Date Joined: 03/18/08
Pros: Benching off a fresh install I got an average read of 220.3MB/s, using HDTach 3. The first time I ran it I got 219.6 MB/s. This SSD makes general usage much faster and I find myself noticing that I don't have to wait for stuff to load.
Cons: I bought this at $219, then the price went up.
Overall Review: While you may get similar performance from raid, remember that raid is less reliable. SSD's also use less power, generate less heat, and make no noise.
I would also like to point out that I used the Rosewill $9 adapter for the SSD and it works great.
Just remember that this is a "Blue" line drive and you aren't going to get the fastest performance out of it.
Pros: Overall this is a great external drive, with just a few problems. It looks great on my desk, no flashing lights in my face and its not glossy enough to show fingerprints or dust.
Cons: This drive may be a bit slow, but thats fine since it is a back up drive that I can just set and forget.
If you are going to back up 1tb with Windows 7 Backup, forget about it. It will take ages using the built in software, this is a known issue with the program. I would suggest using another program, or just backing up the necessary files.
Overall Review: An earlier comment said that is used a proprietary connector, but it does not. It uses the same mini-usb connector that cameras and other external drives use.
Pros: Vibrant colors, HDMI, DVI, and VGA. Vesa mount is nice too, as well as the audio in. Big, with a low pixel pitch.
Cons: This isn't a really bad con, but it has a glossy screen that would be bad in a bright environment if you has dark colors on the screen.
Pros: I figured I would buy this since it was on sale for $10. Plugged it in and 7 found drivers for it no problem. No need to use the ones Rosewill gives you!
Cons: May block a USB port or two on some laptops or pc's, but who doesnt have plenty these days?
Overall Review: Works great for how cheap it is.
Pros: This board by itself is great. Small, looks good, and it has DVI out. The onboard video gets 5fps in TF2(I know it's not that demanding) at 1280*1024. That was with a 4850e+ and 2gb of Geil ram. It has support for hybrid sli, which is a bonus.
Cons: The first board had a small problem. The ethernet driver wouldn't install because it said it couldnt find the device. After multiple driver and os's, I gathered that the ethernet controller was dead. I had sent an email to Zotac support and they gave me an honest and quick reply back saying to try the drivers straight from nvidia and if those didnt work then I would need to RMA the board. When I got the new board everything worked fine.
Overall Review: I have this paired with the Xigmatek Apache Cooler and 2GB of Orange Geil ram and it looks killer
Pros: Decent price, faster than Class 2.
Cons: ITS NOT MADE OF GOLD
Overall Review: It works and it comes with an adapter. What else do you want?
Pros: Its orange, DDR2-800, decent price.
Cons: Trouble installing windows with this stick. The first time it didnt want to install completely, even with boosted voltage. The second time it worked fine.
Overall Review: Good ram, just be prepared to use different sticks to install windows.
Pros: Works great in my Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Cons: Ubuntu doesn't recognize the full 2gigs, I have yet to try it with XP/Windows 7
Overall Review: Decent price.
Pros: Best lowprofile card at the time(before the 9800gt). Performs well on most games, and can be quiet when set through rxxxtuner. Stays cool
Cons: My card had a fan error that would cause it speed up to %100 randomly. The VGA bracket adapter isn't long enough to fit in the slot below it, unless you take the actual bracket off.
Overall Review: Rxxxtuner fixed the fan problem.
Pros: Shorter than my old Roswill 480w. It is quieter as well. Even though the fan doesn't push much air, the air coming out of the back is always cool.
Cons: The cable braiding isn't as "thick" as I would like, but that's no big problem.(As in, I can still see the colors of the wires beneath)
Overall Review: It came with a free 4 GB diesel flashdrive.
Pros: It's cheap. This is a good board to use if you have old stuff laying around that you would not like going to waste.
Cons: It's old.
Also, it is made by Foxconn. They make some of the components that are in your computer right now. They just aren't that great at making their own stuff sometimes.
Overall Review: To respond to the review before me:
Those are not VGA ports. Those are Com ports. The specifications say nothing about having integrated video.
The dual core Celeron you attempted to put in there is most likely of the E1xxx series, which is not supported by this board, seeing as it is so old.
I'm not sure what to say about the harddrive. The SATA/IDE ports may have been turned off in the bios, or you were using Sata II hard drives, which are rarely incompatible with Sata I.
I do doubt that your tech level is "High"
Pros: 8gb of flash memory for $20 at the time, with free shipping. I couldn't not buy it. 4GB is used for Readyboost, while the other 4 is storage.
Overall Review: No frills flash drive. File transfer is quick.