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TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Correction; beyond disappointed 02/24/2015

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: None. I thought at least the automated RMA system was hgoing to provide the usual level of service (i.e. pre-paid return shipped immediately, with a return when bad drive received, all on line), in that two of the drives out of the 4 I bought were going back, but I was wrong. Unlike the competition, Toshiba wants me to find a written receipt and call a toll free number (oh, what fun). I really wish I was a shill; alas, I am a crushed Toshiba fan. This is bad, folks, real bad. Don't take one even if they are giving them away.

Cons: 2 out of 4 failed Smart testing in less than a year; as I write this, Windows keeps telling me to back up my data. Swell. where do I back up 3gb of data? Onto my remaining 3gb Toshiba drive? Let's see... unreliable products, bad customer service.. Oh, Toshiba, where art thou? On their way to joining so many other formerly quality companies; which exist now as a brand name slapped onto shoddy goods.

Other Thoughts: Back in the day, a friend said about the old VW bugs, "How can you call it an economy car if you have to rebuild the engine every 60,000 miles?" How is a drive cheap if it fails prematurely and you get put through the ringer trying to replace it? Shill indeed. Ignore the reviews of other newegg users (like I did) at your own risk.

TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Disappointed, and really, I'm not a shill. 02/24/2015

This review is from: TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Cheap. Automated Toshiba RMA system was not completely impossible to find, although pretty difficult. And yes, I've used the internet before. Before some internet savvy users were out of diapers, like my daughters, who would never have had the patience to actually find the right site. If you do insist on buying these things, consider paying extra for the extended warranty *(there goes cheap) or wait for the kit to go on sale; nice box and an extra year of warranty. I forgot, you get the pleasure of working on your computer late at night before going to work the next morning.

Cons: Since you are probably buying big drives to store data, not really so cheap after all. I bought two of these 3gb and two of the 2GB, and was planning on buying a few more for a NAS raid setup, but now I'm thinking not. One of the 2gb's is going back on SMART failure, and now one o the 3gb's. I'd blame my system or clumsiness, but this rig has had 5 or 6 drives from all the big companies I was suspicious of, and non has ever failed.

Other Thoughts: Sincerely, I alway had a thing for Toshiba, but that was the old days, when, dig this, all HDD's had a 5 year warranty or noone would buy them.

Also, if any sinister corporate ghouls are reading this, while I have not been a shill in the past, I am considering this role in the future, depending on the pay and benefits.

Seriously, outside of the usual fanboy AMD-Intel stuff, ignore user comments on newegg at your own risk

Klipsch Synergy F-20 Premium Dual 6.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Really impressive, money or no. 12/02/2014

This review is from: Klipsch Synergy F-20 Premium Dual 6.5" Floor-standing Speaker Single

Pros: These are pretty impressive speakers. When you listen to music with a lot of dynamics and range, it's great. At first they sounded a little harsh in the mid - treble, but now I'd call it clarity . Then I bi-amped them (cool feature if you have a and b speakers on your amp) and now they sound even more clear. I'm guessing that as we play them more the sound will soften - though it could be a feature of the tweeter, I'm not a serious audiophile, and it was an impulse buy (like at this price, with free shipping? Gimme.)

Cons: I'm using them for music, rather than car crashes, but on some passages I think they would benefit from a subwoofer, but there's some great deals on subs too.


Robert H.'s Profile

Display Name: Robert H.

Date Joined: 04/22/09

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 05/09/13
  • Last Review: 02/24/15
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