Do not last9/20/2016 2:19:06 PM

Pros: Price at the time of purchase. Worked for about 8 months

Cons: Drive stopped booting properly, gave BSOD with "inaccessible boot device" error In device manager with fresh Win10 installation shows up as "Unknown device" if any of the chipset or IntelRST driver installed windows fails to boot completely. I was able to recover some of the data but the time spent troubleshooting and now for hopefully getting a different replacement leaves very bad aftertaste. P.S. Well next day drive was completely dead and unrecognized by multiple systems through sata or usb enclosures

Overall Review: Would not recommend this version, the CS1311 one I have in two other systems runs flawlessly so far so hopefully I can get that one as a replacement. P.S. My experience with RMA wasn't horrible, I had to spend ONLY 1/5 of what I paid for it, to ship it to them, BUT what got me angry was that I received exactly same model as a replacement, so in few months it will die again (loss of important data,frustration of reinstalling whole system and drivers back) and I will have to pay for shipping it back so in less than warranty term is, I will spend more than I paid for it originally to be able to own this piece of junk. Good bye PNY, this is the last product I bought from you, with proof of not caring for your customers and instead of improving your service to make up for junk product, you supply another junk in it's place...THANK YOU!!! (*sarcasm) Next time it fails it goes straight into the trash bin and I won't be using it for any important data of course in the meantime.

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Nice upgrade7/14/2015 4:21:59 AM

Pros: Excellent.Just install and enjoy. Maxed out capacity on my AIO envy 23 and got 9-9-10-28 @1600 timings (board is designed to handle up to 1866 speeds though). Now to fast SSD and dedicated video card in MXM slot and I should be set for the next couple years.

Cons: I guess I wish stickers were made out of thin copper or aluminum to help with even heat dissipation (especially in slim laptops, where space is very limited) but with lower voltages in newer systems I guess it shouldn't be that much of a problem.

Overall Review: Works as it should in system that feeds 1.5V to it. For now at least;)

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4/5/2012 3:48:48 PM

Pros: Cheap solution to RAID. Very simple and fast to install Works for 3 months without single hickup

Cons: Power connector is cheaply made and power supply connector wasn't plugging in, so I pushed harder and whole 4 pins went 90 degrees up. I almost thought that board was done for, but I was able to bent connector pins back in place VERY SLOWLY and CAREFULLY.

Overall Review: It provided me with solution that AsRock engineers couldn't on their Z68 MB. I used this for RAID 0 physical disks array for my programs while I was using my SSD in AHCI to boot windows.The problem was that main SATA controller could only work in RAID or AHCI but not combination of both and secondary controller was supporting only IDE or AHCI but not RAID (and manual advised not to use it for boot drive), so finally I found this as solution. Installed it connected 2 drives to it and cable to motherboard booted up and formatted the drives into one volume DONE!!! On ATTO benchmarking I got twice read/write that on single HD until it went past 16KB's file sizes by 512KB its data read/write performance became close to one drive but it might be as well limitation of the SATA II interface that it uses and the fact that they were mechanical drives (SATA II, 7200RPM with 32MB Cache each).I got 215MB/sec as highest read/write.

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4/5/2012 3:23:54 PM

Pros: Works, cheap, good ergonomics (for larger hands).

Cons: Cheaply made plastic and buttons when clicked have decent play.No weights and mouse feels too light without them but for the price range I guess it's too much to include $1 worth of metal.

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Good deal2/17/2012 5:39:25 AM

Pros: Fast as most SSD's in its class. Comes with more than just drive unlike most of other brands give you.

Cons: I hope it will be reliable for years to come.

Overall Review: Reading reviews I noticed that nacho2k3 was concerned with 6GB maxing out PCI-E interface, well it's not GB its Gbits per second which roughly equals to 600MB/sec for real life performance (8 bits in byte should give 750MB but thats max bandwith of that interface not real speed it gives) so it's nowhere close to max it out and with sata III you get roughly twice performance of sata II at least with SSD's IF they support that speed. So it's definately worth getting MB with or add on SATA III card IF you're looking to get the most performance out of this or any SATA III SSD.

