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Heman B.

Heman B.

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Most Favorable Review

Does what it supposed to do

Sabrent 7 Slot USB 2.0 Internal Memory Card Reader & Writer (CRW-UINB)
Sabrent 7 Slot USB 2.0 Internal Memory Card Reader & Writer (CRW-UINB)

Pros: It does what it supposed to do; works as fast as you can expect of USB 2.0 and is affordable. Works without installing drivers in Windows 7 64-bit.

Cons: No cons so far.

Overall Review: Didn't test all of them, but the front panel needs to be plugged into a jumper switch plug of ~9 pins on the motherboard. Those are standard USB2.0 mobo plugs; which means you'll get USB2.0 transfer rates. The CF cards I tested, reached upto 13 and 18MB/s read, and 1 to 2MB/s lower writes for a 400x CF card. The USB stick reached upto 27MB/s read, 26MB/s write (with a USB 3.0 memory stick). Speeds are highly depending on the motherboard chipset, not device chipset. devices plugged in here can be used as readyboost drives. Unlike another user (who probably mounted the device upside down) this device has a regular (not upside down) USB slot.

Most Critical Review

Wasted money

APRICORN VEL-SOLO Velocity Solo - SSD Upgrade Kit for Desktop Computers
APRICORN VEL-SOLO Velocity Solo - SSD Upgrade Kit for Desktop Computers

Pros: It can connect a sata drive on board and via a cable. Does not need a power connector for onboard SATA drive

Cons: I ran some tests and it is slower than the onboard SATA2 connector; but not by much!

Overall Review: Unlike what prodigit says, my drive DOES NOT come with a PATA connector. Just the regular SATA connectors. I use it in my HTPC, which only has space for 2 drives. This slot is a great expansion slot. Only buy when you need to fit an extra drive in your system! Don't do it for speed, as I'm sure many other cheaper SATA3 boards will be much faster!

Very happy

ADATA 32GB Class 4 Micro SDHC Flash Card with Adapter Model AUSDH32GCL4-RA1
ADATA 32GB Class 4 Micro SDHC Flash Card with Adapter Model AUSDH32GCL4-RA1

Pros: Large capacity Cheap Adata together with Sandisk are very reliable companies, creating very compatible material! Works on XP, vista, Android, and even my hardware Linux media player which officially came with only SD (upto 2GB) support, but with a firmware update can read these cards! (the player does not read all SDHC cards, but this one, yes!)

Cons: Not the fastest memory! (class 4 is a correct rating) SD cards are not meant for lots of IOPS. Micro SD cards have the lowest IOPS of any data storage device, meaning they will be bad to run an OS from. However, they are excellent for storing large data files on for the long term, like movies, pictures, archives, ISO files and the likes!

Overall Review: One of the cheapest and safest solutions to data storage is save data on SD cards! Unlike a harddrive, data on flash memory remains in good condition for several decades! Flash memory is very expensive, and for those who don't care much about drive speeds, but care about data retention, and budget, they can save a lot of money storing their data on SD cards! Not only that, but SD cards are small, and easy to store too! This

12/26/2011

Works great!

CORSAIR Flash Voyager 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model CMFVYA32GB
CORSAIR Flash Voyager 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model CMFVYA32GB

Pros: Works really fast! Durable yet affordable rubber coating, good for absorbing shock (you can drop it off a 3 story building on concrete and it will still work) Nice blue led, not too bright and visible in daylight(sunshine) Great to run an OS (like Linux) from!

Cons: Not as fast as my USB3 flash stick on a USB2.0 port, but coming really close! Right now USB3.0 is much faster, and only marginally more expensive.

Overall Review: This stick was the cheapest 32GB stick on newegg, that both had good performance, reviews and space. It's also durably built. I'd recommend it to anyone! For the price you can't go wrong, however, in a few months from here, it might be more interesting to go with USB3 sticks!

12/26/2011

Fast

OCZ Agility 3 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) AGT3-25SAT3-240G
OCZ Agility 3 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) AGT3-25SAT3-240G

Pros: Works fast! Compatible with XP and Vista Compatible with SATA2 connections Silent

Cons: It only contains 217GB of usable data space I have the impression it uses quite some energy, similar to harddrives, and thus is not a very energy efficient drive, however it works much faster than such drives.

Overall Review: You're paying less because it does not have the full 250GB of data. For certain actions, the harddrive is too fast for a core2duo 2Ghz processor. The CPU of both my 1,6Ghz, and 2Ghz core2duo processors are nearly all the time running at 100% when installing programs or updates, booting programs or operating system from the disk. Before, with a simple harddrive the installation took way longer, but CPU was not constant at 100%(just spikes). I would recommend this drive in systems with at least a 3Ghz core 2 duo, or 2Ghz dual core core i processor to make the most out of this drive; as my 2Ghz core2duo is now the bottleneck in many instances! Installation of my Vaio laptop (with crapware) on the original toshiba disk took 36 minutes, on the latest toshiba mobile HD just 28 minutes, and with this SSD took only 12-15 minutes!

12/26/2011

Works SOMETIMES!

AVS Gear USB 3.0 PCI Interface Card 2 ports Model UG-USB720202PCIE
AVS Gear USB 3.0 PCI Interface Card 2 ports Model UG-USB720202PCIE

Pros: At times it works, and when it does it works pretty ok! I got speeds upto 45MB/S over USB3 flash memory stick, but that could have been the USB flash memory limitation.

Cons: It gives me a lot of headaches on Windows 7 64 bit! It works sometimes, but most of the time it is like the drivers get unloaded and the system does not even find the USB 3 ports! Plugging in a harddrive does about as much as plugging it in a dummy USB slot! There is power over the USB slots though, making it not completely useless (you can still use it to charge your Ipod or something).

Overall Review: I've got a MSI Z68 motherboard, with Corei5 2500k and Win 7 64bit with 8GB RAM, and have connected the USB 3 interface to both a 1x and 4x slot, but had the same issue on both of them. I tried reloading the drivers without success. It's really the only item in my system that does not work the way it should! I'm not complaining about performance issues, I'm complaining about driver issues.