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This review is from: VANTEC UGT-CR935 USB 3.0 Multi-Memory Internal Card reader
Pros: Solid metal construction, a bit snug but reasonably easy to get into the drive bay. The cable is more than long enough to get to anywhere I want in my case without "creative" routing, and the cable connector seats very firmly into the motherboard connector. Fast transfer rates from SD/microSD cards (backing up my phone memory card at up to 35mb/sec). The USB connector is snug enough that it will hold devices/cables securely when in use.
Cons: The microSD slot is a bit loose, so you have to pay attention to make sure you put the card in squarely. If you don't disable USB power management in your power settings the card reader will power off, and I haven't seen how to turn it back on yet without rebooting. Other than that, I haven't hit any issues to report.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SUPERMICRO CBL-0307L SLI Bridge
Pros: Links up my two NVidia GTX 960 cards (long story...) successfully for SLI.
Cons: None - it works.
Other Thoughts: No lights, no fancy graphics, no frills, but if all you need is a bridge to connect two NV cards together this works just fine.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Picked up all of my existing hardware, is SLI capable (which is why I purchased it), seems quite stable. If you are familiar with swapping or installing motherboards, this will present no challenges at all.
Cons: Will not change the multiplier on AM3 BE CPUs for some reason (or at least not on my Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition CPU).
Other Thoughts: A lot of people are nervous about refurbished units. I have yet to have any issues using refurb products unless there is an underlying issue with the model (a few old models of hard drives come to mind), but in that case you are going to hit the same problems with new or refurbished.READ FULL REVIEW