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ASRock H97M Pro4 LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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5 out of 5 eggs Purchase #30 works perfectly as all the others. 10/12/2016

This review is from: ASRock H97M Pro4 LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Price, options, stability, and longevity.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I've checked my purchase history here for this item. And this board makes purchase #30 since 12/29/14. I've had no issues with these boards, they just work. I hope the new model I'm upgrading to, the H170M Pro4 DDR4 model, is as stable as these boards. If not I'll be downgrading back to these DDR3 boards then.

ASUS Laptop F555LA-NS52 Intel Core i5 5200U (2.20 GHz) 4 GB DDR3L Memory 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 5500 15.6
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Core i5 2.2GHz - 2.7GHz

Cons: Toshiba MQ01ABF050 5400 RPM Hard Drive
All-in-one touchpad w/buttons

Other Thoughts: The hard drive is the bottleneck of every computer. And this laptop is no exception, especially with its 5400 RPM drive. Which is why I installed a Samsung 250GB SSD. I installed the Samsung software before I cloned the old HD to the new SSD.

I ran a benchmark and the internal HD scored a 91MB/s Seq. Read & 66MB/s Seq. Write. Random Read = 236 & Random Write = 234.

I cloned the HD to the SSD then ran the test again. 548MB/s Seq. Read & 529MB/s Seq. Write. Random Read = 67003 & Random Write = 19963.

This laptop now loads Windows 10 and is ready at the desktop in about 10 seconds. Every task I do makes it feel like I'm running a Core i7 3GHz. Loading Firefox, Office, & computer settings is fast. I'm waiting for hard drives no more!

If you purchase this laptop also purchase an SSD, IMO it's a requirement of such a cheap laptop. Especially due to the Toshiba hard drive that will most likely fail in 1 to 3 years. Believe me, I've been working in a computer repair shop for 11 years now, and the top dead drives we see are Seagate & Toshiba.

WD Red 2TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD20EFRX
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good size & good price.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I bought 3 drives and put each one at a time in my unRAID NAS and ran a pre-clear script to write all zeros and then read the SMART. All 3 passed, had perfect SMART values and no pre-existing conditions. I think these drives will last a long time.


Thomas L.'s Profile

Display Name: Thomas L.

Date Joined: 12/11/06

  • Reviews: 22
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  • First Review: 06/03/10
  • Last Review: 10/12/16
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