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HyperX Fury SHFS37A/120G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs High Endurance SSD with Average Write Speeds 12/08/2014

This review is from: HyperX Fury SHFS37A/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Comes with an adapter to convert it from 7 mm to 9.5 mm if necessary
Firmware was newer than the most current version on their site (Version 583ABBF0)
Really High Endurance – 354 TB Total Bytes written which if you do the math equates to roughly 330 GB of writes per day for 3 years straight.

Ran excessive benchmarks and tests to try and break in the drive (Roughly 200 GB written) in order to ensure they were not likely to fail early on before configuring them for use. Initially and after my stress tests the drives reported no SMART errors of any kind and all of the values were good and where they should be.

ATTO Disk Benchmark:
• Read = 525.5 MB/s
• Write = 490.0 MB/s

Crystal Disk Mark (Uncompressed Files)
• Sequential: Read = 404.1 MB/s, Write = 436.0 MB/s
• 512k: Read = 377.8 MB/s, Write = 400.8 MB/s
• 4k: Read = 24.40 MB/s, Write = 74.86 MB/s
• 4k QD32: Read = 111.6 MB/s, Write = 196.3 MB/s

Crystal Disk Mark (Compressed Files)
• Sequential: Read = 380.2 MB/s, Write = 135.3 MB/s
• 512k: Read = 361.8 MB/s, Write = 135.4 MB/s
• 4k: Read = 22.55 MB/s, Write = 73.87 MB/s
• 4k QD32: Read = 98.24 MB/s, Write = 135.0 MB/s

AS SSD Benchmark IOPS:
• 16MB: Read = 29.66 IOPS Write = 8.05 IOPS
• 4K: Read = 3,785 IOPS Write = 15,533 IOPS
• 4K-64 Thread Read = 14,034 IOPS Write = 32,060 IOPS
• 512B Read = 6,695 IOPS Write = 3,150 IOPS

Temperature While Testing: 87.8 °F

Cons: Despite the specs showing that the IOPS are read 84,000 and write at 52,000, I never saw numbers close to that and to add to that mine were the opposite. After multiple tests, the writes were faster than the reads when it came to IOPS. I have never had an SSD test so strangely when it came to the rated specs vs. my benchmarks.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great SSD with very high endurance (The highest I’ve ever owned) and good read speeds with decent write speeds. Despite the writes not being as fast as I’d like, considering the price they are still good as there are worse options in this price range. Given the durability and the low price of this SSD, it makes for a perfect upgrade for a system that needs a small performance boost without spending too much money.

*All tests were conducted three times to ensure accuracy and repeatability of results.

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TP-LINK TL-WA860RE 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender/Repeater with Power Outlet Pass-through, Dual External Antennas, Wall Plug Design, One-button Setup, Smart Signal Indicator
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Easy setup even though the one touch WPS didn’t work for me.
Automatically changes its channel as the main routers channel is changed
Has a pass through AC plug so that it doesn’t waste an outlet
Having an Ethernet connection on this makes it almost like a power line adapter
External antennas help it provide really good reception for such a small extender

The status LED’s on the front aren’t obnoxiously bright and provide very useful information about how to place the extender in the right spot.

Web Interface:
• Features a very helpful menu on the side explaining what every setting does
• Has a status page showing current connection information even, the signal strength from the main router
• Can manage multiple profiles of wireless routers it has connected to
• Has an awesome graph to monitor and show current throughput of current traffic
• Also has a wireless statistics page that shows packet information on a per device basis
• Has DHCP and can see all clients connected via DHCP
• Option called Survey which shows all wireless networks in range so you can pick the most optimized channel

Though the second option they had on their instructions worked fine and was easy to follow. Just make sure you select the, “Connect Automatically” option from Windows or your connection will get interrupted as Windows will switch to a working connection that has internet while you’re still setting up the extender.

