Joined on 06/15/05
Pros: works well so far., i usually mount fans in front of chassis[case] blows onto hard drive, so the fan is louder than hard drive will ever be.this hd is amm enabled for low noise see cons.
Cons: amm enabled for low noise . i used hdtune pro to change the hard drive from low noise to high performance. only thing i can hear is still my case fans .minus an egg for amm
Overall Review: for amm crazed manufacterers i think wd should ship a utility along with the hds, so the consumer can decide their own level of performance.
Cons: see my other review
Overall Review: to any of those who come here 4 help... an update...i have gskill 1600 ram..4 sticks in my board 2gb each..and that is prolly the problem...the mobo manual isnt as clear as it should be..it states if you have ddr 3 1800/1600 ram modules t0 install them on the white a2 and b2 slots....and so we builders sometimes miss things like that and assume we can throw the same memory into all the slots if the mobo states it accepts that memory when we buy it. ..i will have 2 see if this was specified in the specifications of this page...and so i will have 2 buy 2 sticks of 4gb ram to install in the 2 white slots replacing the 8gb in the 4 slots..for hopefull stability...or i could just buy a new mobo for it. this should have been labled an 8gb mobo for 1800/1600 ram modules instead of 16gb so i hope this update helps some latecomer. i am going to remove my other 2 modules now and see if i can have stability...cause i can get 8gb now 4x for 30 bucks...if not stable will go 4 new mobo.
Atolla USB 3.0 Hub
Pros: i have only used this a few times..i bought it for a future pc transplant into an old pc case with no front usb 3... each time i have used it ..it has worked fine.
Cons: none so far..other than i still haven't transplanted a pc from a crowded micro case into a roomy old atx case... where i can use optical drives among other things.
Overall Review: good value
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB
Pros: i got this ram today and installed it asap...seems to make my pc run faster when opening programs etc,,,,my older ram is of the same specifications and brand ..but has thicker heat spreaders..so it was a tighter fit.and i don't think if i had 4 sticks instead of 2 of the old memory that i could of seated them without removing 2 heat spreaders. works fine and runs stable so far at listed timings...i bought these through newegg from daniel marketplace for 29.99.
Overall Review: great. 8gb to 16gb upgrade. ASRock 970M Pro3 AM3+/AM3 AMD 970 + AMD SB950 6 x SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard..6core visherafx6300
Pros: works! lol..all i can say at this point. i have bought at least 8 asrock mobo's since 2008 i believe..not a problem with any of them..but for the ASRock 970M pro 3 that this board replaced..as i got no video from the vid card a month ago and had to rma.
Cons: none so far..i will update this if i run into problems...it really is the best micro board for the fx 6300 with its sata 6 and usb3 front header. as another reviewer already stated.
Overall Review: good so far!