Skip to: |

Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.

If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.

Newegg.com - Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, HDTVs, Digital Cameras and More!

Limited Time Only! Newegg Premier is now only $29.99/year. Sign up now.
  • Shipping Destination: United States
  • Wish List
  • Feedback
  • Help
Search all
Search
Home
Home > 
Albert R.'s Profile > 
All Reviews
  • Find Reviews
  • Find

Showing Results: Most Recent

Rosewill RX-C525 5.25
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Followup for users with factory cases 01/22/2014

This review is from: Rosewill RX-C525 5.25" SATA Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack for 3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD

Pros: The center of the bay floats on rubber not providing the outer frame rigidity necessary for factory screwless bays using slide guides and lugs. Take strips of styrofoam and insert them between the inner and outer frame on both sides, so that the outer frame can no longer wiggle\roll out of the bay guides.

Cons: It isnt a perfect solution and they could supply the inserts for you but they are simple enough to make and the styrofoam wont kill ALL of the vibration dampening ability when the center frame can no longer just float.

Other Thoughts: A choice might be for factory cases to buy a more ridged bay instead, but the quality of the bay, especially the connection socket makes modification the better option. RE Quality, who else uses stainless steel in computer parts, no one and no one makes a connection socket more reliable and long lasting. Yes these are made for bays with screws but can be easily modified.

READ FULL REVIEW
Rosewill RX-C525 5.25
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Heres a Review You Can Trust 01/20/2014

This review is from: Rosewill RX-C525 5.25" SATA Trayless Hot Swap Mobile Rack for 3.5" SATA I/II/III HDD

Pros: Its a re-branded Thermalt@ke, the best. Its not flimsey, its not rigid, the drive carrier is mounted on rubber for vibration dampening. The latches dont break, the connections wont wear out, the lites work and neither the door or ejection arm will fall off. It will work all of the time flawlessly assuming your motherboard isnt fighting you. You dont have to use the lock it isnt electrically interconnected.

Cons: It would be nice if they would add a power switch, I dont like moving a drive at all while its powered.

Other Thoughts: If you want a solid and reliable external bay, you will not find one more relaible than these, even moving them from PC to upgrade over time at anywhere near the price. And yes the Tech Knowledge Level 5 is accurate.

READ FULL REVIEW
GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Strengths and weaknesses 11/16/2010

This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-MA785GM-US2H AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: The board is basically dandy with a couple exceptions. SATA port placement creates some issues with larger Vid Cards and with shorter cases their placement often blocks use of lower drive bays. No simultanious dual Vid output, not that great an issue for most, but for some.

The real problem is XP users. You Must either connect a floppy and install ACHI drivers during OS install or slipstream newish ACHI\Raid drivers into the XP Disk.

Cons: AMD for some unknown reason rarely or never offers drivers individually, in fact if it aint video oriented, it seems like they dont even like addressing drivers. If your going to be in the chipset business, how about getting into the support of them seriously. AMD also assumes that basic AHCI\Raid drivers had to be installed with the OS so all their driver packs I have seen and I have tryed allot, they fail to inject those initial drivers while updating the north and south bridge drivers, leaving you unable to then enable AHCI nor have hotplugability. So while you can set the BIOS to install XP Native IDE, unless the install hits the AHCI requirement during install, those initial drivers wont be available later. Tisk, Tisk AMD, how about a little ACHI driver injecting program that will make all of the registry and startup file entries as a stand alone, HUH?

Other Thoughts: All in all a very nice stable board, not fussy about other components, including ram. It overclocks, though I didnt check for underclocking, unlocks cores and really dosent limit you in any serious way.

The 4 of 5 stars is less an indictment of Gigabyte or the board and more of their not insisting that AMD do better in the driver department, at least of things not specifically video oriented. Please Gigabyte push AMD to individualize drivers. I'm tired of updating by Catalist Packs and having the audio improve only to have the Video, then become worse.

READ FULL REVIEW

Albert R.'s Profile

Display Name: Albert R.

Date Joined: 05/08/03

  • Reviews: 32
  • Helpfulness: 17
  • First Review: 02/01/06
  • Last Review: 01/22/14
Shop by Region: United States | Canada | China
VeriSign Click for the BBB Business Review of this Computers - Supplies & Parts in Whittier CAThis site protected by Trustwave's Trusted Commerce program Inc500
Policy & Agreement | Privacy Policy  © 2000-2014 Newegg Inc.  All rights reserved.
If the Adobe Reader does not appear when you click on a link for a PDF file, you can download Adobe Reader from the Adobe web site. nassau