Wireless Connection (5 Feet from Extender) (10 feet from Router)
• Signal Strength: -45 dBm
• Server (100MB File Transfer): Read = 1.83 MB/s, Write = 2.17 MB/s
• Internet Speed Test: Ping = 12 ms, Read = 22.30 Mbps, Write = 18.45 Mbps

Wired Connection (5 Feet from Extender) (10 feet from Router)
• Server (100MB File Transfer): Read = 6.92 MB/s, Write = 7.45 MB/s
• Internet Speed Test: Ping = 10 ms, Read = 51.63 Mbps, Write = 19.70 Mbps


Wireless Connection (5 Feet from Extender) (50 feet from Router)
• Signal Strength: -35 dBm
• Server (100MB File Transfer): Read = 1.54 MB/s, Write = 2.33 MB/s
• Internet Speed Test: Ping = 10 ms, Read = 16.53 Mbps, Write = 13.35 Mbps

Wired Connection (5 Feet from Extender) (50 feet from Router)
• Server (100MB File Transfer): Read = 6.49 MB/s, Write = 8.13 MB/s
• Internet Speed Test: Ping = 15 ms, Read = 37.96 Mbps, Write = 20.48 Mbps

Power Consumption (Wi-Fi)
• Idle: 1.4 Watts
• Load: 2.7 Watts (Speed Test)

Power Consumption (Ethernet)
• Idle: 1.7 Watts
• Load: 2.1 Watts (Speed Test)

Cons: The WPS function didn’t work for connecting this to my router.

The Wi-Fi performance is not that great compared to a small cheap router (The Ethernet connection makes up for this though). It would be really nice if this was a dual band adapter since 5 GHz would fix the slow speed issues on Wi-Fi.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great wireless extender as the signal it provides is very good even in a big house. Granted the speeds are a little unimpressive, if you use the included Ethernet jack the speeds are much better. If you just need a dead zone removed then this is a good choice, but if you need speed, look elsewhere.

Server and Internet Speed Full Capacity: Wired Connection (1000 Mbps)
• Server (100MB File Transfer): Read = 113.53 MB/s, Write = 102.87 MB/s
• Internet Speed Test: Ping =11 ms, Read = 317.87 Mbps, Write = 21.79 Mbps

*All tests were conducted three times to ensure accuracy and repeatability of results.

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DEEPCOOL STEAM CASTLE (WHITE) Unique Steam Punk Style With Side Window 200mm Fan(Front) Micro ATX / Mini-ITX +120mm Fan(Rear)+4 Magic Controllable LED Lights (Top) SGCC+PLASTIC (ABS)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Side panels are built very well and feel quite sturdy
Supports a 140mm fan in the rear
Supports a 240mm radiator
Has rubber isolating mounts for the hard drives
Has a very nice side panel with a great quality window
The interior is black, the way it should be
The LED lights at the top are really cool, it would be nice if it did more than just red, green and blue but still cool. Especially because the lights can do effects like breathing

Cons: The Fan controller knob did nothing to change the speed of the included fans or just the included fans are extremely weak as they moved a small amount of air that didn’t really change as the knob was turned in either direction.

If you have a power supply with an externally mounted fan grill it may not fit in this case. Thankfully it is an easy fix to just undo the screws and mount the grill in between the power supply and the fan rather than on the outside.

It does fit fairly decent sized graphics cards but be aware that if your card has its 6 or 8 pin power connectors on top of the card rather out the back you may have trouble connecting them. My GTX 460 fit fine but if you have a card that is taller than the PCIE bracket then you may have a height problem as the 3.5 bay will interfere.

There is a 3.5 bay in the case that seems to have no purpose in life as there is no opening available on the front plastic fascia to let anything out. I suppose it could be used to house another drive but it still seems odd since if it can’t do anything then get rid of it so bigger graphics cars can fit.

It doesn’t appear that a 240mm radiator would have very good airflow considering there is only one good vent. So basically one fan would have good flow and the other would only get air through the weird cylinder vents on the top which off to the side of where the radiator would be.

Other Thoughts: In the 3.5 hard drive bay there is almost enough room to put a third drive in there but it’s not big enough for another 3.5 but a 2.5 would fit no problem and I think that would be a great change to this case as a revision. The same could be said of the 2.5 hard drive cage as it too has room to fit a third drive, it seems like a waste of space to not make another fit when it obviously can.

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