Fast, highly-compatible and low-profile!6/30/2019 1:38:31 PM

Pros: These lower profile modules have lowered my CPU temps a couple degrees compared to another vendor's towering heat sinks which led to a 40-50% obstruction of my intake fans. This ram is better value than the more popular and expensive brands listed on the X399 Taichi compatibility list. This isn't even on their list for some reason.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Amazing! Running two of these 32GB kits overclocked to 3600Mhz in my X399 Taichi board combined with ThreadRipper 1950X. I wasn't able to get a CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB kit to run optimal speeds in quad-channel configuration, so I sent it back.(yes, BIOS was updated, voltage bumped and timings tuned manually) Hence, I ordered 2x Crucial 32GB kits (BLS2K16G4D32AESB) of Ballistix Sport LT (DDR4 3200), 64GB total. My system initially had issues detecting only 48GB out of 64GB memory with both the Corsair and Crucial kits. I tediously tested each 16GB stick, one-by-one, in each slot (powering down in between swapping sticks) to make sure there were no issues with any of the slots or memory modules. And yes, I installed them in the proper slots according to the motherboard manual for quad-channel configuration. In both instances (the Corsair 64GB kit and the two Crucial 32GB kits), I had to power off my system and swap the two sticks in memory slots D2 and C2 with the sticks originally powered up in slots A2 and B2. After powering back on, the BIOS recognized all 64GB of ram. I suspect the BIOS memory options set to Auto related to memory calculations/testing, allows the system to learn, recognize the appropriate memory config. I was able to push the Crucial memory to 3600Mhz at 1.3v (for both DRAM Voltage and DRAM_CD Voltage), but it didn't hold stable until manually setting both Load-Line Callibration (LLC) options to Level 4, versus the default of Auto. I tested Level 3, but later fell back to L4 due to the unnecessary temps. Also note, I set DRAM Timing Config Command Rate (CR) to "2T", Gear Down mode to "Disabled", and Power Down Enable to "Disabled". I noticed the rest of the DRAM Timing Configuration I entered manually were overwriten after setting XMP 2.0 Profile 1. Note that the aforementioned settings including DRAM Frequency were made under the XMP settings (from the OC Tweaker tab), NOT under Advanced > AMD CBS > UMC Common Options > DRAM Timing config. In fact, the settings I made from OC Tweaker tab wound up being inherited by the timings under UMC Common Options. I also disabled "Bank Group Swap", "BankGroupSwapAlt", "DRAM ECC Enable" as I figured the fewer "Auto" settings the system needs to try and detect, the smaller the likelihood of problems resulting from the system attempting to Automatically set options properly. In my profession, hard-coding settings avoids issues with failures in negotiation and auto-detection because there's too many vendors and too many different standards which are often followed differently. Other X399 settings made include disabling Suspend to RAM, C-state controls, as well as ACPI_CST C1 Declaration. The only ACPI option I left enabled was HPET. While I haven't disabled P-State controls entirely, I set "Relaxed EDC Throttling" to "Enabled" to reduce or prevent processor throttling. I considered changing "Power Supply Idle Control", but I've read it can cause some systems to crash depending on kernal. Many of the miscellaneous changes to power settings I've made above were to prevent fluctions in power, thereby providing a stable system when overclocking. Changes in power to/from one subsystem can affect power to another. Last mention, CPU Spread Spectrum was also set to Disabled. All things considered, getting an X399 board (Taichi) combined with a ThreapRipper 1950X to run 3600Mhz memory clock takes the cake from an overpriced Intel setup.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Rock solid, stable, and feature-riffic!6/30/2019 1:26:32 PM

Pros: Will support overclocking 3200Mhz memory to 3600Mhz in quad-channel configuration! (4x 16GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT modules) Running Threadripper 1950X stable, while overclocking. Beautiful, well-made and well-designed board. Slick as shipt!

Cons: SOo many BIOS settings.. Not really a con, because the more supported BIOS options, the better. It took me 10+ hours of testing, researching, tweaking to set all the options for the overclock I needed for several resource hungry vm appliances.

Overall Review: I wasn't able to get a CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 64GB kit to run optimal speeds in quad-channel configuration, so I sent it back.(yes, BIOS was updated, voltage bumped and timings tuned manually) Hence, I ordered 2x Crucial 32GB kits (BLS2K16G4D32AESB) of Ballistix Sport LT (DDR4 3200), 64GB total. My system initially had issues detecting only 48GB out of 64GB memory with both the Corsair and Crucial kits. I tediously tested each 16GB stick, one-by-one, in each slot (powering down in between swapping sticks) to make sure there were no issues with any of the slots or memory modules. And yes, I installed them in the proper slots according to the motherboard manual for quad-channel configuration. In both instances (the Corsair 64GB kit and the two Crucial 32GB kits), I had to power off my system and swap the two sticks in memory slots D2 and C2 with the sticks originally powered up in slots A2 and B2. After powering back on, the BIOS recognized all 64GB of ram. I suspect the BIOS memory options set to Auto related to memory calculations/testing, allows the system to learn, recognize the appropriate memory config. I was able to push the Crucial memory to 3600Mhz at 1.3v (for both DRAM Voltage and DRAM_CD Voltage), but it didn't hold stable until manually setting both Load-Line Callibration (LLC) options to Level 4, versus the default of Auto. I tested Level 3, but later fell back to L4 due to the unnecessary temps. Also note, I set DRAM Timing Config Command Rate (CR) to "2T", Gear Down mode to "Disabled", and Power Down Enable to "Disabled". I noticed the rest of the DRAM Timing Configuration I entered manually were overwriten after setting XMP 2.0 Profile 1. Note that the aforementioned settings including DRAM Frequency were made under the XMP settings (from the OC Tweaker tab), NOT under Advanced > AMD CBS > UMC Common Options > DRAM Timing config. In fact, the settings I made from OC Tweaker tab wound up being inherited by the timings under UMC Common Options. I also disabled "Bank Group Swap", "BankGroupSwapAlt", "DRAM ECC Enable" as I figured the fewer "Auto" settings the system needs to try and detect, the smaller the likelihood of problems resulting from the system attempting to Automatically set options properly. In my profession, hard-coding settings avoids issues with failures in negotiation and auto-detection because there's too many vendors and too many different standards which are often followed differently. Other X399 settings made include disabling Suspend to RAM, C-state controls, as well as ACPI_CST C1 Declaration. The only ACPI option I left enabled was HPET. While I haven't disabled P-State controls entirely, I set "Relaxed EDC Throttling" to "Enabled" to reduce or prevent processor throttling. I considered changing "Power Supply Idle Control", but I've read it can cause some systems to crash depending on kernal. Many of the miscellaneous changes to power settings I've made above were to prevent fluctions in power, thereby providing a stable system when overclocking. Changes in power to/from one subsystem can affect power to another. Last mention, CPU Spread Spectrum was also set to Disabled. All things considered, getting an X399 board (Taichi) combined with a ThreapRipper 1950X to run 3600Mhz memory clock takes the cake from an overpriced Intel setup. Friendly reminder to the noobs doing builds.. Don't forget grounding straps and anti-static gloves.

