Joined on 04/11/06
Pros: 1. Size 2. Price 3. Cache 4. RPM 5. OS Agnostic 6. SATA 6.0GB/s based tech
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: I bought the one year extended warranty to alleviate any worries about maintenance beyond 2 years. Well worth the price for the service from Newegg. It's primary function is a data drive seeing as I'm moving to SSD for boot/OS. Posting issues are centered around Windows. I would like to know more about the filesystem used, which Windows Kernel/OS and the frequency. On OS X, Linux and FreeBSD these issues don't surface. I bought the retail package for $104. Worth the extra few dollars. Includes Drivers/Diagnostic Software and SATA cable. Newegg really should start flagging reviews that all too often come in bunches whenever a product gets a quality run of positive reviews. Grow up people. I expect details when a drive fails and the symptoms not the same schtick about random unnecessary post commands annoying the user.
Restores my hope in talented Industrial designers outside of Apple
Pros: 1. Tactile feedback and very light touch response is fantastic 2. Mechanical tone is spot on 3. Rate of typing being restored after years of swilling through low profile silent keyboards 4. Forces one back to how they were once taught to hold your posture and type on an IBM Selectric Typewriter: like you're playing a concert piano.
Overall Review: As an Apple Engineering alum I never liked the chicklet keyboard response. Looks great just doesn't suit me for high speed, long hours of typing. I am writing Sci-Fi novels averaging > 500 ppgs per novel. This is such a treat to type on. When I work on engineering projects I don't worry about wasting a lot of time with incorrect inputs. The one tricky part to recondition my touch is the thumb and the space bar. The bar response is so sensitive that if I let the thumb drop slightly it's move the cursor one key forward thus frustrating me until I break that old habit. It's mostly gone after less than a week. Love this keyboard and when I build out my Zen box it's the only one I will buy.
Worth every penny
Pros: Quality Build provides a quiet and energy efficient GPGPU inside my Corsair 650D Case Software stack is very mature for Windows and growing rapidly for Linux Vulkan API within Mesa maturing fast/OpenGL 4.5 compliance ready but not yet enabled OpenCL 1.2 coming to Linux this December with ROCm XFX continues to be a quality OEM, irregardless of whether they were Team Green or now firmly Team RED. I replaced an ancient XFX 8600GTS for this card. My FX-8350/32GB DDR3 1866 paired with this card and enabling OpenCL provides this with a quality workstation solution
Overall Review: Coordinated with Debian to get the necessary fixes for Mesa/OpenCL and LLVM in upcoming LLVM 3.9.1 revision allowing OpenCL ready applications [Darktable, Luxrender, Boinc, Blender, etc] to leverage this quality card. Unigine Heaven benchmarks continue to show an evolving stack for Mesa and later Vulkan APIs When Zen arrives and Vega I'm building my follow up system and will buy an XFX Vega10 Radeon card
Read your UEFI/BIOS settings on 1866
Pros: Meets all proclaimed capacities
Overall Review: People are complaining that this doesn't run at 1866. False ``Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules'' You have to enable XMP support in your UEFI/BIOS. Enabled in the Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 version 3.0 from experience jumps the 1600Mhz to 1866Mhz. All boards that support 1866Mhz or higher must have XMP enabled to surpass 1600Mhz. Stop posting useless reviews when you technically don't understand what you are reviewing.
Smooth as butter
Pros: 1. Price 2. Performance 3. Reliability 4. Works seamlessly with Linux (Debian)
Overall Review: SSD will just get better, over time. It'll never had the density of platters until there is a new means to building 3D density chips at a cost effective price. SSD/HDD spoils one to never go back to straight HDD.
Solid Design, Balanced Rotation, zero distortion
Pros: First thing I noticed on the Corsair 650D I bought was the cheap large intake fan over the drive slots. Within 2 weeks after building the AMD FX-8350 system the wobble/distortion phase in and out sinusoidal wave form predictably surfaced Solution: This Product. Balanced, quality construction fit into the front without having to move the lower drive slots down off the mount and adjacent to the power supply.
Overall Review: Between the Corsair 650D, H100i liquid cooler, Gigabyte 990FX-UD3 rev. 3.0, Corsair RM 1000 this system just chews up my needs on Linux and FreeBSD. Blender master from git compiles < 5 minutes LLVM/Clang [LLDB, Compiler-RT, Libc++, Libcxxabi] < 7 minutes OpenEXR master, OpenShadingLanguage master, BulletLibrary, each < 5 minutes That's with 16BG G.Skill 1866. Looking forward to adding the other 2 sticks. Delivery by Newegg was prompt as has become the common result when buying from a quality reseller.