Date Joined: 09/16/05
Pros: Works. Reads close to advertised speeds.
Cons: I have owned and used several Sandisk Flash drives. This one was my biggest disappointment, and will probably cost Sandisk a long time customer. I bought two of these, and my usb 2.0 Sandisk writes faster than both of them.
Overall Review: Way to go Sandisk. No wonder you don't advertise write speeds. Next time I want to throw away $100, I'll give it to someone else.
Pros: Does what it was made to do, once you get any motherboard and Windows issues resolved with hotswapping drives.
Cons: The unit works. I'm transferring about 30 gigs of files as I type this. The biggest issue with this unit is twofold.
1. If you have an Antec, or similar case that uses rails to mount a drive in the 5.25 bays, you will have to either bent the tabs on this unit, or modify it some other way to make it work. The dampening grommets on this unit allow too much movement, and the unit won't stay in place.
2. If this unit had better quality components, it would be worth another $10 for that alone. As it is, baby it, because you WILL be replacing it if you use it very often. Construction leaves a bit to be desired.
Overall Review: In my opinion, the manufacturer would have been far better off to construct this so the drives stick out enough to insert and remove them manually. A lot of cheap moving parts could have been dispensed with, and the money put into a more solid, and better fitting(drive bay) construction. Still, I'm glad i bought it, because I needed it, and it does work.
Why 3 eggs? I refuse to give high ratings to cheap products anymore. Yes it works. Until it doesn't, because it's made NOT to last.
Pros: Worked the first time.
Specs are up to par.
Plays nicely with my Intel motherboard.
Cons: It wasn't 500 or 512gb.
Overall Review: I've had no issues with this drive thus far. It just works.
Pros: Good feature set
G74721-305 w/ C2 stepping
WiFi and Bluetooth
An abundance of both USB 2.0 and 3.0, and they work.
Virtualization with the CPU(Not the K)
No problems with Corsair 1600 ram once xmp profile set.
Sufficient fan headers.
Cons: This board still had the old bios, and had to be updated right out of the box. Smooth sailing after that.
It would have been nice to have gotten a slot bracket and antenna instead of the wifi/bluetooth "module". Though the advantage of the module is, it doesn't take up a slot.
Visual bios is not very intuitive.
No DVI port.
Overall Review: So far, I've had little to no problems with this board. It has run 24/7 since I got it without a glitch. I am running the i7-4771 in it because I needed virtualization. My biggest complaint is the wifi/bluetooth module. I'm hoping to find a way to convert to a slot with an antenna. Other than that, I put 16gb of ram in it, a 480gb Crucial msata, a 1gb 7750 video card, and a 2tb backup drive.
As another reviewer said. Post-Bios update. I'm happy with the board so far.
Pros: Fast. Reasonably quiet. Does what a 256 bit card should do.
Cons: HUGE! Why does every card with a 256 bit label on it have to be so frakkin big. CPU's have gotten smaller, yet more powerful and efficient. A 2.5" hard drive will easily give you the performance of many slightly older, and some newer 3.5" drives, and do it more efficiently. And so on.
Overall Review: ATI and nVidia need a kick in the seat of their pants. Maybe then they'll catch up with others in the computer industry.
Pros: Speedy, Quiet, Good Temps, Does what it was made to do.
Cons: Still has has moving parts. aka, platters spinning and heads moving.
Isn't it time to stop blaming the HDD manufacturer's for all things noise. Start grumbling at the case manufacturers to make a better quality case. Thats where a good portion of HDD noise comes from. A resonating case that magnify's every sound inside it. Do some reading and experimenting folks. It's not that hard to figure out.
Overall Review: I'll be the first to acknowledge the computer industry is dragging their feet when it comes to releasing technology to the consumer. They want to eek out every last dollar they can get on the old stuff before they let the newer stuff out. This keeps the consumer years behind current tecnological advances. Nevertheless, even for ancient technology, this is a good drive.