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Optical Quantum 25GB 6X BD-R 50 Packs Spindle Blu-ray Media Logo Top Model OQBDR06LT-50
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5 out of 5 eggs Buy these with long term use/storage in mind 03/06/2016

This review is from: Optical Quantum 25GB 6X BD-R 50 Packs Spindle Blu-ray Media Logo Top Model OQBDR06LT-50

Pros: I've burned hundreds of these over the course of the past 3 years (almost exclusively using Imgburn) and I've gone back for data on the early burns and the files that I store there have md5sums that match what I recorded years ago. You can't ask for much more than that, in my opinion. For the record I'm using a Pioneer BD-RW BDR-209D drive (with its original firmware from 2013) to burn them and using Windows 7 and Linux Mint (using Imgburn under Wine). My wife and a friend have used these with Macbooks and have had similar experiences. Also, I make it a point to burn all Blu-ray media at 2x speed, regardless of brand. The only bad burns I've had were my own fault.

Cons: None for me.

Other Thoughts: It's worth noting that I've also purchased these for other friends who have had the same experience as I have. These discs have never produced a bad burn for me or anyone I know.

It is also worth noting that I (and other folks I know) use these almost exclusively for long term storage and not for everyday use .

Nippon Labs Premium 10 ft. with Digital Dual-link Model DVI 10 DD
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Does what it should 07/26/2015

This review is from: Nippon Labs Premium 10 ft. with Digital Dual-link Model DVI 10 DD

Pros: This works flawlessly, as it should and it's rather long at 10 feet. The extra length is useful for me. It's quite sturdy even at this length, one of my family members tripped over it while I was using it for testing with no ill results.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Given the length this cable will not be for everyone, but if you have use for a longer cable this fits the bill nicely.

WD Black 2TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD2003FZEX
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: The pros are easy with these drives. First is reliability. I've owned WD Black drives for years and they have been running in a raid environment on a server. After nearly 5 straight years of running I had one die recently. I had to follow the procedure but it was replaced promptly. The rest of my Black drives (all of them between 500GB and 2TB) are running smoothly and constantly on a daily basis. I could rattle off lots of test numbers but lots of other folks have done that in their reviews. Suffice it to say that they are fast, though if you must know I used an 8 year old PC to test this drive and the transfer speeds were in the ~140MB/s range, which was limited by the age of the PC. In my experience they are fast and reliable.

Cons: As has been mentioned in other reviews their approach to replacement drives (if you replace a bad drive your replacement only has a 90 day warranty, which stinks). The other con is the price. A few short years ago 5 year warranties with hard drives from all manufacturers was standard. It's gone from 5 years to 1 year as the number of mechanical hard drive producers has declined. It's kind of underhanded imo but that's the way things are now.

Other Thoughts: If you want a solid drive this is an excellent option.


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