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Pros: Quiet, cool
Cons: Bought two and immediately ran Bitlocker on both to force a write to the whole drive. One worked fine, and the other reported some bad sectors. Following up on the bad one with chkdsk caught a huge number and the scan virtually stopped making progress.
Other Thoughts: Newegg is accepting it for refund without a restocking fee, and at least I caught it before there was data to be lost. Remember to do a full write to new HDDs to catch these things before it matters.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Good price/density
works well so far
Cons: auto-detected speed - as a previous reviewer noted, the motherboard detected 1333 RAM, but is still running fine when manually set to 1600. I'm using an Asus P8Z77-V. Shouldn't be a problem as long as you remember to make this change anytime you reset the BIOS settingsREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS P7P55D-E LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Easy setup. Works fine, which is all you can hope for, right?
Cons: Nothing major, just a couple cautions that motivated me to write this -
First boot after setup was fine, but the next one after I connected everything, the system was dead slow to boot and the BIOS screen was all but hung. Turns out that the culprit was an old Belkin 4-port USB hub I'd plugged in. Removing it made things go back to normal; plugging it back in, even indirectly via my monitor's hub froze things again. No big loss, just an oddity since it worked on all previous Asus boards I've used.
Also, it appears to be saying that you have to choose between full-speed USB 3.0 and full-speed x16 graphics. I guess it shares IO lanes between them, and since everyone probably wants their graphics at full x16 speed, I guess the USB will never run at its full speed. Also not a big deal (yet) since I don't have a use for it yet and didn't base my buying on that.
Lastly, I think another reviewer made a typo in saying that he was surprised it did come with a floppy port. It doesn't.
Other Thoughts: The couple things I noted aren't big deals, I just hope there aren't more gotachas to be found.READ FULL REVIEW