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Silicon Power 128GB Elite microSDXC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 75MB/s (SP128GBSTXBU1V20NE)
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Pros: *128GB for 29.99...yes please!!
*Class 10 speed for photo snappers and file lovers.
*Was easily recognized by my Laptop & Lenovo Tab 2 Tablet
*Advertised speeds were close to advertised
*Reliability - I've own several SP products and never had a problem.

Cons: *Advertised speeds were close to advertised but just fell short
*Reliability - but I've own several SP products and never had a problem.

Other Thoughts: So let's get to it shall we. Overall I like this SD card. 128GB is more than I'll ever need for my music, video & picture needs on my tablet. Personally, I use my Lenovo as a mobile jukebox while traveling to save my phone's battery for more important tasks like GPS & Hotspot duty. First, the package states "up to 75Mbps Read" speed. Well...most of us will probably care more about "write" speeds. Transferring files to the card may be more important to you than getting them off. And as far as I can tell it does a good job both ways.

Let's start with a single large file. I copied Top Gear ripped @ 720p which was 1.75 GB in size from my laptops internal Samsung 840 SSD to the SP 128 in 1 minute 36 seconds which gives us an 18.23MB/s Average write speed. What's nice is that AS SSD & Crystal Disk both confirm this real world test with the following results.

Crystal Disk 3.0.3 x64 = 63.66 / 20.25 Sequential Read / Write 4.088 / .542 4K Random Read / Write
AS SSD Benchmark = 60.17 / 19.03 Sequential Read / Write Acc Time 2.110 ms

Next, I tried pictures and music which will be a common scenario for this card.

Music Test Folder - 522MB took 31.42 seconds to copy from SSD = 16.83 Mbps
Picture Test Folder - 1.46GB took 2m 57 seconds to copy from SSD = 8.25 Mbps

Though write speeds are firmly in USB 2.0 territory, this card is putting out about the max anyone should expect from a flash based device such as this. While playing back the 1 hour Top Gear episode on the tablet fast forwarding, rewinding and skipping to any point in the show was seamless. Which indicates really good read speed for those who will fill this card up with movies, music and video clips for long trips.

My SP 32GB SD Card will absolutely be replaced by this 128GB monster! If you are in the market to upgrade your storage for phone, camera or tablet..look no farther. It won't let you down.


5 out of 5 eggs Excellent Budget Modem!!! 08/04/2016

This review is from: Linksys CM3008 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (8x4 Bonded channels)

Pros: *Full 100 Mbps Capable - Tested on TWC 50 Mbps connection
*Easy setup - Time Warner Cable Customer Support activated it in no time.
*Small and easy to tuck away
*Excellent Reliability so far - zero down time over nearly a month
*GUI is simple and intuitive (you won't really need to touch this..ever)

Cons: *Does not work with AT&T Uverse
*Not for TWC customers who have phone service as well - no old school RJ11 Phone Jack. You'd have to have an IP Phone that connects to your router.

Other Thoughts: Very impressed with this little modem. As an AT&T Uverse / Direct TV customer this device did not work with my AT&T service. We could not get the device to authenticate. You may have better luck, however, for me it did not work. My parents are Time Warner customers so I volunteered them for assistance. They do have home phone service, but use cell phones as well so they weren't out any call time. Hooked to my old Buffalo AirStation AC1750 Dual Band router, the CM3008 was able to fully utilize their 50 MB connection with ease. Here is what I got while using with Google Chrome browser on both of their machines....

Wired - Dad's Desktop = 48.77 Mbps Down / 5.23 Mbps Up
Wireless - Mom's Laptop from the farthest point in the house = 25.69 Mbps Down / 4.66 Mbps Up

My parents have had no down time with this unit at all and I'm confident it will give users up to the rated speeds it advertises. As the majority of users have 50 Mbps or lower connections.. it's a solid choice to save a few bucks. Pair this with a decent router and you can't go wrong. Again, for TWC customers who use their existing RJ11 based home phones this unit is not for you. It's Coaxle Cable in...Ethernet out to router or single PC. If you don't use or need the home phone functionality your're good to go!!

OCZ Deneva 2 R Series D2RSTK251E19-0400 2.5
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5 out of 5 eggs Pretty Good Refurbished Games SSD 07/24/2016

This review is from: OCZ Deneva 2 R Series D2RSTK251E19-0400 2.5" 400GB SATA III eMLC Enterprise Solid State Drive

Pros: - Cheap
- Still relatively fast
- Build Quality is solid
- OCZ SSD Utility is nice and simple to use

Cons: - Thick... this might not fit in your laptop if you were looking for large cheap SSD storage for on the go.
- Refurbished - so everyones mileage may very
- I did notice after the firmware update the exact same thing others said. 81% life left. But we aren't buying a new drive so we can't complain to much can we?

Other Thoughts: I ran several benchmarks to verify speed and overall performance. I used this drive to replace my generic FaSpeed 250GB drive as my Steam library had quickly filled that drive up. Also, as it's refurbished and thus little recourse should it die I figured as a games drive it's perfect. If it dies... no worries, just re download all my games to a replacement and keep the save files backed up from time to time. No worries.

Samsung Magician: 554 MB/s Read 516 MB/s Write 60,344 IOPS Read 46,855 IOPS Write

ATTO Disk Benchmark: 530 MB/s Read 440 MB/s Write

Crystal DiskMark 5.1.2 x64: 547 MB/s Read 313 MB/s Write

AS SSD Benchmark 1.8.5: 487 MB/s Read 230MB/s Write

Anvil Storage Utilities 1.1.0: 494 MB/s Read 270 MB/s Write

Oh, and to add more confusion the OCZ Software states sequencial speed @ 524 MB/s Read & 120 MB/s write!!! What?!!
Random speed 203 MB/s Read & 94 MB/s Write!! This drives write speeds are all over the place. We can comfortably say that Read speeds are 500 MB/s confirmed. Which honestly makes it ideal as a games drive, mostly reading not writing taking place. For fast non critical data I'd go vote for it. As a primary OS / Programs drive, thought the price is attractive and I'm sure performance would be fine. I just trust it more with non-critical data. As a Steam games drive it's great! And I'll recommend it.


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Date Joined: 02/27/03


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