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Cuisinart CPK-17 Silver PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle
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5 out of 5 eggs Lovers of Tea rejoice 04/01/2014

This review is from: Cuisinart CPK-17 Silver PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle

Pros: This perfectly heats water to the exact temperature to make all your favorite types of tea. I have to say it's very well made and very easy to use (press your tea, hit start). The LEDs on the unit are very nice lighting up exactly what you want and the are not annoying (blinding). This is a very quiet tea kettle as you don't really hear the water boiling much before it goes off. The kettle is decently heavy and feels really good in the hand (weighted well).

Hands down this is one of the best electric tea kettles I've ever used. Well worth the price!

Cons: The only Con so far... which isn't really even a con, but could be.... is that the "ready" alarm is soft. I would think that if you had this going in another room with the TV on you might not hear it. I'm almost always in the room where I'm making tea so it's not an issue...but it's not the loudest thing.

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TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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Pros: You really can't beat the price of these rebadged Hitachi drives. I ordered 5 of them to my secondary server. Ran through the thorough read/write every sector and none failed. So pretty happy about that... especially with Newegg's spotty shipping of more than a single HD.

Great speeds for a 3TB HD. Average read & writing was 175MB down to 124MB on my Areca ARC-1880ix-24. I won't complain about those speeds off these drives. Also no issues with dropping out of the raid configuration, so these are the typical Hitachi RAID friendly drives.

These don't make a ton of noise (no more than the other hitachi and WD that I use) and don't seem to generate the heat that I was honestly expecting from them.

Cons: Drive itself... None at the moment as all 5 work.

Only grip could be that the price should be set lower all the time. Got them on sale and it was worth it. Will have to wait till they go on sale again to get some more.

Newegg shipping. Got the standard half ripped styrofoam holding 4 of them with a single sheet of bubble wrap then the 5th one in a single enclosure cardboard box with a single piece of bubble wrap. Then wrap that all in paper streamed box filler... and there you have it. Honestly a disaster if the shipping company is having a bad day. All they had to do was do two or three wraps of bubble wrap and I would've been much happier. Reguardless, this time all the drives made it to me in working order.

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NORCO SS-400 4 Bay 3.5
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5 out of 5 eggs Very Nice! 08/27/2010

This review is from: NORCO SS-400 4 Bay 3.5" SATA or SAS Hot Swap Rack Module

Pros: Very nice and solid construction. Outer case has a very solid feeling to it.
The lights on the drives are green and blue...the green lights up nicely, not too bright.
The HD trays are well designed and feel okay (not up to server HD trays...but I wasn't expecting that and nor should anyone at this price).
Perfect fit in 3 5.25" bays (I was worried looking at it that it would be really snug), but it fit perfect.
Moves a lot of air through the HD bays (all bays), no way a HD is over heating in it (under normal circumstances).

Over all, I have to say if anyone is looking for a nice hot swappable SATA/SAS container, this one is darn good.

Cons: Blue (access) LED could be a little it brighter, it's Dim to me.
SATA ports on the back could be labeled 1 - 4 or something so you don't have to figure out which is which.
Can't use locking Sata cables (well you can, but only two), due to the sata ports being right next to each other).

Other Thoughts: The Fan moves some air and can be replaced with a quieter one if you want. I found out that they connect the fan directly to the 2 power supply inputs, I moved the connector to the "on board" fan connection and you can use the jumper to set Max speed or Min speed. I set it to min and can barely hear it over the other fans in the system (blends right in on mine), but still feels like it moves a decent bit of air.

Might have been nice for some people if they had one with a 4port sata controller and cables added with it...!?!? Me personally I like to buy my own, so this worked out great attached to a SI 3124 (soon to be 3ware).

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