Date Joined: 08/05/18
Pros: - good capacity
Cons: - none
Overall Review: had issue with 1 piece, but that was easily resolved (directly with g.skill.)
these things happen and in the end all good and working very well.
Pros: - really easy to work on
- great range of display connectors (HDMI, D-SUB, DP X 2)
- came with ASUS CPU install tool - good for 'once-in-a-while' builders like me
Overall Review: Note on Coffee Lake+ wireless connections: didn't care this one without WiFi/BT - while these seem handy the onboard WiFi runs far too hot under moderate loads (even with strong fans) and will throttle throughput on large transfers. Anyway you've either got to have antennae or a WiFi dongle plugged in so no saving there; but the internal wifi/bt package can run to over 100 deg C under load - do you really want that next to the chipset (well really anywhere) on your mobo?
Pros: - reliable
- 2 cables: type c and a (to type c on the unit)
Cons: - type c connector is supposed to be reversible, sometimes these a bit fussy: need to unplug the drive and rotate cable 180 deg
Overall Review: 5 units and counting, aside from occasional plug worries they are fast (usb 3.1) and very reliable - for mine that matters most.
(and yes, I've seen those no-really-reversable usb type c plug issues on other non samsung devices.)
Pros: - fast, reliable, samsung
Overall Review: got 4 of these now and havn't stopped buying yet. each one just plugged in and off they went.
find when it comes to SSD samsung are the most reliable, happy to pay the (not excessive) premium for that.
(Not the only Nand maker but I believe samsung make the chips for many other SSD brands, seems to me they keep the best chips for themselves.)
Pros: - built in power supply
- fully adjustable stand
Overall Review: I way prefer monitors with built in PSU,so much more tidy. (I actually cut the power supply cords to length, hate the dust that gathers in extra stuf bhind the screen.)
Stand is really good, fully adjustable and feels solid too.
factory settings very bright, adjusted brightness to about 15% - easily enough.
Pros: - works, faultless, asus
Cons: - nothing
Overall Review: going strong almost 1 year on, i5-8400, 32G, 2 X 1T SSD. running ubuntu - installed without issues. (would be a waste to put windows on it.)
Pros: - they just work
Cons: - no cons
Overall Review: almost 1 year now, put them in, off they went. not even a hint of any issues.
Pros: - remembers things
Overall Review: no issues, even though cheaper range plugged them into my 8th gen board and they went fine.
(did have to change BIOS speed to 2666 but I think that's the BIOS defaulting wrongly to 2133 - all tests ran fine at advertised speed.)