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SanDisk Extreme 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Been running 24/7 as my main OS drive, since I built this rig, last April. No hiccups with this drive since day one. Still has 50GB free. Loaded with Win7 Pro, Adobe CS5 Master Suite, Lightroom 4.4, Battlefield 3, VMWare Wrkstn, Office Enterprise, Qiuckbooks, Acronis, and lots of other cr@p. I multi task like a mother, running LR4, PS, Premiere, Encore, plus Chrome running tabs all at once. I feel this drive hangs with the cpu and ram just fine. I just need more storage space now.

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: GIGABYTE GA-X79-UD5 LGA 2011 Intel X79
i7-3930K OC'd 4.0GHz
Corsair H60
32Gb(4x8GB) G.Skill Ripjaw Sereis Z Ram
4 WD RE4 1TB in RAID 10
10GB RamDisk
GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W PSU
Antec 300 case
Win7 Pro x64
3 Samsung 24" LED monitors

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) DirectX 11 GV-R585OC-1GD 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Eyefinity, triple monitor capable

Cons: Flickering when trying to push 3 monitors, and dual. I tried a few different ways to up the minimum clock speeds in the past, only through CCC, but never flashed the bios. The HDMI port alone connected to my monitor is fuzzy and color is off. It works ok using DVI cable with same monitor, including DisplayPort to DVI adapter to run Eyefinity.

Other Thoughts: I used a combo on Gigabytes EasyBoost and RBE from TechPowerUp. I ran EB and backed a copy of my F11 VBIOS. Downloaded the F12 version from Gigabyte and opened it in RBE. All I edited was the clock settings which were 157 and 300, I changed them all to 500, and saved the file. RBE saves it as a .rom, so I removed that to just "5850OC_F12". I then used EB to Flash that updated VBIOS. Restarted and connected my 3 monitors again, with NO flickering. I have task Manager, PS5, Lightroom, and a movie playing right now, NO FLICKER. Wish it didn't take me over a year and a new build to try and figure it out. Thanks to Viking2121 below for posting about RBE and his OC'ing.

SanDisk Extreme 32GB SDHC UHS-I Flash Card - Class 10 45MB/S
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs 45MB/s version 05/05/2012

This review is from: SanDisk Extreme 32GB SDHC UHS-I Flash Card - Class 10 45MB/S

Pros: Great capacity and reliability. I ordered when I saw someone else received the 45MB/s version. I also got one. I use this in my Nikon D7000. It's able to perform faster than the camera can write (I shoot RAW). Compared to the 30 MB/s cards, they are slightly faster in camera, not much though. In my PC it makes a difference when importing to Lightroom. Sent my card carrier through the washer, it had all of my SanDisk cards in it(9). Let them sit to dry out, popped em in my camera and they all work fine. Thinking of ordering more for backups on big shoots.

Cons: None for me.

Other Thoughts: It includes a coupon inside to d/l and use Rescue PRO Deluxe for 1 year, from date of activation. I haven't used it myself, but nice to have. Like any other type of HD, if you delete something or format, the information is still there, unless you write over it.


Brian C.'s Profile

Display Name: Brian C.

Date Joined: 04/02/04

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 06/25/11
  • Last Review: 09/05/13
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