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Liang C.

Liang C.

Joined on 10/25/10

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Most Favorable Review

Hard to manage SATA Connectors

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-750TX 750 W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready

Pros: Works as it should.

Cons: 8 SATA connectors in two strings of four each. The connectors are upside down so you have to twist them 180 degrees to plug into a CD/DVD burner or HD. Unfortunately, the wires are short and stiff between the neighboring connectors in a string, making it difficult to use more than one, even in a large size case with a lot of room to maneuver. It will probably work better if you have a bottom mount case. While this PSU is pretty quiet at idle, it emits a low level high pitch whine from time to time, not enough to RMA it, but a little annoying nonetheless.

Most Critical Review

Very Slow Write Speed

Patriot Supersonic Mini 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model PSF32GSMUSB
Patriot Supersonic Mini 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model PSF32GSMUSB

Pros: Small size. Good read speed.

Cons: No LED indicator for read/write activities. Very slow write speed. Copying a 2GB file from SSD, this Patriot USB 3.0 drive only gets 5.9 MB/s write speed according to Windows 7, while my ancient (7 year old) USB2.0 flash drive manages to get 8.8MB/s.

10/31/2013

Slow read speed

Patriot EP Pro Series 64GB UHS-1 Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Flash Card Model PEF64GSXC10333
Patriot EP Pro Series 64GB UHS-1 Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC) Flash Card Model PEF64GSXC10333

Pros: N/A

Cons: While write speed is good for HD video recording, the read speed is well below spec, quite noticeable when copy a full 64GB of video from the card to a computer equipped with fast reader.

11/15/2013

A few quirks

MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
MSI Z77A-G45 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: N/A

Cons: While the board works as it should, there are a few quirks: 1) The back plate is too thin and bulges once installed. Had to spend more than half of an hour to flatten it so it does not interfere with plugins. 2) Front facing SATA and USB3.0 plugs are hard to use in a smaller case. 3) Built-in video is disabled once a PCI-e video card is plugged in. 4) Unlike some other manufacturers, MSI BIOS does not have built-in explanations of various options, manual is rather useless in that regard too. 5) Does not come with the SLI bridge shown on Newegg product photos. A case of false advertisement IMO.

11/15/2013

Average Performance

ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: Works.

Cons: Buggy Asus MB utilities. Slow SATA speed, SSD performs roughly 70% of benchmark read/write speeds. The rebate process is a joke.

Poor Burn and Read Quality

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Extremely poor write and read quality. Most of the audio CD's burned with this burner can not be recognized by standard CD players. It also has difficulty reading DVD's that are perfectly readable in my other OEM (HP/DELL/Lenovo) optical drives. Definitely worse than other optical drives I have owned. Very loud when burn/read CD at >x16 speeds. Not worth the cost of RMA.