Date Joined: 12/01/04
Cons: Dead on Arrival
Overall Review: Did not work. Not worth sending back.
Cons: Its for the Ps/2 not USB
Overall Review: Not what I wanted. One must read carefully.
Pros: I wanted a modern GPU that supported various output formats and fit into one slot. Mostly it is used for 2D and only occassionally for 3D. The performance is fine for that purpose.
Cons: None that I know of.
Overall Review: I use this card as a general tool in my studio. Whenever I am building a new system, this is usually the card that goes into it.
Pros: I wanted to use a 1/2 TB Samsung SSD with several different motherboards that did not have a working M.2 slot. This worked first time and every time I have used it.
Overall Review: There seems to be something about this form factor that causes manufacturers to design products that dont hold the card in well. In this case, the problem was trivially solved with an all-purpose plastic wire tie.
Pros: A nice LCD that displays useful information about the PSU being tested.
Cons: None that I know about.
Overall Review: Whenever I dont test a PSU it comes back to bite me in the end. Now I test any new PSU for confidence. The next time I am debugging a flakey system I hope I remember to test the PSU first. If you are running a serious studio / workplace that uses computers that you are maintaining, you need this, or something like this, in your toolkit.
Pros: This is my go-to, no need to think about it, system drive these days. At 1/2 terabyte it is excellent for the OS (usually Linux/Centos but not always) and various home directories that occassionally need to accomodate large datasets. In general, serious work is done to/from other drives (usually also SSDs) of larger capacity. At less than $100 what is there to complain about?
Overall Review: I have owned many Samsung SSDs and several of the Samsung 860 EVO series in particular and I have never had a problem (knock on wood).
Pros: I buy this part on a regular basis and always keep a free one around. It acts as a power extension cord and is the easiest way for me to power my various SATA drives and SSDs. I just keep one of these attached to a drive when I am moving it around.
Cons: None that I am aware of.
Pros: I bought two of these to test various single and double socket motherboards. They both worked, and they have served this purpose admirably. The performance difference of the Silver 4108 at twice the price is very noticeable as you would expect.
Cons: Just acceptable performance.
Pros: Compact and fits well in my various chassis. Price for this device has always been reasonable but is slowly getting even more reasonable as the next generation from Nvidia emerges.
Overall Review: This GPU is mostly for machine learning.
Pros: I am pleased with the performance. I now have two of these on two separate motherboards from Supermicro.
Cons: For some reason, there has been a high return rate on this CPU. I had to "buy" four of these to get two working ones. Newegg has been easy to work with on the replacements/refunds.
Overall Review: Its good to know that there is lots of room for performance improvement if I need to upgrade my two servers. There needs to be a greater variety of motherboards that support the Xeon Scalable processors in my humble opinion.
Pros: Trivial to fit one or two SATA 2.5 inch drives into a 3.5 inch slot.
Cons: I did have some annoyance figuring out what screw to use to mount this into a supermicro mobile dock, but its fine.
Overall Review: Bought three more for a total of five.
Pros: Sturdy, easy to use, ATX motherboard from Supermicro fit easily, came with standoffs, has nicely labeled "jumpers" to fit to the motherboard for poweron switch, etc. Quiet when the cover is on. Powersupply fits just fine, etc.
Cons: Some of the toolless stuff is a little wonky. I dont mind using a screwdriver. I think they should have a one sheet in english that says whatever even though it is easy to figure out.
Overall Review: Almost certain to buy this again.
Cons: Installed Windows 10 on its own disk. It went around my system, found another OS on a different disk, and destroyed it. Deliberately. Also would not install on a USB disk. I will try to get a refund. I will never run Windows again.
Pros: I am building a server for machine learning & modern (non real time) rendering. Lots of problems with bad parts. I finally tried Kingston and it worked. I will order more.
Cons: It seems to me that DDR4 ECC Registered RAM is expensive.
Pros: Good online youtube documentation on how to install, seems to work well
Cons: Very large, as advertised
Overall Review: Centos 5.x does not support Gigabyte motherboard temperature settings, so it is difficult to monitor temperature without being in Bios, which of course makes it difficult to put a real load on the processor.
Pros: Works great, is already supported at the driver level in Redhat/Centos linux, comes with excellent linux user software, supports all kinds of things I dont need
now but could use in the future, does not take up much space in the chassis.
Cons: Yes it would be nice if it supported RAID 5, but I would rather it didnt than support RAID 5 badly, as so many other cards do.
Overall Review: I think people are being a little overcritical here in these reviews, which is why I am posting my thoughts here. This is a very reasonable product.