Date Joined: 01/22/04
Pros: Works when XMP is not enabled
Cons: I paid more money for this kit because of the XMP profile, but I cannot use it because the computer crashes frequently when the XMP profile is active. The computer is 100% stable without it active.
Pros: It hasn't failed yet, so that's pretty awesome. It's hard to write pro's on a battery!
Cons: It was actually a performance loss for me until I tweaked some configs...
Overall Review: Adding this BBU to your raid card will do a few things. It allows you to utilize the on-board ram to it's fullest without the risk of losing the data if your power goes out. The thing is though... If you do add this, it will disable writing to the cache in your hard drives, which for me was a MAJOR performance loss. It took months of emails to areca to figure out why my old raid card with significantly less ram was outperforming my new one. The areca card disables the cache in the hard drives because it can't supply power to them in the event of a power loss (thus, you'd lose some data). You can override this "feature" in the system config section of the website hosted by your raid card by switching "Disk Write Cache Mode" to Enabled from auto. In the event of a power loss, there is now a chance of losing some of your data though, so you should only do this if you have a UPS attached to your computer.
Another thing is that this BBU is made for areca raid cards with DDR3 RAM. It is not compatible with the older cards. If your raid card wants a "ARC-6120BA-T121", THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT PRODUCT!
Pros: -The write speeds over esata are great.
-The speeds over USB are good for a USB 2.0 slot. Files were transferring at ~320Mbits/sec (40 mb/sec) from an internal drive to a drive on the BlacX docking station. As expected, transferring files from a hard drive on the docking station to the other drive on the docking station cuts the speed in half. I was getting 22mb/sec on this test
Cons: 1) It only supports two drives over esata if your motherboard/raid controller supports esata port multiplying. My top of the line asus mobo does not so it looks like you'll need to purchase an esata card with this feature.
2) As the box says, it does not support drives over 2tb. I wish I saw this in the store before I bought it.
Pros: -your key presses are register extremely fast
-the usb slot is really just an extension cable. you get full speeds out of it because the keyboard's cable has 2 usb plugs.
-it's shiny and pretty :D
Cons: -I'm extremely light and I couldn't even rest my fingers on the keyboard without keystrokes being sent to the computer. I died to fire several times this way =(.
The F1-F12 keys, all the macro keys, and some other keys are not mechanical keys. Once you get used to pressing mechanical keys, you won't be tapping the non-mechanical keys hard enough for it to register a keystroke.
-The macro keys are on a lower plane. You will not be able to reach more than 1 or 2 of them without moving your entire hand over to it.
-The "L" key was no where near as sensitive as the rest of the keyboard. I had to fully press that key into the keyboard for it to register. It got worse over time. Eventually i had to really slam it in there for it to register, and eventually stopped working all together.
-I bought the matching mouse with this keyboard and plugged it into the keyboard's USB slot. When I unplugged/plugged back in the cables from the motherboard, the mouse completely died. I don't think this is because of the keyboard, but it might be.
Overall Review: Returned both defective products. Tech support also agreed that both the keyboard and the mouse were defective and needed to be replaced. Neither product lasted more than a week.
I expected more from corsair. Needless to say I won't be buying there products in the future.
Pros: I have 7 of these in a raid 6 and none of them have failed yet. All of them got to my house in working condition. Very reliable!
Cons: They haven't stopped working.
Pros: I've had this card running in a raid 6 configuration with 6 2tb drives since May without any major issues. For the most part, the speeds have been pretty fast.
Cons: If you have multiple things writing to the drive while watching a movie off it with VLC, the movie tends to skip every 15-20 seconds. It's kind of annoying.
While I was expanding my raid to the 6th drive, the card somehow locked up my entire home network and froze the computer it was in. This really freaked me out. I ended up having to use a cross over cable to plug it into another computer and check the website for the raid expansion's status. No data was lost, but this also happened to a friend of mine using a different areca card so I figured this was worth mentioning.
Overall Review: The cables that came with the card are extremely thin and worry me a bit. I haven't changed them out though.
Pros: extremely sensitive mouse and it works great
Cons: there is a high pitched hum that comes from the mouse... it's a known flaw in most logitech mice and it absolutely drives me crazy. I also get headaches from the noise.
If you have sensitive hearing with high pitched whining/humming from electronic devices, this product will drive you insane
Overall Review: I've bought Logitech mice for over 10 years, but i refuse to buy another one of their mice until they fix their designs.
Cons: I bought 8 and I've had issues with 3 of them so far.
Within a month, 2 started rattling and were obsurdly loud, and one of the wires on the third detached itself from the power input.
Overall Review: For a product that has 1k+ reviews and 5 eggs I expected a lot more
Pros: Very fast ram. I havent had any problems with it running at stock speeds
Cons: Can't overclock it. When I tried, my computer BSOD'ed within 10 minutes.
Overall Review: I've had this working perfectly in two systems so far. It works in both generations of i7's (socket 1156 and socket 1155)
Pros: works as advertised
Overall Review: n/a
Pros: pretty blue fan in the back?
Cons: speeds were far less than half of what is advertised running on 100% approved hardware
Overall Review: bought this because I didn't have a pci-express x8 slot available in my PC and I really regret this decision now
Pros: great quality for the price
Cons: can be a bit overpowering at times.
Pros: Works well
Cons: Runs a little hot
Overall Review: its a good mid-ranged receiver for the price.
Pros: Worked perfectly with no issues
Overall Review: Huge performance increase going from 4gb to 8gb of ram in my work laptop
Pros: Works to spec. might buy a second
Pros: As good as thermal compounds get
Cons: doesn't taste like chicken
Pros: Worked first boot.
Overclocking was easy.
Very happy I got this board.
Cons: The auto overclocking didnt seem to work... Ended up tweaking it myself, which wasn't too hard to do.
Using the "CPU level up" overclocking method underclocked my ram speeds significantly. I recommend against this feature.
Pros: Great cooler... Was able to overclock my i5-660 to over 4ghz with it.
Cons: HUGE. Seriously shocked me taking it out of the box. It's much bigger than it looks in the pictures.
Overall Review: The reviewer who said this thing was small needs to get his eyes checked. It's huge!
Pros: OS installed on it fine... goes pretty fast. Also, it came with a sticker which says "My SSD is faster than your HDD".
Cons: Didnt go quite as fast as advertised... Ran a hard drive benchmarking test on it and it and the read speeds were fluctuating like mad.
Overall Review: I wish OCZ's new revodrive x2's came out a couple days earlier.
Pros: Works perfectly at 1600. Haven't tried overclocking it.
Cons: It doesn't make waffles.
Pros: Works as advertised.... MUCH faster than the 260M in my laptop.
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: Love how it supports more than 2 screens
Pros: Fast, easy to install, came with software even though it's an OEM
Cons: None thus far
Cons: Write speeds weren't nearly as high as they advertised in my laptop....
Overall Review: Read speeds were great... Mainly got it for the read speeds anyways...
Pros: Works as advertised.
Overall Review: The USB cable that it came with has one female side and two male sides. I figured it was so it could grab more power from the PC... but it worked just the same with a normal USB cable.
Cons: Didn't come with a flux capacitor.