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Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F240GBGT-BK 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Bootup & application start-up times are remarkably faster on my aged Acer Aspire 5516 laptop with 4GB memory. Despite my limited SATA1 mobo with dual-boot XP SP3 & Windows 7 Ultimate (both 32-bit) this SSD has resulted in the following improvements in startup times, compared with its predecessor (another sweet Newegg upgrade- Hitachi HTS 320GB 7200rpm SATA 3Gbps): Win7 Boot= 1:05 vs 2:00 minutes; VMWare player= :02 vs :15; Win2003Server (VM)= 1:27 vs 5:20; Photoshop CS4= :07 vs :25. Biggest improvement I've ever added to any computer, and I have built a few. Upgrading RAM used to be the bomb, but that was then. 3 days free shipping? Fantastic.

Cons: I had to uninstall my old friend Auslogics' Disk Defrag. I felt a bit guilty cuz that software served me so reliably for years, but of course defragmentation is actually bad for SSDs. No SATA cable included.

Other Thoughts: I may need to cut back to PB&Js for a while so I can save up to buy some more of these speed demons to to put on my other machines. I'll never be so much as tempted to buy another spinning platter. Corsair has an excellent reputation with me (I own their PSs and RAM), and based on my experience so far, I'll happily extend my loyalty to them for SSDs.

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Famous Brand L200ME-BF Black 20
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Sweeeeeet! Excellent picture... 05/18/2012

This review is from: Famous Brand L200ME-BF Black 20" 8ms LCD Monitor 800:1

Pros: Absolutely beautiful picture, no flaws at all. Rich color spectrum and deep blues and greens are immediately clear. Compared to my other monitors, a Westinghouse and an Acer X223W (Neweggs, of course), this refurbished unit may be the best of them. The stand is solid and attractive. Better than the aftermarket Ergotron I Newegg'd for my Acer for ~$35. Now that I've experienced the utility of a stand that allows significant tilt and 90 degree pivot (for working on full-screen Portrait-oriented word-processing and brochure documents and web sites), I'll never own another monitor without one.

Cons: Came with a VGA cable, rather than a DVI, but even the VGA connection looked stunning. So bright at normal setting, I turned down the Brightness to just 5% for my preference.

Other Thoughts: I don't know if I'm more impressed with Newegg for offering it, or with LG, the actual brand, given that the sticker on the back shows it to be a 2007 Flatron L200ME-BF. The actual screen area measures 16"x12". Native resolution: 1600x1200.

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HGST Deskstar 7K1000.C 0F10383 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Boots my WinXP SP3 machine 20 seconds faster than the already-fast Samsung 320GB 3GB/s HD502HJ that it is replacing (2:20 secs vs 2:40 secs, about 10% improvement). I don't know whether that advantage comes from the larger density of data available to the heads on the outside portion of the platters, or the additional MB cache (32 vs 16). Whatever the cause, the faster access makes my Firefox, Photoshop CS4, After Effects CS4, and various video-encoding apps all load and run noticeably quicker. This is the fastest HDD I've ever experienced. Newegg shipping had it here in 3 days, and the box + bubble wrap was sufficient.

Cons: none seen. I was able to clone my old drive to this one without any hiccups.

Other Thoughts: This is my 3rd Hitachi, and I am a newfound Hitachi (and Samsung) HDD enthusiast bordering on evangelist . For 15 years I had only experienced faultless performance from dozens of HDDs from Maxtor/Seagate & Western Digital on a couple small networks I run, but over the last 4 years or so those devices have consistently performed measurably slower, and with unacceptably high error rates. In the last 30 days I returned the last WD (5000AAKX) I will ever buy, because it added 40 seconds to boot time compared with its lesser-spec'd predecessor.

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Display Name: steven f.

Date Joined: 09/11/08

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 03/21/10
  • Last Review: 07/09/12
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