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SteelSeries 5Hv3 Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Decent cheap alternative from a respected gaming co. 08/12/2014

This review is from: SteelSeries 5Hv3 Headset

Pros: Very lightweight. Their lack of weight makes them easy to wear for extended periods of time.
The microphone works and recorded a very nice sample of my voice. Retractability is also a plus, no clue there's a mic when listening to music.
Could be a very affordable option for online gaming.
The extension cord that comes with this model is a nice addition, measured almost 7'.

Cons: Not a short cord length but...
I feel i have graduated passed cords. This would be the only setback if I was thinking of purchasing.
Also, sound is not very well amplified. Not very loud compared to my Bluetooth headphones or my Bluetooth earpiece.

Other Thoughts: Have had wireless headphones, gamepads, even had a couple good pairs of wireless gaming keyboard & mice. If you need a cord it needs to have super-7.1 digital surround+ and/or charging capabilities for it's wireless use.
I have spent an hour or two at the bar this morning after work and am now listening to(blasting as much as possible) The Steve Miller Band's Children of The Future album through these headphones and it is just lacking the volume & depth a little more money or a little more research could probably find you in the headphone\headset world...
SteelSeries has put out some interesting hardware in the past but these 5Hv/3 Gaming Headsets are just not one of those products in my opinion.
...Beauty of time is that it's snowing...

Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Earphone w/Mic for Cell Phone Tablet iPhone Samsung - Khaki
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: ??

Cons: size of speaker canal insert = way too big for most humans.
sound quality for phone calls is terrible = human words are indistinguishable.
FALSE ADVERTISING that this is a stereo Blue Tooth device. is only a very low quality mono device.
Can not be used for media purposes because it doesn't carry stereo signal like the description claims.

Other Thoughts: is a awesome group and these types of scammers shouldn't be allowed to possibly sully NewEgg's awesome name.

Seagate Video ST2000VM003 2 TB 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs EggXpert Review for the Seagate Pipeline 2TB HD 05/30/2014

This review is from: Seagate Video ST2000VM003 2 TB 3.5" SATA 3Gb/s Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Is capable of good fast speeds with multiple streams even @ 5400 RPM.
The Pipeline series have a 64MB cache.
This series also has a low latency compared to other 5400 RPM drives.

Cons: Seems on the higher priced side for 2TB drives but most don't offer the streaming capabilities this drive is designed for.

Other Thoughts: Overall seems a great drive for video storage and for running multiple streams of video to multiple sources.

2 of my personal benchmarks for the 2TB Seagate Pipeline HD:
file transfer to an empty 7200RPM Seagate Barricuda

121GBs of video = 20mins @ ~85-100MB/s
60GBs of video = 16mins @ ~60-70MB/s


2 drive tests performed:

Speed Benchmark
Test capacity: full
Read transfer rate
Transfer Rate Minimum : 79.7 MB/s
Transfer Rate Maximum : 178.4 MB/s
Transfer Rate Average : 140.6 MB/s
Access Time : 15.5 ms
Burst Rate : 211.7 MB/s
CPU Usage : 3.7%

Random Access
Test capacity: full
Read test
Transfer size operations / sec avg. access time max. access time avg. speed
512 bytes 65 IOPS 15.195 ms 55.525 ms 0.032 MB/s
4 KB 65 IOPS 15.210 ms 28.811 ms 0.257 MB/s
64 KB 62 IOPS 15.882 ms 26.480 ms 3.935 MB/s
1 MB 40 IOPS 24.920 ms 81.808 ms 40.128 MB/s
Random 47 IOPS 21.013 ms 38.731 ms 24.146 MB/s


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Date Joined: 02/12/05


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