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SYBA SY-PEX20032 PCI-Express 4 Ports USB 2.0 Controller Card - MCS9990 Chipset - Retail
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs Guaranteed bandwidth for each port 07/23/2010

This review is from: SYBA SY-PEX20032 PCI-Express 4 Ports USB 2.0 Controller Card - MCS9990 Chipset - Retail

Pros: The chip this card is based on has a completely separate USB controller for each port, and as such can deliver the full 480Mbit for each port, for a total of 1920Mbit. Normal USB cards only have one actual controller, plus a built-in hub to share the bandwidth between all the ports, for 480Mbit total.

That means that if you attach a hard drive to each port, you'll get full USB 2.0 performance out of each drive *simultaneously*.

Cons: Since it shows up as *8* PCIe devices I suspect Windows will have a bit of cow with drivers...

Other Thoughts: I don't own this card yet, but I'll be ordering one very shortly. I just wanted to put this information here because I've looked for a card like this for quite a while, and just happened to run across info on this chip by accident.

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SAMSUNG Blu-ray Player BD-P1600
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Defective product, Samsung "support" worthless 07/02/2010

This review is from: SAMSUNG Blu-ray Player BD-P1600

Pros: When it works, it works reasonably well. The feature set (Netflix, Blockbuster, Pandora) is why I bought it, and within reason those features work OK.

Used an old WRT-54 running DD-WRT in client mode to bypass the stupidly expensive wifi adapter, however.

Cons: Player faults on a regular basis, with the front-panel completely losing (internal) comms with the main board. Happens mostly after a Netflix pause timeout/poweroff. Sometimes it can be resurrected by power-cycling repeatedly via remote, many times needs a complete power disconnect to have a prayer at getting it back.

Problem is, Samsung knows about it, these reviews are (after I bought it) full of everybody with the same problem. However, despite the "1yr labor" listed on Newegg's description, Samsung cops out by claiming 3 months on labor. In order to fix the unit they want $50 labor.

Now here's the main problem: it's been doing this from the day I bought it. I put up with it initially on the assumption it was a firmware bug that was going to get fixed. Nope, it's a manufacturing defect, and they're refusing to fix it without charging me to do so. That's outright dishonest, and as a result I will no longer purchase any Samsung equipment of any type.

Other Thoughts: Even when working "properly", there's a faulty automatic gain on picture brightness, somewhere between the BD-P1600 and the T260-HD. As a result, when the movie gets darker, the picture compensates *the wrong way*, making it almost completely black.

OTOH, Newegg is doing what they can to make this right, confirming why I go with Newegg when I have a chance.

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Erik W.'s Profile

Display Name: Erik W.

Date Joined: 03/18/03

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 07/02/10
  • Last Review: 07/23/10
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