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KINGWIN KF-1000-BK 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great Product for IT Friend 01/26/2014

This review is from: KINGWIN KF-1000-BK 3.5" Internal hot swap rack

Pros: Easy to install, mostly metal parts inside, reliable for the coupe dozen swaps I have put it through so far.

Cons: Would be nice to be able to buy an accessory adapter from Kingwin, made specifically for this rack, that would adapt a 2.5" drive to the rack.

Other Thoughts: I have used this rack many times to connect a friend's hard drive to my computer. No hassle of powering down the computer, opening the case, finding extra power and SATA connectors, plugging the drive in a temporary location in your case, and then powering back up. Just open the rack, slide the drive in, close the rack, and if you have hot swap enabled you will be ready to go in a few seconds.

I was having trouble with a secondary hard drive on my HTPC, so I decided to switch this over from my main PC so I could swap the secondary drive in and out to see if it was causing the Blue screens. It was, so I sent it back for a warranty exchange. Thankfully, I left the rack in the HTPC because the next two replacement hard drives they sent me were bad within 45 days. Finally got a good drive, but even after I found it was reliable, I left it in the rack because I feel like it gets more air flow than if it were tucked away in the case.

I would like Kingwin to offer a 3.5" to 2.5" adapter specifically designed for this rack because 2.5" drives are becoming more common and using the SATA connection is better than my USB dock, especially for speed and updating firmware on the drives. I am buying my third one of these here soon because they are too darn convenient.

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Panasonic ES8103S 3-Blade Wet/Dry Electric Shaver With Nanotech Blades
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good feel, cuts my thick hairs and misses very little, easy to maneuver around the curves of the face and under the nose, battery level readout.

Cons: Doesn't cut as close as a shaver with a lift and cut system and I still have to use the trimmer side to get those hairs that are laying down on my neck.

Other Thoughts: I am pleased with the ability of this razor to cut most of the hairs on my face. I don't have a lot of facial hair, but what I do have is thick, round hairs around my mouth, chin, and neck that lay down if they get too long. The razor still has trouble getting these hairs and I have to use the flip out trimmer.

I moved to this razor from another brand that has a lift and cut system and I notice that my hair grows back faster, meaning I am not getting as close of a cut. I stuck with this razor though because it gave a better shave on the first pass, the head is easier to maneuver, and it worked better when my face was fresh out of the shower.

Because of poor reviews I read before I purchased the razor, I have never gotten the razor wet, with the exception of the blades. So, even after a year, the battery display still works just fine.

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Antec TruePower New TP-550 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Reliable and quiet PSU with plenty of power connectors for a small server.

Cons: Not compatible with most Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) because of PFC

Other Thoughts: I bought the Antec TP-550 for my server at home. This is what the PSU is powering:

Intel S3420GPLC Server Board
Intel Xeon X3440 Lynnfield 2.53GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Server Processor
16 GB of Kingston DDR3 1333MHz ECC Registered RAM (4x4GB)
6 - Seagate 500GB 7200.12 3.5" SATAII Hard Drives
2 - Western Digital Caviar Black 7200RPM 2.5" SATAII Hard Drives
2 - Seagate 1TB 7200RPM 3.5" SATAII Hard Drives
Adaptec 2805 SAS RAID Controller

After more than 2 years, the PSU is still going strong. The only con I can think of is that this power supply, as well as 90% of the PSUs available today uses PFC which requires a sine wave power signal. Most consumer end UPSes provide a square wave signal when providing backup power which will cause a power drop to your computer components while switching to backup power and will cause your computer to reboot, negating the point of a UPS. For this power supply, look to be spending more than the power supply costs for a UPS that will last 3

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Joseph G.'s Profile

Display Name: Joseph G.

Date Joined: 06/06/03

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 06/08/07
  • Last Review: 01/26/14
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