Joined on 12/18/12
Just works and extremely fast
Pros: This is the first SSD I've used that wasn't a Samsung and I was a bit worried by some of the other reviews. But I had no trouble installing it and it is within an eyelash of the speed of EVO 960 and 970 PCIE devices I've used (about 2.7 gigs per second vs 3). I'm very pleased with this device.
Overall Review: Very satisfied.
Absolutely Fabulous for my needs
Pros: I gave my daughter my seriously fast desktop (built with Newegg parts) and needed a replacement that would drive three monitors and provide reasonable performance for my CAD and development tools. With a Sabrent 500 gig NVME SSD and a pair of HyperX 16 gig RAM modules and an old Samsung EVO 840 as backup for precious files, this system rocks. I ran eight concurrent compute bound processes for ten minutes: the fan is NOT loud in my opinion in comparison to all the laptops I've ever used that were made to run flat out. I was very pleasantly surprised by the lack of objectionable fan noise: my experience is the opposite of the other reviewer's remarks. This system runs Ubuntu 18.04.4 beautifully and is extremely fast thanks to the Sabrent and CL14 RAM. A shutdown/restart takes 33 seconds. Startup from cold takes 26 seconds. File I/O very good (about 1.5 gigabytes/sec read speed vs about 3). Network performance exceeded my expectations. The WIFI "just works" but the wired ethernet seamlessly takes over if connected. My PCB CAD program runs extremely fast and all the other tools I've tried so far are like greased lightning. The bang per watt is amazing. Previous computer dissipated roughly 170 watts at idle, this one is a small fraction of that. Color me satisfied!
Cons: Trivial nit: Mounting the top RAM module to get it fully seated before swinging down required temporary removal of the little PCB holding two USB connectors. No big deal, but you need to take care that the screws don't disappear into the works. Nit: I could not make the NVME drive heat sink snap into the sheet metal carrier and had to use some strategically placed tape to hold it down on the SSD for the time being. But I didn't use the ASRock-supplied fastener for the dual 2242 boards (e.g. SSD on top of the Intel WIFI). I grabbed a different fastener vs using the one already on the board in the 2260 position (duh). Bigger Nit: The CMOS clearing jumper could not be less convenient to use. Pretty much have to remove the above USB connector to get access and it's not labeled.
Overall Review: I would recommend this system for Linux users in a heartbeat. No idea how well Windows would run on it, the very complete set of drivers and other Windows support stuff on the supplied CD would suggest it will work well.
The perfect solution for my new system
Pros: This RAM is working extremly well in my ASRock industrial V1000M computer. With this RAM and the machine's Ryzen four core processor my CAD software appears to run as well as with my previous system that on paper is faster.
Overall Review: Tremendous capacity and speed for the price