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david m.

david m.

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Most Favorable Review

Useful to way to clone a drive

RIITOP M Key M.2 NVMe to USB 3.1 SSD Enclosure Adapter PCIe M.2 NVMe (M Key) SSD to USB Type A Converter Adapter with Metal Case in Black
RIITOP M Key M.2 NVMe to USB 3.1 SSD Enclosure Adapter PCIe M.2 NVMe (M Key) SSD to USB Type A Converter Adapter with Metal Case in Black

Pros: Easy to use. It worked.

Cons: Gets very warm.

Overall Review: I was trying to clone a Samsung SSD to a Samsung m.2 drive and install it on a new motherboard that had an M.2 slot. Samsung magician did not recognize the m.2 through the USB port. Macrium Reflect software did allow me to clone the SSD to the m.2 via this USB holder and in the end it all worked out fine.

Most Critical Review

BSOD after 1 year

GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: It was a nice board in its day but there is no reason to buy a Z68 board with the Z77 boards out there today for the same price. Not sure why Newegg still sells these.

Cons: After a year of great service, I started getting BSOD and crashes. Tried updating the BIOS, replaced PSU, cables, hard drives, etc and nothing worked until I replaced the motherboard. That solved the problem. My thought is that there is a short somewhere on the board. I got an RMA into gigabyte and I'll see what happens.

Overall Review: I love working with Gigabyte boards but not sure I want something that dies after a year. I got another model and I hope it lasts. It booted right up and updated easily. Computers - can't live with them and can't live without them.

12/26/2012

It works no issues

G.SKILL Flare X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16Q-32GFX
G.SKILL Flare X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16Q-32GFX

Pros: It works with no issues

Cons: No flashy lights

Overall Review: You want something that works with no errors - this fit the bill

Nice quiet fans

COOLER MASTER R4-SFNL-24PK-R1 Silencio FP120 PWM 2400 RPM, latest in whisper-quiet cooling performance
COOLER MASTER R4-SFNL-24PK-R1 Silencio FP120 PWM 2400 RPM, latest in whisper-quiet cooling performance

Pros: Nice quiet fans

Cons: No flashy lights

Overall Review: I'd buy it again

Really like it but BEWARE of 1 thing - Pick your motherboard WISELY

NZXT H510 - Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Tempered Glass Side Panel - Cable Management System - Water-Cooling Ready - Steel Construction - White/Black, CA-H510B-W1
NZXT H510 - Compact ATX Mid-Tower PC Gaming Case - Front I/O USB Type-C Port - Tempered Glass Side Panel - Cable Management System - Water-Cooling Ready - Steel Construction - White/Black, CA-H510B-W1

Pros: Pros - I like the clean minimalistic case. Well designed from a parts and placement standpoint. Enclosed fans are quiet. I really like the front fan panel that unscrews, put the fans in, and reattach with thumb screws - smart design. Look to the right of the picture. I added 2 front fans and the case design made it easy. (You don't really need the extra fans) Great case. Light weight which I guess could be a con.

Cons: Cons - I'd like to see another inch at the top of the case. When you install the motherboard, there is minimal room between it and the topcase fan. It is difficult to install the motherboard screws, the fan headers, the CPU power plug, etc on that top edge. I don't know if you can tell from the 2 pics I took but above the cooler master hyper 212 it is hard to get your fingers down there.

Overall Review: I have used this case before but this is an updated version with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C port on the top of the case. Old case had 2 regular USB ports. PAY ATTENTION! This is a problem if your motherboard does not support it. Look for a motherboard that supports a USB 3.1 GEN 2 socket. If you don't then you will have a front panel USB Type A that works and a Type C that won't (since it won't be plugged in). There is a Key A cable that you need to plug into the motherboard. You are looking for a motherboard with internal USB Type-E connector. See that first picture. If your board does not have one you will need either a PCI express card like this "Inateck PCIe to USB 3.2 Gen 2 Card, with 20Gbps Bandwidth, Internal USB Type-E Port for Front Panel USB Type C, RedComets U24" or if you have a second USB 3.2 Gen 1 header on the motherboard you can buy a converter like this "USB Front Panel Adapter, JoyReken Vertical USB C Header Adapter, USB 3.1 Type-E Key-A to USB 3.0 20Pin Header Converter for Type C Motherboard". This second option will limit your download speed to 5 GB/s since it is running through a Gen 1 port. It's all a bit confusing but hopefully this helps someone.

Seems like a nice stable board

GIGABYTE B560 HD3 LGA 1200 Intel B560 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
GIGABYTE B560 HD3 LGA 1200 Intel B560 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I wanted a nice basic solid fast board and I got it. No complaints there. My only install was a m.2 drive, 32 GB of RAM, an 11 gen intel i5 and a cooler master 212 cpu cooler. Not a gamer so no GPU

Cons: Came with BIOS 7 - it is highly suggested you update to BIOS 10 (as of today anyway) The gigabyte app center with @BIOS worked well. It would not see version 10 so I just updated via a file. Worked fine. Does not come with a USB 3.1 gen 2 port so if your case has a front panel C-type plug this board does not have a place to plug it in. See my NZXT H510 review for more info. See pic 1 for the Type-E connector that comes with the case, other pictures for MB installed in case

Overall Review: Looks like it is out of stock now

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no problems

I order, it came, it worked. All good

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12/30/2018