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PNY 64GB Turbo Plus Attache USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model P-FD64GTBOP-GE
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: AS-SSD on USB3 port Read Speed 170Mb/s
Write Speed 62Mb/s, so the performance is good, I just didn't have it for a long time so I can't say how reliable it is. USB2 performance is also good Read 30Mb/s Write 27Mb/s.

Cons: Looks ugly.
It's all plastic so it feels cheap.
On the back of the package it says 1 year warranty USA and 2 year warranty Europe and assembled in USA, I'm born in Europe but I live in USA, so why Europe gets more warranty for a product assembled in USA?

PNY VCGGTX7602XPB G-SYNC Support GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The best price for a GTX 760 - I paid $240 with free shipping. I only bought the GTX 760 because of the great price and the free Splintercell Blacklist. My old card Powercolor Radeon 5830 still plays all games well and I really wanted a new Radeon card but AMD got slow with their new cards release, so I went with Nvidia this time because I'm on a very tight budget and they put a very nice price tag on the GTX 760. Game performance is great. Lifetime warranty from PNY is also nice. If you need to save money go with PNY, If you have more money I would recommend getting a card with custom cooling from MSI/ASUS/Gigabyte.

Cons: 1. Will not support Direct X 11.2 which is coming with Windows 8.1 and this is for all GTX 780/770/760 series.
2. Looks ugly, but that's the Nvidia reference design, not PNY's fault.
3. The cooler is getting loud under load, but you can set custom fan speed with MSI Afterburner software, shame on NVidia that they didn't put fan control in their driver software like it is for years in the AMD Radeon's drivers.
4. The build quality is not the best but it doesn't affect the cards performance.

SYBA SY-PEX40039 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs I can't recommend it 06/30/2013

This review is from: SYBA SY-PEX40039 PCI-Express 2.0 SATA III (6.0Gb/s) Controller Card

Pros: It works. I read most of the reviews before I get the card so I knew it can't get the full speed of a native SATA III motherboard I just hoped I will get some increase in speed but that didn't happen. My main SSD is AData SP900 256Gb and I had 200Mb read and 160Mb write on my Sata II mb controller measured with AS-SSD benchmark, When I connected the drive to the Sata III card I had exactly the same speed - no change. Then I tested the speed with ATTO disk benchmark and the speeds were 400mb read and 390mb write. Real time copy and paste in Windows between 2 ssd drives 1.7Gb file i had average write speed of 180mb. Now I have another SSD in my laptop which is Samsung 830 64GB so hooked it to the SATA III card and the speed went from 255Mb Read on my Sata II mb controller to 365Mb Read on the Sata III card tested with AS-SSD benchmark I also tested it with ATTO disk benchmark and the speed is pretty much the same. So the performance of this card is not a real SATA III and weather you will get a speed increase depends on the SSD controller in your drive - My Samsung SSD performs better on this card and my Adata is slower because it has Sandforce 2200 controller although it should be faster, but the samsung controller is just better. So I just have to wait for a while before I can afford to upgrade my motherboard to a real SATA III controller.

Cons: Drivers on the CD are old. I found newer ones with Google Asmedia_sata_1.4.1( form 12/26/2012 . Also when I installed the card in a PCI Express X1 slot my Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card stopped working, so I moved it to an open PCI Express X16 slot and it works fine now.


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Display Name: Theodore P.

Date Joined: 06/15/05

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 12/22/07
  • Last Review: 05/29/14
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