drive, not as a general use portable drive... it's small size would make it VERY easy to lose or misplace. There is a place for a very thin lanyard or loop (not included,) if you intend to carry this thing around I would recommend it.
This review is from: Acronis True Image 2014 - 1 PC
Pros: Fairly reliable backup... I know it works because I had to use an image to restore my system when my SSD died a few months ago.
Lots of features and utilities... it's more than just a backup program.
Cons: A little klunky to get scheduled backups setup, not very intuitive.
Other Thoughts: I had to upgrade from TI'12 with a new Haswell system, it works very much like my older version does.
Make sure you experiment with your backup solution, checking to make sure it actually WORKS... that's the only reason I found out TI'12 didn't work with my Haswell system. I would hate to have a system crash and THEN find out my backups won't work.
Pros: Nice BIOS, fairly easy to navigate
Very inexpensive, but reasonable features
Cons: Very low-end audio chipset
Only 4 total SATA plugs, 1 USB3 header, 2 USB2 headers... not really a 'con' but understand that's all you are getting
Funky 24-pin socket (see other thoughts.)
Other Thoughts: Bought this for a budget PC build, it's working very well. It did not seem 'flimsy' at all... and believe me, I put it to the test.
Like the other reviewer mentioned... I had problems seating the 24-pin plug on my CX430... it just did not want to go in all the way. I even bought a CX430M, thinking it was a fluke, but it wouldn't seat either. I have it jammed in as far as it'll go, but I can't get the retention clip in place. I have another CX430 in my HTPC plugged into a Gigabyte board with none of those problems. I can't say if it's the mobo or PSU... but they definitely don't play well with each other.
This is my first ASRock motherboard, so far I'm very pleased with it, aside from the pesky pin problem.