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Not the good choice1/30/2012 6:56:49 PM

Pros: Works for the most part (for now) Could be worse problems I guess Gave me worst system build experience Looks kind of nice Mmm...... that's all I got

Cons: One of the worst new system experiences (out of 30+ builts). First problem: I tried 2 different USB mouse and both had problems navigating UEFI BIOS (worked fine on another new built based on A**S Z68 motherboard) with Logi***ch one it was just jumping upward vertically like it had seizure). After installing Windows 7 on M4 SSD and updating all drivers, files, etc. MB switched mode to IDE for some reason after one of the boots, going back to AHCI in BIOS left me with unbootable system, had to waste another 3 hours to repeat all of the processes, good thing installing system took like 10 minutes and then endless restarts to install rest of the stuff. The XFast software (both USB AND especially LAN) is so HORRIBLE I can't find words bad enough to describe it, good thing on second OS reinstall I was smart to avoid installing it.

Overall Review: After paying almost $200 i would expect better quality and YET I got better from A**s with almost half the price. After searching online I found that it has problems with USB hardware working in UEFI BIOS and at boot and even though ASRock lists that 1.3 BIOS "FIXES" USB Function problems and it did nothing for me. I was also dazzled as to why they didn't include RAID for Marvell Controller which would make sense for 2 ports that it hadles. Instead they offer raid on 4+2 Intel Controller which can work in AHCI OR raid ONLY and since I have too many drives that need AHCI or can't run in raid, I can't set up raid 0 with my other 2 sata drives since there's no raid on separate controller and with using intel one I loose 4 additional ports. I mean it would make sense to set up 2 ports controller for raid since it requires two drives minimum and that's how many people usually use but NO...Also they recommend not to use Marvell for boot drives, so to me it's almost worthless.

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1/30/2012 6:19:28 PM

Pros: Fast. Works as advertised both latency AND frequency. Easy to set up on Z68 MB (just go into BIOS and pick XMP profile).Works @1.5V 7-7-7-21 and 1333 like a charm. Never had problems with G.Skill unlike with some other highly known brands.

Cons: None. Low Price Good quality Works as advertised Passed MemTest86 with flying colors One of the best choices right now Period.

Overall Review: Works great and was easy to set up on my ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 MB (same thing can't be said about MB's UEFI BIOS which didn't respond to any USB mouse that I tried to use in it had to stick with good old keyboard to make any changes). Memtest reported it's data transfer @ 17000+ Mb/sec I'm not sure what to make of it but if it's true than that's good.

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Great memory1/30/2012 6:05:04 PM

Pros: Fast, easy to set up (boot into UEFI BIOS, select XMP profile and it's done). Looks cool, for me it was better than Ripjaws set I bought before but my MB is black so it fits right in. Windows 7 rated them 7.9 ( I know not the best benchmark, but sticks also passed memtest passes with flying colors and reported 21+K Mb/sec while running the test)

Cons: MAYBE that it's slightly higher in price compared to ripjaws with same exact voltage and timings, but overall I think it's worth it considering the quality and performance you get.

Overall Review: I wish my MB was up to the quality of this ram, shame on you ASRock and your UEFI BIOS with its USB mouse problems. System Set Up: Intel 2500K @4.4 Ghz AsRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 2x4GB G.Skill 1866 Sniper Ram 750W Corsair PSU Radeon HD 4890 1GB

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Good if it lasts1/18/2012 8:09:16 PM

Pros: Well if it works for next 2-3 years at speed it is now then it was worth it. SATAII speeds were right spot on with ATTO benchmark. Silent, lightweight (pro or con?), seems fast (for now).