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BEWARE! Drive Failed on Day 1, Very First Backup5/8/2019 10:56:28 AM

Pros: None

Cons: Brand new drive failed on day 1, during very first backup attempt.

Overall Review: Drive detected, installed immediately following initial format. Large file copy tests completed successfully prior to start of 900 GB backup. File transfer rates started well, then degraded to 15-20MB/s within first hour of operation. Drive began throwing I/O errors after backing up 700 GB of data (300MB - 1.5GB files). Shortly thereafter the drive became unavailable. It can no longer be detected on any of my other systems, or hard drive docks either. Very disappointed.. Drive destroyed by less than 5 hours of normal duty operation, far from the 1,500,000 hour MTBF (Mean Time Between Failure) listed by the manufacturer.

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Awesome!11/18/2018 2:28:59 AM

Pros: Previous review I wrote listing Pros, never posted by NewEgg. Refuse to detail again.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Already wrote a nice 5-Egg review one month ago, but product shows no reviews???

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Excellent7/10/2018 2:23:24 AM

Pros: Top quality memory. I've purchased, used Geil ram on multiple occasions for my gaming laptops, workstations. I can confirm it is compatible with my Dell Optiplex 7040 small form desktop and no issues so far. Very fast.

Cons: None

Overall Review: Highly Recommended. Good experiences with Geil memory over the years.

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Awesome!12/12/2013 12:21:41 PM

Pros: I am tired of cheap plastic brackets. I recently bought a plastic 2.5" to 3.5" SSD adapter that was twice the price of this one. The plastic Icy Dock dock bracket I have is too bulky to allow adequate air flow through my case. This one on the other hand is solid aluminum, which is better at keeping inside case temps down, has plenty of slots with minimal obstruction to airflow. It is thick enough that it does not bend, yet provides greater compatibility with 2.5" drives because it was designed with numerous mounting points that can be used. Simple, scalable, cooler, more compatible, efficient design.

Cons: N/A

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Perfect! Fixed my phone.8/12/2012 2:01:13 PM

Pros: This SanDisk 16GB UHS-I is about the fastest Micro SD card anywhere in this price range. It performs as well as expected and arrived within 5 days. Lastly, I had an issue on my Samsung Exhibit II phone where Skype would always crash due to a lack of "virtual" memory since there wasn't enough storage for paging operations.(Phone previously had no MicroSD card) I did nothing but install this MicroSD and guess what? Skype has not crashed yet..

Cons: None, whatsoever. Shipping was quicker than expected.

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Great w/ 1.5TB Mirrored Drives!2/25/2009 5:20:54 AM

Pros: Works like a champ with two mirrored Seagate 1.5TB drives. Nice to have piece of mind in the event of drive failure. My other two, 2TB volumes are backed up on four, 1TB drives using Genie Backup Manager Pro, which allows spanning across multiple drives and can also can backup open/in use files.

Cons: Took a little techie effort to get it setup. No biggie, though. I've have several other dual/multiple drive sata enclosures and knew from previous experience it was probably a compatibility issue.(it didn't like my onboard sata controller) Hence, I went to my super duper, spare parts bin of used newegg devices, pulled out an old a sata controller, installed and voila! No more problems.

Overall Review: As with every other piece of hardware today, specifications and compatibility must be considered to take advantage of some features. Of course, this may require a bit of your time, effort to setup properly. WARNING! Troubleshooting may be required for anything connected to a PC. Stay away if you hate computers!

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Great little hub..11/22/2006 3:20:07 AM

Pros: Small, effective, and cheap. *Comes with 110-240V power cord.

Cons: None..

Overall Review: Previous reviewer's comment, "only bad thing is that it only connects to the PC with mini usb" is NOT a bad thing.

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Great Drives!9/4/2006 3:43:12 AM

Pros: Pound for pound, without a doubt, the best drive in it's price class. Quiet, SATA2, NCQ enabled drives. Perfect for a RAID setup that takes advantage its SATA2 and NCQ abilities.

Cons: None. Zero..

Overall Review: Ordered 4 drives; all work fine. Setup RAID 5 set using inexpensive SYBA RAID controller card that supports SATA2 and NCQ as well. Man, they fly on the private share over our network. :) Best investment in a long time..

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