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Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 2.5
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Revive older computers with SSD! 12/16/2015

This review is from: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SV300S37A/240G

Pros: We've purchased over a dozen of these and have installed in desktop PCs, laptops, and even some old MacPro towers and Mac Minis. In every instance the performance of the machine has greatly improved. In many cases an old and slow computer has felt like new with just the addition of an SSD. After a few months of using these we've had no issues.

Cons: Just note that you will want a mounting adapter to mount into a desktop PC. These can be found for under $5 each - so not a big deal.

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SAPPHIRE FleX Radeon HD 6450 DirectX 11 100322FLEX 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Low cost

Cons: Although the AMD HD-6450 is supposed to support two displays at 2560x1440, this card has 1 dual link DVI port, and 1 single link DVI port.

That means no 2560x1440 on the 2nd monitor.

ATI's website says the HD-6450 chip is capable to support 2560x1440 on two outputs: http://www.amd.com/US/PRODUCTS/DESKTOP/GRAPHICS/AMD-RADEON-HD-6000/HD-6450/Pages/amd-radeon-hd-6450-overview.aspx#2

This will go into the pile of unused graphics cards - I'm sure we'll find another use for it but am very disappointed for now.

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DELL Desktop PC OptiPlex 790 DT (469-0545) Intel Core i5 2400 (3.10 GHz) 4 GB DDR3 500 GB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Cost Effective and Powerful Desktop PC. We have deployed about 8 of these within the past 6 week to upgrade users to better hardware. Absolutely no issues whatsoever. These PCs might offer better specs than what a typical office user requires, but we go many years between upgrade cycles. Using adapters, we are supporting dual monitors by using the Display Port and VGA ports simultaneously, which works very well.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: We wiped the PCs and use a Windows 7 64 bit desktop image. Drivers on Dell's website install quickly and easily for a fresh install.

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Display Name: Bret H.

Date Joined: 07/15/04

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 08/03/12
  • Last Review: 12/16/15
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