Cons: Rebate needs to be sent out in 21 days (including weekends) not 30. I'm little bit sceptical on its longevity for years to come, I already experienced couple strange slow downs and system freezes. If you want to get rebate faster they ripp off another 10% off of you, I decided to put it towards certified mail receipt I think I might get better chances of getting SOMETHING back with that.

Overall Review: Not that fast compared to RAID 0 array of 7200's with 32MB Cache each on SATAII controller, SATA 3 would yield better results I think though.The only reason I decided to try SSD was because they came down in price, and this item had good deal with rebate (if I get it), seems like reBAITs are used more often to just attract customers and then companies do not honor them.I hope it works for at least 3 years without dying too often. When I see MTBF I laugh according, according to that it should last a LOT longer than 3 years and yet they offer only 3 years warranty on it. Some mechanical drives come with 5 year and last 10, in case with SSD's situation is reversed.

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2/1/2010 6:14:21 PM

Pros: Follow up review, please read below for important information.

Cons: The video card drivers are outdated (at least for 240M version) make sure you download latest DirectX and nvidia (195.62) drivers.My 3DMark 05 was 7058 points but when updated got 11558 points like it should have done so in the first place according to review website. Could have included convinient location for bluetooth module (so far I couldn't find its location, it's probably underneath palmrest which means whole laptop has to be taken apart to get there, so I figured I'm beter off with USB dongle for my laser mouse connection) Sound still gives me pops and extra noise in headphones especially when trying to play games maybe it's something in the sound settings though might try to tweak those when have time.

Overall Review: Wish keyboard keys had some kind of coating to minimize fingerprint smudges.

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1/29/2010 11:21:58 AM

Pros: Fast video card (got 240m fron NJ wearhouse) was most important for me Fast WiFi with N Router. Good CPU (it has Centrino sticker not Celeron) Convenient access to hd, ram, video card and CPU for a future upgrades.

Cons: Mouse buttons are really hard to press compare to my previous M1330 and reader gets in the way sometimes. Fingerprint magnet. Screen doesn't have enough brighness to cover for daylight glare off its shiny surface at dark locations it's fine. Popping noises in headphones while listening to music and opening programs. Serious fingerprint magnet (both keys and plastic parts)

Overall Review: My windows 7 experience idex was 5.7 for cpu and ram, 6.4 video and 5.4 hd (after upgrading to 7200 rpm hd increased to 5.9) so now it's 5.7 overall. Good review of the similar model was found online on G****e after searching for Aspire 5739G.

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10/9/2009 8:34:51 AM

Pros: My games play faster and with higher settings (some maxed out). Not as big as I thought it would be. So far works fine.

Cons: Produces MUCH more heat than my old GT 8800. Not much faster than my MSI 512MB OC GT8800 card only 3K bigger score in 3DMark 06. Fan is LOUD to VERY loud on higher than 52% speeds (it runs on 45% setting factory settings)and with my silent zalman liquid cooling for CPU and 2 120MM case fans plus 120mm PSU fan it sounds like a jet engine inside my case on higher than 65% settings. Needs lots of power.

Overall Review: I slightly regret getting this for an upgrade. The temps were going fron 65 C to almost 80 C with good loads on factory fan settings I had to increase to 52% fan speed to lower them.ATI should have mounted the power connectors facing up (top of the card) because it barely fit in my antec p160 because of the power connectors coming up to HD's. Main reason I got this to have HDMI output for my blue ray drive but even paired with q9550 cpu 4GB ram RAID 0 SATAII hard drives set up and 750W corsair power supply I was not even impressed let alone blown away with the performance of this card. I think because of the increased heat it runs at it should fail within a year.It also consumes huge amount of power when running in load mode (from tech reviews I read).I'm sure NVIDIA GTX275 is same thing so at least this card performes better and costs less.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Very good choice5/8/2008 7:55:40 PM

Pros: Small but not tiny size with good zoom, great resolution pictures, good image stabilization, good video (with 4GB SDHC Turbo takes half an hour of video of 1280x720 HD), powerful flash (took good picture in complete darkness from 10 feet away). with price range Vs. capabilities it makes it one of the best choices to buy.

