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BRETT G.

BRETT G.

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Most Favorable Review

Excellent drive, amazing service.

Crucial RealSSD C300 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1
Crucial RealSSD C300 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1

Pros: The drive itself is amazing. I got the advertised speeds, and it's significantly faster than my other Corsair SSD. Came with the latest firmware, absolutely no issues. Absolutely the fastest drive I've ever had. It's a bit pricey, but if you buy this drive you won't regret it. Make sure you are hooking it up to your motherboard's SATA3 connectors with a SATA3 cable to get the advertised speeds.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Crucial's support is out of this world amazing, and I will definitely be buying Crucial products again. The SATA connector on the drive somehow broke as I was moving some things around in my case. I was really bummed about having ruined a very expensive part, and I thought it was going to be a total loss. I figured I'd call Crucial anyway to see if there was anything they could do to repair it (like just replace the connector for me). I expected to pay for this, as what happened to the drive was physical in nature and my own fault. But after all of that, after a quick phone call to Crucial, and RMA was issued, and I'll have a new drive within a couple of days! This was about the best outcome I could have hoped for - only thing I lost was my data. Thanks Crucial!

11/19/2010

No complaints

ASUS H97M-E/CSM LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS H97M-E/CSM LGA 1150 Intel H97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Asus quality.

Cons: None so far. Will update if I find any.

Overall Review: Regarding the review above with the "scratching" of the gold, did you remove the plastic cover on that round Asus heatsink? I suspect that's what happened to that buyer. You can barely tell there's plastic on it, but there is. The plastic will scratch easily.

Excellent enclosure

INEO I-NA201U-Plus Aluminum 2.5" Black USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure
INEO I-NA201U-Plus Aluminum 2.5" Black USB 3.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure

Pros: I'm incredibly happy with this enclosure. USB 3.0 is a great touch for when I finally get a new motherboard that supports it. It's stylish, and comes with a nice carrying pouch. Really great attention to detail - it even came with a screwdriver and extra screws. The English manual had few if any grammar errors, which is rare with products like this. Really top notch build quality - it's one of those products that you can just "feel" that it was built well. Well worth the few extra dollars over cheaper competing products.

Cons: A huge nitpick, but the only small thing I wish for is that the USB 3.0 cable it came with was black - it's blue instead, which doesn't match the enclosure. USB 3.0 is new, so it isn't likely that you'll have a black cable laying around to replace it. I was going to say I have no idea why they went with a blue cable, but I can't seem to find any black ones.