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This review is from: Rosewill 4.7GB 16X DVD+R 50 Packs Spindle Disc Model RCDM-10005
Pros: They were quite inexpensive and even arrived a day faster than expected.
Cons: Out of 25 that I've burned on so far, 4 have failed during the write process.
Other Thoughts: I received these yesterday morning and since then have burned 25 of them. Unfortunately, of those 25, four have failed during the burning process including one which failed while burning at 2x speed rather than 16x. From the comments here, some people haven't had any issues but others have so my guess is that a small percentage tend to be bad and I just happen to have a bit of a bad run considering the fact that three of the failures were in the first 11 discs.
All-in-all, I'd buy these again since the low price compensates for my current calculated failure rate but, I'd definitely make sure to include a bit of overhead concerning how many discs you need just in case.
This review is from: MSI 785GT-E63 AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Wonderful feature-set at a low price, runs fine now.
Cons: Misinformation in the product manual caused me to chase my tail for over a week.
Other Thoughts: In the manual for this board, it says (on page En-10) that pin 20 of the ATX 24-pin power connector is 'reserved'. The ATX specification also notes that pin 20 is for OPTIONAL -5 VDC. However, when I connected this board to my power supply that happens to not have this pin connected the board doesn't POST. When I use another PS I the system boots just fine.
I could have saved about a week of my life (and one RMA) if MSI had noted in their manual that the -5VDC is required for this board.