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AMD Radeon SSD Radeon R7 RADEON-R7SSD-480G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Easy to use software that allows image transfer from old spinny hard drive. Really fast when it worked

Cons: Failed after a couple of weeks. Not worth the pain in the rear end of spending 12 plus hours trying to salvage my client data. System started freezing up after about 15 minutes of boot and the drive would fill up with trim files, hundreds of them, each one 2gig in size

Other Thoughts: I own 3 other OCZ drives, none of them have had any issues, but this is my first one over 120 gigs. NewEgg has issued a RMA refund, hopefully there won't be any issues getting it.

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BLU Studio 6.0 HD D650a Black (Unlocked) Dual-SIM Smartphone
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Horrible phone that phones home to China 08/22/2014

This review is from: BLU Studio 6.0 HD D650a Black (Unlocked) Dual-SIM Smartphone

Pros: Big screen with decent (not great) resolution

Cons: Terrible CPU, Chinese software installed on it, phones home to China when checking for updates.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this phone because it is made by BLU, a US company. Come to find out, it is just a semi-customized version that is generically made in China for a bunch of different companies. What is customized about it? The extra 512 MB of RAM, if you buy this same wholesale, it only comes with 512 MB. The version of Android on the phone is developed in China, by who knows who, and when it checks for updates it phones home to an IP address in China which has no reverse DNS, no record of who it belongs to and exactly zero detail about what it is doing to the phone. I contacted BLU about it and their response was "Do a hard reset on your phone". WHAT? I told them that was extremely silly, and told them they needed to setup, at a minimum a mirror of the update server in the US for any customers who buy the phone in the US. They basically told me to get bent. Here is the IP address that it phones home to: 114.80.60.223 and it uses port 8080. If you are interested in finding out if your BLU phone does the same thing, install the NO Root firewall from the Android market. It uses a VPN connection and shims all of the network traffic through it and will tell you exactly what traffic is going where. Attaching a screen shot of the firewall catching the outbound call to the IP address.

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ThreatTrack Security VIPRE Internet Security 2014 - 10 PC - 1 Year - Download
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fairly light on resources, seems to have a pretty good catch rate

Cons: Not as good as Webroot
lots of false positives

Other Thoughts: Viper is a pretty decent antivirus, better than McAfee or Symantec (Norton). System resource usage is low compared to the big three AV providers. I replaced Webroot with it because my subscription was up on the webroot. I live webroot better, but for the price, this is awesome AV.

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Scott D.'s Profile

Display Name: Scott D.

Date Joined: 02/07/06

  • Reviews: 18
  • Helpfulness: 8
  • First Review: 09/08/06
  • Last Review: 11/27/14
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