Works fine as a dock7/15/2016 1:27:42 AM

Pros: Easy to swap drives Vertical, and the second drive bay collapses, so doesn't take up a lot of room on your desk No issues with either Windows PCs or Mac

Cons: None yet

Overall Review: Haven't tested the clone feature, but it works fine as a SATA docking station.

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Works well, no problems7/15/2016 1:21:53 AM

Pros: Small, cheap, genuinely toolless, works fine. Slide your drive in and go.

Cons: Blue "in use" LED is on the back, not the front, but that's not enough of an issue to dock a star.

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12/9/2015 12:52:41 PM

Pros: It's a 27" IPS monitor. It works. No perceptible lag. Matte screen. Takes a regular power cord: no separate power brick.

Cons: Bezel isn't "ultra-thin" at all...it's exactly what it looks like in the picture. At least it's matte so no reflections.

Overall Review: I have no idea what the other reviewers are complaining about. Viewing angles are fine, just like any other IPS monitor (including my other one I've used for years), and I see no backlight bleed or unevenness. Furthermore, the colors are bright and fine, and it passed all the LCD calibration tests at lagom.nl (including black level and white saturation) pretty much out of the box. All I had to do was adjust the white balance a couple hairs. Maybe your video card is putting out "Limited RGB" (check your driver settings, kids), you're not running native resolution, you forgot to run ClearType Tuner, or something else is weird.

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Makes great rice, check the power cord12/9/2015 12:44:02 PM

Pros: Makes perfectly fluffy rice every time. Much better than regular cheap rice cookers that always burn a layer to the bottom. Just rinse your rice, dump it in, add water, press Start, enjoy rice. "Keep warm" function actually works and doesn't dry out the rice. You can eat it 4-5 hours later and it's still fresh, warm, and fluffy. The clip-on holder for the rice paddle is a nice touch.

Cons: Bubble switches are REALLY stiff and hard to push. You pretty much have to hold onto the unit as you press them so it doesn't slide around your counter. If you make the minimum quantity of rice (1 "cup") it doesn't come out quite as fluffy. I'm pretty sure all rice cookers have this problem, but 2+ "cups" works way better.

Overall Review: If you think none of the front panel switches work, the problem MIGHT be that the power cord has worked its way out of the socket on the back. What'll happen is that the clock will still be one (because of the internal battery) but the unit has no power so it won't do anything. Reseat the power cord and try again. Rinse your rice first or water will splash out the steam vent on the top.

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Still running strong and quiet11/20/2015 2:11:51 AM

Pros: Nearly a year later and it's still running perfectly. Silent in desktop use, not noticeable while you're gaming unless you game without audio. (A million times better than the R290 reference design, which sounds like a vacuum cleaner.) One of the faster 290 cards.

Cons: It's an R290, which means it's power-hungry and needs two 8-pin connectors, so you'll need a real power supply. But this is a problem with all 290s, not just this card.

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10 months and still going strong11/20/2015 2:08:25 AM

Pros: Still works nearly a year later. Actually has the 8-pin power connectors to back up the power it claims. (For example, if your PSU claims 600 watts and has no 8-pin connectors, it's not really 600 watts.) Basically silent compared to any video card you will need it to run.

Cons: None. It does what a PSU is supposed to do, which is run your power-hungry gaming system without overheating or frying itself.

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Does the job1/14/2015 2:10:21 PM

Pros: It's an SSD. Crucial, on the whole, is pretty solid.

Cons: Slow writes compared to the M550 and other more expensive drives. It still reads quickly, so boot times and videogames will still blaze, but you can get faster application performance if you pay more.

Overall Review: Check prices before you buy: if the M550 is only a few dollars more, get that, but if the M500 is much cheaper you might as well save the money unless you're a serious power user. Either will be a huge upgrade over a mechanical drive.

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DOA1/14/2015 2:00:25 PM

Pros: Heavy. Looks nice. Lights up.

Cons: DOA. Powers on for an instant, then immediately shuts itself off. I'm back to my old PSU - and onboard video - until I can get a replacement. Note that other Corsair refurb PSU reviews show this to be a very common problem. Memo to Corsair management: selling dead PSUs is NOT the way you gain and keep customers.

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