Joined on 08/26/14
Worked for 2 months before failing
Pros: - reached advertised speeds - capacity as listed
Cons: - after 2 months the drive was no longer readable by any programs, could not format or repartition - lost all my data - died with 2 months of minor use while my samsung ssds that I have used for 6 years keep chugging along
Find another card
Pros: -stays relatively cool
Cons: -power hungry like no other -cooler is extra long (full sized case required) -black screens like no other -loud
Overall Review: So basically this is worthless. The device constantly stops working in the middle of any function, desktop, gaming, rendering, hell going to sleep. It just gives you a black screen and there is no audio output until you hard reset the whole PC. I tried a fresh install of windows, drivers, beta drivers, fresh installs of games, underclocking, overvolting, connecting it to two power sources because apparently the cause was lack of voltage. It honestly is just a worthless buy. I have a $420 paperweight. One time a hard reset (because it blackscreened) corrupted the entire hard drive to the point that windows couldn't be refreshed, repaired, or even scanned. I flat out had to wipe the drive and start new. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. If you don't believe me google "R-9 290 blackscreen" the problems haven't been solved for over a year. I am exchanging for ASUS GTX 780 same price but reliable.