Date Joined: 08/23/04
Pros: Running this as a firewall appliance using OpenBSD5.2 and the (2) Realtek NICs are fully supported. What a dream. Just drop in a PCI Wifi card and turn it into an AP.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: These also have (2) PS/2 ports for a keyboard AND a mouse while developing your appliance applications.
Pros: Neat little proc for very small PCs. I just need something to tuck away in a corner. This CPU generates very little heat and the whole PC only pulls about 19 watts (Kill-a-watt)
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: Get one of these to drop in your 1155 socket so you can get running while you save up for the higher CPUs. These are fast on their own.
Pros: Got this for my OpenBSD firewall build and it is quite a joy to have. Gigabit connection at full duplex. Really speeded up my bulk file transfers.
Cons: There is no low profile bracket included
Overall Review: Realtek RTL8168E - 2Transmit 3Receive
Pros: Great for appliance build with 6GB SATA and Sandforce controller. Really fast throughput when used for database rebuilds.
Overall Review: I like these SSDs esp. when they are on sale. Go Newegg!
Pros: The good news is that it is supported on OpenBSD5.2 working as an AP.
Cons: None at the moment.
Overall Review: Also includes the low profile bracket for your teeny tiny openbsd firewall appliance build.
Pros: Used this to recover iTunes data from a client's laptop HDD after the laptop failed. This couldn't be any easier.
Overall Review: This upgraded my PATA only USB-IDE adapter so that I can pull data off of laptop SATA HDDs
Pros: Bought these as a speed upgrade for my i5-2500 that was originally built with 1600. Now that these are available in 16GB kits - I had to get a set.
Cons: Had to bump up the voltage a bit. Wouldn't run at 1866 on default voltage.
Overall Review: Really helps my i5-2500k since I overclock to 4.1GHz (41x). I can tell the difference already.
Pros: Had some other brand fail 3 days after it arrived. This ASUS switch works well like the other ASUS switches I have purchased over the years (D-Link)
Overall Review: Don't mess around with other brand names - they will fail when you least expect.
Pros: Nice price for 16GB kit - brought my 2-slot mITX mobo up to 16GB capacity. Had to get DDR3-1600 for my IVB i3.
Overall Review: Matched up with H77 mITX mobo and Samsung 830 SSD for a speedy build
Pros: Bought this for an mTIX desktop with HD4000 graphics. Pretty fast chip for an i3 IVB. 55W TDP means I can put it in a tight case and not worry about heat buildup.
Overall Review: Paired this with an H77mITX mobo and 16GB DDR3-1600 for a winning combination.
Pros: I was excited when it arrived on Thu. - dead by Sat. You are kidding me, right?
I used it to replace another D-Link that had died. I am really frustrated over this becuase I didn't even get to put my standby switch back where I got it from.
Cons: No more D-Link failures for me. EVER!
Overall Review: Trying to get a RMA for this
Pros: Paired these up with a E8400 CPU and I've got a nice little Untangle box that'll run 64-bit version. Dropped them in and turned em on and away we went.
Overall Review: I have always bought Mushkin - back from the Black L2V2 (Winbond) days.
Pros: Bought 3 of these for a networking project in 2010 but never opened them. This morning my D-Link GbE switch went out and I didn't panic. I opened one of these bad boys and I'm back in busisness until I can order another GbE switch. NETWORK CRISIS AVERTED!
Pros: Bought this for my freshman who left for college today. Got it last week and quickly built a mini-ITX box using G530, 8GB DDR3 and a 64GB SSD. Wow! This thing is fast for such a budget build.
Overall Review: Had to build quickly to get it out the door. Now I have a couple of months to buy a faster chip (i3 Ivy when they come out) and a 128GB SSD so I can get my 64GB SSD back!
Pros: Bought this to close out an archving project. I couldn't quite fit 32GB on it. I had to delete some of my content and managed to get 29GB copied.
Cons: Where is the 64GB anymore?
Overall Review: Bought the 64GB version when it was available on the egg. After that, never saw them listed again. So I had to do the next best thing and get the 32GB.
Pros: Bought this to go with my i7-3770k and P8Z77-V Pro so that no stone is left unturned. Was really convinced when they dropped in price a few weeks ago. I skipped the 256GB version and went BIG!
Overall Review: I already have the 64GB m4 and the 128GB m4 in seperate boxes. I was ready to go 256GB and decided to go all the way and get this 512GB. I have never looked back.
Pros: If you like light-weight, superficial articles - then this mag is for you.
Cons: Articles are too short to get any depth
Overall Review: I would rather have the $10 or $15 promo card instead of this. It was the timing - I was ready to order the i7-3770k and this is what they offered at the time.
Pros: What can I say about this chip that hasn't been said before? It's a great chip for flight simming and transcoding videos. Guys (and girls), I am telling you this thing is fast! Get one for yourself.
Overall Review: For the price - nothing can touch it or even comes close. Get one, get two, get three!
Pros: Bought this for a gaming box that also has an i7-3770k in it. The OC tuner on the mobo will take this to 4.2GHz without a problem right out of the box!
Overall Review: Had to move my P8Z68-V down one level in my rack to get this new kid on the throne. Really happy with it.
Pros: Bought this to work in my Untangle box. I had to come correct with 1Gb speed in a PCI-E 1x slot for this build
Overall Review: Bought a used one about 2years ago and it is still kicking. Why wouldn't you buy one of these for your Untangle box?
Pros: Love the sound from this device. Onboard sound wouldn't cooperate so I went with this.
Pros: Love this ram in my i7-3770k build. Very fast and stays cool to the touch in a well ventilated case.
Overall Review: Can't wait until these come out in 16GB (2x8GB) -2133 kits. They are up to -1866 at the moment
Pros: Got these to replace an ailing set of MDR-NC33/BM bought 2 yrs ago. These work as well and allow me to listen to media and hear every nuance while commuting. I sit in the back of the bus over top of the motor so there is a lot of ambient noise.
Cons: There is no 'monitor' button as on the MDR-NC33/BM. I have to temporarily turn off the unit to hear announcements and such. This can become annoying at times.
Overall Review: Also looking at the more expensive Sony units but just can justify the cost right now. We'll see how things are the next time I'm in the market for a new set of Noise Canceling headphones.
Pros: Bought this to store customer's sensitive archive. I bought the 64GB but only got 50GB of the archive copied due to 'size on disk' being greater than total file size. So I need to buy another to complete the backup.
Cons: Read & Write throughput much, much lower than advertised. It took over 5 hours to copy 45GB of files. Windows reported less than 2MB/s write speed through entire backup. I have a Sandy Bridge running this so it's not the CPU
Overall Review: I still like this product as it is for long-tem secure backup. I had to secure this data at-rest and the HDD it was on wasn't very secure.
In the past I use Kingston Data Vault for secure - but they only go up to 8GB.
Pros: Got this as a replacement for a laptop HDD that was having all kinds of issues. Easy to install. The transfer kit works great. This is my 4th Crucial SSDso far.
Cons: No problems at all.
Overall Review: Don't forget to turn off defrag and drive indexing. Also don't for get to disable page file. These will reduce those P/E cycles of your SSD to a minimum.