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WD Red Pro 2 TB NAS Hard Drive WD2001FFSX up to 16 bay: 3.5-inch SATA 6, 64MB Cache
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent Desktop Drive and good NAS drive 09/21/2014

This review is from: WD Red Pro 2 TB NAS Hard Drive WD2001FFSX up to 16 bay: 3.5-inch SATA 6, 64MB Cache

Pros: Packaging was the most impressive I have ever seen from a hard drive maker. Most times drives come in air wrap or nothing at all. The use of foam was a nice touch that foreshadowed the quality of the drives.

64 MD Cache, allowing the drive to surpass most other drives.

Initialization of the drive was surprisingly fast compared to my other WD HDD.
Tested the drives in a RAID0 setup to maximize desktop testing results. Average read speed came in at 141 MB's per second, while write speeds were at 111 MB's per second.

NAS setup results were less impressive, as would be expected. Average read speed came in at 69 MB's per second while the average write speed was 32 MB's per second on a file that was 312 MB's.

Video play back from the drive turned in 89 MB's per second.

The 5 year warranty, which I confirmed with Western Digital, is a huge plus for a HDD product. My other WD drive came with a 3 year warranty.

Cons: Nothing!

Other Thoughts: System Setup:
Intel iCore7
MSI Motherboard
Kingston SSD
Western Digital HDD
NetGear 3700 Wireless
Motorola Cable Router

The drive is a perfect PC Desktop drive, with excellent performance versus standard 5400 drives and even fast 7200 drives. Installation is fast and effortless, with no error issues. Warranty is the one of the best you will ever see and is backed by great customer service that is the norm from Western Digital. I have used their customer service on my other drive, and came away impressed with their knowledge and speed.

DEEPCOOL M6 Laptop Cooling Pad 17
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4 out of 5 eggs Excellent at Cooling a Laptop 08/27/2014

This review is from: DEEPCOOL M6 Laptop Cooling Pad 17" with 2.1 Speaker System 140mm Fan 4 USB Ports

Pros: A decently quiet 140mm fan that was very effective at reducing the temp of my laptop. The fan has an adjustable speed and the speed determines the noise level.
Laptop didn't slowdown when being cooled by the product, which ALWAYS overheats and slows down a lot.
Able to listen to my ipod from the audio jack.
Cool looking design, but that maybe because I am a guy and like the race car looks of the product.
Nice touch to be able to charge my Samsung phone with the MicroUSB connector.
You can run up the sound loud enough to hear it over screaming kids, but it does tend to vibrate and sound 'tinny'.
Can handle a 17" Laptop with ease.

Cons: Kind of large and makes using my laptop at the table impossible due to the thickness.
Tends to attract dirt and hair very easy due to the fan.
Takes up a lot of space when not in use.
Kind of a thin and tinny sound with base heavy music.
Used to USB being on the side, but the back did work but not ideal.

Other Thoughts: Lenovo Laptop with a SSD drive. Intel i5 core. Windows 7.
Running video games at max settings to drive heat, which the fan was able to handle on full.
Ran Lotus, Word, explorer at the same time and had no issues with cooling.
Played mainly hard rock music, which it did good with but heavy base music sounded kind of thin on base.

LG Chromebase Celeron (Haswell) 2GB DDR3L 16GB SSD (Sandisk) HDD 21.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Amazingly fast start up.
Easiest setup of a computer I have ever had.
Beyond user friendly for getting started, jus login as a guest and you are good to go.
An Apple quality looking product, without the price.
Excellent support for USB Hard drive and or Flash stick.
Top level ISP screen, offering impressive viewing angles and accurate colors. You will find it hard to go back to LCD and the poor angle and colors.
720 video quality looked perfect with no ghosting.
Google cloud service, which is an industry leader.
Bookmarks worked perfectly and had no issues showing up very fast.
HDMI connection for an other monitor.
Excellent keyboard.
Plenty of USB ports, as you will need one for good speakers to hook up.
Google apps are pre-loaded and show up at the bottom of the screen for easy use. It is a VERY Google focused computer.
Free virus protection.

Cons: Not a system for gaming or productivity. You have to use the system for what it was meant for, which is to surf the web and watch videos.
Some 1080 videos had pixel issues, but then it would work fine with others. A lot depended on the site viewing from and the speed of the connection.
The speaker is just bad, we are talking Night Court Season 5 bad.
Google Play Store and Android Apps are not supported!

Other Thoughts: I have never been a Google fan, but this machine has tipped me slightly that direction. Chrome is and always has been easy to use with few bugs. I am a lifelong Windows user and I can say is great to have a machine not work slower and have more issues the longer you have it. The machine has replaced my iPad for surfing, which had already replaced my Windows PC.
You get a LG made product, with a great panel and then throw in a SanDisk SSD. The product is the best value out there and now I see why high schools are getting them. If you need to do productivity work, then get a Windows system. If you like to surf and are tired of the very slow RAM of an iPad, then this is your meal ticket.


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