Joined on 01/02/01
Failed after 3 weeks
Pros: Fast while it works Low price
Cons: Failed after three weeks
Overall Review: I installed Win 10 and was enjoying this drive for a few weeks. Luckily, I saw the reviews about a few people having sudden death, so I kept everything backed up. Sure enough, one day the PC gave the dreaded "Insert system disk" error after start up. Tried the drive in a different PC (with different cable) and wasnt recognized there, either. Newegg wouldnt refund because I tossed the clear piece of plastic that the drive came in (if you buy this drive, KEEP EVERYTHING THAT CAME WITH IT for the refund period). So, I will try RMA with mushkin. But, my trust in this drive is damaged now. I will only use it to store non essential data for the remainder of its days.
Pros: The screen looks beautiful. I came from a power saving TN panel and this one puts that old TN panel to shame. Matte screen so it wont reflect light.
Cons: When I first connected it, I used a display port to hdmi adapter and the monitor would not wake up from sleep (power saving) unless I turned it off and back on. I connected it directly using the hdmi to DVI cable that comes with the monitor and the problem went away. Matte screens always give the picture a slightly dirty look.
Overall Review: The stand doesnt bother me like it seems to bother other reviewers. I have it on a monitor riser and it works great and doesnt wiggle or seem unsteady at all.
Pros: Pretty Fast (about 80% as fast as the Patriot XT Xporter 16GB). Slim enough to have other items in neighboring USB ports.
Cons: LED stays on while device is plugged in. It blinks while data is transferring, but most devices only light up while in use. It's a minor con since the light is a soft blue and not very annoying to me, but might be to some.
Overall Review: Using USBDeview here is a comparison of the usb drives I have. Device Write MB/s Read MB/s ----------------------------------------------------------- Patriot 16GB 10.3 100% 26.8 100% OCZ Rally 2 16GB 8.6 83.4% 20.9 80% Diesel 4GB 6.5 62.6% 26.8 100% Ativa 8GB 6.8 66.0% 16.6 61.9%
Pros: Used it on my AM2 CPU for 5 months and it worked great. Just bought a Q6600 and it cut 25 degrees celsius off the stock cooler! Being able to use this heatsink on AMD or Intel is awesome.
Cons: Fins are a little sharp, but no big deal. I kind of like staring at the little cuts on my knuckles the day after wrestling it into place. :)
Overall Review: I applied Arctic Silver 5 according to the instructions perfectly (one thin line on the cpu) and my Q6600 cant break 50 celsius with prime95 small FFTs on all cores. Sweet.