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ASUS VS Series VS247H-P Black 23.6
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works as described and since I use this for CAD, it produces very sharp images including all fonts and colors.

Cons: I bought two of these yet open box and was very disappointed that I had to absorb the cost to return one of them. NewEgg claims they test all these and this didn't even function for a split second. I should have been refunded this cost.

Other Thoughts: Go with 27 inch and of course two units to expand the desktop. I'll never use just one monitor again.

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Western Digital WD VelociRaptor WD5000HHTZ 500GB 10000 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Not DOA, install was easy and purchase price was great. Very quiet drive.

Cons: I know this is not a forum but based on the advertised features such as "Ultra fast" as it's 10k RPM yet not a solid state drive. I'm disappointed in the Windows 7 Pro Experience Index assessment I received of 5.9 after building a i7 using a 3770 cpu, 16gb RAM in a new ASUS P8 Z77-V mobo. I did get a 7.7 of the 7.9 highest possible rating on the CPU, 7.7 on the RAM, 7.6 due to the GTX 650 Ti GPU along with 7.6 for the gaming graphics as well. I understand this hard drive to fly with speed as with the rated 6.0Gb/s transfer rate as it's a SATA III drive packed with a 64MB Cache to boot. What gets me is I built this new PC to improve this Index over the 780i that had a QX9650 Extreme CPU, 8gb RAM using a Hitachi GST Deskstar 7k1000 HDS721075KLA330 750GB SATA II hard drive with only 32MB cache. But NO it's exactly the same; 5.9........

Other Thoughts: So do I dare ask anyone why this can be? What really gets me on all of this is that the driver for almost all hard drives under properties shows a date of 06/21/2006, yes, over 7 years ago, 3 years older than the July 2009 release date of Windows 7.

Not a bad egg for New Egg, it's all for WD for not allowing us to fix the firmware and drivers easy and to Microsoft with all its billions they make from us. Keep that revenue flowing with us guinea pigs, right? Sorry, I was a user since Windows for workgroups 3.1. Now a Windows 8.1 is released, didn't they do 8.0 right the first time? Maybe it's time for an Apple. I do feel this drive is a good drive regardless of the Index assessment.

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Hitachi GST Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721075KLA330 (0A35154) 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Reliable, after 5 years of use.

Cons: Slower transfer rate than the newer drives.

Other Thoughts: Used in a 780i with a QX9650 Extreme CPU

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John B.'s Profile

Display Name: John B.

Date Joined: 09/18/08

  • Reviews: 1
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 02/10/15
  • Last Review: 02/10/15
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