Date Joined: 01/02/05
Pros: Has everything you need: the drive itself.
I used to have to remove games when buying another to keep the previous drive from getting too full. I never got about 75% on it but I didn't like having so little headroom. Backed the 500GB to an external drive, threw this one in there, restored the backup, and now that's not a problem anymore. 2TB is a nice, decent amount of room.
Overall Review: I would highly recommend to anyone looking for more room on their PS4.
Pros: The hardware itself
- Lightweight but doesn't feel cheap
- Cable to attach headset to Processor Unit is a good length and very robust feeling
- Very comfortable to wear actually
- I don't wear glasses myself but it supposedly supports them just fine
- I didn't have any trouble with the spatial tracking but I did turn down the lights quite a bit before playing around with it
Cons: - It's not a lot of extra cables, to be honest, but it does seem like cable-spaghetti near my PS4 now
- I wish I had an empty room to put it in. I'm afraid of hitting my headset-wearing head into something or running over the cable (probably wouldn't hurt it being thick as it is) while in a game.
Overall Review: - If you don't mind spending the money, I would definitely recommend this if you have a PS4. The experience itself (just speaking for VR as a platform) is worth it, in my opinion.
Pros: -Small size means its quite mobile
-Integrated carrying handle is quite useful
-Long battery life is nice
-Solid feeling construction, good and sturdy. Feels like it can take a knock or two.
-Supposedly slated to receive Play Store support (for Android apps) in an upcoming update (I believe you can get it now by subscribing to the developer channel)
Cons: -Dislike the rotating camera (would rather it either not have one or it was fixed in place). Just seems like a point-of-failure where its going to eventually break.
-Screen is definitely one of the cost saving parts. I'm fine with it and it works fine but it isn't the best. I'm not talking about the resolution (which is more than useable for Chrome OS) but the brightness and contrast.
Overall Review: Bought one for a relative to replace his aging XP-running (ughh) laptop. Has ended up replacing that and his iPad too. This is the second one I've bought, this one is for me. I liked it that much.
Pros: Bought to be used in a eGPU setup for my Macbook. Works perfectly and does 1080p (max, no higher resolution stuff yet) just fine. It's not one of the new 1080s or even a 980 but the Thunderbolt interface would probably have limited those anyway.
Not power hungry at all. Quiet with the fans only coming on to cool it at higher temps (it takes a lot to get it hot). Good solid construction.
Overall Review: The fans (when off obviously) do this little out-of-sync wiggle every 10 or so seconds. Its perfectly normal, from what I've read.
Pros: Decent SSD that's fast and responsive. Mind you, those are generic compliments that can be applied to almost any SSD nowadays.
Cons: Only took a month or so for the real fun to start. I haven't been able to produce whatever situations cause it to happen, but every now and then my Mac will just stop (GUI is still active but can't launch or do any sort of activity).
Then, I noticed that the SMART attributes for this drive kept resetting themselves (it was back at zero power-on hours this morning). This, of course, led me to believe my previous problems was from this drive just dropping off completely when the computer was running.
Sort of disappointing having to replace the replacement (for my older, still working, Vertex).
Overall Review: Nothing against Kingston, oddities will always creep past QA. The actual data on the drive seems fine with no corruption. The problems don't seem to be increasing but I just can't trust it now.
Pros: Installed in my Macbook Pro 2012 (9,2) to max out the memory. It works just as expected. No trouble.
Overall Review: I've never had any trouble with memory. It either works or it doesn't. I would say I went looking for G.Skill memory but I would have gone for whatever was a good deal at the time, it just happened to be a G.Skill 16GB kit.
Pros: Plug-and-play on my older Macbook (built-in ethernet was knocked out earlier on during a storm). Works great and seems to perform just dandy.
Pros: Threw it in an older AM2+ system to use instead of the problematic onboard controller. Boots and runs fine under Windows 7. I didn't bother with the drivers that came on the included disc or from the manufacturers site. I have yet to test the speed of it but it doesn't appear any slower than the onboard sata.
Cons: I could have used some LEDs, a useless heatsink on the controller, or even a different colored board (green is so mid 90s).
Overall Review: I bought it, threw it in, and then proceeded to use it as intended. Technology is great.