Joined on 11/21/01
Pros: Reliable long term. Decent speed.
Cons: Gets warm on heavy usage. But don't they all.
Overall Review: I've got a couple of these in smaller capacities that have been reliable for years so I thought I would buy Team again. I had this for several months now and it's working great so far, unlike the Corsair I had that failed miserably after a few months and was replaced under warranty only to die again in a couple of months. Don't think this is quite as fast but I'll take reliability instead.
WD Black 6TB
Pros: Fast for a disk drive and more reasonable price than an SSD. Recommend WD Black for your OS drive and a game drive.
Cons: Not as fast as SSD but higher capacity for lower price.
Overall Review: The only way to go for all your gaming needs. Fast and reliable high capacity at a reasonable price when bought on sale. To coin a phrase "Once you go black you won't go back". Best platter drives on the market!
Pros: I must say I had been looking for the right deal for quite some time before this went on sale. First was the price! Under two centuries price, free shipping no rebate hassle that voids your warranty by having to cut up the box. Second is it a Sapphire. They have the Sapphire Club and a good reputation for both performance and quality. Have had zero problems. Also this card is shorter than my old 4850 and does not interfere with the hard drives in my mid tower case.
Cons: None but that is still a lot of money.
Overall Review: I expect my hardware to last a long time, knock on wood. I can run Crysis 2 on ultimate settings without any slowdowns or jerkiness in play. Ditto for Skyrim. Running Catalyst 12.8 never tried the disk that came with. And I only have an older motherboard. Gigabyte ga-ma790gp-ud4h running 4gb of DDR2 667, Win7 64bit, and Phenom 9600 processor, various hard drives some over ten years old, but this is all on a WD 1Tb black 7200 rpm that is only two or three years old, all in a Thermaltake SopranoRS mid tower case. Thank you NewEgg for allowing me to be a proud Sapphire owner.
I felt NewEgg fell down on this one as the order was late because it was handed off to a third party "The Market Place". Even though I ordered Thursday PM and paid 2 day shipping it was still 2 days late for Valentines Day, didn't arrive until the following Thursday. I don't blame the market place vendor as they did ship fast, I hold NewEgg responsible for not clearly expressing this in their advertisement.