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Koutech IO-RCM621 All-in-one USB 2.0 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Its bootable - Windows may not boot b/c Windows may not have driver support at boot time for this device but Ubuntu 10.04 Linux does, and so should most any 2.4.x kernel-based Linux. If you have a fast memory card, such as a Kingston 2GB MicroSD card I have, it is REALLY fast, somewhere between a fast HDD and an SSD.

Each card slot seems to be a separate "device" so you can read multiple cards at once where some are not all separate devices, especially they MicroSD and SD card slots.

Also, the device names that show up in BIOS boot menu as well as in the operating system are named for what kind of slot it is, so you immediately know your MicroSD card is in the device named "MicroSD" and the Compact Flash slot is named "Compact Flash" etc.

Cons: One annoyance is that the SD cards stick out the front a LOT - I thought it was not in all the way until I realized the OS was prompting me what to do with the picture files from the memory card - the MicroSD card slot hardly sticks out at all, hence why I chose to boot off the MicroSD card. To get around that, when I need to access an additional MicroSD card I simply use a MicroSD to SD card adapter and put the MicroSD card (in its SD adapter) into the SD slot.

Other Thoughts: I use it to boot from a MicroSD card with Ubuntu installed on it and insert the SD card from my digital camera or from the video camera in the other slot, some are only a single "device" so can only read one card at a time, fortunately this one is not like that or I would only be able to boot to the OS OR read my cameras' memory cards, not both.

Also, in Ubuntu Linux and in Windows 7, some memory card readers shut off when you tell the OS to safely remove but this one does NOT do that in Ubuntu Linux, haven't tried in Windows 7 - you can "safely remove" one memory card, then insert another in the same slot or any other slot without restarting the computer and it all works just fine.

Feit Electric BPA19/LED 25 Watt Equivalent 25 Watt A19 Equivalent LED Light Bulb
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Does not even register on a Kill-a-watt meter. It seems to be just above 1 watt, probably 1.1watt just like it says. This is probably the lowest-wattage standard light bulb you could find - others are several more watts no matter if they are LED or compact flourescent (CF).

Cons: REALLY low light output. It says 25 watt equivalent but it does not seem like it - it seems more like its something like 10 to 15 watt equivalent. This is not a major concern if you are putting them in something like a decorative light fixture, hence its category of "accent" lighting, or in a light fixture that uses multiple bulbs like in some ceiling fan lights or in bathroom light fixtures.

Other Thoughts: Bought one to see if it was really as low wattage as claimed, will be buying more.

Various places list differing wattages, Newegg, FEIT website, and the product packaging, but 1.1Watts seems to be about right, at most it would be around 1.6 watts because my kill-a-watt registers 1.8watts for a laptop AC adapter when the laptop is asleep so it is certainly lower than 1.8watts.

SeaSonic SS-300ES Bronze 300W ATX12V V2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: apparently more efficient at lower wattages (~45W) than other "80 Plus Bronze" or "80 Plus" PSUs as they were about 55-60W on kill-a-watt on same PC as this one at about ~45W. Also quieter (silent?) and less (no?) heat.

Probably due to many PSUs not being as efficient at 20% of their rated wattage as they are at 80+ % of their rated wattage.

Cons: main and 4pin power cables too short. Why !!??

Its not like a lower-power system needs shorter cables, nor a more power-hungry system needs longer cables (in fact, electrically the opposite is true).

Other Thoughts: still about 200W more than what you need. I built a server w/ 6core 3.2GHz AMD athlon and it was only about 125-135W at full load folding@home on all 6 cores, PSU remained very quiet (impossible to hear over CPU's HSF) maybe didn't even speed up its fan at all and seemed to be producing very little if any heat in a well-ventilated case (Antec P180).

SeaSonic - please PLEASE make some regular ATX PSUs that are less $ and in the 175W-250W range so they are more efficient for the systems that are only about 45W to 75W like Biostar TA785G3HD w/ Sempron 145 CPU or even Phenom II x2 3.2GHz CPU using onboard graphics & single HDD & optical drive & no add-in cards.


JONATHAN M.'s Profile

Display Name: JONATHAN M.

Date Joined: 08/04/07

  • Reviews: 11
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  • First Review: 12/21/09
  • Last Review: 09/06/12
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