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Intel  335 Series  Jay Crest SSDSC2CT180A4K5  2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fast and reliable - perfect for RAID 0.
Link to free Acronis migration and SSD Toolbox software.
2.5" to 3.5" adapter included.
4 pin molex to SATA power connector included.
Runs so much cooler than hard drives.

Cons: Free Acronis imaging software that came the drive didn't work. That's not unexpected since I was trying to migrate from a RAID volume. No problem to do a clean Windows 7 install though.

Other Thoughts: Very pleased with these drives. Did a lot of research before deciding on a pair of these to be run in RAID 0 configuration. I didn't think that I could afford Intel, but caught a sale and, for once, chose quality and reliability over synthetic performance numbers. I expect to still be using these drives 5 years from now.

Be aware that SSDs like the Samsung 840 EVO use MLC NAND that writes 3 bits per cell (TLC), some say lowering the lifetime P/E cycles to 1,000. Samsung claims 2,500 P/E cycles. The 335 series has a 3,000 P/E cycles expectancy and three year warranty.

My research shows this drive outperforms the previous Intel 330 and 520 series SSDs and the performance is comparable to or better than other SSDs using the SandForce SF-2281 controller.

After installing, use the System Tuner in the SSD Toolbox to tweak your Windows settings for SSDs. Windows 7/8/8.1 automatically optimizes for SSDs when running a clean install. There are other tweaks for geeks you can find on the Web or you can just install and enjoy.

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Canon imageCLASS D530 Monochrome Multifunction Laser Printer
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Quality printer at a great price. 05/18/2014

This review is from: Canon imageCLASS D530 Monochrome Multifunction Laser Printer

Pros: Got it on sale for a great price.
Makes good quality color or b/w scanned images in multiple file formats.
Prints and copies great as expected.
250 sheet paper tray.
Canon brand.

Cons: Doesn't come with a USB cable, but you can pick up an inexpensive Rosewill cable that does the job. You will need a USB 2.0 Type A Male to Type B male cable.

Other Thoughts: It's not very often when you buy a product that is too good to be true. I bought this to replace a HP 5P laser jet printer that I spent more than $800 on in the late '90s. It's hard to believe that laser jet printers are so affordable more than 15 years later.

Comes with 128 Starter Cartridge. Expect to get 1,000 pages with the starter cartridge as opposed to 2,100 with the standard 128 Cartridge.

I don't print much very often and a laser jet is preferable to ink jet printers.

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TOSHIBA DT01ACA200 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good price - low dollars per gigabyte ratio.

Cons: First drive DOA - click of death. Replacement drive working fine so far. It happens.

Other Thoughts: Miss the Quantum Fireball, Maxtor DiamondMax 10 and Samsung Spinpoint F1 days when hard drives actually worked. Concerned about reliability of all brands of large drives based on customer reviews. I will use this as a backup/mass storage drive for video files in my backup computer that is rarely used.

As per usual, wonderful customer service from Newegg. RMA process painless as possible and replacement drive arrived quicker than expected

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Display Name: Alan N.

Date Joined: 05/08/06

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  • First Review: 06/04/09
  • Last Review: 05/18/14
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