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New Poder® 6 Cell Battery for Dell Latitude D420, D430
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3 out of 5 eggs Dell D430 Battery 09/08/2015

This review is from: New Poder® 6 Cell Battery for Dell Latitude D420, D430

Pros: Priced right, performs as expected if using without docking station

Cons: Note that by using this battery you will not be able to use the Dell docking station. This battery is too thick at the bottom to snap into the station. Big disapointment

WD Red 3TB NAS Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM Class SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch - WD30EFRX
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: The reviews were solid in favor of WD Red drives vs other brands

Cons: I ordered 3X3TB WD Red drives on March 1. As of today all three have failed and been returned for replacement. The replacement. I've gone through a nightmare of a month doing emergency backups and replacements. The drives act as a trio of FreeNAS ZFS RaidZ1 volume where the Raid can handle the failure of one, but not two drives, As soon as the first drive failed, (four hours after installation) I did not have a spare so immediately ordered a forth drive aand sent the failed drive back to Newegg for replacement. A month later the two remaining drives from my first order began to fail. That is when things got hectic. I am now returning these two drives to WD for replacement. Eventually I will have two spares. So I guess what I am saying is keep a few spares if you plan to use WD NAS drives.

Other Thoughts: This is my 3rd review of WD 3TB Red drives.
This same server has a trio of very old Seagate 500gb drives I scrounged up while putting this system together. THESE inexpensive commodity drives have been sailing along without a whimper. I'm glad I had this 2nd ZFS Raid1 installed as it acts as a backup for the Western Digital drives.

Intuit Quickbooks Pro 2014 - Download
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1 out of 5 eggs Troublesome Quickbooks 02/17/2014

This review is from: Intuit Quickbooks Pro 2014 - Download

Pros: It crunches numbers, but isn't that what we expect? It also has the look and feel of Quicken, my preferred software.

Cons: Our little church has been using Quickbooks since January 2009. To me it looks like an accountant designed it but their software engineers don't know what they're doing. The user interface is unfriendly and non-intuitive You can learn to use it but it requires lots of patience. Quickbooks is extremely slow even though my machine is a new quad core with 8gb ram. I have an alternative for you: I have used Quicken since the days of DOS and have twice converted churches to Quicken. Try Quicken before spending outrageous sums of money on Quickbooks. Quicken works well with Excel just like Quickbooks and along with other Microsoft products can produce an beautiful report for donors and church elders.

Other Thoughts: Quicken doesn't do everything Quickbooks does. It can't handle Credit Cards and plenty of other things. But if you are looking for a simple straightforward software for a small simple home based business or a non-profit, spend $79 on Quicken before jumping into a complicated program like Quickbooks. I have continually upgraded my Quicken since the days of DOS and am a strong disciple for Quicken.


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