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EVGA GeForce GT 710 DirectX 12 01G-P3-2711-KR 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Low Profile Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Provides multi-monitor support for systems that have only one video-out port and does so while providing minimum performance that matches or sometimes exceeds integrated GPU and dedicated video memory that saves system RAM. For older systems, it provides expanded 3D features and enhanced 2D acceleration for newer operating systems and applications (so Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 look better on that old Core 2 Duo box). Can also provide improved video in systems that lack 16-lane (x16) PCIe slots but do have x8 slots such as server-class systems.

Cons: None. No sense in complaining about areas it performs poorly in when it is laughably obvious that this product is not designed for such things.

Other Thoughts: I first heard of this card in a Newegg promotion. This was the first I had ever seen and heard of PCIe-x8 video cards. I got it for a decent discounted price. I was excited at the availability of a card that could possibly enhance the video capabilities of a server-class computer I was upgrading which had only an x8 slot at the largest. Plus, the card is so cute! It's so small, but it can potentially do so much good!

Unfortunately, this product was not compatible with the Dell PowerEdge 840 (mark II) I tried it in (system kept freezing after other option ROMs inited), but I eventually found a Radeon HD 5450 card that worked (but not an x8). This GeForce card eventually breathed new life into an old Pentium D tower.

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Pros: 10 TRILLION bytes of space! A nice 256 MB of cache helps speed up this massive hard disk drive.

Cons: No middle screw holes make mounting this drive inside a computer problematic. Requires the use of GPT for utilization of full capacity and UEFI for booting, but that is hardly an issue with so many operating systems supporting GPT and UEFI now.

Other Thoughts: Once again, we are seeing people remarking in their reviews that massive amounts of disk space are spent after formatting. Once again, it needs to be stated that this is not the case! If they check the total NON-FORMATTED capacity of the disk as reported by the operating system, they will see that it is not that different from the formatted capacity.

The reason the operating system is reporting the formatted AND non-formatted capacity of this disk so far below 10,000 GB is because it is reporting the capacity of the disk using actual GB/TB instead of the GB/TB used by companies to make it look bigger. A real GB/TB is NOT a one followed by nothing but several zeroes. It is a significantly larger number. This hard disk is 10 TB, that is TB as defined by Seagate marketing as 1 trillion bytes, which equals 10 trillion bytes. If this disk was 10 REAL TB, its non-formatted capacity would be around 10.995 TRILLION BYTES!!! And NO, formatting the disk will not take away 0.995 trillion bytes of space. Even FAT32 with its large overhead (if it could format a 10TB partition, which it can't [2TB max]) would not have that much effect.

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Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This solid-state disk drive is fast. Operating systems boot up in seconds where they used to take minutes with mechanical disk drives. Programs install and load quickly. System responsiveness goes way up in an upgrade from a mechanical disk. It is inexpensive. Solid-state disks of this capacity used to be well over $1 per GB, and now SSDs such as this one are just under 50 cents per GB. Its firmware is conveniently upgradable; you don't have to erase the whole disk to upgrade it like other SSDs I've worked with. Some say that this SSD is slower than others, but I can't imagine needing anymore speed than what this particular drive provides!

Cons: Hardly anything notable to gripe about. It is small, but if that is all you can say, bigger ones are also much more affordable than in the past.

Other Thoughts: I have installed this particular SSD in various computers running various Windows operating systems. Every system I have installed this drive in has seen a huge improvement in performance and a new lease on life. One computer I installed this on had only one GB of RAM and was running pretty slow. After the upgrade, it ran like it had 16 GB, and it was running Windows Vista!

Anyone saying that their system performance is no better after upgrading their system from a mechanical disk very likely has either a system problem or a defective SSD, Heaven forbid.

To anyone saying this has only 111 GB of "usable space" out of 120: That figure is actually the real total capacity of the drive as reported by software using the traditional definition of gigabyte which is 1,073,741,824 (2^30) bytes, not the 1 billion (10^9) bytes used by companies to make disk drives look bigger and considered by many in the know to be dishonest marketing. If you divide 120 billion by 2^30, you get approximately 111.76. I've seen the same misunderstanding in reviews about larger hard drives. For example, "2TB hard drive has 1.81 TB of space after format." No. No mainstream disk format I've heard of has that huge an overhead, not even FAT32. 2 trillion divided by 2^30 is 1.81. If Windows is reporting that your 120GB SSD's total capacity is around 111 GB, you're not missing anything; you have all 120 billion bytes of your formatted disk.

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Date Joined: 09/28/07

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