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This review is from: PNY 128GB Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drive (P-FD128TBOP-GE)
Pros: It was super speedy for the first 4GB of file writes...
Cons: Speed tanked to 1mbps writes for the next 2GB... then 100kbps for reads... not usable.
Other Thoughts: Going to contact support for a replacement, but reading reviews here doesn't inspire confidence in the replacement lasting very long either.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: PC 40mm 2 Pins Connector SVGA VGA Video Card Cooler Cooling Fan Clear DC 12V
Pros: It may work if plugged in?
Cons: Fan came with raw wires hanging out... no plug on the end of the two wires to connect to vide card port. Looks like it was ripped off prior to packaging as it wasn't in the bag either.
Other Thoughts: I could rip one off another fan and solder it up, but this isn't what I paid for. Not worth the $ to ship back for RMA... bummer.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASRock VisionX 420D-8G1T88 Intel H87 2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM AMD Radeon R9 M270X Barebone
Pros: I purchased due to form factor being small while still having an actual graphics card in it vs integrated intel hd graphics. I'm using them for a gaming kiosk with a touchscreen monitor.
I LOVE the BIOS update over the internet feature this has. Just boot into the BIOS and plug in an Ethernet cable and tell it what server to pull from and it will update the BIOS. Doesn't get much simpler than that.
Cons: Purchased two units. One of them is fine, but the other has a defective component in the motherboard that requires the unit be disconnected from power in order to reboot. A system shutdown or restart from windows, or the power button on the front of the unit... will take it down, but trying to boot up again will cause it to go into a 1 second fan/drive spin up and power off cycle until the power is pulled from the back and then reapplied. Once you cycle the power cord like this, it boots and is fine. I've contacted ASRock for an RMA or replacement part. We'll see how that goes.
Aside from that, the cost is HIGH on this box IMO. An intel NUC is less than half of this price... but this has a 1TB hard drive, 8gb ram, and an optical drive which the NUC doesn't... but still, if you don't need the better graphics or on-board optical drive, you can get a much smaller form factor and save some cash going with a NUC form factor.
To each their own. I needed these for the graphics abilities which NUC can't provide yet.