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Silicon Power Slim S60 2.5
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1 out of 5 eggs Boot Drive Toast After 12 Months 11/06/2016

This review is from: Silicon Power Slim S60 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SP240GBSS3S60S25

Pros: This drive was an affordable option with pretty decent specs and a lot of positive reviews when I purchased it a year ago. All of those reasons contributed to my purchasing it for more than one of my machines.

Cons: After 12 months, I wake up to the wonderful "Windows cannot detect a boot drive" screen. After looking into it, it appears that the data structure/meta data has become corrupted and unrecoverable, or potentially some of the soldering points have become weak. I cannot tell. All I know is as a secondary drive, my machines attempt to initialize it as if it was a brand new, un-formatted drive. Considering I have valuable data on this drive, I am not going to take that chance.
I have attempted many data recovery options so far as well as data structure repair utilities, so far, with no luck. As of this moment I have more than 48 hours invested in trying to solve this issue and I am losing a lot of hope. Even if I were to receive a replacement due to it being under warranty, I would not use the drive and will no go about slowly phasing out the Silicon Power SSDs I still am using in other machines.

Other Thoughts: Was a promising low cost option when I first started getting into SSDs, but now I can no longer trust the company. Unless this company plans to offer me a free total data recovery onto a brand new disc, I am not going to even consider this as an option for future SSD purchases.

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MSI MSI Gaming Z170A GAMING M5 LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This board is absolutely sexy and very easy to configure. It performed all of the tasks I threw at it, except for one crucial flaw...

Cons: DIMM1 and DIMM2 RAM sockets refused to work and placing any RAM module in either socket rendered the motherboard unable to post. It was discovered that this was the result of a bent pin on the CPU socket, which, as someone who has built many PCs before, I have to honestly say has never been an issue for me before. After discovering the MSI support board, it was easy to conclude that I am far from the only person who has had this issue with this board, which is a shame because it is an absolute beast if you're lucky enough to install your CPU without bending one of the pins, or, receiving a board that isn't already pre-bent.

Other Thoughts: Come on, MSI. You can do better than this... :(

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DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 240 CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with Dual 120mm FDB PWM Fan Rubber Coating Deep Silent Support LGA 2011-v3
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It cools my PC, is rather quiet, and was easy to mount to my case. Setup was pretty painless compared to early liquid cooling setups.

Cons: Unfortunately, the plastic structure surrounding the portion of the unit that is placed over your CPU socket is of atrociously low quality. As mentioned by another reviewer, I only had to tighten the screws around the plastic bracket very gently by hand in order to break off one of the arms. I might consider gluing it back on at some point, but honestly it's probably not worth bothering as so many other reviewers report this unit's pump failing after less than a year of use. As someone who uses his computer very often, and very hard, I fully expect mine to fail in at least 8 months, in which case I will probably slap on a decent fan and call it a day.

Other Thoughts: I will be seriously hesitant to try a DEEPCOOL product in the future, having taken a chance on this one despite the mediocre review score.

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Display Name: Kyle F.

Date Joined: 05/30/05

  • Reviews: 10
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  • First Review: 09/29/12
  • Last Review: 11/06/16
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