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WD BLACK SERIES WD7500BPKX 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Bare drive, but it was wrapped in some good quality bubble(for a change) seems to have been a change of direction in shipping, and without doubt for the better..

Good value(on sale)-great warranty

No problems whatsoever

Cons: wasn't a 2tb 10k drive....:-(

Other Thoughts: WD service for me has been stellar. Problems I had with my gaming rig drive were quickly addressed and excellent service provided, which means WD has won my business for now.

HP ProBook 6570b (C4R43US#ABA) Notebook Intel Core i5 3320M (2.60GHz) 4GB Memory 320GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 4000 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great Price on a solid business notebook. USB 3/1394/display port and express card support. Spill proof keyboard means this book can have a latte and keep on working ( there is a pan under the keyboard assembly that drains spills away from the main board. Nice design, hope I never have to field test it.

Cons: main LCD failed within 4 days, luckily I had purchased the docking station and I was able to continue using this product until I could replace it. The backlight was OK, the video signal was not displaying. Appears to have been a cold solder joint between the AMD video chip and the main board.

Looks like a previous return/refurbish that shipped as new. Why?..thee was a Kingston 4gb chip in the memory slot, not an HP chip with "spare" part number, and I know that to be ture as the replacement I purchased had the HP oem chip in the memory slot. Battery would stop charging at 98% also.

Other Thoughts: Newegg quickly issued an RMA with very minimal hassel..5 eggs on service!, still waiting to hear from Iron egg about the $30 price drop since the original order.

a very solid notebook for the price. No bloatware to speak of and if you do a little research, you'll see what a deal this book is.

My first review never posted......(hmmmmnnn)

NETGEAR FS205 5-Port Fast Ethernet Desktop Switch in Plastic Case - Essentials Edition
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: small, light and white. Auto switching ports means no crossover cable antics.

Cons: no gigabit ports, but not a con in this application.

Perhaps being too light is a con, but I used a bit of Velcro to make sure this hub stays where I put it.

Other Thoughts: The Netgear FS205 falls into a class of product that has a wide appear for specific applications. Nice package at a price so affordable if you happen to leave it behind in a hotel room, you won’t kick yourself all day long.

It’s really not the kind of hub you’ll want to install as a main backbone supporter in your network as the speed is limited to 100mps on all ports, it’s very common today for the most inexpensive PC’s to have gigabit Ethernet.

It’s all plastic and very lightweight, so great to travel with.
The power supply doesn’t block outlets, why we don’t see a power brick shaped like a standard plug is still a mystery. I’d pay a few bucks more for a plug that would rotate 90 degrees for max flexibility

So where could you use this product?
If you have a setup like mine with a few printers, plotters and slower legacy devices taking up the gigabit ports on your expensive wireless router/switch, you could move all the slower devices to this hub and then run a single line to the gigabit router.

For travelers it’s an ideal hotel room hub. Security dictates business traveler’s try to avoid wireless networks on the road. You’ll find however quite a few hotels have capped the number of wireless devices you can connect for your standard internet fee and if there is a hard line available your all set.

In the last two years hard wire connections seem to have left most if not all Vegas hotels, they will give 1-2 wireless devices access for the typical resort fee…additional. Well more money for that.

If your décor calls for it a white hub (as with the other white networking products I’ve reviewed previous) it’s nice to have something that will work harmoniously with the décor of your entertainment center.

This device is discounted and a great value for $11 even if you throw it in a drawer like that extra roll of duct tape and don’t use it.

Autoswitching and auto-crossover capacity are pretty much expected these days and the FS505 does not disappoint.

You can’t go wrong with the FS505 if you have a few cables that need a home.


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Display Name: Peter P.

Date Joined: 06/27/07

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  • First Review: 04/14/12
  • Last Review: 05/23/14
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