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SYBA SI-ADA40066 50mm (1.8
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5 out of 5 eggs Bought it to test a Msata drive 05/26/2016

This review is from: SYBA SI-ADA40066 50mm (1.8") mSATA SSD to 2.5" SATA Converter Adapter

Pros: I needed to test a Msata drive to make sure it still worked and hopefully copy data off of it if it was in good condition. This adapter worked flawlessly in my use.

Cons: Not sure if I would feel comfortable using this long term because of the mount points, but wasn't a concern for what I needed it for.

Other Thoughts: My Thinkpad T420 died due to a foam cup that leaked on my desk overnight and slowly fried its motherboard. While I was waiting for a "for parts" Thinkpad to arrive I needed to make sure the boot drive had survived. Thanks to this adapter I was able to see my Samsung 840 Evo was fully functioning and undamaged. While I cant say that I have any further use for this adapter, in a time of need this adapter gave me the assurance that my drive was good to go and just dropped it into the replacement Thinkpad, booted it up as if nothing had happened.

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WD Green WD40EZRX 4TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I bought two of these last year (May 2015) to use as a Raid 1 Array. I have a had little trouble that can be attributed to the drives themselves.
My speeds accessing the array over a gigabit network average 115 MB/s reading and 60 MB/s writing.

Cons: None that come to mind.

Other Thoughts: My two drives are used in a Raid 1 Array that doesnt experience heavy usage, so I cant attest long term usage with normal (read gaming) use.

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Changhong 42
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2 out of 5 eggs Good for Some Situations, Bad for Me 09/26/2015

This review is from: Changhong 42" Class Ultra HD LED TV - UD42YC5500UA

Pros: This TV has a good look all around. If it wasn't for the Changhong logo on the front, It could easily be mistaken for a high end brand. The picture looks decent from bluray content to old vhs playback. The looks are not just for show either. Although I didn't throw it out the window, It almost feels like it would have survived it.

Cons: The huge issue I had with the set is the input lag which exists on all inputs on any resolution or refresh rate. The result of this is that you hear people taking before they start talking on the screen. Honestly if all you watch is blurays and have a cable box connected to the HDMI inputs, you'll be fine. There is a sound delay option in the menu that compensates for the input lag and with some fiddling I got it to be acceptable.

HOWEVER the sound delay option on the TV doesn't work on all the inputs, from my experience it only works on HDMI inputs. So watching laserdiscs on the component input becomes unbearable with the mismatched audio.

The sound delay option on the TV didnt help me anyhow since I use my stereo the majority of the time. This alone made the tv useless to me.

Also yeah they definitely mislead people with the refresh rates. At 4K resolutions the set runs at 30 hz and has a 240 hz emulation mode which in my opinion is barely effective since it stutters half the time.

Other Thoughts: Like I said in the Cons section, If you only use the HDMI inputs and set the audio delay, It'll be a decent TV set and worth the price as a budget 4K TV. Unfortunately it is entirely unsuitable in my setup.

I ended up with a 42" LG 1080p TV that Ive been much happier with and haven't had any trouble with at all.

Also I have no idea how some people are gaming on this set, the controller input lag alone would drive me to madness.

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Display Name: Damian F.

Date Joined: 07/04/07

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 07/18/07
  • Last Review: 05/26/16
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