Joined on 02/06/08
Tiny but slow and flimsy
Pros: It's small and fits well on my keychain. Stores the 4GB and is cheap. positive lock keeps it from popping out in my pocket.
Cons: The upload rates for large files are not fast, although not terrible either. The tab is so long that it's a little flimsy. I won't put it in my USB port an leave the keys hanging there off of it, because i'm afraid either it will break, or the port will break.
Overall Review: I do put it in a port if the keys hit the ground, or if it's a vertical port. I suppose it should be three stars, but i'd buy it again for the size, so I'll leave it at 4.
Not so great
Pros: Worked fine most of the time. Wasn't hard to install, or to set up. Placement of everything seemed fine.
Cons: Couldn't handle the heat from two un-powered (workstation) video cards I tried. Occasionally crashed even with a Radeon HD 3870 running on high for a while. In general, couldn't handle high loads, and overclocking anything made it crash, even using ASRock software.
Overall Review: Board eventually gave up the ghost when I was cleaning it with spray air (probably my fault) and the Gigabyte P45 replacement I bought is better and tougher. I actually had the wifi version of this board which is why it doesn't show me owning it. I couldn't get the wifi hub function to work. I should have had more fans, but the board should have been able to handle more power too; I mean what do they expect you to do with those PCIE slots if you can't get power to them.
Overheated my MB
Pros: Ran Maya well, Rhino passably. Worked for 8-10 hours at a time before crashing.
Cons: Because it does not have a separate power supply, it overheated itself, my MB, and my processor, causing both PU's to run slowly, and eventually to crash. It's insane that such a powerful card, drawing so much wattage could fail to have it's own power input. I'm not sure what system this could run on.
Overall Review: Upgraded from a Radeon HD 3870 and gained very little. It's unclear how much I would have gained had everything not been slow due to overheating. My CPU ran at 50c and would have been higher had it not self-slowed in order to keep temps down. MB temps were similar, and both are under 40c with my 3870.