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Gabriel S.

Gabriel S.

Joined on 01/19/05

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175mb/s average read speed in HDTune Pro

SUPER TALENT UltraDrive ME 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) FTM32GX25H
SUPER TALENT UltraDrive ME 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) FTM32GX25H

Pros: Other than the minor hassle of buying a 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter to fit it into my case, this drive has been great. I installed Windows7 x64 Ultimate RTM to get native support for the TRIM function as well as Windows 7's built-in SSD optimizations. Drive was recognized in BIOS and took an installation of Windows 7 with no problems whatsoever. HDTune Pro showed average read speed 175Mb/s, 0.1ms access time, 186Mb/s burst rate, and less than 1% CPU usage. These are stats I am not going to complain about, and Windows 7 boots in roughly 30 seconds from power on to desktop accessibility. I may purchase a second one of these and run in RAID 0 for increased speed and capacity. So far I am very happy with the drive, mine came with the latest 1571 firmware, so no firmware flashing was needed before I installed an OS to it. I emailed Super Talent with a question and got a prompt and helpful response which was nice.

Cons: None other than the over $100 cost.

Works.

TRENDnet USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, TU3-ETG
TRENDnet USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, TU3-ETG

Overall Review: Worked out-of-the-box on Ubuntu 18.04

Sennheiser OMX60 3.5mm Connector Earbud Ear-clip Stereo Headphone
Sennheiser OMX60 3.5mm Connector Earbud Ear-clip Stereo Headphone

Pros: Excellent bass and dynamic range for small earbud style headphones, comfortable and stay put on ears once u get them on tight. Clear sound even with volume jacked up, inline volume control works well, and I wore them snowboarding for 2 straight days in cold and wind and had no issues with failure or ear pain even with hat and goggles on.

Cons: None, except for cost, but in this case I think you get what you pay for.

Jwin Black 2GB MP3 Player JX-MP142
Jwin Black 2GB MP3 Player JX-MP142

Pros: So I figured out the weird language display I was having with some songs was due to corrupted id3v2 tags, and had nothing to do with the player, so I retract my previous complaint in the last review I posted.

Cons: None

Jwin Black 2GB MP3 Player JX-MP142
Jwin Black 2GB MP3 Player JX-MP142

Pros: Good sound quality, good menu feature set, EQ Jazz/Rock settings sound good to me, small, 2GB is plenty of space for an mp3/wma player

Cons: For some reason it is displaying song titles in Mandarin or some other Asian language even though I have the language set as English in the settings menu? Weird...

Overall Review: I'll report back if I fix the title display language problem

AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.1 GHz Socket AM3 80W Processor - HDZ550WFGIBOX
AMD Phenom II X2 550 Black Edition - Phenom II X2 Callisto Dual-Core 3.1 GHz Socket AM3 80W Processor - HDZ550WFGIBOX

Pros: Stock fan is not loud at all, and its small/compact, not a behemoth. Idles in the low 30s C in an Antec Mini-P180 microATX case with top and rear fans running on low. Likely to be very overclockable and the possibility exists to unlock cores 3 and 4, though I have not gotten around to tinkering yet. Scored 6.5 out of 7.9 on Windows Experience Index under Windows 7 x64 Ultimate RTM. Subjectively it feels incredibly fast when paired to 4gb DDR-1333 and an SSD system drive under Windows 7. With the large L3 cache, I see no compelling reason to spend more on an Intel processor that gets the same or maybe even slightly less performance.

Cons: None