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Seagate Hybrid Drive ST1000DX001 1TB MLC/8GB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: A hybrid of an SSD and HDD that offers the best of both worlds: SPACE AND SPEED. Yes the first few boot ups are "slow" but after the tenth you'll notice the boot-up time difference.

The hybrid also makes cache's of commonly used programs, so the start-up time for those programs are significantly faster. Think of cache like memories and the hybrid is the brain.


Partition HDD with SSD cache?!


Cons: Data transfer rate isn't AS fast as an SSD (I own both so I can tell, see, and feel the difference).

Overall, not as blazing fast as an SSD.

Other Thoughts: Yes hybrids are nowhere near as blazing fast as an SSD... BUT can you tell/feel the difference? Not really. They are still faster than snail-like HDD's.

I own both, with each computer using their own (one ssd the other ssd/hdd hybrid). I tested data transferring rate for both on a USB 3.0 socket, and the hybrid is slower. Like, a couple minutes slower for large files. Transfering files within the Hyrbid is also slower, whereas the SSD is... just fast.

Yet that's not to say the hybrid is slow. Compare both hybrid and ssd to an HDD, and yes the speed difference is significantly noticeable.

So a good alternative to an SSD is a hybrid because it offers HDD SPACE with SSD-like speed. Something traditional SSD's lack, unless you want to fork out extra hundreds of dollars for just a 500gb ssd when that 4tb HDD looks much spacier.

Razer DeathAdder Ergonomic PC Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs NICE 04/11/2014

This review is from: Razer DeathAdder Ergonomic PC Gaming Mouse

Pros: COMFORTABLE. Well, for hand types that like to rest their palm on the mouse. Simple and sensitive.

Cons: Need to make an account with RAZER to "work" with the program.

Other Thoughts: I just got this mouse today and giving it a trial run. So far it exceeds my expectations, by not being a GINOURMOUS mouse that eats up your entire hand.

It's comfortable, sleek, and well, expertly SIMPLE. There aren't 5000 buttons on it and no, it can't shoot missiles. WIth a budget of 50+, the deathadder really does do a great job at delivering simple (and customizable) mouse functions for Games and any other function.

The only annoying con is that you need to make an account with Razer in order to use the Synapse program. Otherwise you have a very sensitive mouse with little to no customization on the buttons on it (I believe you can customize every button). If anything, that's the only real issue as I haven't run into any other problem. My hand still feels FINE and comfortable.

CM Storm Inferno - 4000 DPI Twin Laser Gaming Mouse with 128 KB Memory
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs A Good Mouse but... 02/19/2014

This review is from: CM Storm Inferno - 4000 DPI Twin Laser Gaming Mouse with 128 KB Memory

Pros: See Other thoughts

Cons: See Other thoughts

Other Thoughts: I recently bought this (last November) and while it is GOOD, it isn't GREAT. Here's why:

Bulky SIZE: After hours of using my mouse for work and play, my (right hand) ring finger feels gets very sore. It's really not comfortable for long hours of uses. I naturally tend to place my ring finger alongside the remaining fingers to the side and keep my two clicking fingers on top. But with the design of this mouse, it's rather large so smaller hands suffer for the discomfort. I find myself placing my ring finger alongside my middle finger on top of the mouse to avoid the bulky discomfort. IF the sides of the mouse was more curved inside towards the front of the mouse, then comfort wouldn't be an issue for it's bulky size. I had a mouse (forgot what brand, maybe Logitech?) that was exactly just that and boy do I miss that mouse.

Minimal Sensitivity jerks: DO NOT GET any pieces of hair on the laser tracking pad or on the laser area itself, otherwise it can't "see" properly and will not move accordingly. This is probably the cause of random "jerks" on my mouse that moves the pointer randomly to some other direction. NOT FUN if your playing an online game that requires precise clicking/tracking/pointing/destroying. I have not (or ever) experienced the random "moving" of the mouse pointer though.

Useless thumb Side buttons: Unless your a gamer freak (or even if you are), tacking on more button's don't really make you a better player/computer enthusiast. The software that comes with this mouse can be a little confusing and I still haven't turned the buttons off yet, because accidentally clicking on them will "go back" on that webpage your visiting.

Everything else is a pro with this mouse though. Yet even still, I might buy a new mouse that better suit's my hands because the discomfort limits my enthusiast/work hours on this computer. Small hands, stay away from this mouse, it is better suited for big hands.


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Display Name: Patrick L.

Date Joined: 02/23/10

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  • Last Review: 03/05/15
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