Cons: SOFTWARE!!!! IT IS AWFUL.... I had freezes during 50-60% of upload, lost few pictures during transfers(good thing they weren't important), too painful to use unless you print pictures at home I guess, but I prefer professional quality prints, so had to uninstall whole thing right away. Best choice is to get USB King$xxn SDHC card reader here on newegg which will make fast, seamless transfers and no lost pictures and you can use your favorite software to edit or print them. Also it doesn't have case but with this price range I'm not surprised.

Overall Review: Buy 4GB SDHC right away, I got 4GB and 8GB so now I'm set either for video or pictures, get high capacity rechargeable batteries, case, screen protector and you can become movie director:).

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Not bad for very close range11/30/2006 4:53:04 PM

Pros: Hmm.. reviews I guess.Fast shipping, good prices @ newegg as always.

Cons: The card I got was different from the one pictured and uses same drivers as zxxxt and other cheap series.The antenna was external (don't know if it's better).The signal same as the card I mentioned which means no signal from 30 feet (across one floor) from 108Mbs MIMO router.Don't know if they just changed the product or it's a wrong picture on website but it did say WLL-3350 on the label.So I'm not impressed at all, good thing price was low, same as it's performance.

Overall Review: Next stop is higher priced card, if not, will buy PCI to PCMCIA adaptor and use card from my laptop which seems to get it right.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Whisper with Rock bottom8/23/2006 2:55:16 PM

Pros: Fan casing is made from aluminum alloy which helps a lot during cooling, since it is in tight contact with heatsink.Quiet as advertised, one of the best choices for any Socket A CPU considering the price of high performance heatsink would be 4 times more with same results.

Cons: One huge one is the bottom finish.I haven't seen anything as bad as this so far, BUT I spent 5 min with small file, 5 min with 600 grit sandpaper, 5 min with 1000 grit and 2 min with 2000 grit (can get one in any automotive store sometimes even in one set).So in 30 min I could see myself in copper base like in mirror and temp is 10 C degrees down.

Overall Review: For socket A you need only to polish the copper core which will be directly on CPU core.Use Arctic Silver 5 or Ceramique to lower temperature by 5 degrees more.Don't sink the CPU in thermal paste, apply only enough to make thin film if base is polished, it will be much safer and less messy for CPU.Besides bottom surface I would give more than 5 stars for its performance afterwards.

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11/29/2005 2:32:26 PM

Pros: Works great at advertised speeds, and capable to go higher.

Cons: They should have made copper heatsinks instead of aluminum. My MB was giving little less than 2.5V after reset and this ram wouldn't even boot, had to set voltage to 2.6V using old RAM, and then install these back, which solved the problem and now PC works like horse:)

Overall Review: Too bad that they were gone before I could get another set of these, hope that after restock they will be available at same great savings.Great service from Newegg and even from UPS this time.

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Plextor no good!!!11/21/2005 8:59:49 PM

Comments: I bought plextor 712A (with 8MB cache) from newegg exactly 1 year and 1 month ago and today it died, windows detects it, but I have same problem as TREBOR, the tray just stays inside and light keeps on blinking, manufacturer gives 1 year warranty (LOL) so I paid $XXX for 1 year of drive life, now I'll never buy this brand again.

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PNY done good job again.1/26/2005 2:51:29 PM

Comments: Well, I'm not going to say much except that this card is great performer in it's class.It easily went to 380/450 (mine had 2.2 ns chips), and all pipes and shaders unlocked without a problem.I got more than 11300 on 3Dmark 2003 compared to 6300 on my Gainward 5900XT golden sample which I got for around $2XX just few months ago.One bad thing is that I can hear VGA fan through my 3X120mm and 1X80mm fans noise(imagine that!).I'll use NV silencer 5 anyway, so that's not a problem.I would give 4.5 stars because no games

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