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OCZ Synapse Cache SYN-25SAT3-64G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Definitely sped up my system, even though I have a RAID setup with striping and only have SATA II (3.0GB/s) connections on my mobo. I plan to hang onto this to see what it can do when I upgrade my mobo. No issues when running it on Win7 Home Premium x86.

Cons: Upgraded my system to Win 8 Pro when it was released, and have had problems running it ever since. The software (Dataplex) does not support Win 8 yet, although they are promising that it will soon. I can get it to run occasionally when I install the software in Win7 compatibility mode, but the drive keeps disappearing in BIOS (after reboot) after I get software errors, and then I have to disable the Dataplex software and uninstall/re-install before it will work again.

Other Thoughts: Possible sources of issue: software not designed for Win8 (duh!), need to do a clean install of Win8 to correct any issues that were caused by the upgrade, or unreliable SATA connections on my mobo. I am withholding further judgement (and use!) until Dataplex releases a Win8 compatible version of their software.

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SYBA SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Does what it says 11/18/2012

This review is from: SYBA SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter

Pros: Installs instantly even on my old WinXP machine.
No appreciable difference in sound quality compared to built-in jacks.
Does exactly what I needed it to do!
Solid construction, no cheap flexing in plastic or metal parts.

Cons: Flashing LED light might be annoying if it was used in a dark room.
Sticks out of USB jack quite a ways (~1"), makes me a bit nervous that it might get damaged (though it probably won't)

Other Thoughts: Replaced the built-in jacks on my old XP notebook that I use as a HTPC. Onboard audio has some loose wires, and I couldn't get a solid connection through the 3.5mm headphone jack anymore. This fixed my problem, now I have uninterrupted stereo sound again!

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Motorola V195 Blue Unlocked GSM flip phone with Bluetooth
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great phone 08/26/2009

This review is from: Motorola V195 Blue Unlocked GSM flip phone with Bluetooth

Pros: Good battery life, durable, BLUETOOTH, reliable

Cons: No music player, limited storage, no camera, one phone number per contact name

Other Thoughts: I have used my v195 for over two years, and it still works just as well as the day I got it. I also a few friends with the same phone, some of whom have been using theirs longer than I have. Although it is not the most feature-packed phone on the market, I would bet it one of the most reliable.
My phone has been dropped, scuffed, used and abused, just like everyone else's phone. However, it still holds a charge nearly as well as they day I got it (original battery), and none of the keys have become worn down or sticky. If you are/have a teenager, this is the phone for you. Short of dropping it in the water (I haven't actually tested this, but it seems to kill most phones) this phone will survive anything they throw at it. Plus, it's inexpensive enough that you can replace it if they do destroy it.
Despite its shortcomings, this phone is one of the few GSM phones on the market that provides bluetooth integration for its price-range. I don't regret buying it at all.

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Display Name: Carl G.

Date Joined: 02/28/05

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 08/26/09
  • Last Review: 11/18/12
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