Joined on 10/19/07
Pros: If you want a 1 TB, small, quiet, quick to setup External, this is it. Price, quality, ease of use, slick look, VERY QUIET, this is a nice piece. Worked with Vista 64 right out of the box. It's well boxed and packaged, which catches your eye right away. Has rubber "tread"in the side if you wish to set it upright it won't slide around. I read a lot of external HD reviews, and can't find any problem that I've read about with various other units and brands, especially since it comes with everything you need to get it going. I has the eSATA bracket installed and this thing backing up files in under five minutes. Since I know what I'm doing the eSATA kit was very straight forward, they offer a link for those who aren't too tech minded. I didn't feel like opening it up first, so I can't confirm, but Windows says it's a Hitachi Hard Drive inside. I'm fine with that, I've seen that brand take some abuse and know they offer reliable hardware.
Cons: really can't think of any, perfectly happy. At first I thought the eSATA speed were a little slow, but after doing some googling, it seems they are about normal (in at least a VIsta setting).
Overall Review: I basically just got it, but I was hoping to read SOMETHING about it when I as I saw online, so here is my review for other thinking the same thing. Hope to write a follow up in the future after some time has passed, so I'm offering this who were waiting for a review. Transferred 1.27 GB of data from my desktop to the HD in roughly 38 seconds +/-, using eSATA (my system's internal HD is a seagate 7200.11) After loading it with gig's of data over over 30 minutes not, it's just slightly warm so far, seems to cool down quickly after a big file transfer Cavalry logo lights up and blinks during use(doubles as a dive use indicator) Interestingly, as I noted it had the rubber on the side so you can set it upright and not have it slide around, it dosen't have it on the bottom, so it slides pretty freely.....I know, at this point it's flat so it's not going to tip over, but seems a bit odd to me....
Pros: I am running two in SLI (with stock speed Q6600, 4GB Crucial Ballistix @1066, on a 780i EVGA motherboard), and can play Crysis on Very High with 8xQ AA with little to no lag(which I believe is bottleneck from the processor). The overclocking utility it comes with is very simple and easy to use, I mainly just use it to control fan speed(until I get a new CPU fan so I can overlock the CPU),
Cons: HUGE cards, even with a mid size case, I can BARELY fit them in, only enough room to run one hard drive until I get a full size case.
Overall Review: and if you don't know EVGA tech support is possibly EXCELLENT, so don't get worried about if you have an issue when installing(Windows Vista pooped out shortly after I installed the cards, suggest you use driver sweeper if you have vista). Using a Corsair 850W PSU I bought mainly just to use run these cards, it's been perfect
I like it
Pros: Good amount of room, comes apart and goes together easily. Easy to install amlost anything in it Looks cool, and all the fans do a pretty good job. EXcellent value
Cons: I wish it came with a bigger PS. I'd have gladly make a little more for a 750W if it was an option. I'll have to upgrade that when I go SLi. But, for the value, hard to beat.
Works as Promised
Pros: Had it tow months now and no problem. The fan that comes with it is doing a pretty good job of keeping it cool too, although my case is loaded with fans also. Ran a benchmark test and it rated correctly.
Cons: Which it had the integrated memory controller. But Intel manages to do great without it compared to similar spec'd AMD's....so I can wait
Pros: Pretty good pricing, and Crucial's quality control programs is top notch if true so I wasn't worried about quality. Haven't had any problems
Cons: none so far
Overall Review: oddly, CPU-Z seems to think it is DDR400 ir somethibng......but the I rechecked the P/Ns and another PC Spec programs and it says its what I bought, and running correctly. Must be a CPU-Z issue....