Joined on 02/21/06
Very good try.
Pros: Rounded and flexible. Very good for those who love a nice n neat tower. They are clearly high quality cables.
Cons: "If your MB has SATA connectors that are really close together like mine, this cable is a tight fit and the cables push against each other making them not perfectly parallel." This person makes a VERY good point! I had to shave off the rounded connector to make the cables fit. It was very easy, but not necessary. Wish design was a bit better, very good try from the folks at Link Depot. They just need to update the straight connectors for those "tight" spaces.
Overall Review: I will probably buy again, but I will also need to buy razor blades to cut off the excess.
Pros: Newegg being so speedy and understanding with my RMA request. The experience with Patriot products, I will never buy a Patriot product again.
Cons: -Build quality. -BSOD. -Random freezes. -Extreme slowdowns. -Sometimes undetectable by Bios.
Overall Review: This is a follow up review to my previous one. First I would like state all my drivers and bios updates are the latest and most current, yet this drive keeps giving me problems. I've never had this many BSOD screens, since the release of windows vista. Yes, my SATA controller settings are all set properly too. After many attempts to make the drive work I stumbled on the Patriot's forum. Apparently I am not the only one experiencing these problems. I bought this drive because Patriot claimed that this drive will have no firmware bugs and it will just work. I dont want my money back, I just want something that works.
Do your research before buying.
Pros: Its noticeably faster than SATA ssd drives within the windows environment.
Cons: Gets extremely hot. That tiny little heatsink is not enough. Why not use active cooling? Installation nightmare!!! Please do your research before buying. I tried to install on my old Asrock X58 Extreme and a new ASUS P6X58D Premium, both failed miserably. I finally went out and bought a Gigabyte X58A-UD3R because it was on the compatibility chart. Has all the same SandForce controller issues. (BSOD, stuttering, long lockups, crashes, you name it.) Takes FOREVER to load up after bios post! From a cold boot, its slower to boot windows than an old PATA Deathstar. Newegg should point out that its not compatible with all motherboards, because its non-refundable. Price! I paid seven hundred and twenty plus shipping. Now this thing is at five seventy eight with free shipping. Makes me want to pull my hair!
Overall Review: This seems like a rushed product. I had to Velcro a fan next to it to keep it from melting my case. Since I cant get my money back, Newegg was nice enough to give me store credit.
Pros: FAST! Blows my old pair of raptors. Worked right out of the box! Twenty dollar discount.
Cons: Its very dissapointing when you buy something with very poor build quality, specially when you pay five hundred dollars. Not one of the mounting holes was big enough for the included screws. The holes were actually very so I had to use extreme force to make them fit. One of the screw heads actually broke off so I would recomend using a drop of WD40 to help the friction. I did checked all the HDDs I had laying around and the screws would fit them all except the Patriot SSD. Another thing that bothered me was the fact the Patriot sticker was peeling off. Next time I will spend my money elsewhere.
Overall Review: It formats to 223.6 GB I guess I am overreacting, but like I said. For THAT much money Patriot could have made sure the mounting holes were the right size, and a SATA cable would have been a plus.
Pros: This replaced short lived and failed xfi card. The sound is amazing, and its still going strong. Great sound card, definitely worth the money.
Overall Review: I really didnt know what to expect from this card. I used to think creative owned the sound market, not so much. This is an amazing product.
Pros: Power consumption and and all the reviews gave this a thumbs up. It performs better than any other single gpu out there by far. It even out performs the 4870 X2 and the 295 in some games!! Please check the reviews peoples, this gpu is no joke.
Cons: Being the first to buy, but the price is actually lower than expected. I am sure the revised 5890 versions will be out in a few months with overall better price and performance. Too bad I couldn't wait to replace my old 7900gto.
Overall Review: This is definitely a must buy if you are looking to upgrade. If you want something cheaper get the 5850.