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SAMSUNG MCBQE32G5MPP-0VA00 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent high performance SSD 07/01/2008

This review is from: SAMSUNG MCBQE32G5MPP-0VA00 2.5" 32GB SATA II Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Fast, better power savings, improved performance for low power computers, reliable, no moving parts (great for tablet computers), quiet (not silent).

Cons: Pricey, but such is expected from new technology; Lackluster capacity; Electrical squealing (when drive is reading/writing, you can heal the electrics squeal).

Other Thoughts: Tested on my Lenovo X60 Tablet with L7400 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 8-cell battery; increased my battery life from 4:15 to 5:00; a 45 minute increase which in turn means less wear on the battery and less charging, not to mention the obvious increase in productivity. Ran test with processor set to maximum savings, brightness at 1/7, and both wireless and Bluetooth on. Ran a gaming server and downloaded a few files (total 50GB) on wireless to ensure both processor was being used, drives accessed and wireless used. Tested restart @ 1:10 (mm:ss) from 3:30 (120GB 5400RPM HDD), shutdown @ 0:05 from 0:20, and straight boot @ 1:10 from 4:00. Yes my times are slower than most computers because my processor is a low voltage version, so everything is slower. Expect just such increases percentage-wise, rather than in time. Since this has no moving parts, I can turn off read-head parking, which is very convenient on a tablet computer as it's hard for the computer to tell what I'm doing (me moving or a drop

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LITE-ON Black 4X BD-ROM 12X DVD-ROM 32X CD-ROM SATA Internal 4X Blu-ray DVD-ROM Model DH-4O1S-11
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It works like it should

Cons: It's still not cheap, a bit loud

Other Thoughts: First drive came with no cables or software. It also had a broken connector. Called NewEgg and got a RMA and they replaced it immediately. The replacement was still OEM, but it included the cable and the software, so it was weird.

Happy with this. Fits in my low profile case and works like it should.

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Creative External Sound Blaster Live! SB0490 5.1 Channels 24-bit 48kHz in 5.1 mode and up to 96kHz in stereo mode USB Interface Sound Card
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Allows expanding a laptop sound to 5.1 surround analog. Also support digital out.

Cons: USB 1.1, Stutters with high bandwidth audio.

Other Thoughts: If you need surround sound and you only listen to music, you can get this. If you play games or watch high definition videos, do not get this as the bandwidth limitations in USB 1.1 will cause audio buffer choke and everything goes bad (I mean everything as in you video stutters too as a result).

Not recoomended for anything except basic audio. For everything else. Personally I'm getting an Audigy 2 NX.

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Display Name: Ran Z.

Date Joined: 01/23/05

  • Reviews: 26
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  • First Review: 02/26/05
  • Last Review: 07/01/08
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