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TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA / WPA2, Plug & Play in Windows 10 (32 bit & 64 bit)
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It just works. I can't comment on the range, but one room away from the router and through a wall I still have full wireless signal.

Cons: My only complaint is that I had to use the included driver CD on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Haven't tried it on Windows 10 yet. Would have been nice for it to use a native Windows driver in case your machine does not have an optical drive. I went ahead and copied the drivers to a flash drive in case I ever ran into that situation. No biggie.

Other Thoughts: All in all, you can't go wrong with this adapter. It is the very cheapest one I could find, it's a well known and reputable brand, and it works great in my experience. I actually bought two of these at the time, but I have not used the second one yet. I expect it will perform the same as the first. Thanks TP-LINK!

Side note: This is actually my first purchase of any TP-LINK product, but I will definitely be keeping them in mind for any further networking needs.

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ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T LightScribe Support
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: This drive has performed flawlessly in 3 different builds spanning almost 6 years. I bought the drive in Jan. 2008 for a Core2Duo build, and it is still my main optical drive now (Dec. 2013) in my i5 machine. If I could buy a second one now I would, but this particular model is no longer manufactured. So instead, I bought the 24X updated version of this same drive just a few days ago. Not to replace this one, but to add a second optical drive.

Cons: NONE WHATSOEVER except that I can't buy a second one today

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SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Wow! Amazing speeds! Pretty much one of the fastest SATA SSD's you can buy. Installation was a breeze, Win7 automatically detected as an SSD and adjusted settings accordingly. Did I mention this thing is really fast? Speeds for me were exactly as advertised, which is rarely the case for most SSDs. Newegg shipping was reasonably fast as usual also.

Cons: Price? I feel like I got a good deal but I guess it would have been cooler if it was free? Or if they had accidentally sent me a larger capacity one by mistake? Seriously though, no real "Cons" I can think of.

Other Thoughts: This drive is one of the highest benchmarked consumer SATA SSDs, look under benchmarks-> hard drives on passmark dot com. This drive is practically at the top of the list not counting PCIe SSDs. I actually got even higher benchmarks than are shown on Passmark. Speeds for me were as good as they are advertised in the item specifications. 540 MB/s read, ~520 MB/s write. Can't ask for much more on SATA. Only problem is now the only way I will get faster speeds is to upgrade to a PCIe SSD, which is a lot more expensive. But this one will probably last me several years and will probably be the boot drive for my NEXT computer as well as my current one. But seriously, if you are trying to decide between this drive and another brand, I would get this one. This drive also comes in 120 GB, 500 GB, 750 GB, and 1 TB versions also, for a price of course. Wish I could have gotten the 500 GB one, but this one will do very well. It's worth noting, however, that the 120 GB version is a little bit slower than the 250, 500, 750, and 1 TB, which all have the same, faster speed. Here's the machine I have this in:

i5-3570K @ 4.4 GHz
16GB G.Skill 2133 MHz DDR3
ASRock Extreme6 Z77 Motherboard
EVGA GTX 670 FTW 2GB GPU
Corsair H100i Water Cooler
Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB (THIS ITEM)
320GB WD Blue HDD
1 TB WD Black HDD
2 TB WD Green HDD
4 TB WD My Book USB 3.0
ASUS 20X DVD-R/RW
ASUS 24X DVD-R/RW

....all in a Corsair 400R Mid-Tower Case (recommended!)

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Thomas W.'s Profile

Display Name: Thomas W.

Date Joined: 05/08/07

  • Reviews: 11
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  • First Review: 02/05/08
  • Last Review: 07/06/16
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