Date Joined: 11/16/02
Pros: It does what it's supposed to.
Overall Review: Works flawlessly so far. Makes for a fidget device too.
Pros: Size - it's footprint is not much bigger than a flagship phone or console controller.
Speed - It's FAST! I honestly didn't realize how fast USB3 was getting up to.
Easy - It's plug & play on Windows 10, and even the drive-to-drive copy was easy. My Synology NAS (DS720+) was also plug & play.
Cons: Only complaints I can come up with so far, is would be nice to have the power button on the front.
Overall Review: Used this to backup the data on my NAS before rebuilding it with new drives. Had previously been transferring across the network, but this is so much faster.
Suggestion for Sabrent - maybe put a feature on future models for a per-drive eject & hot swap system to keep using one drive while you swap the other.
Pros: Curved. Bright. Resolution is nice. HDMI 2.0 & DP 1.4+HDR
Cons: OSD controls lacking - there's nothing for pixel timing, and the OVERDRIVE setting cannot be disabled. Speakers are lower volume than any other panel I've used. -> Pixel lag, or at least bad dimming, when anything bright is moving across a dark background.
Overall Review: Previously I had an ASUS VG248QE 144Hz 1080p - excellent panel. It broke so I bought this. As soon as I went into Window's Settings to change the refresh rate, I instantly noticed the issue when text was scrolling. All the text dims to some degree or another when it's moving across the panel. Never has this issue with my Asus panel. This one is quick, but seems to loose A LOT of detail when stuff is moving. I've tried HDR on/off, changing Hz, adjusting Black Equalizer, using 8bit & 10bit in Nvidia control panel, even switching to HDMI - all the same. The only halfway working solution has been to disable every instance on Dark Mode/Theme. Black text on white looks a little better, but even black text on a colored background produces the same issues with pixels either ghosting, or being too persistent. I'm not sure the technical term, because I'm not exactly sure what I'm seeing, but I've never seen it before & it's very jarring.See video.
Pros: All the benefits of M.2:
No cables, as fast as Sata 3 allows, nice coloring, stays cool, even when mounted right under GPU. (R9 390)
Cons: Starting about 6months ago, this drive would occasionally disappear from BIOS & Windows. Apparently it's an issue with M.2 (& maybe some 2.5" SSDs) drives when power is lost unexpectedly. But now it's happening when my PC goes into Sleep mode; when I reboot after driver/OS updates; and after powering down & unplugging to change hardware.
Overall Review: I've read that some Intel & a couple Samsung M.2's have small capacitors on them to keep the drive & data safe on power loss. Be nice to see that tech on all M.2 drives if they're going to be this sensitive.
I've used this drive as both OS & extra drive & it works great - when it works. Usually after it disappears, I flip the hard power switch on the PSU itself. Upon reboot, the drive is there 90% of the time.
I'll stick with 4 eggs cause it is a good drive & I'd recommend it. Just be aware that after some time you may need to replace it, or be ready to take the steps that I do if/when it disappears.
Pros: Does exactly what they're supposed to.
Decreases travel distance a little, enabling shallower keystrokes.
Doesn't interfere with LEDs (at least for my Corsair K70)
Came with way more than I needed for my keyboard.
Cons: ...Took a while to hit every single key?
Pros: Looks good!
Fan mounts are a unique style of rubber pegs.
Included fan is reasonably quiet, provided it stays under 1,900Rpm.
So far it's about 5C cooler than my Reserator 3 Max was. (See other here)
Cons: Directions took a couple looks over to get right.
The H.D.T. could be continuous (See CM Hyper 212 EVO for this).
Radiator fins are EASILY bent, especially considering the type of fan mounts included. But they also bend back just as easily.
Overall Review: So far, it's a very capable cooler. Right after install, I ran an hour of Prime95 and the temps never went above 35C, according to HWiNFO64. (Running an FX6300 @ 3.8GHz)
It's currently outperforming my Zalman Reserator 3 Max, but I also switched from Arctic Silver 5 to Arctic MX-2.
Pros: VERY quiet, even when connected to a 12v Molex to Fan adapter.
Color rings add a slight customization and are easy to change, even with the fan running (long as you're careful).
Rubber mounting points for anti-vibration.
Cons: PWM didn't work for the one I got. Sensors had it running from 400Rpm all the way to 16,000!
The rubber mounting areas are a little tight if you are trying to pull a rubber mounting peg through, but not really worth an egg, unless you change fans often.
Cable not sleeved. (But it is black, so no eggs removed)
Overall Review: Wish the PWM would have worked, but considering this is a Static Pressure used in the push of a Push/pull config, I suppose it's better in the long run that it's running a steady pressure off a molex adapter.
Pros: Solid build & very sleek, sexy looking.
Well ventilated. Even comes with a magnetized dust filter for the top air vent. It's easily removed for cleaning.
Cons: VERY tight on space. (All the cables are bunched on top of the PCI slots of the motherboard.)
Top dust filter is in the way if you want your TV/Monitor sitting on top of it.
Overall Review: If you put a microATX board in it, you have 0 room for error. The power supply mounts right behind the CD/DVD drive so there's just enough room for the cables. Wire everything before securing it.
Pros: Does it's job. Using it as a remote for a HTPC.
Keys have a nice feel.
TrackPad is responsive.
It's very light weight - I put some Velcro on the back & have it mounted to the side of my entertainment center!
Cons: The receiver is a little under powered. If it's plugged in the back of your PC, the signal cuts out about 4-5feet away. (See other thoughts)
Feels fragile, but time will tell on that.
Trackpad area doesn't have any type of scrolling capability.
Overall Review: I had a 5' USB extension cable that I routed to the top of my entertainment center & plugged the receiver into that - now I have reception all the way across my living room!
Does take a couple seconds for it to link up, but nothing I'd take any eggs off for.
Pros: Extremely quiet for it's size.
Small size for HTPCs.
3pin or Molex power adapters.
Adjustable rheostat control.
Cons: Air-flow is a little less than I'd like.
Completely stops when turned below 40%. (See other thoughts on this though)
Overall Review: If all you need is a little backup cooling for a HTPC, then this is a good fan. It'll fit into a small case.
Even at 100% speed (somewhere around 1600RPM I think) I could barely hear it so it's fine to crank it & leave it.
Pros: Does exactly what it's supposed to do.
Cables are labeled & the mesh sleeves keep everything tight and hold up to abuse.
Pros: Does what it should.
Touch is responsive.
Fairly intuitive layout.
Fans with LED lights dim & brighten based on fan speed.
Cons: Have to cycle through unused fan ports.
Display is very bright. (Both good & bad)
Doesn't fit some cases with tool-less drive bays.
Temp probes are "all or nothing"
Only controls fans down to 40%, then fans are just Off.
Overall Review: Physically, this wouldn't fit in my case. I have a HAF XB with tool-less drive bays. Only one side of any drive is secured. With a full length drive, this isn't an issue. With this controller, being only an inch or two long, it flexes to almost a 45degree angle because one side isn't secured to the chassis. Because of this flex, I almost can't use the touch interface. If I press hard enough to make good contact, it nearly brakes the support frame.
Really would have been better to have at least 4" of frame behind the panel.
Also the temp probes can be unplugged, but if you reconnect them, you have to reconnect ALL of them, regardless of how many you actually need to use.
Ended giving it to my nephew who has a case where it can be hard mounted.