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HP LaserJet Professional CP5225dn (CE712A) Duplex Up to 20 ppm 600 x 600 dpi Color Laser Printer
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Relatively cheap for a tabloid color laser.
Good print quality, lines are fine and text is crisp.

Cons: See other thoughts.

Other Thoughts: 1) I've bought 2 of these. The first one was DOA, it wouldn't print any cyan at all, even after we replaced the cyan cartridge. As our business relies heavily on printing, we bought another one right away and went to return the first DOA one, but Newegg wouldn't take it back, and HP wanted $900 in shipping to warranty repair it. Minus one egg for that.

2) Tray 1 (Manual feed) jams CONSTANTLY, even with plain, uncoated, medium letter-size paper. It'll pickup multiple sheets or won't feed them all the way in. Its also very "rough" with the paper -- we frequently end up with creasing or minor crumpling. Trying to feed any perforated paper (e.g., for printable business cards) usually results in the paper tearing along the perforations, jamming the printer all to hell. Minus another egg for that.

3) Toner consumption. The extended cartridges are supposed to be good for 7,000 pages. While I realize that cartridges never last quite as long as their rating, the toner usage seems excessive. I just installed the 3rd CE740A cartridge. This printer is less than a year old with ~3,800 pages printed. That's 1,900 pages per cartridge, or about 1/4th of the rated number of pages. We print mostly text and technical drawings.

Western Digital RE WD2000FYYZ 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Reliable. Stress tested all of them and ran extended tests using Western Digital's software. No failures, all performed excellently

Cons: Couple of minor quips.
1) They're noisy.
2) The screw holes on the bottom aren't tapped deep enough to accept a standard length screw. This was a PITA as they were being mounted in trays with tight tolerances in a rackmount NAS and the screws wouldn't seat down all the way making installation of the trays impossible. The old drives were WD RE 1TB, no problems. This was the first (and hopefully the only) time I've ever had to run to *HOME DEPOT* to install a hard drive.

SeaSonic S12II 430B 430W ATX12V V2.3/EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs 2 failures inside of 2 weeks 08/26/2014

This review is from: SeaSonic S12II 430B 430W ATX12V V2.3/EPS12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Pros: Sturdy. Looks nice.

Cons: Had 2 of them fail inside of 2 days -- the second one didn't last 2 hours. Brand new PSUs powering brand new hardware. And it was Ivy-bridge, not Haswell.

Other Thoughts: Seasonic is a renowned brand in the PSU industry that are recognized as being head-and-shoulders above their similarly priced competitors. I've gone through 12-15 SS-300/350/400ET for all of the new systems and PSU replacements here at my office. Not a single failure -- some are still going strong after years. Really not sure why these 2 particular units failed, they were both S12II 430Bs b/c Newegg didn't have the SS-300ETs in stock at the time.

They were powering a fairly typical run-of-the-mill business system(s) (19 systems like this total):
Intel Core-i5 3570K
8GB (2x4) Corsair Dominator Platinum 1600 1.5V
Samsung 840PRO 128GB
Western DIgital Black 500GB
Plextor PX-891SAW or PX-L890SA
Fractal Design Core 1000


Jennifer A.'s Profile

Display Name: Jennifer A.

Date Joined: 05/26/10

  • Reviews: 14
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 06/17/10
  • Last Review: 09/29/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 2 out of 5 eggs
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