Date Joined: 03/28/02
Pros: -80 MB/s read
-25 MB/s write
Cons: None so far
Pros: -Good price.
-Cool heat spreader design. (pun intended)
Cons: They weren't free?
NO 2x16GB sticks what, why?!
Overall Review: Been a fan of Mushkin for awhile. Never had a problem with them. The heat speader is somewhat low profile. I've had other memory interfere with cpu-heat sinks before.
Pros: -Keyboard has a smooth silicon body, goes good with the feel of the keys.<br>-USB Cord is nicely braided and provides 3 routes for exit from the back.<br>-Kailh Blues are nice and clicky sounding but not overtly loud.<br>-Its RGB with 16.8 Million Colors!<br>-Minimalist look, no overt branding.<br>-Subtle atheistic design, like the front corners being shaved off or the grooved channels between function keys.
Cons: -Failing LED light, the "U" after only 3 days. It flickers.<br>-Setting the color to ANYTHING other than stock purple causes the blue indicator light to stay on. See their ad pictures.<br>-The software to change the stock 5 base colors is a joke. Also why does it have to load with windows every time?
Overall Review: I guess you get what you pay for and this thing was cheap, hence why I think its disposable. I can just imagine what it will look like in a year, with half the keys flickering. Christmas keyboard? Although I like the Blue switches, why should the Browns cost more? Going to look else where next time.
Keyboard is failing. Missing typed letters. I'm ready looking for a replacement.
Pros: -Fast Writes
-Super Fast Reads.
-Small and tiny, it hides on the back of the motherboard!
-It just looks cool!
Cons: -Needs a Z170 or up chipset to really use all PCI Lanes
-Bios needs a few extra seconds to "see" the drive.
-Equal or slower boot time vs 2x SATA SSD Raid 0 Array.
-More expensive than 2x SATA SSD 256MB 850 Pro's
-SATA Express (the newer SATA interface) on my board is disabled.
Overall Review: On the ASRock Z170 ITX/ac the SATA Express ports are disabled with the Samsung M.2 installed, not really a deal breaker. The real issue is jumping from the RAID 0 SATA SSD array to just this and NOT seeing a significant speed boost. At the same time the size of my boot drive is halved. Was gonna wait for Optane, but got antsy. Just adding another SSD to the array would have been better. Still looks cool though.