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PAUL A.

PAUL A.

Joined on 08/16/08

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Most Favorable Review

Great performance

NVMe to USB Adapter, RIITOP M.2 SSD to USB 3.1 Type-A Reader Compatible with Both M Key PCIe NVMe SSD & NGFF (B+M Key) SATA SSD
NVMe to USB Adapter, RIITOP M.2 SSD to USB 3.1 Type-A Reader Compatible with Both M Key PCIe NVMe SSD & NGFF (B+M Key) SATA SSD

Pros: Great performance as a boot drive for AtomicPi. 400MB/s read and 220MB/s write with a Intel 660p SSD. (vs. the AtomicPi's built-in MMC drive: 100MB/s read and 37MB/s write.)

Cons: I'm confused as to what the thermal pad is for. It's too thin to touch both the SSD and the USB Adapter board. So I folded it in half so it is twice as thick, but now the SSD is bulging out a little bit. It's probably not even necessary.

Overall Review: This allows using a real SSD with single-board-computers. I've burned through so many SD cards and USB flash drives because they are not designed to be used as OS boot drives.

Most Critical Review

Do not use as OS boot drive

Kingston 128GB DataTraveler Kyson USB 3.2 Gen 1 Metal Flash Drive (DTKN/128GB)
Kingston 128GB DataTraveler Kyson USB 3.2 Gen 1 Metal Flash Drive (DTKN/128GB)

Pros: Sturdy metal case.

Cons: - Not great read or write speed for a USB3 drive. 220MB/s read, 45MB/s write - Occasionally drive is unresponsive for a couple minutes.

Overall Review: Don't use this as an OS boot drive. I tried with 2 units and both became slow and unusable within a few days. I instead recommend a real NVMe SSD with a USB to NVMe adapter.

Premier Mounts MAG-PRO Universal Projector Mount with 1.5" NPT Coupler
Premier Mounts MAG-PRO Universal Projector Mount with 1.5" NPT Coupler

Pros: Solid construction. Magnetic latch is cool.

Cons: Where is the mount for the ceiling? The product description didn't mention I would need additional hardware to mount this thing. I know I can get a 1.5" NPT flange mount from the hardware store, but it wont look good. The installation manual gives a reference to "one of Premier Mount's adjustable-height ceiling adapters" but gives no part #.