Date Joined: 07/25/07
Pros: Four-way SLI, dual gigabit NIC, eSATA, optical audio...
Cons: A PS/2 port. Sweet. What would I ever do without... wait, what? Seriously? PS/2 port? Oh, AND a FireWire 400 port. How 1990s of you.
We want our technology back.
1987 and 1995.
Pros: Simple to configure, and has been working great with my two 1 TB F1 Spinpoints on our Mac Mini server. Currently set in JBOD config as separate Time Machine modules for the campus, which is then backed up as a whole to the district tapes.
Overall Review: If only IEEE-1394 enclosures were this inexpensive...
Pros: No issues yet with this PSU. RMA was easy to deal with.
Overall Review: Purchased to power my older system (perfectly good system, but EVGA 590 mobo was a dead end for future upgrades) after upgrading to GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT mobo and Phenom II.
EVGA nForce 590 SLI
Athlon 64x2 6000+
EVGA 320MB 8800 GTS x2 (SLI)
8 GB DDR2 800 memory
Raidmax RX-700 PSU
XP Pro x64
Phenom II x3 AM3 socket
Sapphire Radeon 1GB 4870 x2 (Crossfire)
4GB OCZ Reaper HPC DDR3 1600
Antec TPQ-850 850W Modular PSU
Vista Business x64
Pros: Board works flawlessly so far. Looking forward to future BIOS update that will let me unlock the 4th core on my Phenom II x3.
Cons: USB keyboard would be flaky while configuring BIOS, or would stop working all together. Recent BIOS update fixes that problem as well as others.
Pros: RAM works flawlessly so far.
Overall Review: Purchased with new GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT as part of combo deal.
Pros: Replaced my Rosewill 750 (great PSU as well -- moved it to a more spacious case) with this PSU as my case was really crowded with all the extra cables. So much nicer with all the unused cables completely gone from the system. Nabbed it for around $100 when the Antec 20%-off deal was going.
Pros: Supports fast RAM, fast CPU, and Crossfire -- all that I was looking for in a gaming mobo.
Cons: Had some difficulty getting the Linux "Quickboot" to work. Not quite sure when it'd ever be used in any event.
Pros: I co-run a small business & home office computer consulting business and did a services in kind for my brother. He was hurting for a computer, so we put one together for him; which included this video card. According to him, "It plays WoW preeeeeeeety," which I take as a good sign.
Overall Review: The computer we built him:
ASUS P5Q Pro Mobo
Sapphire Radeon HD 4850
Antec TPQ-850 PSU
Antec 900 Computer Case
3.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
4GB Mushkin RAM
DVD R±W & 500 GB HDD
All for about $750 and $80 in MiRs in the mail.
Pros: The display had two bad pixels on it when it arrived. I'm a stickler for perfection, and with most companies, I'd be stuck with it. Not with Samsung, though. Like Apple, Samsung has a zero bad pixel policy within the first two weeks (15 days) of purchase. So, I started a free cross shipping RMA with Samsung, got my new display (which was upgraded for free to the 2253LW, bonus!) and a perfect screen. Worth the $20 extra I paid over the ACER? You bet.
Pros: Fast, tons of space. Mostly does what I wanted to use it for.
Cons: *By no fault of Corsair, of course* FAT file system doesn't support file sizes over 4GB, which is a problem in my mixed environment of OS X, Linux, and Windows while wanting to transport large media files quickly from computer to DVD/DVR player (has a convenient USB port for loading video/pictures off USB device) without the wait for burning disks. OS X and Linux can read ext2, but Windows can't (I'm talking native support here). Windows has NTFS, but nobody else can write to it. And OS X of course has HFS+, but nobody else can read that either.
Come on people! Can we please have a universal file system for flash media and HDDs that everybody can read/write to that supports larger than 4GB? Is it really that hard? How about someone make UDF 3.0 and expand beyond optical discs.
Overall Review: Some people have reported speed issues with this drive, but I haven't run into that yet. My only suggestion is to make sure your flash drive is plugged into a proper bus-powered USB 2.0 port.