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WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great for storage but will it last? 04/11/2014

This review is from: WD BLACK SERIES WD4003FZEX 4TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Pros: Space and speed make it an excellent storage drive.

Cons: At times it spins out of control making loud noises and making me wonder if it's going to blow up. I'm concerned for the longevity of this drive when I experience these intense moments.

Other Thoughts: The con normally occurs when video editing. I'm not sure of the exact cause for this, or whether it just doesn't handle simultaneous reads and writes well.

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SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE1T0BW 2.5
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Size (See other thoughts)
Faster than any mechanical hard drive I've ever used or hybrid SSD. Performance degradation from my old drive is negligible (See Cons).

Cons: Not the blazing speed I've seen in other drives. It's slower than my old 80GB SATA II SSD from another manufacturer. It also Lags a bit at the Windows 7 login screen but not that much. The firmware also fails to update from the Samsung Magician software which might be a cause of this more noticeable slowness.

Other Thoughts: My old SSD was noticeably faster. I'm using it to replace a dual drive system in a 2.5 year old gaming laptop which may only run at SATA II. Don't get me wrong, this is still a fast drive and is working out great. My main issue with my gaming laptop in the past was the secondary hard drive tended to disappear on rare occasions. I'd then have to take the laptop apart, blast it out with dust cleaner then put it back in which solved the problem. By going back to this single drive setup, I'm hoping to eliminate that issue.

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G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) Desktop Memory Model F3-2400C10D-16GTX
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Price was too good to pass up. $25 less than the nearest competitor with $10 promo code. I love the new "Will Call" Feature newegg is offering as the warehouse is less than 10 minutes from where I work. The one chip that booted seemed fast until it messed up my mouse driver. (See Cons)

Cons: One stick DOA, the second was corrupt as it didn't pass memtest. Both chips had different serial numbers with only the last digit being one more than the other. If this isn't supposed to be, somebody swapped bad chips into my package. Don't think it doesn't happen, I watched a sales person do it from behind the counter. However I think the hefty discount is more of a result that newegg is dealing with a bad batch of these chips at the moment and looking to unload them as quickly as possible. It might be the reason retail outlets are also running short on this RAM. I'd stay away from these until that issue is sorted out. Gskill really needs better quality control or they'll end up like other companies that have put themselves off the map with poor products. Anybody remember that company that starts with O?

Other Thoughts: Fastest RMA ever, went back the day after I bought it and the refund was processed by the time I got home. I doesn't get any easier than this. The only concern I had dropping it off in person was that no receipt was actually issued. Newegg should look at providing the warehouse people some kind of scanner to process the "package received" portion of the RMA process like any courier would have. For impatient and paranoid people like me, it would save the company on shipping. However, the manager at the warehouse gave me his business card and assured me it would be taken care of immediately, which it was. The RMA process was completed 20 minutes after I spoke to him. You can't beat that!

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Display Name: Dan L.

Date Joined: 09/27/09

  • Reviews: 19
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  • First Review: 10/31/09
  • Last Review: 04/11/14
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