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Western Digital WD Green WD20EZRX 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -Solid drive, decent access times. Probably best used for media storage.
-Runs very quiet AND cool - I have this thing docked pretty much 24/7 in a Thermaltake BlacX dock, and it stays cooler to the touch - with no fans or outside cooling influence whatsoever - better than just about any other drive in my fleet here.
-Still running strong after almost a year. No weird noises or hiccups, data still intact. Sounds silly to have to point out, but this drive actually meets all of the minimum prerequisites for a decent drive - stores stuff, doesn't randomly decide to be inaccessible, doesn't fail after a month and send all of your data into oblivion, won't bring the internal temp of your chassis up more than your PSU or your vid card.

Cons: -If it fails within the next couple of years, that'd be a con. It hasn't yet after nearly a year, so none.

Other Thoughts: Does what you should expect a decent hdd to do, and does it well. Maybe isn't the fastest drive out there, but it's totally not designed or priced to be, and I therefore consider it an excellent value product.

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G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-8GZH
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -Install as easy as any other RAM install. Pop in chips. Go into BIOS and tweak your timings, if that's your thing.
-Speaking of which, these guys handle a pretty decent overclocking, too. I run them at stock, but have briefly cranked them up to 2400 just for the curiosity of it, and they still ran stable under stress test. See other reviews for more details on this, as most seem to have had similar success and ease getting them up there.

Cons: -None that I have encountered so far. G.Skill RAM tends to be great value. These chips were no exception.
-Can't somehow magically make Unity engine use more than 4 gigs of it(OK, OK.. I just didn't want to use the ol' 'doesn't do my laundry' line again.)

Other Thoughts: Been running 4 x 4GB of these for a few months now, and was running 2 x 4GB for a year or so before that. No problems whatsoever adding the additional 2 x 4GB, and no RAM-related issues since. Running W7x64.

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Kinivo BTH220 Silver / Black Bluetooth Stereo Headphone – Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free Calling
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -Simple to set up and use. Hold down power button till LED turns blue to turn them on. Hold down power button till LED turns red to turn them off. Hold down power button until LED blinks blue and red to pair them to something. About as simple as one could wish for.
-Battery life is at least several hours. I constantly forget to charge them, and still get several hours at a time before they ever die on me.
-I use these as headphones and haven't actually even tried the built-in mic for Skyping or anything yet, but hey, it actually *has* a mic. What, am I gonna complain?
-Compact and pretty durable. I have already dropped them a good bit. Also, these things fold up pretty tiny, come with a convenient little carrying pouch, and have even just survived their first TSA manhandling on a recent trip to Europe.

Cons: -Depending on your head size/shape, these may feel a little bit awkward. They're the around-the-back-of-the-head type, and can tend to slide down on your ears with head movement. I wouldn't suggest using these for exercising, unless you're able to hold them in place with a skull cap or something. I'm a one-phone-over-the-ear guy, so it's not really an issue for me.
-Doesn't do my laundry for me (I compulsively put this comment into reviews of products I really like, just so it looks like there's more content in the 'Con' section, and that I'm at least trying to be objective..)

Other Thoughts: **IMPORTANT** This headset does NOT come with a bluetooth receiver/adapter. You will need to purchase one separately, if you don't already have one, or have built-in bluetooth on whatever you're trying to pair these to. Not necessarily an issue if you're only planning to pair these to your phone, but may be if you want to use with your desktop/laptop. I do not consider this to be a Con, but merely want to help ensure that any potential buyers understand what will/will not be included.

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Steven D.'s Profile

Display Name: Steven D.

Date Joined: 06/08/08

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 11/19/08
  • Last Review: 01/09/14
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