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peter d.

peter d.

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A Solid External SSD

Corsair 128GB Voyager GTX USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 450MB/s (CMFVYGTX3B-128GB)
Corsair 128GB Voyager GTX USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 450MB/s (CMFVYGTX3B-128GB)

Pros: Don't confuse this thing with a USB Flash Drive. It is a real SSD with wear levelling and the performance of a true SSD. I boot and run Ubuntu 15 on a variety of different machines. It is excellent to be able to carry your entire working environment in your pocket. It seems to be about as fast as an internal SATA 3 SSD.

Cons: It could be even smaller. It blocks adjacent USB ports on some machines. It is a little expensive per Gigabyte for an SSD.

Overall Review: This drive works as advertised. Good portable boot drive. Congratulations Corsair on a fine product.

10/11/2015

Low cost nVME drive for embedded system

Team Group MP33 M.2 2280 256GB PCIe 3.0 x4 with NVMe 1.3 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) TM8FP6256G0C101
Team Group MP33 M.2 2280 256GB PCIe 3.0 x4 with NVMe 1.3 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) TM8FP6256G0C101

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Did not come with screw or standoff.

Overall Review: The 256GB SSD is obsolete for desktop computing these days but many embedded application can use them. I have mine attached to Xilinx ZynqMPSOC development board. The board provides only one PCIe lane to the M.2 slot but I still get 350 MB/s speed. I know that M.2 drives never come with an extra screw or standoff but it would really delight customers if they did.

F means no integrated GPU

Intel Core i3-10100F - Core i3 10th Gen Comet Lake Quad-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 1200 65W Desktop Processor - BX8070110100F
Intel Core i3-10100F - Core i3 10th Gen Comet Lake Quad-Core 3.6 GHz LGA 1200 65W Desktop Processor - BX8070110100F

Pros: I3 is low cost

Cons: No GPU

Overall Review: I made a mistake when I purchased this because I wanted the integrated Intel graphics. Still, it was for a headless file server so it worked out all right.

Very fast drive

Western Digital WD BLACK SN850 NVMe M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 4.0 x4 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) WDS100T1X0E
Western Digital WD BLACK SN850 NVMe M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 4.0 x4 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) WDS100T1X0E

Pros: Very, very fast

Cons: Small price penalty

Overall Review: This is the boot and data drive on my Ubuntu work computer. At time of purchase it was the fastest drive on the market. I'm happy to own this great product.

Just what I needed

Rosewill ROCC-17001 1U Low Profile CPU Cooler, Full Copper & Aluminum Structure 60 mm PWM Fan & 4-Pin Connector, Slim 27mm Height
Rosewill ROCC-17001 1U Low Profile CPU Cooler, Full Copper & Aluminum Structure 60 mm PWM Fan & 4-Pin Connector, Slim 27mm Height

Pros: Lowest profile available

Cons: Not the lowest priced fan

Overall Review: This fan is very low profile. I needed it for my new fileserver because the four bay drive cage sits very close to the motherboard. The standard fan that came with my i3 would not fit. Intel sells a low profile fan that would fit but this one is a couple of mm shorter and a lot prettier. I think the solid metal construction might dissipate heat better too.

A Reliable Fileserver

ASRock B560M-ITX/AC LGA 1200 Intel B560 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
ASRock B560M-ITX/AC LGA 1200 Intel B560 SATA 6Gb/s Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Available during pandemic shortage

Cons: Only four sata ports

Overall Review: My old fileserver died one day in the middle of the pandemic shortages. It was built on a very low cost mini-itx board with soldered-down and fanless Intel Atom processor but those are a thing of the past. Using this board and an Intel Core I3 I got a substantial increase in performance. I'm running Ubuntu desktop and it is nice to use the m.2 slot for the OS. That leaves all the sata ports for the raid array. The server has been running about a year now, no problems.

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good quality, good price

This is a large mouse pad with stitched edges that should not unravel. The bottom is non-slip rubber. The top is cloth covered.

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11/23/2020