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Pros: Compact case
Clean inside with 4 sata ports
New Windows 7 Home 64 bit
Suitable for office applications
Cons: Case exterior has some dents and scratches
Comes with an old 80 Gb Seagate Baracuda HD
Seatools report over 48,000 hrs of power on status
This is a high number, though possible for a 5 year old pc
No eggs for the hard drive
Usually when I get a refurb like this it comes with a new HD.
2 GB of RAM is also a bit below par.
Other Thoughts: Upgraded the system for more fun
Replaced HD with 250 GB Samsung Evo SSD
Upgraded RAM to 4 GB
Added low profile DVI video card
This makes it an adequate desktop for office applications.
Pros: Newegg web page information was complete including nice instruction video. Professional delivery and packaging as expected. Unit is made of plastic with a shape that pleases the eye. Nicely matches a black (charcoal) computer case. Fits 2.5 inch drives of different sizes.
Cons: As a housing for a removable ssd in the front of a pc case it is not so practical because of the location of the sata adapter. In my device, it was about 1 mm off when ssd was normally inserted. Consequently, there was no electrical or digital connection. Some wiggling made it connect. In my opinion, the unit is impractical for a front-loading use of swappable ssd, which is what I bought it for. Yes, the ssd must be inserted from the front side after cover has been removed. However, once it is installed, you cannot pull the ssd out from the front side. In order to get to the ssd, you need to pull the entire Icy Dock unit out of the computer case. Only then can you reach the ssd inside, which kind of defeats the purpose of front (un)loading.
Other Thoughts: In order to get this device to work in the front side of a PC case, you need to buy in addition a suitable 5.25 inch tray unit with a 3.5 inch opening allowing the user to easily slide in and pull out the ICY-DOCK adapter. The tray in turn would require a sata power / data part compatible with the sata power / data connection of the ICY DOCK unit.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Had none of the boot issues described in another post about OCZ Revo drives. After 6 months of ownership, I would still recommend this product to anyone considering to upgrade their system. It offers a noticeable improvement from the currently available SATA-3 SSDs. In the meantime, OCZ have issued a new driver for the unit. The unit has performed flawlessly.
Cons: No cons that I know of.
Other Thoughts: I am operating the Revo drive on a Windows 7 pro system with 16 Gb of RAM (1866 Mhz) and a water-cooled 8-core AMD FX-9590. Currently, the 240 Gb drive has about 223 Gb effective storage space, of which 118 Gb is in use. System is still very responsive and great for handling large database applications. The motherboard is installed in a Cooler Master tower case with 3 x 120 mm speed-controlled case fans providing sufficient cross flow ventilation.READ FULL REVIEW
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