Date Joined: 06/01/02
Pros: Works great. Easy to adjust and stable. We've used it successfully with both the original iPad and the iPad 2 w/smart cover.
Cons: Doesn't work well with the Kindle Fire HD 7" and small tablets. The bracket just doesn't adjust down far enough, even though the product description says it should.
Pros: I've owned this drive (M4 128GB) for nearly a year. In that time, the drive has had three updates:
0009 - Increased performance by 20%
0309 - Fixed a stability issue after ~5200 hrs of uptime (not a data loss issue)
000F - Improved RAID compatibility and performance under heavy load
When I was shopping for SSD's, the most important factor was reliability, and I was willing to sacrifice some speed to obtain that. The M4 has delivered that and much more. Even the reliability issue it had was a stability issue and not a data loss issue. That is not the case for many other SSD's which loses/corrupts data when they lose their minds...
Cons: The M4 might be a tad more expensive, and marginally slower than SF based SSDs. However, this is well worth it in light of the reliability of the drive, and the responsiveness of Crucial in diagnosing and fixing issues promptly.
Pros: Board works well with my i7 860. Tons of options, and advanced features such as USB 3.0 and SATA 6.0 Still allows me to use my old IDE hard drives. Fanless design with well thought out ports to accomodate full length video cards.
Cons: The main issue I've had with this board is that it will not wake from S3 sleep when using any of the overclocking features. I used the memory overclocking feature to run my XMP RAM at the default Intel specced profile (1600 vs stock 1066). Although the OC worked as expected, it did have the unintended side effect of not allowing the machine to wake from S3 sleep. The machine would power down, but when trying to turn back on, it would go into an endless power on loop where the power would come on for a second, then shutdown, come back on for another second, shutdown, etc... without ever fully waking. Setting to board to only allow S1 sleep works around the issue, but then you forego the power saving benefits of the deeper S3 sleep. You need to run at stock speeds to be able to use S3 sleep. Very annoying. I'm running 64-bit Windows 7.
Overall Review: In order to get the full bandwidth of USB 3.0 or SATA 6.0, the board has to use up PCIe lanes from the second PCIe 16 bus. This can be a performance bottleneck if you try to run USB 3.0, SATA 6.0, and a second PCIe video card at the same time. Of course, the BIOs lets you choose which of these should get the extra bandwidth (USB 3.0, SATA 6.0, or your second PCIe board). Just be aware that you'll only be able to use one of these features at full next gen speed.
Pros: Memory works great. Like the other reviewer, my board autodetected it as 1333 since my i7 860 runs it by default at that speed. One quick tweak in the BIOS and it ran at the 1600 clock with no issues.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: OCZ has been a great company to work with. I had an old 1GB DDR1 kit that started exhibiting memory errors after about 5 years, and they replaced it immediately. Haven't ran into any issues with this new set of memory, but it's nice knowing that they do seem to mean it when they say lifetime warranty.
Pros: I don't consider myself an audiophile so this will probably not be a good review for you if you are. However, if you're just an average Joe looking for a great set of speakers, these are absolutely fabulous. I'm very satisfied with the sound, and even my audio friends agree that the sound is surprisingly full for the size of the speakers. Great value, and allows you to pick your own subwoofer to go with the package.
Cons: Mounting hole is inconvenient for mounting on speaker stands. Seems to be design for a wall mounting.
Overall Review: I read a lot of reviews on this product, and they have all had good things to say about this speaker set. Even the audiophile reviews have been glowing for the most part.