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Pioneer Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BDR-209DBK
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Probably the best built Blue ray burner on the market......................................... 01/29/2016

This review is from: Pioneer Black 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BDR-209DBK

Pros: Quit operation
Burns and plays all media
Will burn CD-Rs at 4x which is great for ( Flac or wav files for audio use)
Well built
Seems to last compared to a few other BD-RE optical drives I have bought
Good customer service
Burns MKV files perfectly to Verbatim BD-REs at 2x
I would give this a solid 4 1/2 eggs and wish the review rating would change to allow 1/2 star or egg reviews.

Cons: None........................

Other Thoughts: Seems like Pioneer drives last a good long time compared to other brands I have tried. I had a LG and Lite On blue ray burner and they both croaked just after the 1 year warranty was up!

Pioneer will provide great customer service with the 1 year warranty
My first Pioneer died about 15 days before the 1 year warranty was up and they quickly replaced the drive with a brand new unit.

I have been in I.T. since 1993 and have seen it all with computer hardware.

Pioneer seems to have a above average product line compared to the other available Blue Ray burners!

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5 out of 5 eggs Well some decent CD-Rs at a really great price of $12 for a 100 Pack! Can't beat that price point............................................................... 01/06/2016

This review is from: TDK 700MB 52X CD-R 100 Packs Spindle Discs Model 48555

Pros: Nice and clear to write on with a sharpie marker without the name or description getting in the way.

Burn fine with my $20 Asus DVD-RW and my $100 Pioneer BD-RE optical drives!

Cons: None!!!! Don't understand how some people can blame media with there NoteBook computers that will work with other media?

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Other Thoughts: I have been in I.T. since back in 1993 and have been there when CD-Rs were first introduced on the market. It was an exciting time to be able to create CD-Rs that sounded just as good as the $20 CD audio disks basically made the exact same way.

One of my many pet peeves is when end users blame new media for not working with there super cheap optical burner whether it's a DVD-RW or a BD-RE drive. The reason these people have this problem is more based on there ultra cheapo OEM optical drive and not the new way the media is being manufactured!

If you go through life buying the pre-built Note Books and Mid Tower computers from Dell and HP you can expect to have media issues eventually! Hey technology does not just stop when your running a older Note Book or Mid Tower Pre-built computer that is using the NEC or other elcheapo optical drives that are not even available to those of us that build are own computers.

We who pick and chose are own parts know how to do some research to get the best internal computer parts at the price we are willing to pay! If you never read HardOCP or Toms hardware then your not going to have a well built computer with the proper internal hardware that will last!

I have never, I mean not a single time run into a piece of media that was new that my DVD-RW or BD-RE can't burn to perfectly!

So I have no mercy for those types of people that just love to blame media for changing, since changing the way media is created with new dyes keeps the price down to the 12 cents a disk 100 pack I just bought on sale! These disks will work just fine on both my optical drives and last me well over a year to boot!

If you chose to buy horribly cheap pre-built computers then deal with the new media dyes and quit your complaining because I'm so very tired of hearing people blame and complain when they picked that horrible computer in the first place.

If you run into a new dye that your burner will not burn then it's time to buy a new $20 burner and stop complaining about the 8 year old OEM optical drive that Dell decided to use as they buy those super cheap NEC optical drives in lots of 10,000 or more!

CD-Rs are CD-Rs and that's, that...........................................................................................................................

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Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Really poor quality control.......... 09/05/2015

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Brown Switches

Pros: It's full of really nice features when it actually works.

It has a 5 year warranty! With me having received 4 bad keyboards in a row the warranty may be important for anyone that has bought this keyboard in the future.

Thermaltake paid the return shipping on all but the very first RMA.

They will e-mail a pre-paid UPS label after a second RMA is required.

Cons: I have had 3 of these brown switch keyboards and they have all been RMA'd for a replacement that failed right out of the box!

So that's a total of 4 bad Brown Switch versions of this keyboard. That have all been sent back under a RMA.

I bought this based on the good reviews but have had nothing but key stroke problems that forced me to send them back under warranty.

Other Thoughts: I thought I was getting a really cool mechanical keyboard that has a fantastic LED under each key.

I like the feel of the keystrokes and the look of the back lighting.

That said I have now sent back my 4th defective keyboard for a replacement. The first 3 were all horrible with non registering keys and double or triple registering keys!

Quality control has to be really, really horrible for me to get 4 bad keyboards all in a row.

These were not small issues, but frustrating problems when typing a simple e-mail or more importantly my pass words.

My only hope is that the 4th keyboard will be replaced with a new model that costs $120.

It's a brand new design from Thermaltake that's sold on there web page but I have not seen it here or on Ama**.

So all I have for this version is nothing but bad remarks.

As opposed to slamming this model I'll hope I get a good functioning brand new model and will review it when I see it's available for sale here.

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