Date Joined: 08/09/05
Pros: Same price as other brands
Cons: Didn't live up to expectations set by TeamGroup SSD's previously purchased.
In fact, it lived for less than 24 hours.
Overall Review: The build is flimsy. Just picking it up from the desk, you can feel and hear things bouncing around inside. But things started out well when I plugged it in and copied 100 GB to it. A few hours later, when attempting to copy it back to a refreshed PC, Windows informed me that the device contained "No Media." I'm not returning it because I can't wipe my private data from it.
Pros: Quiet fan
Fits inside compact case
Cons: Clipping fan to radiator requires good deal of force
Radiator fins bend on installation
Overall Review: I used this to replace an Intel stock cooler on an i7 6700k that runs my home Plex media server and stores video from two IP security cams. At average CPU usage of about 30%, HWMonitor says CPU temp hovers around 40C with fan speed of 1500 RPM. When stressing the CPU to 100% with CPU-Z, temp maxes out at 64C (2180 RPM).
My case is an airflow-challenged SilverStone SST-CS380B with 8 front-mounted hot-swap drive bays and no front-mounted fans. Even with 5 fans - 3 intake, 1 exhaust, 1 CPU - noise is minimal at normal operating speeds.
Very happy with the purchase, and I could probably tweak the fan curves to get slower speeds, less noise, and similar cooling performance. Would buy again.
Pros: * It comes with a disk that I didn't need with XP, Vista or Windows 7.
* Worked with my IDE-interface CD and DVD drives as well as my old ATA drive (didn't try it with SATA).
Cons: Can't think of any.
Pros: Easy installation on my Asrock 775Dual-VSTA motherboard (will definitely move this to my next mobo). Instructions explain how to remove the stock Intel cooler. Only slight pressure needed to seat the clips. SpeedFan says CPU core temps dropped from 55C to 40C under normal load (E6300 overclocked to 2.1 GHz).
Cons: Be careful with the plastic fan cage. It's pretty cheap and might break if mishandled.