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WD Se WD1002F9YZ 1TB 7200 RPM 128MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It's a server drive with a five year warranty...rather than the two or three year warranties you get with the consumer quality drives. In the month I've owned it for my desktop...have had no issues at all. It's quiet...quick and does exactly what I need it to...hold my data and not blow up like others drives in the past in the first month or so.

Cons: Being enterprise quality...it is pricey...but having been burned in the past with drives going back within the warranty period...I paid the cost to try to make sure it doesn't happen again.

Other Thoughts: Desktop...HTPC or for use in the enterprise...this drive seems to be doing exactly what it needs to be doing.

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EDIMAX EW-7811Un N150 USB 2.0 Wireless nano Adapter
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs The title mentions it is easy 06/25/2014

This review is from: EDIMAX EW-7811Un N150 USB 2.0 Wireless nano Adapter

Pros: Bought this to replace a device from a major networking vendor which you could set your watch by to lose its connection every two to five minutes and never getting beyond four bars. Am thinking about putting it under my tire for the 4th of July and running it over and showing them what I and others think of their device.

As soon as I plugged this into the front of my case and the blue light started flashing like crazy...I knew I made the right decision on purchasing this. Put the disk into the drive...pointed Windows 7 to it and less than two minutes later...I was at five bars. The real test came on whether or not I could keep a connection active when I started up BlueStacks and played my online game. Not only did the connection stay active no matter what I did...but I have not needed to continuously disconnect/reconnect every couple of minutes just to play my game or do anything online.

Having it only about a day and not having the problems I've been accustomed to...may purchase at least one more of these to keep around or to give away to someone who is fooled by a vastly overpriced piece of piece of garbage made by a famous name.

Cons: The only thing I would call a con would be its size. It's barely noticeable in my front USB port. Very easy to lose it if you don't pay attention. My USB PC bluetooth radios are bigger than this.

Other Thoughts: The price was right with 20% off with a promo code. My connection is now stable and at full strength. It does exactly what I and others needed. Will be purchasing at least one more to keep around and will make sure I recommend it to others who discover the name of a major networking vendor doesn't mean they don't put out vastly overpriced piece of garbage.

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Linksys AE2500-NP High Performance Dual-Band Wireless-N Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates WPA2
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I would have been more than happy to give this 0 eggs if that was an option. A buddy of mine gave me one of these because he couldn't connect to his network about 30 ft away from his antenna in his yard. We swapped out a Rosewell network device and his problems went away. Now...I'm waiting to get my paycheck to make sure I never have to see this device again after I run over it with my car.

Cons: If Cisco were giving these away...that would still be way too much money for me or anyone to spend on this. I can set my watch for every time this device drops the connection. For instance...was reloading a friend's laptop with an internal wireless card and was able to get a consistent five bars AND never had the connection drop in several hours. This Cisco device will never get five bars and fluctuates between one and four bars...even sitting in the same room as my wireless router.

Other Thoughts: Don't let the name fool you. Cisco should be ashamed for putting their name on something like this.

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Display Name: Don L.

Date Joined: 11/24/09

  • Reviews: 27
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  • First Review: 12/19/09
  • Last Review: 06/25/14
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